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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Orzo, Cornsilk, More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: My husband is on Coumadin (warfarin) and his reading this past week was below the 2.0. He was told not to eat any green leafy vegetables and when I asked about zucchini I was told I would have to peel it. I [...]

Coffee : Ask Dr. Gourmet

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Q: I have atrial fibrillation and have had one small stroke. I take 5 mg. of warfarin per day. I stopped drinking my 2 cups of coffee in the morning and am looking for a substitute healthy, hot drink in the [...]

Sushi : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Is sushi high in cholesterol?

A: Sushi in general should not be high in cholesterol. The fish used does contain cholesterol. [...]

Milk : Ask Dr. Gourmet

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Q: Someone just told me that the milk producers put cornstarch in 1% milk and therefore we shouldn’t drink it and we should go back to drinking 2% or whole milk. I’ve heard in Denver they’ve made the schools go back to whole [...]

Bison; Processed Meats; Cholesterol : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Two related questions:

Q: Although I do not eat red meat often, I was introduced to ground buffalo meat (very lean from Whole Foods) and immensely enjoyed it. Is there a great difference in [...]

Oils and Their Uses : Ask Dr. Gourmet

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Q: My husband and I enjoy cooking together very much, and we use olive oil almost exclusively for cooking, from stir-fry to searing, except frying. Is it okay to use olive oil for searing since the technique requires high temperature? Also, is it [...]

Margarine and Butter : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I don’t know which is worse in a crunch…using a very small amount of mayo on toast or a very small amount of margarine. No special name brand just cheap generic of both. I am at work and jelly was not an [...]

Meal Variety; Spices; Fat vs. Carbs/Protein : Ask Dr. Gourmet

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Q: Currently I just returning to exercise program after giving it somewhat up for over 3 years. I am looking to lose over 80 lbs. I have wiped soda pop out and have somewhat given up red meats. My Dr. said I might [...]

Iron; Lead in Cast Iron; Hemachromatosis : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I’ve been diagnosed with hemachromatosis. Can you recommend a diet that is low in iron and iron retaining content?

A: Hemochromatosis [...]

Juicing; Blenders; Toxins : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I am on Coumadin and was interested in buying a Juicer by Jack LaLanne. Friends of mine have been raving about it since their energy level has increased. What are your thoughts about this?