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.

Pumpkin Zeitgeist

October 28, 2014

I’m attributing my pumpkin enthusiasm to this cool autumn day and the color splashed in every direction that I gaze. Somehow bright orange pumpkins got inseparably united in my brain with the glory of autumn. Since I moved to the mountain west from my native southern California, autumn has become a big deal. I’ve only [...]

Sustainable Weight Loss?

October 21, 2014

I’ve noticed considerable press coverage for a study out of the University of Melbourne and published in The Lancet. In essence the study was trying to discover if more weight is regained after a rapid weight loss or after a gradual weight-loss program. The researchers of this study say that their results found both groups [...]

Tweaking Our Lifestyle to Reduce Stroke Risk

October 14, 2014

I was reading a new study that has been published on line for free in Neurology. At first I would say that there were no surprises; but on second look, I feel that the size of the stroke risk reduction is pretty amazing – 54%. The researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found [...]

Breakfast, Easy and Nourishing

October 7, 2014

Are you trying to get into an early morning breakfast routine? One easy way is to throw a box or two of cold cereal and a jug of milk on the table. My guess is that is exactly what goes on in many homes – no real research, just a stroll down the cereal isle. [...]

Unexpected Influence of Big Nearby Eaters

September 30, 2014

The research below is a new twist on an old adage my grandmother’s shared with me; “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” I just read a little bit about this research and said to myself, “This has Brian Wansink written all over it.”  If you’re not familiar with [...]