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.

The Mediterranean Diet Has Fat – Good Fat

August 23, 2016

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review of 56 previously conducted studies that looked at the effects of health outcomes of a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) with no restriction on fat intake. Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH and others found some evidence that the MedDiet may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer and […]

Wellderly

August 16, 2016

While reading the July 23, 2016 issue of Science News Magazine, which features Aging’s Future: Special Report – New Insights into life’s battle against time, a few thoughts came to my mind for sharing with you. If you read it at the library or have a subscription, you’ll notice on page 21 that there is […]

B-12 Deficiency – A Nasty Problem

August 9, 2016

As you know, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I’m not a proponent for relying on supplements to make an unhealthy diet healthful. First, it’s just not possible to get all the nutrients to maintain vigorous health in a handful of supplements. Science knows enough to keep a person alive without real […]

Food Bourne Illness – Not a Trivial Matter!

August 2, 2016

This past spring I received an email and a letter in the mail from Costco letting me know that I had purchased CRF Frozen Vegetables from them and that they were being recalled. I was a little tempted to keep them, because they were frozen green beans and I had already used some and had […]

A Cereal Designed for Craving

July 26, 2016

Sometimes I experience a real jubilant feeling about news dealing with nutrition. For example, evidence that people are increasingly choosing whole grains, or more rarely, a food company actually does the right thing. But just possibly my jubilation is a bit too rambunctious and I get smacked down by woeful evidence of blatant arrogance in […]