Sickle Cell Trait - Over 100 Years of Deception

Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 3-4 million Americans and approximately 300 million people globally.  It also affects people from Africa, South & North America, Caucasians, Greece, Italy, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and many other places in the world.  In sickle cell trait, it means that a person carries or has inherited a single copy of the gene that causes sickle cell disease.  We have been deceived well over 100 years regarding the truth about sickle cell trait.   Nevertheless, under unusual circumstances serious mortality can result from complications related to hemoglobin “S”.  I almost lost my life after delivering my third child – Here is My Tragic Story 

Other complications and health issues with Sickle Cell Trait includes:

– Increased urinary tract infection in women

– Hematuria (blood in the urine)

– Complications of hyphema (this is the collection of blood inside the anterior chamber of the eye)  The blood may cover most of the pupil, blocking vision partially or completely.  This can cause permanent vision problems.

– Splenic infarction (a condition in which oxygen supply to the spleen is interrupted, leading to – partial or complete infarction (death of tissue due to oxygen shortage) in the organ. 

– Blood clots

– Congestion heart failure 

– Life threatening complications of exercise, exertional heat illness

– Heat stroke

– Renal Medullary Carcinoma 

– Complications during child birth 

– Arthritis 

– Pain crisis

– Renal failure

When a person has a  “sickled” gene, we must realize how serious this is, depending on the severity of the type trait that’s inherited, will determine the scale of health conditions a person encounters.  This means, in stressful situations, over exerting the body, in high altitudes etc.. the body could start to “sickle” which means the red blood cells turns into a  “sickled” or  “moon” shape; when this happens, the blood cells get stuck in the vessels and now complications listed above can start to take over our body and we can be faced with life-threatening circumstances.  Here are steps I would recommend for anyone living with the trait:

Take supplements that will help the body naturally produce red blood cells and increase oxygen on a consistent basis – this is extremely important because of the “S” gene.  The herbs will ensure the body will produce and make healthy red blood cells and provide oxygen throughout the bod

Hydrate – drinking enough water, while water isn’t the only factor when it comes to staying hydrated, it does start with water. The No. 1 goal should be to start drinking half of your body weight daily.  Eat more fruits and veggies in your diet because they have a GREAT impact on hydration and  also fruits and vegetables are packed with electrolytes like magnesium, calcium potassium and sodium, some of the most hydrating foods are:

Celery, Watermelon, Cucumber, Kiwi, Bell peppers, Citrus fruit, Carrots, Pineapple, Spinach, Berries, and Broccoli

Also, consume Pink Himalayan salt, cook with this and sprinkle on your food as well. The benefits of pink himalayan centers around hydration, because when you drink water, you also need sodium and potassium.  Pink salt helps balance your water and potassium levels due to its sodium content, in addition, it contains over 80 of the essential minerals the body need and it also  alkalize the body. 

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