By request – Dr. Durkin’s pantry

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 8 September 2020

I recently had a request from a reader to do a post about what's in my pantry and/or fridge. I thought the best way to provide this information was in the form of a video.

Check out my kitchen version of MTV cribs. If you don't get this reference maybe I'm actually older than I think I am. I hope you enjoy the video!

You can also click on the downloadable Pantry Purge handout below after you watch the video.

Now I would love to hear from you! What is a topic that you would like to hear about? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

4 Replies to “By request – Dr. Durkin’s pantry”


That was a terrific video, thank you! Purging my pantry of garbage was one thing, but I really wasn’t sure what to stock it with, and I appreciated your helpful tip about transitioning to a natural peanut butter, as I’ve had a hard time giving up my Kraft Creamy.

Some questions: How do you incorporate the kimchi into your recipes: is it eaten as a side dish? Hot? Cold?
Also, you didn’t mention beans (dried or canned) and I wondered if they’re not a healthy staple, or if you just prefer lentils.

Thank you for all the information you provide through your posts!

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

Hi Claudia,
I’m glad you found the video helpful!
Kimchi I use as a condiment with eggs or meat and I eat it cold.
I’m not a fan of beans. I will sometimes have chickpeas in my pantry.
Anyone who has leaky gut syndrome tends to not do very well with beans.
Also, beans are easier to digest if you sprout them.

Renee-Claude Tanguay

Thank you for sharing that. Where do you get the sprouted lentils? Also, does it matter if the hemp hearts are organic?

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

You’re welcome!
I bought my sprouted lentils here:
Hemp hearts are low on my priority list for buying organic. I focus on buying veggies and meat that are organic.

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