March 20, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
There are some risks that you can’t change, like
your family history or gender.
Lifestyle issues like exercise
and diet are the factors
that you have the most control
over, and one factor in
understanding your risk is
not just in what you weigh.
One indirect measure that
is used is the Body Mass Index. This calculation
(explained in a Dr.
Tim Says… column a few months ago) is widely used in
research and has proven a
fairly accurate predictor
of risk for illness.
measurement is the Waist to Hip Ratio or WHR. This is calculated
by dividing the measurement
around your waist by the measurement around your hips. If the
result is over 1.0 you would be considered to be at higher risk
for heart disease and other health problems. Researchers have
called having a high WHR the "apple" shape
because weight is centered
in the abdomen. People who are apple shaped are at higher risk
than those with their weight centered in their hips (also known
as "pear" shaped). Waist
and Hip Measurements
Chef Tim Says...
do love to go to grocery stores. One
of my favorite tourist stops when I am
traveling is the local market. It could
be a tiny little shop in the English
countryside presided over by a gentleman
who seems to know each and every item
in the store. Or it might be the supermarket
in the 17th arrondissement in Paris:
it really doesn't matter to me. I feel
more connected to a culture by seeing
what and how they purchase on a day to
day basis. At
Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Fra Diavolo is
one of my favorite recipes.
It is the perfect dish to make
on a Saturday afternoon, and
it fills the house with the
robust aroma of garlic and tomatoes.
A full meal of satisfying pasta
with just a bit of spice to warm
you up in this last week of Winter.
Ask Dr. Gourmet
was wondering if you would be
willing to give me a quick run-down
of why you like or don't like
[about] the following cookware
choices and what you would use
each one for if at all....
A: Read Dr. Gourmet's comments on cookware