The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a weekly blog focused on topics related to good health and yummy foods. Doctor Grandma and her team are strong proponents of the Mediterranean Style of Eating - advocating a shift from animal-based foods to plant-based foods and a shift from processed foods to whole, real foods.

The evidence is strong that the overly processed, nutritionally impoverished foods are contributing to health problems including obesity, heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grandma’s is dedicated to informing our readers so that they can make choices that position themselves for optimal health.

Yummyness is central to the mission of Dr. Grandma’s. We believe if food does not taste delicious, it will not be eaten frequently and consistently. Dr. Grandma frequently shares recipes to give reader ideas for moving their eating-style toward the Mediterranean-style of eating with whole delicious food prepared to be exceptionally tasty.

The author, Joyce Bunderson (aka: Doctor Grandma), is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and a Doctorate in Public Administration.
She is passionate about health and wellness and believes that with nutritious foods and exercise, people can decrease their risks of common diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular heart disease and other health problems.

Latest Foodland Chronicles Posts

The following are the latest posts from Joyce, the Doctor Grandma's team and some featured contributors.

Beans and Confusion

September 27, 2016

Beans (aka legumes and pulses) likely don’t cause confusion in anyone except me. My confusion is in the fact that people seem to know that beans are inexpensive; for example – “not amounting to a hill of beans.” Where my confusion comes in, is that I read so much about the pinched budgets of families […]

Oatmeal and Diabetes?

September 20, 2016

I was just sharing the recognition of the approaching return of oatmeal season with my husband, Vic, this morning at breakfast. We generally only eat two different cereals; shredded wheat mostly while the weather is warm and old-fashioned oats when it’s cooler. If you’ve been reading this blog for many years, you know that Vic […]

A Bizarre Awakening

September 13, 2016

Life is so complex today. Years ago I had dismissed ramen as a low-cost junk-food, high-calorie, palatable because of cheap additives, but except for calories, nutritionally impoverished. Now I am awakened to the bizarre finding that these shelf-stable bricks of twisted noodles are near the top of the food chain in two significant populations. One […]

Does God Have a Wicked Sense of Humor?

September 6, 2016

On July 27, 2016, just about the time I was smugly sitting and thinking about what an adventurous eater I am, I stumbled upon an article about the possibility for the next superfood – cockroach milk. Hmmm. I’d love to feel a little more mature (not chronologically) just emotionally. I’d like to say; “Sure, sign […]

Two New Items in Our Mediterranean Lunch

August 30, 2016

Two new items impacted one of my famous salads today. One, for sure, I hope will become a long-term habit. This salad was lettuce, cucumber, sliced radishes and green onions, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, avocado, sliced hard-boiled egg, and the hoped for long-term habit? – topped with sliced fresh basil. This tasty salad was […]