I have been posting a lot about healthy living, good food that is favourable for someone with Sickle Cell and the learning still continues, as well as the blog.
All the various things that I recommend, I also do, as staying healthy is very important to me. Even though I look after myself, as much as I can, I still find myself sick with Sickle Cell or something else and sometimes, that would trigger a Sickle Cell crisis.
During such situations, I wonder if there is more that I should be doing that I am not doing. One thing, that I have tried to do is – to buy organic food as possible. The fresher the food, the better for us. All these genetically modified foods is not good for the human body.
Medicines are also genetically modified and so, it can sometimes be a loosing battle for the human body. And that is the reason why, when I am taking tablets, 8 times out of 10, I will eat some solid food. I will not just take tablets with ordinary water. Sometimes, I might be outside and not indoors where I can get some food, so it might mean taking my tablets with biscuits or eating crisps. When I buy crisps, I buy multi-grains crisps and I also tend to eat popcorns more than crisps, as the calories are less and now you can buy wholegrain popcorns. A lot of shops now sell, dried fruits in small amounts, that is worth buying and keeping in your bag. I usually have various nuts, as they are easy to carry in my bag.
Some countries insist on the labelling of GMO foods but not all countries and such, it is better to buy food labelled ‘organic’. This is about preserving life, living well and the only way that can happen is if you watch what you are putting inside of you by being more conscious of what you eat. And ultimately not being admitted into hospital.
On the www.soilassociation.org website, it says:
Whatever you’re buying – from cotton buds to carrots – when you choose organic, you choose products that promote a better world.
Organic means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means more wildlife!
Going organic is easier than you’d think. Food, health, beauty and textile products that hold the Soil Association organic symbol have been produced to the highest possible animal welfare and environmental standards. Look for the logo!
When I was much younger, I could not care less about all this. I ate as much takeaways as I wanted and all. But now, with God preserving my life to this age, I owe it to myself to look after myself in a much careful and better way and do things the right way, whatever that is for me.
Keep striving and looking after yourself, Sickle Cell is not a death sentence!