Dr. Gourmet Newsletter

Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
March 6, 2006

March is a very exciting time for Dr. Gourmet. New content is being added to the site as fast as possible and the response from readers has been terrific. Much of the mail has questions about what new recipes and information are coming.

Starting today, all of the recipes include guidance for people on special diets. Each one is labeled to indicate if it is a low-sodium recipe. In addition, there is a statement about the lactose content for every dish.

You can find an index of low-sodium recipes on the Dr. Gourmet site at:

Information on Lactose Intolerance, along with a list of lactose free recipes on the Dr. Gourmet web site:

You will also find that every recipe now has a information for users of warfarin (Coumadin®). Because those with health problems are often on a heart healthy diet and are users of Coumadin, I feel that this is essential information for many of who visit Dr. Gourmet. As the month progresses, I will add more detailed lists on the amounts of Vitamin K in every ingredient used in Dr. Gourmet recipes as well as many other common foods.

If you have a friend or family member on Coumadin, this is great information for them to have. Simply forward them this newsletter.

For more information about warfarin (Coumadin), visit

Thanks to all of you for all of the support and encouragement as well as your questions and suggestions. I am working hard to make sure that every Ask Dr. Gourmet question is answered as quickly as possible. Your questions are posted to the site so that others who have similar issues can read them. Read the latest questions at:

Thanks for reading,

Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
Dr. Gourmet

We're Going Weekly!

This edition of The Dr. Gourmet Newsletter marks the beginning of weekly publication and will now come to you every Monday. Beginning in April, we'll inaugurate another, more frequent newsletter: three days a week I will write a short article about topical nutrition information that is making the news (or maybe just something that I find interesting).

These will be short, easy to read interpretations and opinions of relevant research, information about a new food product or a breaking news story related to food and nutrition.

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Featured Recipe:
Sea Bass with White Beans

To support this week's Dr. Tim Says... column I have chosen Sea Bass with White Beans and Tomato Viniagrette. This is an easy meal to prepare and a great example of a low-calorie dish that can help reduce the risk of disease. A delicious, healthy fish but also white beans, providing a serving of legumes which have been shown to prevent heart disease. More on legumes and heart disease.

Featured Ingredient:
White Beans

There is no bean that actually carries the name "white bean". When a recipe calls for white beans, it can mean any one of a number of choices of bean. More...

Dr. Tim Says...

I have written two columns recently on the positive effect that a calorie restricted diet can have on one's health. In one study people on a reduced calorie diet had dramatically lower cholesterol levels. In another very well designed trial researchers showed that those on low calorie diets had better heart function than those on a standard American diet. More...


The latest?Amy's Black Bean Burrito, Amy's Breakfast Burrito, and more!

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