Dr. Gourmet Launches Free Software for Customizable Diet and Menu Planning

Dr. Gourmet has launched My eatTHISdiet, a free menu planning software fully customizable to users' needs, whether they want to lose weight, manage their Coumadin intake, need to be on a low sodium diet, or are lactose intolerant.

New Orleans, LA, October 18, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., also known as Dr. Gourmet, today launches his free, customizable diet and menu planning software, My eatTHISdiet, available at www.drgourmet.com.

“This software is unique because it is fully customizable to a user’s needs, whether they want to lose weight or simply eat great healthy food,” Dr. Harlan said. “The system creates two week meal plans with shopping lists that are perfectly balanced and follow the guidelines of a Mediterranean type diet, the only diet shown through numerous studies to help people live longer and live better.

The software allows those with common health issues, such as acid reflux / GERD, lactose intolerance, or food allergies, or users of certain medications, such as Coumadin® / warfarin, to create meal plans that take into account their special dietary needs.

“Families are taken into account - and embraced,” Dr. Harlan said. “Meal plans can be created for groups of any size, age or health condition. Leftovers are accounted for and used wisely. Recipes with leftovers are allocated into meals later in the week. Nobody wants to cook every day, and great leftovers have a place in our lives and in a healthy diet.”

Dr. Gourmet’s website at http://www.drgourmet.com contains the My eatTHISdiet today.

Dr. Harlan is an internist who is a chef, the perfect combination of skills in a time of compelling evidence about the effect of diet on every aspect of our health.

Dr. Harlan is a practicing internist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Raised in the restaurant business, he is also an accomplished chef who owned his first restaurant at the age of twenty-two. Dr. Harlan is the author of cookbooks as well as patient education materials, and is the creator of Emmy-winning television programming that helps people better understand how to eat healthy.

Doctors now spend more time than ever helping their patients understand the impact of lifestyle on their health. Dr. Gourmet provides extensive online resources that help patients with the “how and why” of eating healthy. Dr. Gourmet’s mission is to show people how eating great food and eating healthy are one and the same.

The Dr. Gourmet website at www.drgourmet.com has information about heart healthy diets as well as menu plans for sensible, healthy diets as well as for weight loss. There are hundreds of recipes for low sodium diets, lactose intolerance and for patients who use warfarin (Coumadin®), as well as those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Every recipe includes health-oriented information as well as tips for choosing healthier ingredients or improving your cooking skills.

All of the information on the Dr. Gourmet website has its foundation in evidence-based medicine. To this end, drgourmet.com is a Health On the Net Foundation certified website (http://www.hon.ch).

Dr. Gourmet
Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.