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Take a little walk

Not too long ago (pre-pandemic), standing desks were all the rage. This was in response to studies and editorials noting that a great many people are extremely sedentary: not only do they have a job at which they sit down much of the time, but they also don't participate in much physical activity in their leisure time.

Standing desks were supposed to be better for you than simply sitting all day. And of course there were and are desks that allow you to work while also pedaling a bicycle or walking on a treadmill.

On the face of it, this makes sense: standing must be better than sitting, and moving must be better than just standing in place. Sure, more exercise is almost certainly good for you, but how much time do you need to spend standing or walking instead of sitting to see real metabolic improvements? Read the article »

Learn to Eat for My Condition

Shrimp ScampiGERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn

This five-step guide to reducing the burn comes with easy tummy tips and delicious recipes to help you manage your reflux. Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Diet for People with GERD / Acid Reflux: paperback: $19.95 + s/h | PDF: $14.95

Zucchini SoupCoumadin (warfarin)

This guide will help you manage your Vitamin K intake while still eating great food. Lists of foods that are high (and low) in Vitamin K, Coumadin-safe recipes and more! Get the book! The Mediterranean Diet Score Cookbook for Coumadin Users paperback: $19.95 + s/h | PDF: $14.95

a person pouring salt from a salt shakerLow Sodium

Following a diet that's low in sodium (salt) doesn't have to be bland or boring! With these healthy, low sodium recipes from Dr. Gourmet, you'll be eating well and eating healthy without needing to reach for the salt shaker. Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Low Sodium Diet: paperback: $19.95 + s/h | PDF: $14.95

Glass of MilkLactose Intolerance

It's not unusual to have difficulty digesting lactose and needing to avoid foods containing cheese or milk. This index will help guide you to Dr. Gourmet recipes you'll safely enjoy. Lactose Intolerant Recipe Guide and More Information


What is the best diet for those with diabetes? A Mediterranean Diet! For diabetics, eating well is THE key to controlling blood sugar. For those with Type 2 diabetes, The Mediterranean Diet seems to help you control your diabetes better, without medication. The Best Diabetes Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Shrimp Taco Salad
What is a Mediterranean Diet? Find out how familiar foods are part of this healthy style of eating.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Have a question about food or nutrition? Dr. Harlan answers your questions. Ask Dr. Gourmet.

Fast Food Guide

Burger and Fries

What are the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants? We've compiled a list: Fast Food Guide

How to Eat Healthy

Moroccan Grilled Chicken
It's easier than you think to eat well and eat healthy. Find out how to make eating healthy part of your life.

Healthy Recipes

Shrimp with Rice Noodles
Delicious, healthy recipes that taste great? Yes! Try an easy, healthy recipe from Dr. Gourmet today.


women in exercise clothing
Learn how to make the most out of your exercise with easy-to-follow exercise videos and training plans.


Food Reviews

microwavable convenience meal

We've reviewed frozen meals and convenience foods so you can eat well and eat healthy.

News You Can Use

the ingredients for a healthy fish soup

Get the facts - based on peer-reviewed research - on health and nutrition. We report on the latest nutrition news and tell you how you can use it in your daily life. Health and Nutrition Bites.


The How and Why of Eating Healthy

Place Setting

Simple, straightforward articles on eating healthy in the real world. The How and Why of Eating Healthy.

A Healthy Pregnancy

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Pregnant or planning to be? Diet tips, do's and don'ts for your pregnancy. A Healthy Pregnancy


Featured Recipes

Chilled White Bean Soup with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Using beans as the base for a creamy soup like this works in so many ways. First and foremost, the creamy texture mimics the richness of a soup made with heavy cream. There is the additional fiber and great quality protein with the added bonus of improving your Mediterranean Diet Score with the legumes.

Chilled Corn Bisque with Shrimp

There are a lot of great things about legumes, but one of the best is that they can help make your creamy soups creamy while adding a lot of fiber and quality protein. This also gives the soup a rich creamy texture without any milk or cream. Best of all it brings added fiber to your meal.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad recipe from Dr. Gourmet

This is the perfect complete summer salad (but you can serve it in the winter also). Light and filling, it has everything you want in a salad - fresh crunchy veggies, a sweet & sour dressing, savory chicken, and crunchy nuts.

Napa Cabbage Salad

Toasting the noodles with the sesame seeds and almond really enhances the nutty flavor, and that combined with the sweet, umami, salty dressing and the bitter napa cabbage makes for a perfectly balanced salad.

Get the Coumadin Cookbook!

Coumadin Book

This indispensable book includes:

• A primer on WHAT a Mediterranean-style diet is and WHY it's great for you
• 95+ delicious Coumadin safe recipes
• Information about managing your diet on Coumadin
• Ingredient and cooking tips throughout the book
• Complete Nutrition Facts, including Vitamin K content, for each recipe

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Note: This is a revised and updated version of Dr. Harlan's The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users. These are the same recipes with updated Nutrition Information, with the addition of information on a Mediterranean-style diet.

How Much Vitamin K is in...?

Find out the exact amount of Vitamin K (in micrograms) of almost a thousand common foods! Listed both alphabetically and then in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating. Just $4.95 for the eBook (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!