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.

Food Trends to Consider

January 20, 2015

I stumbled upon an article titled: Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict; Elizabeth Crawford wrote it. The title really caught my eye because the research supports the idea that health would be improved by eating less red meat and more seeds. So like many health enthusiasts, I immediately [...]

Old Story – Evidence Ever Stronger

January 13, 2015

There is neither a single food nor single group of foods that can be consumed that offer optimal health. Balance and variety are an important aspect of diet. If we want not only to be healthy, but also to enjoy our meals, then we should remember balance and variety. We should be very mindful of [...]

Renewal and Nourishing Our Body and Soul

January 6, 2015

A few days ago there were sparkles in the sky …… lots fireworks visible via our view over the valley at midnight. What’s so exciting about turning the calendar page and starting a New Year? I think some of the most important reasons are that people often think of a fresh start; making changes; improving [...]

On Tears, Flavor and Health

December 30, 2014

I’ve been around the grandchildren quite a few hours this week; so I’m thinking of riddles. Can a tear or two contribute to a tasty and healthy recipe? OK, in all honesty, I know that is a silly riddle. Probably most adults know that I’m probably talking about the vegetable in the allium family – [...]

Holiday Eating – Mixed Emotions and Mindful Morsels

December 16, 2014

Holiday eating is filled with a mix of emotions. Some of the emotions are positive; the anticipation of eating Mom’s finest recipes – memories of happy times together with family and friends blanketing the experience. Just looking forward to the traditional recipes that our individual families take pleasure in is part of the enjoyment of [...]