Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: November 12, 2007

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.It’s holiday time, and that means food. I believe that you should splurge on holidays, but at the same time it’s just as easy to not overdo it as it is to eat everything in your path. One of the toughest places for people to stick to healthy eating habits is parties.

They can be a real pitfall, because many times we go to those parties at the end of the day, and the buffet table, with all those different choices, greets us with our empty stomach. Eat a little something before you go. Cut up an apple or have a handful of nuts and eat them before you go.

Here are a few ideas to help you eat well and eat healthy at the holidays: 5 Tips for Healthier Holiday Dining

Featured Recipe

Turkey Waldorf Salad
Waldorf salad is one of the ultimate comfort foods for me, and the combination with turkey is really wonderful. This is a great way to use leftover turkey after a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

This recipe is low in sodium, but it is not safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users, is not lactose-free, and those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid this recipe.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

I too take warfarin and lead a sedentary life - is there anything that I can do to lose weight - does warfarin put on weight?

Dr. Gourmet Says

Warfarin doesn't cause weight gain. Weight gain and loss for most people is a simple matter of the amount of calories you eat and the amount you burn. If you lead a sedentary life it is time to discuss a healthy exercise plan with your doctor. Along with a good diet, exercise is the key to remaining healthy. Coumadin and Weight Gain

Featured Ingredient: Cranberries

CranberriesFresh cranberries are harvested in the fall, beginning in September and reaching the market in early October. They are quite tart and are usually mixed with sweeter fruits or sugar before cooking. This makes for a wonderful balance in chutneys, sauces, stuffings and such.

Look for cranberries packaged in plastic, as they keep well when refrigerated and tightly sealed. Fresh berries should not be wrinkled or soft. Because the ripe berries have a little air inside, you will know they are fresh if they bounce. Don't buy them if they are the least bit soft. If you are going to keep them for more than a few weeks go on and put them in the freezer in a zipper bag. Cranberries

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Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn was created specifically for those suffering from GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). With Tummy Tips and easy recipes to help you eat well and eat healthy without painful acid reflux. Download it for FREE!

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