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the futility (and pointlessness) of worrying about diet WRT INR

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  • the futility (and pointlessness) of worrying about diet WRT INR

    tonight is a case in point. I cooked a (very nice thankyou) dinner of Satay Pork with Basmati rice (in tumeric). I had 3 glasses of red wine and am having a glass of brandy after dinner now as I type this.

    So in dinner was :
    Spinach : which could reduce INR
    Tumeric : can reduce clotting by platelet influence
    Alcohol: can increase INR
    Pork: no effect, but tastes great
    Garlic : keeps vampires away
    Ginger : just taste

    my point is this ... if you're on warfarin, and you're new to this (us "oldies already don't give a rats arse about it) don't stress on diet just eat a balanced diet, eat what you want and enjoy life

    monitor your INR and as long as you're "inside the range" don't give a shit about if you've gone up or down 0.3 INR points

    Best Wishes

  • #2
    I hear human flesh tastes a lot like pork. Good thing I don't have a high INR, during my current home reno I sliced my finger with a razor ( needed a couple stitches and some glue) 2 weeks ago, cut the same hand with a holesaw today, smashed it with a hammer. My poor left hand is starting to look like Mickey Rourkes face....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cldlhd View Post
      My poor left hand is starting to look like Mickey Rourkes face....
      Which reminds me, have you seen the movie where he's a wrestler and has heart surgery?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pellicle View Post

        Which reminds me, have you seen the movie where he's a wrestler and has heart surgery?
        Yes I've seen it.

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        • #5
          On this subject
          Originally posted by cldlhd View Post
          I hear human flesh tastes a lot like pork.
          Pigs are in many respects quite genetically simmilar to humans. For instance we learned in the first year of biochemistry that before we synthesized human insulin that pig was favored over bovine because "Pig insulin differs from human insulin by only one amino acid"
          (Ref)

          I guess it also depends what you feed them before eating them...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pellicle View Post
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            Pigs are in many respects quite genetically simmilar to humans. For instance we learned in the first year of biochemistry that before we synthesized human insulin that pig was favored over bovine because "Pig insulin differs from human insulin by only one amino acid"
            (Ref)

            I guess it also depends what you feed them before eating them...
            I'll have to keep that in mind.....

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