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Cut calories vs. cut protein intake: the results will surprise you

For decades the mantra for weight loss has been "calories in vs. calories out", as if you would get the same results consuming Twinkies® or vegetables. The truth is that losing weight is a far more nuanced proposition - humans are not machines, after all - and there are multiple factors working against even the healthiest person losing weight, let alone those with conditions that affect metabolism.

We've seen that in the context of those cutting calories, consuming a higher quality of calories results in greater weight loss than those consuming lower quality calories.

Lately we've seen an emphasis on consuming more protein: from fad diets like a ketogenic diet or a Paleo diet to convenience foods touting their "high protein" content. Read the article »

Learn to Eat for My Condition

Shrimp ScampiGERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn

This five-step online guide to reducing the burn comes with easy tummy tips and delicious recipes to help you manage your reflux. Get the book! The Mediterranean Diet Score Cookbook 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

FishDiabetes

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

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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

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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

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

Exercise

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

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Food Reviews

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

News You Can Use

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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

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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

Shrimp Jambalaya

I doesn't get much more Mediterranean than this. Great quality oil, lots of veggies, a little bit of meat, whole grains, and fish. When you think about it, the recipes of New Orleans and the surrounding areas are perfectly Mediterranean, since the influences come from Spain, Italy, France, Africa, etc..

Pasta alla Norma

Most Pasta alla Norma recipes call for canned tomatoes and the instructions create an essentially basic tomato sauce with the addition of the eggplant and cheese. Some roast the eggplant and others don't (with the latter it is likely the eggplant will just end up too mushy).

Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

The best simple stews start with bold flavors and chicken thighs are a perfect base for a stew. Not only are they rich and savory, they also cook very well and are tender at almost any stage of cooking, making for an almost foolproof stew.

 

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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!