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    Stress echo vs regular echo

    There are a number of studies supporting the positive effect of Kimchi on the gut microbiome. I ate kimchi for about a year regularly prior to surgery. It is great to eat as a snack when you get some hunger in evening- super good alternative to processed snacks. As others have shared, for me...
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    Medication Change

    That's not Metformin, correct? Metformin is super cheap and usually a front line med for insulin resistance/diabetes. I have pre-diabetes, which I reversed by cutting out all sugars and processed foods- all whole foods diet now. At least, I have reversed it according to all my blood work, but...
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    That's a good excuse to take a long scooter ride. Just watch out for the kangaroos this time.
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    Speaking of salads, I'm enjoying my world famous Mediterranean salad this very moment. -Spring mix of greens, with 10 leafy green varieties and a couple purple leaf ones -avocado -Red, orange and yellow bell peppers -Kalamata and green olives -garlic -sundried tomatoes -chia seeds -extra virgin...
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    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    Best of luck with your surgery! I know you'll do great! As soon as you feel well enough in recovery, please give us an update as to how you are doing. :)
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    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    I'm not yet back up to my pre-surgery climb rate. That will take awhile. I discovered the mountain about 10 months before my surgery and got hooked to the point where I was climbing it 4 to 5 times per week. I used it to help try to peak my fitness level heading into surgery. Also, I did not...
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    You can. I eat two huge Mediterranean salads per day, loaded with vitamin k rich greens and my INR is very stable. When I first started taking warfarin I read many posts from others here on the forum, some of whom had been taking it for decades, and they would almost always say you dose the...
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    I also take Mk-7, which is actually Vitamin K2, and have been doing so for about 2 years. I stopped taking it for a couple months after surgery, then reintroduced it, starting at 100ug/day. I just increased to 200ug/day a week ago, so I am taking the exact same dose as you do.
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    Post-op Warfarin

    Indeed. The bottom line is that they will charge as much as they can possibly get away with. When I visit the cardiologist it costs $ 110 to $200 and those visits can last up to an hour for me, as I like to engage in discussion. The coumadin clinic doc is spending 5 minutes max to look at my INR...
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    I've crossed the line into severe and need to make a decision

    8 month post surgery update; Climbing the mountain with Dennis Things have been really going good since my surgery back in March. At this point, it is hard to imagine that I had OHS 8 months ago. For several months now I have felt totally normal. Last month it was my pleasure to introduce my...
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    Indeed they are. They correlate with lower rates of cancer, and they are especially good for our hearts. And our group, in particular, in that we already have a risk factor in that area, should be doing all that we can to keep our hearts healthy.
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    Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin

    Some old school physicians warn patients on warfarin to limit vitamin k intake. This study suggests that vitamin K can help stabilize INR. The often repeated phrase of "dose the diet don't diet the dose" not only applies, but a healthy dose of vegatables rich in vitamin k, in addition to...
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    Home Testing since COVID?

    That looks like a good deal. The fact that the first one comes with 23 test strips makes it look like an even better deal, but it does appear that the strips expired June 30, 2019, which is visible in the photo and the seller also seems to be disclosing. Still a good value, as well as the 2nd one.
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    mRNA vaccine AHA abstract

    A little more on Dr. Gundry. It turns out that he is on record as a vaccine skeptic, even before the Covid vaccine came out. Because, he says it won't work for old people. See below. His solution? Supplements. Oh, did I happen to mention that he sells supplements? So, in that he profits from his...
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    Medication Change

    Glad to hear that you have your blood glucose under control. It is more important than many people realize and can prevent downstream problems.
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    Post-op Warfarin

    I am not aware of any rules against it and can't see why sharing it would be a violation. You could always post it and then if it turned out to be against some obscure rule "beg for forgiveness" lol
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    Post-op Warfarin

    It is remarkable hearing some of the nightmare coumadin clinic stories. I have my own. About 9 days out of the hospital I received my own meter and started self-testing. The clinic asked that I send them a message through the portal of my weekly results. They would then give me "guidance" which...
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    mRNA vaccine AHA abstract

    Indeed. Look for him to come out with a list of supplements for sale which will ostensibly reverse this claimed inflammation, which he discovered all on his own from his own "research". If you take a look at his book warning about lectins- found in beans, he comes up with a problem in our diet...
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    mRNA vaccine AHA abstract

    Some definite red flags about the author, Steven Gundry. It seems he has a history of taking postitions that experts in the field view as non-scientific, then using his claims to profit his personally owned clinic and by selling expensive supplements, meant to cure something which is probably...
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    Post-op Warfarin

    I think this is wise. As it pertains to the guidance that your coumadin clinic has given you. As the chart posted by Warrick indicates, we have a spectrum of warfarin dose sizes, making it really easy to take whatever daily dose is needed, within .5mg, as they easily break in half. I keep on...
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