A Visit to My Kitchen: Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors

Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors is in my kitchen today, talking about why organics matter to him, as well as his favorite canned food to always keep on hand.

Travis is a host of the Emmy award-winning talk show The Doctors.  When off screen, he’s a faculty physician in the emergency department at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He writes a monthly column for Men’s Health magazine, is one of the authors of the The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health (Rodale Books, Sep 2010) and the forthcoming Belly Fat Prescription (Rodale Books, Dec. 2010) with Men’s Health editor Peter Moore.

Why is living organic important to you?
It’s the right thing for the environment and the right thing for our health.  Personally, I like not having to worry about pesticide residue on my produce!

What was your favorite food growing up?

What’s your go-to comfort food now?
Once again, pizza. It was my favorite food growing up and is still my favorite food as a grown-up. Except now I have graduated to whole-wheat crust, and I load it with veggies rather than the standard pepperoni of my childhood. So now it’s both a comfort food and healthy!

What’s the one thing in your kitchen you just couldn’t live without?
A few cans of black beans.  I use them in so many meals.  They’re tasty, loaded with protein and fiber, and affordable.

What magazine, website, book, album, or product are you most obsessed with right now?
We just started using the iPad on The Doctors, so I have been fiddling with it daily. I’m realizing it’s basically a supersized iPhone, and since it doesn’t fit in my pocket, my iPhone still gets more TLC.

What’s the most important news story today that you think we all need to pay more attention to?
As a doctor, I am concerned about how global warming and its environmental impact will affect the health of our children, grandchildren, and beyond.  In medical school I started a senior seminar entitled Human Health and Global Environmental Change, and at the time, nobody seemed to care. So I’m happy that it is getting more attention.

Where do you get your news?
The New York Times.  Luckily, there’s an app for it, too!

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22 Responses to A Visit to My Kitchen: Dr. Travis Stork from The Doctors

  1. emily September 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi my name is Emily, I’m kind of in this confused state, last month Aug20th I found out I was pregnant; so I took a home test the 1st response and it said positive then I went to the walk-in-clinic an got confirmed that i was 4 sure pregnant, well 2 days after going to the doctors I started bleeding, not heavy but every time I urinate I would bleed an I had small blood clots size as a small button and my spotting lasted for 7 days,so I decided to take another home pregnancy test the digital and it said negative so I bought another one, the 1st response and that said negative, wondering what do you think? your a doctor…thank for your help.. hope you can give me an answer on what could of happened…

  2. Wendy Irene September 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I love how pizza can be a healthy, nutritious comfort food with just a little tweaking and endless possibilities!

  3. Maria (farm country kitchen) September 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Dear Emily,

    Please go see a gynecologist!

    Thanks and good luck,


  4. adraa September 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    hi my name is noor i have high dgrees in my prolactins hermon iwas go to dactor but he dont know wat cause of it can u tell me wat cause of it

  5. nicole September 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Great ariticle. I don’t know what kids don’t think pizza is great. Enjoy watching The Doctors and all the advice I can take and learn from. Keep up the great work. :)

  6. Sylvia September 23, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Love the Drs two.
    I try to eat all the right food,But I crave sweets.
    If I eat natral sweet will it hurt me?
    what if you can;t eat weat.
    Go on fb ask Barbara Edwards she was going to have a baby she went to Drs. then lose it. she chang Drs same thing Happen.
    the next Drs new what was the matter. after 3 times.
    she has 3 kides now. Barbar could tell what the matter with you.

  7. Silver Fox September 24, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    My name is Ali I watch this program everyday
    I love u doctors.
    I want a copy of 5 minute health fixes
    What should I do?

  8. shamz September 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    hello doctor, ur programme doing outstanding job just solve my problelm, my husband has high blood pressure so what to do plz help me. thankyou

  9. salam September 26, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    i love you Dr. Travis

  10. salam September 26, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    you are an amazing DR

  11. nadia September 29, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    Concluded that you speak, O my soul

  12. Silver Fox October 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    1 of my best show

  13. MONA October 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm #


  14. Elizabeth Rogers October 11, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Hey Dr. Stork! I’m Elizabeth Rogers. I’m 17 years old. I have a question for you. I have been having adomital pain for the last 2 years. It comes and goes. Everytime it comes back it gets worse :( What in the world could be causing this? Can you help me? Please e-mail me at pettyracinglover@yahoo.com I NEED YOUR HELP

  15. nadia October 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    مرحبا دكتور انا نادية من العراق لدي استشارة بخصوص يدي دائما ترتجف ربما من الاوضاع التي حصلت في بلدي وبسبب نفسيتي سنذهب الى امريكا ولا نرجع لكن لماذا يدي ترتجف دائما ارجو مساعدتي وبعون الله سأكمل دراسة اعلام هناك و التقي بك
    يحفظك الله

  16. nadia October 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    im sorryyy >>>
    Type text or a website address or translate a document.

    hello dr… I am from Iraq I have consulted about my hands always tremble, perhaps the situation that occurred in my country because of my temper and will go to America but do not go back to what my hands tremble always help me and I hope with God’s help I will complete the study of media there and meet you
    God protect you

  17. india May 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    i love the doctors

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  19. Elizabeth Rogers November 6, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Dear Dr. Stork,
    Hi, Dr. Stork, I’m Elizabeth Rogers. I’m 18 years old. I need your opinion on something. Please email me ASAP. Please make sure I can read it. I can’t read cursive typing or very small font. I look forward to hearing from my favorite DR!!!!!!!!
    Elizabeth Rogers (Age 18)

  20. hanna gardi September 6, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    hey doc. this hanna i am texting from iraq and i would like u to give an answer for my question . why does people’s hips hurt when they walk too much usually people who has hip problems?? i would be happy if u answer me as fast as u can thank u doctor :)

  21. Lynn October 14, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    Could you please e-mail me the recipe to your lowfat brownies that you make at home. You mentioned that it is an alternative to regular brownies.
    Thank you,

  22. A Bower November 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Need receipe for brownies made with chocolate cake mix with pumpkin……plain pumpkin or the pie mix..

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