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Flower red  Mauvia wrote 12 months ago

Hi, everybody.

I have recently started taking 1mg of Warfarin per day. My doctor has advised me to avoid green leafy vegetables (such as broccoli or celery) and soybeans. He has also limited my intake of ginger, turmeric and other spices.

As we all know, we find vitamin K in some fruits and other food products. There is also soya lecithin in chocolates. I want to know how many fruits and chocolates I can consume per day.

or better yet, please tell me how much vitamin k + soybean/ soya lecithin I can have per day.

Thank you very much for your help!

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Wolf  Pavan - - posted 12 months ago

Hey Mauvia completely avoiding vegetables isn't a super plan. I'd advise you consider seeing a new doctor.

You could talk about the low dose vitamin k technique with a doctor.

I quote our article here:

"Many people taking Coumadin use the Low Dose Vitamin K Technique, which involves taking low dose Vitamin K supplements (always consult with your doctor before changing your diet or taking supplements!).

Here's how it works.

For example, on Monday you take your Vitamin K supplement of 100 mcg and eat 50mcg of Vitamin K. That is a total of 150mcg of Vitamin K on Monday.

On Tuesday, you take your Vitamin K supplement of 100mcg and eat 100mcg of Vitamin K. That is a total of 200mcg of Vitamin K on Tuesday.

From Monday to Tuesday, your Vitamin K total went up by 33%.

Now, let's say you didn't take a Vitamin K supplement at all, but still ate 50mcg on Monday, and 100 mcg on Tuesday, then your Vitamin K total would have gone up by 100%!

By taking a daily low dose Vitamin K supplement your total Vitamin K changes less day-to-day. Hence, your Warfarin dosages will change less often and your INR will be more consistent."

From http://inrtracker.com/articles/diet/coumadin-diet

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