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.

Salads Are Underrated!

September 1, 2015

I must admit that I’ve not read Tamar Haspel’s articles before; but this first one, published in the Washington Post last week immediately got my attention, and not in a positive way. Her article was titled: Why salad is so overrated. This article is deserving of more criticism than praise; I almost don’t know where […]

Food Industry – Surprise! Your Product Is Not So Great

August 25, 2015

Wonders never cease! A couple of food industry-funded studies have come up short for the industries that funded them. At UCLA (where I studied for my Masters in Public Health, Nutrition degree) I was taught to always beware of industry-funded studies. Not that industry-funded studies cannot provide good research; but that it is unlikely. Two […]

Low Fat or Low Carbs?

August 18, 2015

Because the question in the title has long been controversial, some of you may believe one way, others the opposite, but would really like to know the truth, not just keep one’s opinion. A powerful new study that measures fat loss more accurately gives evidence that it is better to lower fat than carbs. This […]

Knowing Fact from Authoritative Fiction

August 11, 2015

If fiction is authoritative, from a respected source, is quoted and re-quoted and is a handy and useful fact, it can have a very long life. This is in spite of being passed on by many competent professionals. I have been assuming it was a fact that if we burn off, or reduce our intake, […]

Try Eating More Plants

August 4, 2015

The PREDIMED study out of Barcelona Spain has shown substantial benefits including reduced risk of stroke for those on a plant-based Mediterranean diet. The data from any ambitious study can be investigated further, and built upon with additional new studies. This has happened, and the additional analyses have shown important additional benefits for our thinking […]