Topic: grapefruit

The Hormone Diet: Are You Mixing Your Meds With The Wrong Foods?

The Hormone Diet: Are You Mixing Your Meds With The Wrong Foods?

The combination of certain foods and your medication(s) can affect how the drug is broken down, absorbed or metabolized in your liver. Whether you have just started on a new medication or you suddenly find your medication isn’t working as effectively, I suggest checking to make sure your prescriptions are consumed away from the most common offending food interactions. More »

Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit And Drugs Can Be A Deadly Combination, Says Study

Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit And Drugs Can Be A Deadly Combination, Says Study

Grapefruit juice fits squarely in the category of “health food,” so it might surprise you to know that a new study says grapefruit can cause seriously unhealthy side effects–including sudden death, hallucinations, acute kidney failure, muscle damage, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal bleeding and bone marrow suppression in people with weakened immune systems–when combined with many prescription drugs. More »