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Attention Coumadin Users: Keep Eating Your Favorite Foods

  (April 08, 2011)

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 8, 2011

A prescription for Coumadin brings relief, anticoagulation and tremendous uncertainty. However, Coumadin users now have an additional resource to productively and enjoyably carry on with their lives while taking the prescription medication. Dr. Tim Harlan, AKA Dr. Gourmet, board-certified internist and Medical Director at Tulane University School of Medicine, has released a new book, The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users, and two new iPhone Apps, vitKdiet and vitKfood, all of which take into special consideration the interactions and side effects of taking the anticoagulant drug.

In addition to other medications, foods that contain higher amounts of Vitamin K reduce the effectiveness of Coumadin. Most physicians recommend limiting foods that contain very high or moderate amounts of Vitamin K. The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users provides Ideal Body Weight Tables to identify your target weight, as well as an estimated caloric intake needed to reach that ideal weight; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack Guidelines that detail meal options to suit any craving; Weekly Meal plans with complete grocery shopping lists; and Recipe Tags instantly identify serving sizes, meal time (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack) and how much time is needed to prepare.

The corresponding Apps, vitKfood and vitKdiet, provide even more Coumadin-friendly recipes, full shopping lists, information about managing your diet and lists of Vitamin K content in over 700 of the most common foods.

A prescription for Coumadin doesnt signify the end of enjoyable, mouth-watering meals, says Dr. Tim Harlan, aka Dr. Gourmet. The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users and app provide strategies, recommendations and recipes to help Coumadin users strike a balance between satisfying their culinary cravings and controlling the possible adverse side effects.

The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users is available for download at for $19.95 and eBook for $4.95. VitKdiet and vitKfood are available for download on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the iTunes App Store for $9.99 and $4.99, respectively.

For more information about Dr. Gourmet, Dr. Tim Harlan, The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users and the Apps, please visit,, or

About Dr. Gourmet
Dr. Timothy Harlan, who practices medicine daily in New Orleans, is currently the Medical Director of the Tulane University Medical Group at Tulane University School of Medicine and is an assistant professor of medicine. He writes extensively on diet and health. His books, It's Heartly Fare and Hand On Heart, guide readers on what they can eat for optimum health. Just Tell Me What to Eat (Da Capo Lifelong Books) will be released in June 2011. As a recognized expert, Dr. Harlan has been featured on CNN, "The New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journal" and other top-tier media outlets. On television Harlan has been the on-air expert for the Food Network show "Cooking Thin" and as a host on the DIY Network show "AskDIY." His 2002 public broadcast program "The Dr. Gourmet Show" earned an Emmy® Award for excellence in medical programming.

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