Taking warfarin (Coumadin®) doesn’t mean you should avoid green vegetables
January 03, 2017 by Joel Fuhrman, MD Comments (11)

Patients on the medication warfarin (brand name Coumadin®), prescribed to prevent blood clots by thinning the blood, also called anticoagulants (an·ti·co·ag·u·lants), are often told by their health professionals not to eat vitamin K-rich foods, such as leafy green vegetables. Since I advocate a diet rich in leafy greens, broccoli, and other foods rich in vitamin K, my dietary recommendations often contradict dietitians, nurses, and doctors who advise their patients taking warfarin to avoid vitamin K-containing foods entirely. In this post, I explain ho... Read More

 
 

6 Tips to Help Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain

November 18, 2016 by Kathleen Renner, L.C.S.W.  Comments (3)

‘Tis the holiday season with all its joy, excitement and, of course, food, food, and more food of every type. So for many who want to eat healthy it can be a har  ... Read More

Do lean and obese people have different gut bacteria?

October 10, 2016 by Deana Ferreri, Ph.D.  Comments (1)

You may have heard of a study described something somewhat like this: Gut bacteria from obese mice were transferred to lean mice, and the lean mice started to gain wei  ... Read More

A new blood test detects cancer very early. Here’s how it works.

September 15, 2016 by Joel Fuhrman, MD  Comments (6)

Uncontrolled cell growth and proliferation is one of the defining characteristics of cancer. Normal cells have safety measures in place to regulate the processes of DN  ... Read More

Tips for Staying Healthy When Dining Out

August 24, 2016 by Johanna "Jo-Jo" Stefano, M.S.   Comments (3)

Dining out can be one of the biggest challenges when changing your diet. The good news is that you do not need to sacrifice your social life to gain superior health!&n  ... Read More

View More