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I wonder if grapefruit increases the potency of many meds because it slows down detox, and the meds stay in circulation longer.


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In the case of Conzip, as I wrote earlier, there is "competition" for an enzyme which grapefruit depletes and is needed to metabolize the med.  I guess you could substitute the word "detox" for "metabolize."  To me, detox implies that you're getting rid of a toxin, and it confers a negative connotation on the med.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I have a friend who was told not to eat grapefruit as can/would interfere with her prescribed medication, think it is for high b.p.    
If it were me, I'd do whatever I could, not to be taking pharma meds, but then, who knows......I love grapefruit, but only eat small amounts of fruits at present, as I am a fast oxidizer type, ie "hunter' GT, and need proteins/fats much more for sustained energy and good brain function, so for me, berries, pear, apple, peach only sometimes, grapefruit - TCM says has cooling energy, I still eat a little in cooler seasons too.  I read this fruit good for removing inorganic calcium deposits from joints such as knee joints, so can prevent arthritis down the track perhaps. go grapefruit!!
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I was also told that grapefruit interferes with The Pill...?!  But that would surely be to do with decreasing its effectiveness, not the other way round?  
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