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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
June 26, 2006

Dr. Tim Says...

My email box is filled with Ask Dr. Gourmet questions. Every one of the hundreds and hundreds received is quite interesting and I work hard at answering every one that I receive. The topics range from questions about ingredients and techniques to food allergies and requests for specific recipes.

By far the most common request that comes to me is for help with those who use Coumadin® (warfarin). Being on this medication can be frustrating for many because the target therapeutic range for this drug is very narrow. Too much medication and the blood is too "thin" and there is an increased risk of bleeding. Too little and the medication is not effective. Announcing eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users : On Coumadin® (warfarin) and eating healthy

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Is there any way to get a list of foods that shows the amount of vitamin K ln each?

Dr. Tim Says...

There are three lists on the Dr. Gourmet website that can help you. They range from a quick and simple listing to a comprehensive list of ingredients used in recipes on the Dr. Gourmet website that gives the amount of Vitamin K in micrograms. Get the Vitamin K lists

Featured Recipe

Grouper with Horseradish Glaze. The lemon juice and maple syrup balance the spice of the horseradish and the thyme adds a fresh flowery flavor. This is a quick easy dish that works for weeknights or the weekend dinner party.

Dr. Gourmet in Denver

Dr. Gourmet will be in Denver tomorrow, June 27, to discuss GERD friendly recipes. Watch him on the following programs:
8:00 a.m. Good Day Colorado: FOX, KDVR Fox 31
9:00 a.m. Colorado and Company: NBC, USA channel 9

The Health of It All: Garlic in Lowering Cholesterol

It has long been thought that garlic helps lower cholesterol, and while it does, it's not as effective as some research has indicated. Most of the research that has been done to prove that garlic lowers cholesterol was either too small or not well enough designed to draw conclusions.

In an analysis that looked at all of the smaller studies combined, it appears that there is a reduction in cholesterol when compared to placebo. This is at best a modest lowering of cholesterol—on the order of 5%, not the 10 to 20% as was once thought. This analysis did, however, only take into account the use of garlic pills and not fresh garlic. Garlic and Cholesterol

Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

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