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Risky Food-Drug Combos

Summary: Something as simple as grapefruit can actually harm your health if you're taking some very common drugs.
Air Date: 10/30/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Madelyn Hirsch Fernstrom, PhD, CNS
MadelynFernstrom6Madelyn Hirsch Fernstrom, PhD, CNS is a national health expert and the on-air NBC News health and diet editor, and diet and nutrition editor for the Today Show. She is also the health editor-at-large for NBC.com and Today.com. 

Fernstrom has regularly been interviewed for and featured in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Readers Digest, Business Week, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Allure, Fitness, Self,Cosmopolitan, and Prevention. She has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, Fox News, BBC, NPR, Dr. Phil, and Good Morning America. Fernstrom has published more than one hundred research papers and several books, including The Real You Diet and The Runners Diet.
Risky Food-Drug Combos

Everyone should eat more fruit and veggies, right?

Well, if you're taking a prescription medicine, it's not always that simple.

For example, grapefruit can actually harm your health if you're taking some very common drugs.

So, in addition to asking your doctor for help, get tips from Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show nutrition and diet guru.

She discusses her new book, Don't Eat This If You're Taking That, a complete guide on foods to avoid and easy diet swaps.


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