Fight Sickle Cell Anemia with Integrative Medicine

Dietary sources of thiocyanate prevent the worst symptoms of sickle cell anemia.  If you eat a diet rich in thiocyanate most people will have infrequent painful symptoms and reduced pain when symptoms occur.

Dietary Sources of Thiocyanate:
  • African yam
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • plantain
Herbal Medicine to Treat Sickle Cell Anemia:


Dietary Sources of Vitamin C will Help Prevent Painful symptoms of Sickle Cell Anemia:
Dietary Vitamin C is not Just Ascorbic Acid:


Ascorbic Acid has it place in short term acute use, but is not recommended for long term use.

Dietary Vitamin C Has these fractional components:

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • ascorbinogen
  • bioflavonoids
  • rutin
  • tyrosinase
  • Factor J
  • Factor K
  • Factor P

Manufactured Vitamin C (Vitamin C Supplements) has only this component:

  • Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid when alone, kills healthy gut bacteria.  The ascorbic acid in supplements is often derived from corn starch, corn sugar, or rice starch, and is chemically dependent upon volatile acids.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that synthetic or processed vitamins either don’t work as expected or are probably bad for you with long term use.

The best way to get a vitamin you need is by finding the spice, tea, vegetable, or fruit that has the most of the vitamin you are looking for and consume it in moderation.


Sugar Blocks the Absorption of Dietary Vitamin C:


Sugar blocks the absorption of dietary vitamin C. Make an effort to get dietary vitamin C in your diet without sugar being in your stomach or in the food item being consumed.  The secondary problem is that for Vitamin E to be absorbed by the body Vitamin C must be available.  The last problem is that manufactured Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is only one part of the molecule to dietary vitamin C (the outer coating).

DHA transport activity in both GLUT1 and GLUT3 was inhibited by 2-deoxyglucose, D-glucose, and 3-O-methylglucose among other hexoses while fructose and L-glucose showed no inhibition. Inhibition by the endofacial inhibitor, cytochalasin B, was non-competitive and inhibition by the exofacial inhibitor, 4,6-O-ethylidene-alpha-glucose, was competitive. Expressed mutant constructs of GLUT1 and GLUT3 did not transport DHA.

  • Most fruits can have 3 types of sugar: fructose, glucose, and sucrose.
  • Sucrose gets broken down by the body to about 50% glucose and 50% fructose.
  • High fructose corn syrup has about 55% fructose and 45% glucose.

Glyphosate (Roundup) in our food chain blocks the absorption of Vitamin C





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