The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a bi-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.

Let the Buyer Beware

November 24, 2015

Let the buyer beware (Caveat Emptor) is an old (1523) but useful adage, especially when making the decision to buy and take supplements. Those of you, readers of this blog over the long haul, are probably not surprised to have another warning about supplements. You are already aware of my suggestions to take careful consideration […]

Cheerios Caught in Labeling Slight of Hand

November 17, 2015

I want to start today’s article with an example of why we need to pay attention to how much sugar is in our food – especially our processed food. On November 10, 2015 ABC News reported on a class action lawsuit against General Mills. The lawsuit has to do with the fact that General Mills […]

Osteoporosis? Let’s Keep Moving!

November 10, 2015

I love science – that’s no surprise to those who know me. But having said that I also recognize that I’m not the most patient person and nutritional science is relatively a young field. I wish we could learn; and learn fast, but alas, good methodical science frequently doesn’t happen quickly. What’s brought me to […]

Learn Good Carbs / Good Fats; Avoid Bad Ones

November 3, 2015

A couple weeks ago the New York Times published an article written by Jane E. Brody, called; The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do. It’s a nice review of how we got to where we are; that is, 75% of men and 67% of women – overweight or obese. […]

Eating Cheap Can Mean Eating Well

October 27, 2015

When a famous movie star (in this case Gwyneth Paltrow) takes a Food Stamp Challenge, and fails to eat for 7 days on the $29 food stamps provides, it makes the news. But I’m not sure if many of you missed a story about Leanne Brown, a Canadian masters student at New York University who […]