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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
April 17, 2006

Dr. Tim Says...

I have written in this column on more than one occasion about the positive effects of calorie restriction on health. I find the idea interesting because one of the goals of Dr. Gourmet is to help you reduce through creative changes in recipes as well as portion control.

The research on calorie restricted diets so far has been mostly looking back at historic information in people. While this has shown results that appear beneficial, it is important to have research that is designed to answer a specific question and then have researchers follow participants over time. Dr. Leonie Heilbronn and her colleagues (JAMA 2006;295:1539-1548) designed a study to look at the effects of a calorie restricted diet over a six month period. More on Eating Less...

Ask Dr. Gourmet

I am a 36 year old female who takes warfarin due to antiphosphilipid syndrome. However I have put some weight on and want to shift it. As I live a sedentary life (I had a stroke 18 years ago) I can't exercise and have heard apple cider is good to help lose weight. Is it safe for me to take apple cider while I remain in warfarin?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Apples have very little Vitamin K and apple juice even less. So drinking apple cider should not have an effect on your Coumadin.

The idea that apple cider can help you lose weight, however.... Read the rest of the answer.

Featured Recipe:
Mediterranean Chicken Salad

This Mediterranean Chicken Salad is the perfect dish for spring. Full of great veggies that are great for you, it's easy to make this salad ahead for your first dinner party on the deck.

Isis and Minerva

Isis Says... I was reading the salt container the other day and read that salt is one of the only ingredients that you can taste on the tongue without relying on the sense of smell.

Salt is one of the most basic of ingredients in the kitchen, yet also one of the most important ingredients. Salt

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