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.

Easy Steps Toward Plant-Based Eating

June 30, 2015

If you harbor any feelings that eating largely plant-based foods is something for vegans and vegetarians, I hope you’ll take a few minutes from your busy life and read an article published on November 7, 2014, in the Washington Post by four interesting writers (Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter). I […]

Guerilla Tactics for Surviving Restaurant Eating

June 23, 2015

If daily weighing is one of your habits, you you’re probably only too aware of the big bump in weight after eating at a restaurant. In addition to the often times humongous salt load, servings often have enough calories to supply you for two or three prudent meals. I’m guessing that we are still going […]

Need an Oil Change in the Kitchen?

June 16, 2015

Choosing the oil that you generally cook with is an important contribution to your diet and health. In this post, I share some principles about evaluating, and if desirable, changing your cooking oil. The top four vegetable cooking oils consumed in the United States are soybean, canola, palm, and corn oil. These oils are referred […]

Dairy Foods and Saturated Fat

June 9, 2015

June is national dairy month, so I thought that I’d address dairy foods and saturated fats. If there is any one category of food that’s a mixed bag, it’s dairy. Dairy products have been eaten for millennia, but the issue of saturated fat may be scaring people away from including dairy products. Saturated Fat One […]

Far More than Guacamole

June 2, 2015

Government agencies and public health organizations have loosened the guidelines on eating “safe” fats. An important spinoff of their backing off from earlier recommendations is that value is being found in foods that have good fat. I’ve written recently about nuts (Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals), one beneficiary of the new guidelines. Another […]