- Jan 7, 2013
Unless something else is going on, (it’s the [post-op] human body, so that’s likely, but) I’ve found that eating a single Brussels sprout brings my INR down 0.6 points! lol
I really doubt it is the "brussel sprout". I'd bet on natural INR variance between tests. I enjoy Brussel sprouts (steamed w/butter) at least once per week. My last five bi-weekly INRs have been 2.9,2.9,2.5,2.8,3.1. All well within range. Don't let an INR blip determine your diet............... I’ve found that eating a single Brussels sprout brings my INR down 0.6 points! lol
Cool. I'll go ahead and do the same once I have had a few weeks of INR stability. It will be interesting to see how it affects each of us. n=2 provides slightly more meaningful data than n=1, of course.I'm all set for testing higher doses of K2. I want to be sure that my INR hasn't already been affected by the extra K2 that I currently take.
I found that I have 180 mcg K2 pills - I'll probably add these to the current 100 mcg that I'm taking now -- and I'll check after a couple days.
I also have some 100 mcg K2 on their way to me.
I don't want to go too far overboard with K2, although I don't expect any negative effects overall, but I'll check how (or if) increasing K2 moves my INR.
Sounds good.Yes. N=2 is definitely better than n=1 (unless, for some reason, BOTH of our bodies react differently, in the same way, as the rest of the world).
I just got a bottle of 100 mcg, and already have a 180 mcg, so once I'm sure of the INR for my 100 mcg dose, I'll up my values.
It'll be good to have two of us doing this.
Have you eaten natto?Those who consume natto regularly likely get far more than that daily:
Changes in circulating vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7, MK-7) and gamma-carboxylated osteocalcin concentrations in normal individuals with the intake of fermented soybeans (natto) were investigated
I have not and hear it is an acquired taste. Some love it apparently.Have you eaten natto?
Apparently very acquired. I just may pass on ever giving it a go now, lol.I lived in Japan for some years and while I ate it from time to time it smelled like the stuff pre-solids infants leave in nappies.
It is MK-7, which is the same variety that over the counter K2 supplements are generally made up of. MK-4 is the other type.Also I understood that it was a different menaquinone
Whilst it may well be worth giving a second hand machine a wipe-over with an antiseptic cloth or something, if you come into contact with any blood products from a previous user I would respectfully suggest you are using it wrong. When the test strip is inserted it goes into a slot that is covered, so if I had to buy one second hand that would not worry me.The only thing about buying used is there are blood products from previous user on machine. I went with new machine instead ,bought from wilbourn medical. It just showed up today. Payed 900 bucks for the kit. Insurance wanted to charge 3k to rent machine. Will see how it works out. I saw a used one just for machine was 180 bucks on eBay. I don’t need to get HepC or other virus like HIV, I have managed to avoid that working in medical field all of my life. YMMV
Not sure how you searched, but in March I bought a New unused Coag-Sense device off of eBay for $215 and a years supply of test strips, lancets and alcohol pads from Wilburn Medical for $228.. Works well too. No issues.The only thing about buying used is there are blood products from previous user on machine. I went with new machine instead ,bought from wilbourn medical. It just showed up today. Payed 900 bucks for the kit. Insurance wanted to charge 3k to rent machine. Will see how it works out. I saw a used one just for machine was 180 bucks on eBay. I don’t need to get HepC or other virus like HIV, I have managed to avoid that working in medical field all of my life. YMMV
here's the reality of microbiology ... you can't have decimal places like you can in maths, so less than one is zero : infinitesimally small is zero..I just know that the possibility of infection from a used machine maybe infinitesimally small to get an infection; but it’s not non-existent which is my entire point
the blood is put onto the strip, the strip is disposed of. An optical path is used internally to observe the motion of the blood.The only thing about buying used is there are blood products from previous user on machine.
Great, so what I said should be totally clear then.I have a BS in microbiology with honors so I kind of understand the whole microbial thing.
advantage to the Coagucheck then, its the strip, which is disposed of. See herePlus my machine is exposed to the blood that is pooled in a small well that holds 10 microliter of blood.
If you held such a degree you'd know the answers to that. Basically don't snort it or ingest it and you'll be fine (prion's indeed ... are you even aware of a blood borne one, sounds like you're searching around for baffellment. You picked the wrong guy for that Tom Foolery )Can a person guarantee they aren’t getting prions or a hepatitis virion, who knows.
PS: back years ago my BSc was a double major of Biochemistry and Microbiology. I've since done a few other higher degrees and if there's one thing I've come to have no time for its "I've got a degree" ... Good scientific argument is had with presentation of a well supported case, both from theory and evidence; not your laurels. If you had done such a degree its first year stuff to know that sufficient dillutions will essentially mean mathematically a fraction of a pathogen. >> which means none.Prion diseases are rare. About 300 cases are reported each year in the U.S.