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my husband has a heart condition and is on blood thinners. he says he can't eat the greens on a raw diet because it would thicken his blood too much, the vit K. I know you are not doctors but does anyone have any info re this subject?
12-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Adjustments could be made to the dosage of his anticoagulant, but it would have to be done under close supervision of his doctor. If he seriously wants to pursue a raw diet, then he should consult with his doctor first and bring with him an outline of what he'd like to eat each day. The change in diet and medication would likely require pretty frequent monitoring (with lab tests) to make sure he's properly anticoagulated. Once the change in medication is made, and he's therapeutic again, he would need to be careful to consume roughly the same amount of vitamin K each day, and not to suddenly drop to none or increase it by a lot.
So long story short - do it together with his doctor. It's the safest way. :)
12-17-2010, 11:47 PM
I agree with the above. My mother is on Coumadin and she has to be monitored frequently. She has to report everything to the heart clinic, any new meds etc and if she has changed anything in her diet. Mother doesn't eat very many vegetables. In fact, she doesn't eat well at all unless she is here at my house...then I can feed her properly. She would rather snack all day on junk before she puts something healthy in her mouth. But yes, consult the doctor. :)
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