Garlic

Don’t let an itchy, sore throat caused by a a common cold or flu virus, strep or staph bacterial infection keep you miserable and trapped in bed for days. If the throat irritation is not due to a more serious or chronic and recurring condition such as a tumor, allergy, or acid reflux and the […]

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There is a myriad of wonderful herbs and spices that we often overlook as actual health-boosting additions to our foods.   Our common herbs such as cilantro, basil, thyme, green onions, ginger, turmeric, oregano, in fact, offer immeasurable health benefits by virtue of their powerful phytochemical and antioxidant properties!  Antioxidants (such as Vitamin C, A, E and […]

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If you eat enough of it, that is, huge amounts, (it’s doubtful if you will or can, but there are always those extreme individuals, including eating competitors – hot chili pepper gulpers, etc. -), you WILL get side effects! By a high dose we don’t mean a clove or two a day or every other day, but […]

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Garlic helps lower blood sugar and may be used (under a doctor’s supervision) by people with diabetes in addition to their regular regime of insulin and special diets.  Researchers have found that certain compounds in garlic such as allicin, allyl propyl disulfide and S-allyl cysteine sulfoxide work by increasing the amount of insulin in the blood […]

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Researchers have found that meat and poultry sold in the U.S. is contaminated on a large scale by drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria can cause not only mild to serious skin infections (boils, abscesses), but even deadly illnesses such as pneumonia, infection of the blood, or sepsis, infection of the bone (osteomyelitis), heart failure through infection of the heart valves (endocarditis), inflammation of brain and spinal cord (meningitis), as well as toxic shock syndrome.

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Garlic will not resurrect the dead, nor cause the blind to see! It can rightfully, however, be called a miracle herb because of its uncanny effectiveness in preventing and treating a multitude of diseases. Still, garlic is no magic bullet or instantaneous solution to any ailment! And no one should expect it to be.

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