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.

Inflammation – Friend or Foe?

December 6, 2016

In my life I’ve had some interesting effects resulting from my immune system. During my paid career, I used to directly supervise dietitians and dietary technicians in California. When an employee would get sick, I would often go to see them; and they’d say; “Don’t get near me, I’m so sick.” I’d almost always say; […]

Thoughts on the Food Budget

November 29, 2016

This is the time of year when many families are juggling gift buying and ordinary demands – like the food budget. Because of this challenge, I decided to write about a not so holiday-like issue – the food budget. I guess that I should proclaim my bias from the get-go. I’m writing about how the […]

Gratitude and Striving for Healthy Behaviors

November 22, 2016

Because Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, it has become my favorite holiday. But if you’ve read last week’s post, you probably figured out that, for me, it can be a day of daunting challenges with food temptations. I know I’m not alone; but I’ve spent some time thinking about ways to defuse the stress; and […]

An Enjoyable and Important Aspect of the Holidays

November 15, 2016

My grandparents raised me during some fairly formative years of my childhood. Their influence seems to have left long-term thinking processes and scraps of knowledge that would not normally be mine. I loved hearing stories from my grandmother’s childhood, growing up on a farm in Indiana; a fairly innocent and bucolic life. Many other stories […]

Autumn Bounty

November 8, 2016

I haven’t been paying much attention to the weather in most places around the northern hemisphere, but I know that here in the mountain west, the weather has been glorious. Of course, that’s my personal opinion. I suppose if I were into skiing, then I’d be bummed, as it’s not really been very cold. Yes, […]