Originally Posted by rainyone
People on blood thinners probably have more to worry from other foods/herbs/vitamins that are known to thin the blood. Things like garlic, vitamin e , green tea,onions , parsley, gingko, celery etc that are known to thin the blood. Basically people on blood thinners or who are at risk for bleeding should be getting their blood checked for PTT and INR's rather then worry about a small amount of vanilla or these other foods. Yes Mexico has regulations that are more lax then we have but anyone who has heard horror stories about nasty food establishments or other shoddy businesses know that can happen easily here as well. Big brother isn't watching all the time.
I'm sorry, but I really fail to see the point here....
And I'm trying really hard...........
to figure out why, if a person who is on blood thinners has to think about all of these common things--and my MIL DOES watch every one of those very carefully--WHY, if we aren't being "watched by Big Brother all the time" we shouldn't take it upon ourselves to remove one small thing that they DON'T have to worry about???
Does not being "watched" somehow make it OK to add to even one person's cummulative risk load?
Even though these (poor) people have to be pin cushion tested to death at Coumadin Clinics-- and are held responsible for their own compliance with diet and medication--, I still don't see how using what could be a potentially adulterated product is justifiable.
Beyond individuals already on blood thinners--who should know "what to look for" when there is a problem, there is also a small percentage of the population with "high normal bleeding times"--basically living at the "edge" of a bleeding disorder--who wouldn't even know that they could be at risk for a problem if exposed to a product containing coumarin..........