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By Ph.D. Madelyn Fernstrom CNS, Ph.D. John Fernstrom

NBC Today Show nutrients and well-being guru Madelyn Fernstrom offers the final word advisor to meals and medication interaction.

While nobody desires to take drugs to regard diabetes, hypertension, middle disorder, or different illnesses, for thousands of individuals, this can be a day-by-day fact. Seven out of ten american citizens take prescribed drugs. but if it involves foodstuff and medication interactions, what you don’t be aware of can damage your health.

Don’t devour This If You’re Taking That takes the secret out of foodstuff and medicines, delivering an easy-to-use consultant for an individual taking a medication—short time period or lengthy term—that exhibits meals to prevent that may intrude with the motion of the drugs. Readers can simply discover a drugs, see what meals to prevent, and make a few clever swaps. Small vitamin alterations realized from this e-book could have monstrous overall healthiness payoffs!

An extra bonus in every one bankruptcy is a supplements Alert field, offering the main updated details on interactions with supplementations, minerals, and different supplements. all of us think a nutrition wealthy in colourful vegatables and fruits, lean proteins, entire grains, and low-fat dairy items is the trail to fit consuming, correct? now not continuously. shoppers can simply customize their healthiest weight-reduction plan to paintings with now not opposed to their medications.

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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors The monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) currently in use in the United States for the treatment of depression are phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazid (Marplan) and tranylcypromine (Parnate), which are all taken orally. Another MAOI is selegiline (Emsam), which is administered through a skin patch. Remember to make a full evaluation of your daily diet and herbal and nutrient supplement use if you are going to take an MAOI. MAOIs have many food and supplement interactions that can produce potentially dangerous effects.

While you are taking one of these drugs, you should avoid or greatly limit your intake of dietary supplements that also block platelet function. These are all of the same compounds discussed above for the salicylates, namely vitamin E (which is okay if taken as a multivitamin, but not as a high-dose supplement), fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish is okay), garlic and onion in large amounts or in the form of a supplement, and a variety of herbal supplements (notably Asian ginseng, bilberry, cocoa, danshen, ginger, ginkgo biloba, and horse chestnut).

A visit with a registered dietician might also be recommended. And limit or avoid products containing alcohol, caffeine, or licorice. FOODS TO AVOID WHEN TAKING MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS • Air-dried, aged, or fermented meats • Dried sausage and salami • Liver (especially chicken liver) • Pickled herring, anchovies, caviar, and shrimp paste • Soy beans, soy sauce, tofu, miso soup, and bean curd • Fava beans or pods • Sauerkraut • Yeast extracts (including Marmite®, Vegemite®, brewer’s yeast, nutritional yeast) • Meat tenderizers and protein extracts • Red wine, champagne, beer (from a tap), unpasteurized beer • Sour cream and strong, aged, or processed cheeses (including blue, brie, cheddar, parmesan, Romano, and Swiss) • Any spoiled, improperly stored, or “leftover” beef, poultry, fish, or liver • Figs, raisins, bananas, avocados, and papaya products.

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