Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Foods and drugs

What not to eat when you're taking certain meds, due to risk of either under- or over-dosing:
  • Grapefruits and other citrus with statins (anti-high cholesterol).
  • Chocolate with antidepressants (exacerbates effects).
  • Milk with certain antibiotics.
  • Fish (sources of omega-3 fatty acids, very good for you) with warfarin and other anticoagulants (blood thinners).
  • Ginger with Tamiflu (decreases effects).
  • Porter-type beer with tamoxifen and other cancer drugs.
  • Black pepper with fexofenadine (Allegra).
  • Black tea with virtually all drugs.

Another example of man doing science as it should be done, thinking God's thoughts (in this case, using His plants) after Him: an MS drug from natural sources.

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