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.

Moderation and Portion Size for Junk Food

August 19, 2014

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has a position statement called the Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating, which was published in February 2013. There was nothing new about the AND’s statement when it came out: “All foods can fit within this pattern if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and combined with [...]

A Matter of Addition and Subtraction

August 12, 2014

It’s not news that the Mediterranean-Style of Eating is linked with a lowered risk of heart disease and likely other health problems (like cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases). But even though it is not news, there remains plenty of confusion. What is NOT a Mediterranean-Style of Eating? Regular white flour pizza, with cheese and sausage [...]

Comments on Plant-Based Eating

August 5, 2014

I was flipping around in media stories and came upon a CNN iReport about a man named Benji Kurtz. It’s a story about a 5’5” tall man who had endured humiliations because of his 278-pound body. Kurtz watched Forks Over Knives on Memorial Day 2013. He was inspired to make the changes ….. yes, big [...]

Calcium Supplements or Osteoporosis

July 29, 2014

I was watching a movie a couple of days ago, and the lead female actor said something about kidney stones causing pain worse that childbirth. It sent me back about three decades when I experienced kidney stones. After the ordeal, I told my friends that I would rather have another baby natural childbirth than go [...]

A Pageant of Supplements or a Healthy Diet and Exercise

July 22, 2014

Have you seen the pageant-like procession of claims, that supplements and processed foods with certain additives can prevent cognitive impairment? Or have you heard any of the FTC’s precedent-setting crack down on those inflated claims? What are we supposed to believe? Can we do anything to decrease our risk of cognitive decline? I’ll admit right [...]