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James1979
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I'm not talking about the garlic pills or extracts.

Does anybody else eat a lot of whole garlic every day? Is it supposed to be very good for Lyme therapy? Or, is it considered too weak to do anything substantial?

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James, I know this isn't what you're talking about, but one of my german cousins (the one really sick w/ lyme&co) is trying this - http://www.allimax.us/products.php.

Apparently an englishman took it for lyme and got his health back.

On that site, I looked under "Articles" and found this - http://www.allimax.us/doc/Lyme%20Chronic%20Study.doc.

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Since getting sick I have added fresh garlic to my diet. I eat three cloves a day. I put one in my juice in the morning. I make salad dressing with one garlic clove, juice of a lemon, olive oil and salt and pepper. I eat my third garlic clove chopped on top of my dinner.

I've read garlic is anti bacterial, anti parasitic and ant viral. You need to start slow it is like adding another antibiotic. I definitely think it is helping. Choosing the right foods can be very powerful for your health.

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Thanks for the responses.

Hens, your links weren't working, but I think I found the info. I couldn't find the results of the study, but I found an interesting page which said that although garlic is helpful, it is not strong enough to cure Lyme on it's own. I think that sounds logical.

I found it interesting that they say that the allicin garlic extract can be 100 times more beneficial than whole garlic alone. I wonder how much whole garlic they're talking about...

I eat a few heads of garlic every day, and I just wanted to see if it was considered very beneficial. (Note: that's HEADS, not cloves).

I only eat them cooked, because I don't want to have stinky garlic breath. Now that I'm attracting the ladies with my black tongue and my fragrant feet, I wouldn't want to scare them away with my garlic breath! [Smile]

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Eating the garlic cooked may be delicious, but when cooked, garlic loses most of its active ingredient, so for health benefit you may need to hold the ladies at a distance with your powerful garlic breath!!
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just remember eating raw garlic will do a number on your stomach.

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James 1979,
Just chew some fennel or parsley afterwards to freshen your breath, or make sure the lady you are with eats garlic too, so you both smell the same. :-)


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(who also eats garlic 3 X daily)

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You guys really eat it raw?? I can't imagine doing that. I think if I ate even just one clove raw, I would smell bad for a couple of days.

I thought thar garlic's active ingredients weren't lost in the cooking... I'll have to look that one up again.

Klutzo - thanks for the advice! [Smile] [lol]

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Yes the therapeutic qualities are lost when cooked.

The receive the therapeutic qualities of garlic you must peel it, smash it with the back of a knife or however you choose to smash it, and allow it to be exposed to the air for a few seconds and then ingest in raw.

Honestly, I think you are better off with a good quality allicin. Too much raw garlic on a steady basis could mess with your stomach and flora.

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If you don't want to smell like garlic it's essential that phase II of liver detox is working at it's best.

Eat lots of parsley and cilantro and make sure your body is detoxing at it's best. Keep your body alkaline.

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i get it.. you're trying to become that gassy guy of my dreams.. Sir Fartsallot. [Big Grin]


seriously, garlic is great for you.
gigi's doc k writes about it, very informatively.
raw is best, but i just mince it and swig it down with juice. chewing it burns, and you mainly want to release that allicin just before you take it.

and beware if you have metal in your mouth, try and avoid contact, because it will move metals.

mo

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