GARLIC: My 98 year old uncle eats fresh garlic every day
GOD provides HERBS for FOOD In the creation of the universe. He had also provided every thing necessary for the survival of mankind. And God said, "Behold, I have given you herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding to you it shall be meat" (Genesis 1:29).
In verse 30, God continues: "And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, where in there is life, I have every green herb for meat: and it was so."
There is only one verse recorded in the Bible which mentions garlic (Numbers 11:5):
"We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:"
Herbs are plants having medicinal, culinary, or aromatic properties. God forsaw the necessity of healing herbs for mankind. Diseases abound and man is searching for ways to combat diseases. The garlic bulb is found to be most potent and versatile in treating diseases like infections, arthritis, cancer and heart disease. Garlic also boosts the immune system.
Approximately 3,000 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, man had used garlic for healing and herbalists have been writing about it for at least 2,000 years.
Garlic is common in Eastern countries. The Chinese and Thai use it in their cooking to flavour their dishes.The Crusaders brought it into Europe from Ascalon and it is known by the name of "shalot."
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Several population studies conducted in China centered on garlic consumption and cancer risk. In one study, investigators found that frequent consumption of garlic and various types of onions and chives was associated with reduced risk of esophageal and stomach cancers, with greater risk reductions seen for higher levels of consumption (8). Similarly, in another study, the consumption of allium vegetables, especially garlic and onions, was linked to a reduced risk of stomach cancer (9). In a third study, greater intake of allium vegetables (more than 10 g per day vs. less than 2.2 g per day), particularly garlic and scallions, was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk (10).
Evidence also suggests that increased garlic consumption may reduce pancreatic cancer risk. A study conducted in the San Francisco Bay area found that pancreatic cancer risk was 54 percent lower in people who ate larger amounts of garlic compared with those who ate lower amounts (11).
In addition, a study in France found that increased garlic consumption was associated with a statistically significant reduction in breast cancer risk. After considering total calorie intake and other established risk factors, breast cancer risk was reduced in those consuming greater amounts of fiber, garlic, and onions (12).
HOW MUCH GARLIC TO TAKE?
How much garlic may be useful for cancer prevention?
- The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, does not recommend any dietary supplement for the prevention of cancer, but recognizes garlic as one of several vegetables with potential anticancer properties. Because Furthermore, the active compounds present in garlic may lose their effectiveness with time, handling, and processing.
- The World Health Organization's (WHO) guidelines for general health promotion for adults is a daily dose of 2 to 5 g of fresh garlic (approximately one clove), 0.4 to 1.2 g of dried garlic powder, 2 to 5 mg of garlic oil, 300 to 1,000 mg of garlic extract, or other formulations that are equal to 2 to 5 mg of allicin.
MY 98 YEAR OLD UNCLE EATS FRESH GARLIC EVERY DAY
Uncle Khoon Leong, my mother's brother is 98 years old and is still alive. He outlives his wife, a son and a daughter who died of breast cancer. He had a comparatively easy life for he succeeded my grandfather when he died as manager of a company called Soon Foh owned by my grandfather and his cousin collecting tin ore from the local Chinese tin miners and selling to the big British company in Menglumbu, 3 miles from Ipoh, the capital of Perak, Malaysia. Perak is the called the "Silver (tin) State" of Malaysia.
My grandfather employed the town band master, Mr. Dorado to give his children music lessons, violin lessons for the boys and piano lessons for the girls. When uncle was younger, he played tennis on one of the three tennis courts in grandmother's house with his brothers in law and friends. He keeps himself fit and does not eat out often in restaurants like our family.
Uncle Khoon Leong could afford to spend $500,000 (Malaysian) on his daughter's cure for cancer, but to no avail. Money cannot buy happiness or peace for Uncle Khoon Leong. She was sent to Singapore for treatment about 400 miles away from Ipoh where she lived. Singapore is supposed to have better cancer treatment than Ipoh.
CANCER GENE IN THE FAMILY
My grand parents had 5 sons and 5 daughters. There seems to be a cancer gene in the family. Three sons were lost to cancer, one to cancer of the throat, another to cancer of the rectum and a third to cancer of the stomach. Two of the daughters, Foo Siew Yeng and Foo Lean Yeng died from cancer of the breast.
THE NEXT GENERATION
Of the next generation, the third son of my eldest uncle also died of cancer. My cousin, Dolly Cheah, daughter of Siew Yeng died of skin cancer and her sister, Nancy died from breast cancer. Lean Yeng's third daughter Jenny succumbed to breast cancer.
Our family thought that we did not inherit the cancer genes but were proven wrong. There are now four members in our family having four different types of cancer. Three are still battling against cancer of the ovary, prostate glands and colon. The one with the breast cancer did not survive.
It is tragic that so many of my relatives die from different forms of cancer. However, many of us are Christians and trust in the Lord to see us through the rough times. We understand that tribulation and trials are common to all men, but as Christians we are stronger and better to weather the storm. We do not understand why 2nd uncle is still alive at 98 years and he survives while two of his children left the world so much earlier. His habit of eating one fresh garlic clove must have helped him. We knew of uncle's habit of eating fresh garlic but we still did not follow his example. Garlic has a pungent smell if eaten raw and if eaten regularly, the body reeks of the smell. It may put most people off because of the smell. However, garlic greens are pleasant to eat if stir fried with beef or chicken.
God provided herbs for food for mankind right from the start of creation. Now man is slowly finding out the benefits of God's grace. Thank God for His mercy and love of mankind for providing herbs to cure diseases.
Uncle Khoon Leong died at the age of 102 years in 2013 in Ipoh, Malaysia. He was 98 years when I wrote about him.
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