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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ten tips for leading the good life.

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Ro’s Recipes: Spring Yearning

March 30, 2013 by Ro Howe

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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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