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.

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 […]

Bowl Science – Really?

April 19, 2016

I’ve read a tad this year about the new trend in the use of bowls, rather than plates. At first I was attracted to the information as related to the size of bowls; but the more I read the more I realized to my absolute surprise, that there’s quite a bit of science in this […]

Vitamin D’s a Show Off and in the News, Again

April 12, 2016

About sixteen years ago I moved from southern California to the mountain west. There are many things I love about the mountain west, most especially my husband and family, the beauty of the mountains and the great expansive views out over the valley and lake to other mountains. But there is one thing that I’ve […]

A Physical Activity Increase in Order?

April 5, 2016

When I work in the garden (It’s spring again – Wonderful!) or walk up a hill (Yipee! Hiking season has returned.), I realize that my body is aging. It rather creeps up on us; we don’t really notice it daily; but when we think back a few years we can notice the difference. I’m thinking […]

Meat and Cancer Worry

March 29, 2016

The science has been around for over 20 years verifying an increased risk of colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer with eating processed and red meat. That science was known a long time before we wrote Farewell Bacon, My Dear Bacon (2012) and Porking Out (2011); a couple of fun pieces from a few years back. […]