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.

Big Surprise – The Safe Amount of Alcohol – None

September 16, 2014

When I was a young woman, I really wanted to be fashionable and cool. Two things that I thought would help convert a somewhat bookwormish woman to being cool were if I would drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. I started with the goal to smoke cigarettes. My sister tried several times to help me, but [...]

Alzheimer’s Cure – More Than One Easy Step

September 9, 2014

Don’t you just love it when all it takes is one easy step, one easy change and you’ve solved a problem?  I do.  I know with many public health problems, that’s exactly how they seemed to be solved. I realize that finding out about just adding a vitamin, mineral or developing a vaccine or medication [...]

Pleasant Surprise

September 2, 2014

I love surprises; no on second thought I only love pleasant surprises. Having said that, I must share a recent very pleasant one. I’d have to say it was almost a pleasant shock. I received my master’s degree in public health in 1985; so it’s been almost 30 years of the joys (and sorrows) of [...]

Sow’s Ears, Silk Purses and Celebrity Chefs

August 26, 2014

Last week before leaving town for a few days, an article caught my attention.  Associated Press writer Candice Choi wrote the article, the article that I’m referring to is: McDonald’s attempts to dispel its long-held junk food image. I read the article in my local newspaper, but wanted to refer you to a digital copy [...]

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 [...]