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  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Gut Health & Sickle Cell Disease: How Does the GUT Impact SCD?

    The “gut” in this context is an informal reference to the gastrointestinal tract – the stomach and the intestines. The human gut is home to the microbiome - various microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is an unfathomable ecosystem of trillions of microbiota that are vital for the body... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Proteins in the Diet of Sickle Cell Disease Patients: What Kind, How Much & the Benefits

    Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Patients often suffer chronic fatigue and anemia due to the general malaise of sickle cell disease. In our previous article about diet and nutrition for SCD patients, we highlighted how they are susceptible to macronutrient deficiencies as compared to the general populat... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    SCD & Pain: Essential Fatty Acids Can Reduce Sickle Cell Pain

    Fatty acids are the natural components of fats and oils that can be divided into saturated, mono-unsaturated, and poly-saturated fatty acids. Among these, essential fatty acids (EFA) are a special type of ‘good fat’ that the human body needs for important biological processes. However, the human... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Exercise and its benefits for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Kids and Adolescents

    It is a well-known fact that exercise exerts various positive health benefits like improved blood circulation, muscle function and anti-inflammatory actions on the general population. At the same time, it is also known that dehydration and extreme exertion can exacerbate inflammation and lead to ... View Post
  • | Dr. Charlie Ware

    Sickle Cell Disease and Inflammation: The What, Why & How

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) refers to a group of red blood cell related disorders like HbSC, HBSO, etc. that affect hemoglobin in the body. It is a genetic disease inherited at birth by a child that receives two sickle cell genes instead – one from each parent   What Causes Sickle Cell Disease? T... View Post