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.

Progress on the Nutrition Facts Panel

May 24, 2016

We took a little trip to celebrate our May 20th wedding anniversary this past weekend. When we’re on a trip, I’m not very diligent in reading or watching the news – this very nice trip was especially devoid of the news. But when we returned, there was a long-awaited report of the new Nutrition Facts […]

Science – Really?

May 17, 2016

As so often happens two items cross my pathway in a close proximity and cause some neurons to say; “Look, these two answer one another.” That very thing happened last week. A study in a Pediatrics journal that didn’t make sense seemed to be answered by John Oliver, a comedian. The first was a puzzling […]

Noggin News

May 10, 2016

If you’re trying to keep your brain healthy for as long as possible, you won’t want to miss the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s May 2016 Nutrition Acton Heathletter (NAH). The lead story in the May issue, Brain Gain; News for Your Noggin had some concise ideas for those of us who would […]

Rainbow Food – Enchanting

May 3, 2016

This past week I read a very entertaining and eye-catching article about edible rainbows by Maura Judkis. If you don’t get the Washington Post or missed the article, at least take a peek so you can see the rainbow bagels available in Brooklyn at the beginning of the article. If you’re unaware of what’s happening […]

Heed the Study – Not the Commentaries

April 26, 2016

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being used by journalists in secondary reporting to support a current attempt to challenge the known dangers of foods high in saturated fats. While the BMJ study reduced saturated fats in a large (9700 patients in Minnesota Hospitals and Care Centers), more, not […]