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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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Vitamin K Levels in Common Foods: Quick Guide


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The amounts listed in these tables are certainly more than would be recommended for a particular meal. The amount listed is a guide to an amount that you could eat in a particular day and get a consistent level of vitamin K.

Category Item Amount Vitamin K
  Haddock 4 ounces Low
  Mackerel 4 ounces Low
  Salmon 4 ounces Low
  Sardines (canned in olive oil) 4 ounces Low
  Squid 4 ounces Low
  Fresh tuna 4 ounces Low
  Tuna (canned in water) 4 ounces Low
  Clams 5 large Low
  Oysters 7 medium Low
  Shrimp 4 ounces Low

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Try a Healthy Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Seafood Recipe!


Baked Cumin Trout with Squash and Pumpkin Seeds | Low Sodium Version
Blackened Redfish | Low Sodium Version
Fisherman's Pie
Ginger Peanut Whitefish
Grilled Halibut with Tangerines and Capers
Grilled Red Snapper with Garlic Tartar Sauce
Halibut with Lime-Cilantro Salsa
Halibut with Meyer Lemon and Basil Butter
Mexican Style Risotto with Whitefish
Mustard Glazed Salmon with Lentils
Mustard Seared Whitefish
See All Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Fish Recipes


Bay Scallops with Mushroom Bisque and Tomatoes
Blue Cheese Crab and Fusilli Pasta
Chili Spiced Shrimp and Black Beans
Citrus Garlic Shrimp | Low Sodium Version
Corn Bisque with Crabmeat
Crab Cakes
Crawfish Chowder | Low Sodium Version
Jambalaya Salad | Low Sodium Version
Jerk Shrimp
Kung Pao Shrimp | GERD / Acid Reflux-Friendly Version
See All Coumadin (warfarin) Safe Shellfish Recipes

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How many micrograms of Vitamin K can I have in one day?
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My husband has diabetes and is on Coumadin (warfarin). How can I help him eat healthy?
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