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.

Coconut Oil – On Your Body, Not in It

June 20, 2017

This is one of those days that I need a little extra motivation to get to writing on the subject that I’ve chosen. It’s a little de-motivating to realize that 72 percent of the American public consider coconut oil a health food; after all the effort that nutritionists/dietitians like myself have spent for decades trying […]

Striving to Stay Well-Hydrated

June 13, 2017

Today, I think I’ll start with a confession; staying hydrated has been a long-time challenge for me. This is not a lack of understanding; this is just a habit problem. I’m a strong proponent for the idea that we can build new habits. I’ve done much better in the past few years on hydration, but […]

The Most Dangerous Meal of the Day

June 6, 2017

Almost every time I travel, I realize how much I like English breakfast. I enjoy grilled tomatoes, beans and eggs. Toward the end of summer, I’m usually slicing off the tops of tomatoes from my garden; and pan-grilling them with a little olive oil and herbs, for our breakfast. Note: it’s a little like how […]

Newsy Chocolate

May 30, 2017

Cocoa originated over 5000 years ago in Central America, but it frequently remains in the news today. The latest – chocolate has been linked to a lower risk of AFib (atrial fibrillation); see for yourself – The British Medical Journal – BMJ. Since an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the United States have […]

An Answer to the “Gourmet” Nut-Butter Craze

May 23, 2017

Certainly, we’ve written plenty about the benefits of pulses, beans, and legumes; three of the words that represent a very healthy group of foods central to the Mediterranean-style of eating. This exceptional group of foods, including beans, lentils, and peanuts is finally getting some excellent press; and for that I’m grateful. It always makes me […]