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.

Reduce the Risk of Diabetes Quickly

January 17, 2017

I read a quote from Walter Willett, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that said that said that you could cut your risk of diabetes quickly. The word ‘quickly’ for a dietitian/nutritionist, like myself, was like a high-pitched dog whistle for a dog. Quickly? That’s wonderful! That got my attention; so many […]

Fishy Resolutions

January 10, 2017

I realized that I’ve not mentioned New Year’s resolutions this year; but I appreciate that many people have embarked upon goals to get healthier this year; possibly including weight loss. Maybe some have read the US Life Expectancy stats. It is a little difficult to face the fact that for the first time in well-over […]

Orange Nostalgia

January 3, 2017

Looking out of the window onto New Year brings the sight of snow clouds right smack up to the window. Our house was built to take advantage of the Wasatch front and Utah Lake views. Most days, all year long, we see beautiful sights …. canyons; clouds; brilliant red and orange sunsets and pink sunrises. […]

Grinch and Sugar

December 27, 2016

On December 20, 2016, an article was published at that concluded that the: “Guidelines on dietary sugar do not meet criteria for trustworthy recommendations and are based on low-quality evidence. Public health officials (when promulgating these recommendations) and their public audience (when considering dietary behavior) should be aware of these limitations.” Let me just […]

Old-Fashioned Raisins

December 20, 2016

For me, one of the consequences of the Christmas holiday season seems to be a serious case of recurring annual nostalgia. It’s a little crazy, but something as simple as a bag of Craisins can do it to me. This is my most recent experience: I had raisins, but I was just realizing that I […]