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Grapefruit: Friend or Foe?

I am always amazed at how frequently someone asks me about the “dangers” of grapefruit juice. I remember learning about the connection between grapefruit and medication back in 1989 when I was a practicing cardiac nurse. We always warned patients that the seemingly healthy grapefruit could interfere…

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Everyday Foods Can Reduce Cholesterol

…grapefruit (or drink grapefruit juice) after talking with your doctor to confirm that none of the medications you're taking will interact with it. The effects of many cardiovascular drugs, including statins, can be intensified when combined with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit…

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3 Secrets for Taking Nutritional Supplements

…the foods you eat. One exception are carnitines, which I recommend taking alone and on an empty stomach. But be very careful about drinking grapefruit juice with your vitamins and particularly, your prescription drugs. It contains an enzyme that can literally multiply your normal doses without you…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…if you take tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax, because this combination can make you drowsier. * To avoid medication interaction, never take grapefruit juice with any prescription drug. The liver can be literally overwhelmed metabolizing grapefruit. It does so via the P450 pathway—the same metabolic…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…These drugs may also actually cause a heart attack. Plus, there’s an even higher risk of side effects and toxicity if taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Caution: Be careful when you combine calcium channel blockers with digoxin for treatment of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation…

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