About Dr. Gourmet

My name is Timothy Harlan and I am both a physician and a chef. This blog is a general collection of information and random ideas on eating great food and eating healthy.

You can find out more at the Dr. Gourmet web site. Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!

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Why can I eat goat cheese but not cow cheese? : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Can you give me some ideas about where to find complete nutritional info on goat cheese? I am lactose intolerant but find that I can eat goat cheese. I am looking for research info or hard facts on goats cheese. Specifically fat [...]

Which potatoes should I use? : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Lately I have been hearing a lot about the benefits of pomegranate juice from helping with prostate cancer to weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Is this the new “wonder food?” Also, cinnamon seems to be another fabulous supplement, lowering blood sugar is [...]

Substitute for Cilantro; Baron of Beef; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I am from Vancouver, Canada and I am curious to know what Americans call a “baron of beef inside round.” I find it very difficult to find recipes for this cut on the Internet due to the fact that I am not [...]

Breast Cancer : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I would like to know if a daily breakfast diet of Mung beans would be allowed for a woman who is estrogen receptor positive for breast cancer. I see that Mung beans are closely related to soy products, which have phytoestrogens. Soy [...]

Cinnamon; Fenugreek; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: My doctor says I am a borderline diabetic, so I looked on the internet to see what home remedies they had to lower my blood sugar and it stated that Fenugreek would bring it down. But my question is can I take [...]

Popular Questions : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I recently received this email about “butter and margarine” and since I really like margarine I got very concerned and decided to ask your expert opinion on it. I eat margarine and butter once or twice a week I use each for [...]

Nuts and Cholesterol; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I hope you can help me. I eat peanut butter on wheat toast for breakfast. I eat 1/4 cup of nuts at lunch. My LDL is 89, which is a little high. Does eating lots of nuts cause a higher LDL? My [...]

Foods with no calories; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Are there certain veggies and fruits that have no calories – that we can eat as much of as we want?

Eating healthy when you hate vegetables; more : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I am a finicky person, with a developed taste for sweets. I do not enjoy many vegetables, and the ones I do enjoy I feel are limited in nutritional value. I want to lose weight, but the thought of incorporating vegetables into [...]

The Challenge of a Busy Lifestyle; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I live in New Orleans and love your website. Most of my family are individually doing diet plans through the site. I have done that too, in the past, but now find myself on chemo for lymphoma and just wondered if you [...]