by Sean Marshall
Lime juice as an alternative method to treating sickle cell? According to information Nigeria, a media outlet in Nigeria, has reported that the healing power of the lime. It was explained in the article that a study from the National Library of Medicine indicates that “lime juice could either core or greatly accelerating healing time form a variety of life-threatening illnesses.”
The article dove into many different diseases but he specific details about sickle cell included “A clinical trial of lime juice was recently found to reduce painful episodes (50.0% lime juice interventions versus 92.7% control) febrile illness and hospital admission rates for sickle cell anemia in children.”
Unfortunate the details were not given as to how. It was explained that drinking lime juice would reduce pain or why it stopped sickle cell episodes it was just explained that it just had that effect. Further research and testing is being done to explain the why but for now any good news is worth a try.
The article also covered such issues as malaria, stopping smoking, disinfecting water, killing pancreatic cancer and sanitizing food. As interesting as those aspects were they were not related to sickle cell disease, but worth giving a look.
The full article can be found here: http://www.informationng.com/2015/02/lime-juice-could-save-100s-of-thousands-of-lives-each-year.html
Other news this week include the McCourty twins bringing their sickle cell fundraiser to New Brunswick Canada. The article was posted app.com it mainly focused on the fund-raising charity Tackle Sickle Cell. For those who don’t know the McCourtys are twins who both play in the NFL and on separate teams who have a family history of Sickle cell disease.
It was explained that “With Devin McCourty making it to the Super Bowl this year, and Jason McCourty out in Arizona doing Radio Row, wearing a (Tackle Sickle Cell) T-shirt and speaking about it to different outlets it’s spreading awareness of sickle cell.”
It was also mentioned that Tackle Sickle Cell is a “partnership between the McCourtys, both of whom are former Rutgers football stars, and the New Brunswick-based non-profit Embrace Kids Foundation, is hosting its second annual Casino Night from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in the downtown heart of campus.”
For those who are interested tickets are $75 per person and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $2,000.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.app.com/story/sports/college/rutgers/2015/02/19/mccourty-twins-rutgers-tackle-sickle-cell-new-brunswick/23679757/
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