Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 17, 2007

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Last week I wrote about the rules before going to a restaurant and this week is about after you arrive.

Once you get to a restaurant there’s a few simple things that you can do to not only eat better meals but also to eat healthy.

No. 6 - If the menu says a dish is “fried,”.... Eating Out, Part Two

Featured Recipe

Healthy Toasted Oatmeal
The minute I saw this recipe, submitted by Tim Harlan (no, not me - the Tim Harlan who's an attorney and Missouri state representative), I was taken in. I love toasting my nuts before I use them because it really brings out their flavor. I thought that oatmeal would be the same and it is. This is really fantastic. It takes all of ten minutes to make. Come on, you've got ten minutes. You�ll stand in line that long at whatever fast food place you might go to. Not only is it fast and full of fiber, it's Coumadin® safe, low in sodium, and GERD / acid reflux-friendly.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Does oatmeal contain purines?

Dr. Gourmet Says....

Oatmeal is high in purines which can cause a flare of gout but a report of research in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that eating purine rich vegetables did not increase the risk of a gout attack in men. It was purine rich meats and seafoods that put people at most risk.

Oatmeal is really good for you and shouldn't provoke a gout attack.

Reader Comments

After the Eat - Don't Eat column last week we heard from Dave Smith. He noted that I said that steel cuts oats are not easily available in the U.S. and he sent me a link to the company that he uses frequently to order his supply from: Bob's Red Mill.

I like McCann's, myself, and it can be found in some stores, but Amazon has it (of course).�

Submit Your Recipe!*

Have a favorite healthy recipe? We'd love to see it!

Is your favorite recipe high in fat and calories? Send it in to Dr. Harlan and he may choose your recipe for a recipe makeover! Submit your recipe today!



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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.

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

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