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.
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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I was told that if you are on Coumadin you should not eat lettuce. Is this true?
Because Vitamin K can have an effect on how Coumadin® (warfarin) is processed in your body it is important to have about the same amounts of Vitamin K each day.
Lettuces are members of the cabbage family. As a rule cabbages contain higher amounts of Vitamin K. Part of eating healthy is to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables but this can be a problem for those people who use Coumadin. If you are going to begin eating lettuce and other members of the cabbage family, it is important to be consistent. By that I mean you should eat about the same amount of such green leafy vegetables each day so that your INR doesn't fluctuate.
Here is a link to a list of the relative levels of Vitamin K content of food. If you print this out, you can take this to your doctor and discuss eating a consistent serving of such foods. That way the two of you can more closely monitor your INR while you are adapting your diet.
Thanks for writing.
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP, CCMS
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