April 10, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
Much has been written in my columns and in the press about good fats. A great deal of research has gone into this in the last few years, and while our knowledge is still evolving, it appears that eating foods rich in Omega 3 fats and Omega 6 fats is beneficial to your health. There are likely a number of reasons for this, but one is that these fats appear have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. For instance, studies have shown a decrease in the inflammation that goes with autoimmune conditions in those eating diets high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats. Good Fats Appear to Protect You From Pneumonia
Any possibility of a gluten- or wheat-free diet plan in the future?
Dr. Gourmet Says...
It is wonderful that you have written to ask about this. I am working on information for people who have gluten sensitivity right now. This will be the next focus for the Special Diet Resources area on the Dr. Gourmet website. There will be information on what to discuss with your doctor as well as general information on dietary concerns.
the next three to four weeks you will find every recipe labeled whether it
is gluten free or not in much the same way my recipes now have information
about Coumadin, lactose and sodium.
In the meantime there's a wealth of information at the website of the Celiac Disease Foundation at www.celiac.org.