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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Hothouse vs. Home-grown tomatoes; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I like the Red Bull Energy Drink a lot, specially the “Light” one, which only has 8 calories. I like its flavor and indeed gives me more energy. Is there anything wrong with this drink? Is is healthy to drink it, especially [...]

Shellfish vs. Fish; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I just watched your video on eating more fish. Is shellfish (shrimp, lobster, etc.) included when you are speaking of eating more fish?

Corn Syrup; Tomato Seeds; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Will you please give me some information on how to eat for diverticulitis – do I really have to ’seed’ a can of tomatoes? Can I still be a spontaneous cook?

Fish Oil; Juicing; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I recently had my cholesterol checked and my doctor said that everything is ok except that my LDL is high. I’m confused when I look at the nutritional information on foods. I’m finding a lot of foods that may be low in [...]

Kids and The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan; BMI for Athletes; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: Do you feel that the food available to us today is of lesser quality than years prior? Obviously, nothing beats home-grown fruits and vegetables, but have you heard or read anything that could support that foods of today have fewer nutrients than [...]

Fruit: Timing; Glycemic Index; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I have read so much conflicting information about eating fruit before and after meals. I’ve read that I shouldn’t eat fruit 30 minutes before or after a meal, and another article that said I should wait up to 6 hours! What do [...]

Questions About The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan; More: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I have been trying really hard to lose weight but I am finding it really hard. I have been looking at your site and it is really good with the weekly eating plan which is just what I am looking for but [...]

Multiple Intolerances; Rennet; Cilantro: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I have discovered I am lactose intolerant, as well as gluten intolerant. Do these afflictions often go together? Does taking lactase “with the first bite” of cheese really help?

Blood Acidity; Iron; Kitchen Scales: Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: It seems that several foods that have high omega 3 content are also quite acidic, like walnuts and sardines. Is there a connection between high acid blood levels and high blood glucose levels?

Finding Edamame; Aloe Vera Juice : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Dear Dr. Gourmet,

Q: I am a female patient with a metal mitral valve on Coumadin. Recently I was cardioverted. My cardiologist is suspicious that Raloxifen might have caused the rhythm of my heart to go up. I am a yoga practitioner and was told that [...]