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Dr. Gourmet  

Review by Debbie Mazo


Since the beginning of time, food has been used as a source of medicine. For centuries, different societies have taken advantage of the healing powers of food to tackle everything from ulcers to clogged arteries. Visit Dr. Gourmet regularly, and you'll be sure to get your daily dose of health and nutrition.

Dr GourmetHosted by Timothy Harlan, an internist on a crusade for healthy eating, Dr. Gourmet may just be the prescription you've been looking for. with a unique perspective on eating well, Dr. Gourmet offers a lot more than your basic cooking light recipes. According to Dr. Harlan, "A recipe when finished and eaten should induce a little guilt even though it's good for you." Featuring healthy living news, a guide to eating well, and smart food choices, Dr. Gourmet will have you hungry for more.

If you're tired of hearing only the bad news, tune into Dr. Gourmet's site for the latest on how different foods can enhance a healthy lifestyle. For example, forget about the bad reputation of nuts when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. Click on Food and Health News, and you'll discover that nuts in moderation can reduce cholesterol. In fact, a California study showed that eating 3 ounces of almonds daily for 9 weeks lowered cholesterol by 7-10%.

With most people working more hours on the job, it's not surprising that the aisles of your favorite supermarket are heavily stacked with convenience foods. Whether you're looking for Fettuccine Alfredo or Pepperoni Pizza, you'll only find reviews at the site for convenience foods that are worthy. If you're a frequent flyer, Dr. Gourmet also offers a list of the major airlines (and phone numbers) that can accommodate special requests for a healthy and appetizing meal.

At Dr. Gourmet, dozens of posted recipes make food preparation easy and exciting. Following Dr. Harlan's successful philosophy on cooking, every recipe fits into a healthy eating plan. Sample various meal choices from a tempting menu including everything from hearty soups like New England Clam Chowder to tasty entrees like Chicken with Tarragon Mustard Cream. Each recipe at the site features nutritional information and handy facts on key ingredients.

If you have a question for Dr. Gourmet, feel free to get a second opinion. Click on Ask the Doctor to submit a question, check out other readers' queries, or send in a favorite recipe that will be reworked and emailed back to you. Whether you're concern is about vegetarian eating or the recommended daily water intake, Dr. Gourmet is always in the house.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She's been writing the NetFood Digest column for FoodWine since 1997. You can contact her at djmbc@[email-address-removed].

Copyright © 2001, Debbie Mazo. All rights reserved.


    May 2001



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