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.

Looking for a Magic Bullet?

February 24, 2015

Last week I wrote a piece about the public’s confusion regarding cancer risk. I read an article from the Washington Post that made me think that I should add a few additional thoughts, most especially about so-called super foods. One of the reasons that I wanted to address super foods is that I’ve even observed […]

Confusion about Cancer Risk

February 17, 2015

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the Continuous Update Project (CUP) have released their annual risk awareness survey report. The goal of the survey is to determine how well the American public is able to separate clearly established cancer risks, from factors about which there is no such scientific consensus. Actually, it’s somewhat […]

Kids and Kidney Stone News – Prevention the Best Treatment

February 10, 2015

If you haven’t had a kidney stone, or watched a child suffering while trying to pass a kidney stone, you’re blessed, whether you know it or not; and as a result, you probably put kidney stones in the realm of ‘someone else’s problem. If you’re doing that, for your sake and the sake of your […]

Frozen

February 3, 2015

Truly, it’s a rare occasion at my home, for the temperatures to be in the 50s and 60s during February – I have plans to breath in some of the warmer air during the next 10 days. I’ve lived in the mountain west for enough years (15) to realize that winter is not over, based […]

Better than Statins

January 27, 2015

Let me ‘cut to the chase.’ The British Medical Journal published a study on January 22, 2015 presenting an argument that statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly. Yes, I know that many people don’t want to be bothered by changing their eating, smoking or exercising habits. It’s no […]