Dr. Pat Consults: Gluten-Free Diets—Science or Fad?

December 15, 2014 by Brian Landzberg, M.D.


By Brian Landzberg, M.D.

“It seems that celiac disease and gluten consumption have become the scapegoat for all of society’s ills, including a host of non-specific symptoms that include fatigue, headache, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.” A gastroenterologist’s view.

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Medical Monday: A Survival Guide for Thanksgiving and Beyond

November 24, 2014 by Lilli Link, MD, MS


Lilli Link, MD, MS

Thanksgiving marks the start of a holiday season that is loaded with gustatory temptations. Still, with some thoughtful planning you might end up feeling better than ever by the time the New Year rings in.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Binge Eating—the Causes, the Consequences, the Shame

October 20, 2014 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A recent study suggests that around the time of menopause there is a second peak of onset of eating disorders. The good news is the binge eating disorder is treatable.

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Ro’s Recipes: Cucumber Soup—the Coolest, Most Elegant Response to Sultry Summer

June 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Add a few whispered ingredients from the lily family and a clutch of almonds, and the ancient flavor of cucumber is fluffed into an existence beyond water or salad.

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Dr. Pat Consults: Eating Disorders in Midlife

March 31, 2014 by Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, M.D., Ph.D.

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By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S

This month—National Nutrition Month—Dr. Pat asks Megan Riddle, Ph.D., a new member of our Medical Advisory Board, how someone could open a conversation with a middle-aged colleague who is suffering from anorexia nervosa, the deadliest of all mental health disorders.

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Ro’s Recipes: Winter-Solstice Joy—Holiday Cocktail Parties

December 7, 2013 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Here’s a balanced sample menu that satisfies the more conservative taste (summer rolls) but also includes stomach-lining nibbles that are starch based (polpettone), high fat (leek tartlets)—or simply intriguing (shrimp bisque).

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Ro’s Recipes: For Your Thanksgiving Feast, Inventive Starters and Sides

November 14, 2013 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Here I am giving you some new ideas to explore, using typical ingredients, to bring a little fillip to the timeworn feast. They will deliciously accompany and gorgeously garnish the resplendent, moist turkey.

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Make Your Own Gravlax!

July 27, 2013 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

“I offer you a dry sherry–cured gravlax recipe you can try for yourself. No heat or cooking is involved, which is perfect for the heat-misery ‘dome’ we are under at the moment in New York!”

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July 4: Be Safe at Your Celebration

July 1, 2013 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Reliable websites (at the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies) that offer specifics on how to avoid food- and insect-borne illnesses at the beach, on a hike in the country, at a picnic in the park.

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Ro’s Recipes: In Praise of Mothers, Nuns, and Toffee Pudding

May 11, 2013 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Our long-time contributor Ro Howe, chef/owner of Barraud Caterers, in New York City, had a grim, dour mom. Happily, she acquired several second mothers: the stern but benign Benedictine nuns at her boarding school. Here, in fond memory of the nuns-her-mothers, is a recipe for a real, and comforting, English pudding.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Advice for a Medical Monday

April 1, 2013 by Patricia Allen


Ten tips for leading the good life.

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Ro’s Recipes: Spring Yearning

March 30, 2013 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Here’s a menu, smiling at the edges and warm in the middle, for a spring-welcoming feast.

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Ro’s Recipes: Planning a Potluck Thanksgiving

October 23, 2012 by Ro Howe

Potluck dinners take much of the stress out of a feast that comes with built-in stress: long-distance travel; messy group or familial relationships; molto quadrupled-recipe cooking. It’s easier, that is, as long as you PLAN!

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Ro’s Recipes: Spanish Tortillas with a Twist

September 8, 2012 by Ro Howe

Just looking at the place-names Marsala, Bodrum, and Alexandria evokes in me such taste-memory nostalgia for the cultures and cuisines I have experienced there! From time to time, Women’s Voices for Change will be posting my thoughts about utilizing the Mediterranean chef’s healthy—and delectable—approach to eating.

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What to Eat in This Horrible Heat—a Nutritionist’s Guide

July 28, 2012 by Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

Again the heated questions: How to quench our thirst? What to eat when we’re too hot and bothered to cook?

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