Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: March 15, 2010

Dr. Tim Says....

[This article is part of The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Coaching Program, an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]

CheeseThe research on Mediterranean style diet does include good information on dairy products. The data says that including dairy in your diet is healthy, but most of the dairy in the Mediterranean Diet is lower in fat or processed, such as cheese or yogurt.

The dairy council would have you believe that drinking milk can lead to weight loss. This really isn't the case. In one study, men with the largest increase in total dairy intake gained slightly more weight over the course of the 12-year study than those who decreased their dairy intake the most. The good news is that the weight change was in those drinking high-fat dairy products and low-fat dairy was not associated with weight change. So what are the best choices for having in your cupboard?

Featured Recipe

Flank Steak with Garlic Balsamic Reduction

Stuffed ChickenSometimes the simplest recipes are the best. This sauce takes very little effort but is so rich and really brings out the flavor of the grilled steak.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users, is low in sodium, and is gluten-free. Those with GERD / Acid Refluxand those who are lactose intolerant should avoid it.

How to Exercise with
Disabled or Weak Legs
Exercise with Jacques Courseault

Jacques CourseaultSpending long hours sitting in a wheelchair or in a bed can not only be uncomfortable, but can also lead to weight gain, weakened muscles, joint and muscle stiffness and weakened heart and lungs. Thus, moving as much as possible is very important for anyone with disabled or weak legs. This is easier said than done, because quite a few exercises, particularly aerobic exercises, involve the use of functioning legs. However, you must remember that you have a greater amount of muscle in your trunk and arms than you do in your legs! You can design your personal exercise program to focus on working these muscles to reap the benefits of an exercise program. How to Exercise with Disabled or Weak Legs

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