Apparently, people with sickle cell have lower levels of thiocynate in their blood, a compound and reduces ‘sickling’. This is evidenced by those SCD patients living in the Caribbean or African countries who have very few painful episodes, but once they move to the US…they have much more flare ups. You need to continue the same diet you had back home, a diet rich in earthy foods like the following:
Foods Rich in Thiocyanate
The supplement Dioscovite has thiocynate as the active ingredient…so if you want to go that route, you can. Good luck!