Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 22, 2008

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.I have laid a lot at the feet of the fast food industry as far as their contribution to the problem with obesity, overweight, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I do believe that they have a tremendous responsibility to make changes that help their customers eat better. I have been critical as well of the soft drink companies, but there's an amazing issue with freestanding chain restaurants.

As those of you who follow the Friday Newsletter know, we have been reviewing such places and will be continuing to do so over the next few months. This is in anticipation of the launch of the update to our eatTHISdiet software. Generally before going I have been reviewing the nutrition information if it is available online. (There's wide variation between restaurants as to whether they offer that information or not.)

It always amazes me what is on these pages. I have written about the problem with traditional fast food joints and how high in fat and sodium as well as calorie dense their foods are. I am just not sure there's any reason for McDonald's to sell a 740 calorie hamburger or an 1,160 calorie milkshake.

All of this makes a 150 calorie can of Coca-Cola seem like it's diet food. Likewise, the McDonald's choices seem positively slimming when you look at some of the foods at chain restaurants. Chain Restaurant Madness

Featured Recipe

Zucchini Pizza Crust

ZucchiniI saw this idea on a menu a few years back and have been thinking about what a great idea it is. Not the same old pizza crust and really healthy. As with a lot of recipes I mull on them a lot and take some time to do the research.

This turned out really great. You can use this for any pizza that you normally make and it adds a wonderful flavor and texture.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It contains cheese, and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it. It is not gluten-free.

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Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!

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

eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users:
The Book

Many of our readers have written to ask about a book on Coumadin use, and we're pleased to announce that eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users is now available for purchase in both spiral-bound paperback and PDF format!

eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users

Over 200 pages long, it's packed with vital information for Coumadin users, including information on dosage, interactions, and contra-indications. Most importantly, it contains a complete six-week eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users, with weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes, plus frequently asked questions and answers. It's just $27.95 for the spiral-bound book and 14.95 for the eBook! To purchase, visit: eatTHISdiet for Coumadin Users: The Book.

Try My eatTHISdiet!

My eatTHISdiet is Dr. Gourmet's newest version of his popular diet plan. This free and easy to use meal planner can help you create two-week meal plans for your entire family. It'll even make use of the leftovers!

Use it to lose weight or just eat healthier with Dr. Gourmet's delicious and healthy recipes. On Coumadin®? Lactose intolerant or gluten sensitive? Have GERD / acid reflux? My eatTHISdiet will create a plan for you, too! Get started on My eatTHISdiet.

Also available: My eatTHISdiet - The Comfort Food Diet. Eat the foods you love and still eat healthy!

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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