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Coumadin Book

This indispensable book includes:

A primer on WHAT a Mediterranean-style diet is and WHY it's great for you
95+ delicious Coumadin safe recipes
Information about managing your diet on Coumadin
Ingredient and cooking tips throughout the book
Complete Nutrition Facts, including Vitamin K content, for each recipe

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Note: This is a revised and updated version of Dr. Harlan's The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users. These are the same recipes with updated Nutrition Information, with the addition of information on a Mediterranean-style diet.

How Much Vitamin K is in...?

Find out the exact amount of Vitamin K (in micrograms) of almost a thousand common foods! Listed both alphabetically and then in order of the amount of Vitamin K in the food, this list will help you know exactly how much Vitamin K you're eating. Just $4.95 for the eBook (PDF) or $12.95 for the paperback. Get your copy now!

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Why should Coumadin (warfarin) users avoid your Eggs Benedict recipe?

My husband is on Coumadin and I was looking for some recipes that I could prepare for him. I noticed that you said he should avoid Eggs Benedict (whites cooked but the yolk still runny, right?). I was just wondering why he should avoid this specific recipe (is it the raw yolk, the egg white?) and is it just this recipe he should avoid or all egg recipes?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Eggs Benedict - click for recipe!

The Eggs Benedict recipe is an issue for people who use Coumadin® (warfarin) because it contains asparagus, which is high in Vitamin K. The rest of the recipe, including the English muffin, eggs, and Hollandaise Sauce are not a problem for your husband's diet. You could consider a number of substitutions for the asparagus.

Try using diced zucchini that has been lightly steamed. Using a thin slice of tomato is also a good choice. Another tasty alternative would be to cook thinly sliced onions or shallots in a separate pan until they are well browned and layer them between the muffin and egg.

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
Dr. Gourmet

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