Medications & Nutrition

We curate and distill drug-food and drug-nutrient interactions research for Health Professionals to easily integrate into their clinical practice with our subscription-based online platform Medications & Nutrition

Join the increasing number of innovative, busy Health Professionals who integrate pharmaconutrition into their daily clinical practice.

How well do you understand the interactions between medications and nutrition?

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Don't know anything about pharmaconutrition

This cheatsheet identifies some examples of the broad range of applicability in clinical practice.

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This ebook provides more detailed examples on the range of clinical applicability in clinical practice.

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Am quite curious about the field of drug-nutrient interactions

This ebook outlines some of the mechanisms of action and broad range of application.

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The nutritional ramifications of pharmaceuticals in the human body

Question 2

Have you ever searched for drug-nutrient interactions or drug-food interactions and found it was very costly in time and effort and with very little reward … so you gave up?

Question 3

If you could easily access information on the impact of prescribed medicines on nutrition – would you? And would you integrate it into your daily clinical practice?

Although the research in this area of pharmaco-nutrition is steadily increasing, it is published in a vast range of journals and therefore costs time and effort to be found – and given you’re always busy, this is time you don’t really have to spend on something with so little immediate reward.

What we do is collate and curate the research into simple dot points that you, as a busy clinician, can easily access and integrate into your reports – this is the basis of our online platform Medications & Nutrition.

Including this information in your clinical reports results in -

  • improved outcomes for those in your care,
  • increased professional credibility with your colleagues,
  • utilization of this information in a time efficient manner.

Medications have profoundly and positively changed health outcomes however they do generally come with some nutritional harms. By identifying and addressing the nutritional harms, optimal health outcomes are closer to being achieved.

Innovative clinicians are always looking for new expertise and/or new skills and/or new knowledge so they can continue to provide their best service to the people in their care – are you an innovative clinician? Will the integration of pharmaco-nutrition become an integral part of your clinical practice?

Medications and Nutrition is a comprehensive resource on 

interactions between prescribed medicines and nutrition

This resource lists a comprehensive range of drugs (~ 6,000) that are associated with the drug:nutrition interface i.e. drug effects on nutritional factors (drug-nutrient interactions, drug-food interactions) and the effects of nutritional factors on drug effects (eg malnutrition, weight change).

Included as available is the evidence relating to many of the following:

Drug-nutrient interactions

Whereby a prescribed medicine alters the availability of a nutrient or a nutrient alters the availability of a prescribed medicine.

Drug-food interactions

Whereby a food alters the effectiveness of a prescribed medicine.

Drug-alcohol interactions

Whereby an alcohol-based food or drink alters the effectiveness of a prescribed medicine.

Impacts of side effects

For example some statins negatively impact appetite with ongoing loss of weight as the outcome.

Impacts of specific nutrient supplements

For example iron supplements alter gut microbiota in favour of pathogens.

Potential excipient harm

Excipients (the ingredients mixed with the active ingredient) may cause harm for those with specific food allergies and intolerances such as gluten, lactose, galactose, phenylalanine.

Manufacturers’ administration recommendations

This is particularly relevant to those with impaired swallow reflex or for those requiring enteral feeding. Alteration in medicine form or delivery format potentially alters its rate of absorption and extent of effect.

Thiamine transporters

Which drugs can be transported by and/or inhibit the function of thiamine transporters? “Drug transporters” are in reality, physiological transporters that can also conveniently transport certain drugs; this area of drug transport is currently undergoing significant research.

Medications & Nutrition - easy to use

Only look once for that prescribed medicine's information

Comprehensive range of prescribed medicines.

Each prescribed medicine's information is listed by both brand and generic names.

You can confirm the reliability of the information yourself

All entries referenced

Not included - papers that contain a mismatch between data presented and Conclusions

Maintains currency of the information

Updated on a regular basis.

In the process of changing periodic regular updates to ongoing frequently added new content (monthly).

No editorial

You form your own conclusions.

The data is objective therefore you will apply it based on your own  experiences and clinical practice.

Medications & Nutrition enhances your clinical skills because ...

Once you identify an interaction then you can manage it

Includes interactions between prescribed medicines and foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages, some "drug" transporters, and vitamins and minerals.

Once you identify an issue then you can manage it

Also includes impacts on BSLs, binding to plasma proteins, adverse reactions (relating to nutritional impacts), impacted nutritional biochemical factors, non-oral feeding, impaired swallow reflex.

If you are interested then the next step is to subscribe -

  Starter - if you are curious and cautious,

  Health Professional - if you are committed and keen.

Introducing change is hard ... especially for busy clinicians

Introducing change is always difficult as your current habits and systems are well established ... inclusion of new stuff can be an inconvenience.

Initiating new "habits" or systems takes time as you ask questions such as how do we include this important information on our already-crowded assessment page, and/or how do we integrate this information into our clinical management strategies; it requires discussion and resolution.

You also have to decide whether the investment of your time, learning and testing provides a reasonable benefit to the people in your care.

As it is difficult to decide whether a resource like our Medications & Nutrition is worth your investment, this free Cheatsheet was developed as a sample of the broad range of applicability of this field in your clinical practice.

Change isn't easy to recognise as it arrives, but it's impossible to forget once it's here. 

Seth godin


Medications & Nutrition

comprehensive and reliable information, easy-to-use

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Helping busy clinicians access clinically-useful drug-nutrient and drug-food interactions research 

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