Sickle Cell Anemia & Crisis
Causes and Risk Factors
Sickle cell anemia is caused by a genetic mutation of the hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body.
Both parents must carry the sickle cell gene in order for it to be passed to an infant.
Some common symptoms of sickle cell anemia are:
- Episodic pain
- Swollen hands and feet
- Frequent infections
- Vision problems
- Delayed growth or physical development
The most important agent in managing sickle cell anemia is IRON or Iron Phosphate (which is organic iron). Nature provides us with iron phosphate, which is needed for human hemoglobin.
The greatest way to obtain optimal and maximum amounts of iron phosphate is via herbs. Herbs rich in iron or iron phosphate are:
- Yellow dock root
- Dandelion root
- Burdock root
- Nettle leaf
- Mullein leaf
- Devil's claw
- Iron weed
- Blue cohosh root
- Red raspberry leaf
- White oak bark
- Yerba mate
- Red clover
- Strawberry leaf
- Elder berries
- Oregon grape
Taking daily alkaline baths (in sea salt) will help to alkalize the body. And if you have an oxygen or ozone machine, you can take an oxygen bath. If you add a whole box of sea salt to this bath, some serious healing will take place because now you're dealing with inundation of oxygen and alkalinity.
Hematite cleanses the blood and stimulates the absorption of iron and the formation of healthy red blood cells, making it vital for persons battling sickle cell.
Malachite is ideal for sickle cell and iron deficiency anemia as it is an iron and also helps in absorbing copper. It consists of the blue-green dynamic (like blue-green algae) and therefore is a must for healing on all levels.
Change your diet to one that's includes plenty of iron-rich foods. Natural sources of iron are:
- Greens (collards and mustard)
Seaweeds are also great sources of natural iron:
- Irish Moss
- Blue Green Algae
Fruits that provide good and moderate amounts of iron include:
- Black currants
- Elder berries
- Lycii berries
Iron-rich grasses and sprouts are:
- Barley grass
- Wheat grass
BARLEY GRASS and WHEAT GRASS (2-4 ounces daily) also provide essential iron (and other minerals and nutrients) and are also great sources of chlorophyll.
Thiocyanate is known to have anti-sickling properties. Foods rich in Thiocyanate are:
- White yam
- Pulse (all legumes)
- Butter beans
- Black eye peas
- Garbanzo beans (Chickpeas)
- Lima beans
- Teff (Injera)
- Brussel sprouts
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