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Garlic: Nature’s Natural Antibiotic

September 26, 2009

GARLIC

What To Do When The Experts Are No Help!

What do you do when you’re feeling sick, the pain is unbearable,  and the prescriptions that the “experts” prescribe are either making you sicker or are just not working?

The first emergency room said, “It’s not shingles!”  The second hospital emergency room physician said very emphatically, “It’s definitely shingles!”  The third prognosis came from the neurologist, “I don’t think it’s shingles, but I’m not sure.” So where does that leave us, you’ve got it…confused!!

So now I’m going into the third week of painful episodes with a close family member.  Her skin feels like it is burning and is extremely sensitive to touch, even clothing hurt her.  At one point, the pain surrounded three quarters of her abdomen area, so she could only lay on one small area, which after a few days became numb and/or aching.

I Understand How Michael Jackson Could Get Hooked on Painkillers

I can understand how Michael Jackson could get hooked on painkillers.  They kept prescribing her painkillers which she took like clockwork because if she didn’t she couldn’t get any rest or relief.  It amazed me how quick they were to prescribe a medication even though they weren’t sure what it was.

By the end of the second week of pain, her window sill which housed her medicines was filled to the brim with a mixture of allopathic prescriptions, vitamins, minerals, and natural remedies.  Occasionally she would get a glimmer of hope and an easement in the pain, just to be shocked back into reality with another painful episode.  She was getting so disheartened.  I decided to call my irridologist.

Garlic Is A Natural Antibiotic

Dr Laurie recommended GARLIC and reminded me of the garlic detox she had prescribed for me a year ago.  She explained that garlic is a natural antibiotic.  It appears that this is not something new,  for  Garlic Central also reports that, “Louis Pasteur examined garlic’s use as an antibacterial back in the nineteenth century and showed how it killed bacteria under laboratory conditions. Numerous modern studies confirm that garlic has definite antibiotic properties and is effective against many bacteria, fungi and viruses. According to Wright State University (1), garlic is approximately one per cent as potent an antibiotic as penicillin.”

Garlic Must Be Fined Chopped or Crushed to Release It’s Anti-Fungal Properties

The allicin and diallyl sulphides in organic garlic is what makes it so healthy and powerful.  Accillin is anti-fungal and the diallyl sulphides are good for the blood, circulation,  and boosting the immune system.  According to Garlic Central, “Allicin does not occur in “ordinary” garlic, it is produced when garlic is finely chopped or crushed. The finer the chopping and the more intensive the crushing, the more allicin is generated and the stronger the medicinal effect.”  The site also states that garlic should be eaten raw, chopped, and with cooked food to protect the stomach because, “if garlic is cooked whole then it has almost no medicinal value or health benefits.”

Dr. Laurie’s Garlic Detox

The garlic detox consists of taking one tablespoon of raw organic garlic four times a day for four days.  I did it last year and I’ve rarely been sick.  Now brace yourself, you will smell like garlic for a few days, so do this over the weekend.  But the benefits are worth it!  She recommends doing it each season or when you feel something coming on.

Did you know that garlic according to http://www.garlic-central.com/garlic-health.html, is not only a “herbal wonder drug,” but can also :

The Benefits of Garlic

In addition, http://naturalhealthremedies.org/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-garlic/ shares the following extraordinary benefits:

  • Garlic has a powerful antioxidant effect-“Allicin naturally increases antioxidant enzymes atalase and glutathione peroxidase in your blood. It can help against the damaging effects of nicotine and slows the aging process of your liver by inhibiting lipid peroxidation.”
  • Garlic has 1% of the potency of penicillin and can ward off a number of bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus. The problem with most antibiotics is that bacteria develops resistance to them, however this is not the case with garlic.  These benefits were first realized back in the early 19th century when English priests caught infectious fever. The French priests, who ate garlic everyday, didn’t.”
  • Garlic is effective in reducing Blood Pressure– “Clinical trials, which were published in the Journal of Hypertension, showed that the blood pressure of volunteers was reduced 1 – 5% after taking garlic supplements. This may not sound a lot but this small reduction can reduce the chance of a stroke by 30-40% and heart disease by 20-25%.”

Can Two or Three Cloves of Garlic Prevent a Cold?

And, if all this weren’t enough, they assert that two or three cloves can prevent a cold!   As with any powerful medicine, there are precautions http://www.garlic-central.com/dangers.html.  Garlic Central cautions against storing raw garlic in oil in room temperature.  They also share recommendations on what to look for when buying it. http://www.garlic-central.com/garlic-101.html

When I googled the ‘health benefits of garlic’, I got 5,310,000 hits.  There is so much more to garlic.  Check out these links for a scientific explanation on the potential benefits of using garlic:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090130154901.htm or http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/unlocking-the-benefits-of-garlic/, or http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=60.

If that doesn’t convince you to introduce garlic as a regular part of you diet, then do your own research to find out how it helps with impotence, inhibits coronary artery calcification, reduces free radicals, and protects against many cancers.

Barbara Talley is a speaker, author, poet, and publisher.  Her signature workshop, Superwoman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, shares the importance of balance and loving ourselves enough to  take  care of our health so that we have the energy to go after our dreams. www.thepoetspeaks.com

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