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• 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.

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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

Should Coumadin (warfarin) users avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate)?

Is MSG something to avoid while taking Coumadin? I only think about it when dining at a Chinese Restaurant.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Asian Beef with Broccoli

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is an ingredient that has no role in anyone's diet. It is used because the sodium activates salt taste buds and the glutamate activates the umami taste buds.

Generally speaking, Chinese restaurants are the most unhealthy that you can eat in. There's hidden salt, fat and often Vitamin K. Take a few minutes, plan a trip to the grocery and make your own fabulous Asian meal. (Note: Not all of these recipes will be safe for those on Coumadin (warfarin). Check the Special Diet Section of each recipe.)

Spicy Shrimp and Rice Noodles
Thai Coconut Shrimp
Beef with Broccoli
Kung Pao Beef
Cashew Chicken
Ginger Chicken with Edamame
Ginger Chicken with Steamed Napa Cabbage
Kung Pao Chicken
Halibut with Cilantro Ginger Sauce
Seared Tuna Steak with Sake-Wasabi Sauce

Thanks for writing,

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

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