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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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 [...]

Medifast; Lymphedema; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: From Aug to March of last year I lost 65 pounds on the Medifast diet which is typically less than 1000 calories per day. You eat five of their mini-meals per day plus one “lean & green” meal consisting of meat and [...]

Green Tea; Mangosteen; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Your website is terrific. My husband is a heart patient (bypasses, heart failure and atrial fibrilation plus Type 2 diabetes), so I turn to your website often. I have Type 2 diabetes and grew up in a Greek (Mediterranean) home with veggies, [...]

Stevia; Cooking Scales; More : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: What kind of pot should I use to make hard cooked eggs?

A: Any kind of pan is fine. I am [...]

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

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

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

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

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

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

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 [...]