Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That: The Hidden Risks of Mixing Food and Medicine

Don't Eat This If You're Taking That: The Hidden Risks of Mixing Food and Medicine Author Ph.D. Madelyn Fernstrom CNS
ISBN-10 151071538X
ISBN-13 9781510715387
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 232
Language English
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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NBC Today show nutrition and diet guru Madelyn Fernstrom and award winning neuroscientist and pharmacologist John Fernstrom partnering with AARP present the ultimate guide to food and medicine interaction Millions of Americans take prescription drugs to treat diabetes high blood pressure heart disease or other conditions But beware The foods you eat and the medications you take could be working against each other Dont Eat This If Youre Taking That takes the mystery out of food and medication interactions This easy to use guide details foods that can interfere with the action of the medicationwhether taken for the short or long term In this book readers can easily find a medication see what foods to avoid and make smart swaps We all believe a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables lean proteins whole grains and low fat dairy products is part of healthy eatingright Not always Dr Fernstrom explains exactly what foods to avoid when and why For instance If youre taking cholesterol medicine you should cut outor cut down ongrapefruit On warfarin Avoid dark green veggies If youre on thyroid medication nix the soy And more small diet changes with big health payoffs As an added bonus each chapter offers a Dietary Supplements Alert box providing the most up to date information on interactions with vitamins minerals and other dietary supplements With this concise scientifically based guide consumers can easily personalize their eating plan to work with not against their medications

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