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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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Ask Dr. Gourmet

Are juicers and juicing a good idea for those taking Coumadin (warfarin)?

I am on Coumadin and was interested in buying a Juicer by Jack LaLanne. Friends of mine have been raving about it since their energy level has increased. What are your thoughts about this?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

A glass of kale juice with fresh kale and a juicer in the background

I am not a big fan of juicers. Juicing removes the best part of most of the fruits and vegetables during processing.

Every juicer is different, but most of the high end juicers don't fully process what is forced through them. For instance, 100 grams of raw carrots has 2.8 grams of fiber, while the juice may have less than 1 gram. This holds true for fruits as well. The other issue with juicing is that there's so much more to eating that 100 grams of carrots than drinking the same amount. The vegetable is more filling than the juice and more satisfying in the long run.

As far as how it might effect your INR levels on Coumadin® (warfarin), there's little difference in the Vitamin K levels. The same 100 grams of raw carrots processed into juice has a similar amount of Vitamin K.

It's best to not waste your money on an expensive juicer.

Thanks for writing,

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

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