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.

So Hard to Say Goodbye

April 16, 2019

Winnie the Pooh was so right when he said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying Goodbye so hard.” I’m so blessed that I have had something interesting and motivating that makes saying goodbye so hard. For those of you who are frequent readers know, I still have an active imagination. I […]

Packing Up for Hawaii

April 9, 2019

Reading this title, you’re probably thinking that continued unusual amounts of snow here in the mountain west of the US, has gotten me thinking about escaping to Hawaii. And you’d be wrong if that’s your guess. Despite the snow, warm temperatures and days, and parts of days of sun, are bringing plants to life.  I […]

Potty Mouth

April 2, 2019

Have you ever been responsible for a three to five-year-old? It’s been many years for me, but I still remember the Potty Mouth stage when just the word poo could instigate a tad of hysteria. It actually was an amusing phase. I can’t remember the subsequent phases that may have included increasingly vulgar words which […]

Yearning for Simple Solutions

March 26, 2019

Sometimes I think, “It would be so nice to have a simple answer to a simple question.” If someone asks me the seemingly simple question, “Are vegetables better cooked or raw?” I’d like to be able to just say one or the other. But the fact is that the answer is not simple. Now having […]

Nutrition Fairy Tales

March 12, 2019

When I was a girl I loved fairy tales; but as an adult dietitian I find food and nutrition fairy tales frustrating. Many people are getting their nutrition advice from unqualified sources and it often leads to less than optimal nutritional status. Be careful to whom you turn for nutrition advice; see my recently published […]