Warfarin + What you eat

One of the first things many people ask when they are first given their anticoagulant medication is ‘What can I eat on warfarin?’. When you are taking Warfarin one of the first things that you should be aware of is that what you eat can have a major impact on the stability of your warfarin therapy. There are a lot of foods, herbs and dietary supplements which have been reported to affect the way that Warfarin performs.  It is important that you have an understanding of what these are and the possible risks they pose.

Grapefruit and Warfarin Interaction

Grapefruit and Warfarin Interaction

Many foods react with Warfarin (Coumadin®), here I will explain about the Grapefruit and Warfarin interaction.  Grapefruit is one food that has significant interaction with Warfarin.  As a matter of fact it interacts with many medications and is sometimes best avoided...
Vitamin K

Vitamin K Bloodwatch Down

When you are prescribed Warfarin one of the first things you will be told is to be mindful of the amount of Vitamin K in your diet. So why is this? Put simply, Vitamin K is a vital part of the blood clotting process.  So, for people at risk of blood clots forming,...
Protein

Protein Bloodwatch Down

Protein is an essential component of any diet and is vital for health. However, Warfarin and protein together can have some undesired results.  Anyone who is taking Warfarin to prevent unwanted blood clotting should avoid consuming excessive amounts of this nutrient. ...
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