The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a 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.

Nutrition Fairy Tales

March 12, 2019

When I was a girl I loved fairy tales; but as an adult dietitian I find food and nutrition fairy tales frustrating. Many people are getting their nutrition advice from unqualified sources and it often leads to less than optimal nutritional status. Be careful to whom you turn for nutrition advice; see my recently published […]

On the Fallacy of Eating a Small, Bitter Pill Instead of Real Food

March 5, 2019

Are you struggling to stick with the goal of diet improvement? I get it! It’s much easier to stay with your old eating habits and take the supplement you just learned is related to better health than to go through the considerable effort (with its tasty, enjoyable, often beautiful, and healthy results) to eat the […]

Eating Brains to Become Smart

February 26, 2019

The other day, in the course of having a little conversation with a friend, she told me that she takes supplemental enzymes orally that help her health. She believes that when she swallows the enzyme supplements that the enzymes do whatever they normally are supposed to do if they were injected into the bloodstream. She […]

A Twist on Probiotics

February 19, 2019

The human body and nature itself never cease to amaze me. It’s fascinating to me that so many times that we humans learn about something that is involved in human health, we end up thinking that we know more than we actually know. Our knowledge of our gut microbiome (formerly called gut flora), is the […]

Mayonnaise – You’re the Sauce!

February 12, 2019

The English Poet, Thomas Tusser is credited to have said; “Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.” I think what that is meant to denote is: if you’re hungry enough you’ll eat what is served no matter how plain it is; also, eat to provide the nutrients that keep you healthy, not for […]