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Should i be avoiding foods rich in vitamin e and k?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Only if on coumadin (warfarin): I can't think of any reason for anyone to avoid foods rich in vitamin E (studies suggesting e is not safe used synthetic e- no evidence natural e is unsafe). Vitamin k is extremely beneficial but can interfere with coumadin (warfarin). But if on Coumadin (warfarin) you could still eat foods rich in vit. K & adjust dose accordingly. I do not like Coumadin (warfarin) partly because its effects on vit k- please see my comment.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
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Vitamin K is essential for healthy bones and preventing atherosclerosis. I believe coumadin is dangerous not only because almost every food and medicine interacts with it causing risk of serious bleeding but because it interferes with Vit K. There are usually good alternatives to coumadin. See http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/healthy-pregnancy-coumadin-vitamin-k-and-a-plantbased-diet.html
Nov 4, 2012
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Not necessarily: Good health requires small amounts of the fat-soluble vitamins a, d, e and k while larger amounts may be toxic. A diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and non-processed foods provides an adequate source of these and other vitamins. A reasonable level of sun exposure contributes to vitamin d formation.
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