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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 or $12.95 for the paperback book! Shop now!
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Is it possible to increase certain things like Vitamin E, A and C so that you can lower the dose of Coumadin needed? Of course you would have to be monitored by your doctor, but is it possible to use Garlic or some natural ways to thin your blood so you would not have to take so much Coumadin?
I'm a registered nurse and my cousin has to take 30 pills every day, including 10mg of Coumadin. She is asking me if there is any way she could be weaned off of some of the medicine.
Thank you so much for your information. I have printed her your list of foods and their Vitamin K content. Besides lowering her intake of Vitamin K what else can she do to thin her blood?
I don't know of any research that supports using vitamins or other supplements to reduce the dose of Coumadin® (warfarin). I am not sure how to have your cousin weaned off of any of her medications, but often a visit with her doctor to discuss this subject and / or consolidation of some pills is helpful.
There are no clinically proven methods to help "thin" her blood other than the medications recommended by her physician.
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!
Will apple cider
vinegar help my acid reflux while I am on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is it okay to cook with garlic while on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Are juicers a good idea for those on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Is my husband's Coumadin dosage stable because he eats a big salad every day?
Are freeze dried acai berries and changa mushroom powder OK with Coumadin?
Are Aronia berries (chokeberries) safe with Coumadin?
Thanks for your lists of foods containing Vitamin K!
Can you eat green pickled tomatoes if you are on Coumadin (warfarin)?
Does eating garlic counteract eating high amounts of Vitamin K?
Will non-alcoholic beer affect your Coumadin dose?
Is Lean Cuisine Coumadin safe?
Does grapefruit really interact with medications? (See also....)
Are almonds a good snack for those on Coumadin?
Is regular tea, iced or hot, contraindicated while taking Coumadin?