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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
April 3, 2006

Special Announcement

We're very excited to have been accredited by the Health On the Net Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable medical information on the Internet. The HON Code of Conduct requires that accredited sites adhere to eight principles guiding online health information quality and provides a search engine spotlighting accredited sites--so that you know that the health information on that website is information you can trust.

Dr. Tim Says...

Obesity is officially considered an epidemic in western cultures. In the 30 years between 1970 and 2000, the number of obese persons in the United States has grown from 15% of the population to 31 percent of the population. We know that obesity leads to diabetes and high blood pressure. Having a Body Mass Index of greater than 30 is now considered a risk factor for heart disease, even if other risk factors are not present. There has been some controversy, however, over whether being obese leads to more frequent hospitalization, illness and death in old age. Body Mass Index and Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Older Age

Featured Recipe:
Lemon Basil Orzo Salad

Spring is on its way and the weather has been nice where I live. This is a lovely light salad that's perfect for taking on a spring picnic. Lemon Basil Orzo Salad

New Section for Physicians and Health Care Professionals

The handouts and resources in this section are very beneficial in my practice. Patients respond well to information handouts and I have provided them on the site for your convenience. Feel free to download them, make copies, and hand them out as you find them useful. Includes warfarin (Coumadin) guides for patients, gout and cholesterol handouts, and food and diet resources on drgourmet.com. More...

Dear Dr. Gourmet...

I have been taking Coumadin for 3 years now and would like to start adding soy to my diet due to post-menopausal vaginal dryness. Does soy interrupt the effectiveness of Coumadin?
Read the answer...


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