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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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

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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 [...]

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

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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. [...]