GARLIC: My 98 year old uncle eats fresh garlic every day

GARLIC


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


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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


UpDate

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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Comments 104 comments

desert blondie profile image

desert blondie 7 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

I've read quite a bit about the benefits of garlic...but never heard of anyone eating fresh raw garlic before! How severe is this 'reeking smell' his body has? And for the rest of us...garlic tablets are not supposed to cause these types of odors. But I do use fresh garlic, sauteed or roasted, in my cooking quite a bit. YUM!


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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

I know about a 90 plus person near my house who chews on raw garlic every morning on empty stomach. He is also doing quite a lot of walking every morning. He is totally healthy. No diabetes or hypertension either and no digestive disorders. I do not know about the odour though.

Nice hub.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

desert blondie,

Thanks for the comments. Try eating a clove of fresh garlic and someone facing you can smell the garlic. Garlic tablets do not smell, but I think fresh garlic is more potent than tablets.

When my sister used garlic in her cooking, my other sister would comment and said that the clothes she wore also smell of garlic.

God bless.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Kulsum Mehmood,

Thanks for your comments that corroborate my testimony of my uncle. If you try taking a clove of raw garlic, you will feel the smell yourself.


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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Amen! Amen! I know Garlic is great!!! It's good for serveral things! I had high Cholestoral 250 and I consummed garlic for 3 months and when I went back to see my doctor my cholestoral was 158!!!! Praise God!!! Geart Hub! Thank you and blessings to you and yours!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you drpastorcarlotta.

Thank you for your comments. It is great to know that garlic had helped you with your cholesterol.

God bless.


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hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

It says garlic may help the heart. Its downsides include bad breath and possible indigestion.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

hubber-2009

True that garlic causes bad breath, but I do not know that it causes indigestion.


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

I love garlic and I grow only garlic in my garden. The people like it so much that call it Uhri-garlic


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

I have not tried fresh garlic but I love it cooked. Last night I talked to a retired nurse who takes two cloves a day, one in the daytime and the other at night. She eats it raw with rice and finds it tart (not sure how to describe it).

The Chinese restaurant that I go to fried the garlic lightly in oil and put it together with cooked spinach, soy sauce and slices of beef. I always ask for more cooked garlic.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

einron, even though I know alot of the health benefits and healing properties of garlic, I really enjoyed reading your Hub because of the personal storyof your 98 year old uncle and how he is no doubt benefiting from eating garlic.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks laringo.

Thanks for your comments. There no doubt that my uncle benefits from eating raw garlic. A retired nurse friend of mine just told me a few days ago, she is eatig raw garlic twice a day and she chews it together with rice to take away some of the taste, but she knows it is beneficial for her health.

Many people do not like the smell of garlic left behind after eating raw or cooked garlic.


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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub Einron, there are too many things in nature that helps us, we seem to be getting away and away from it with modern medicines, which has more side effects. I love garlic also but I cook it. Since it is too hard I don't know how it will taste like when eating raw. Maybe we can steam the garlic along with rice (Persians do that) and eat it and still retain taste, flavor and nutrients. Long live your Uncle, I hope your other relatives also follow his example at least eat more garlic in other ways.


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Lgali 7 years ago

i love garlic bread


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

cgull8m

Your comments are most welcome. I hope that my uncle will live on longer. Unfortunately, my other relatives do not follow his advice. Garlic bread is yummy. Everybody seems to love it.

When I am in a Chinese restaurant, I always ask for more roasted garlic sprinkled in steamed spinach or young bok choy.


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Elynjo 7 years ago from Sin City

I love roasted garlic on mashed potatoes. My mom is taking garlic oil everyday.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Elynjo

Thank you for your comments. The Chinese and Thai use a lot of garlic on their cooking. I do like fried garlic with a little oil sprinkled on cooked vegetables.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you for taking the time to comment.


ClareBaros 7 years ago

Wonderful hub!

Fruits are the highest energetics on this planet! Health is energy. We have flows of energy: lymph, blood and nerve. Fruits pull like nobody's business. Add some botanicals to the mixture for a real pull. Great lymph movers: lemons, grapes, apples.

I know this recipe that completely masks the pungency of garlic:

1-1-1/2 cups sunflower seeds (depending on desired consistency)

juice of 4 lemons

1 TBS raw Celtic sea salt

1 crown of garlic

1 cup water

Blend until smooth and creamy.

Great with chips n dip: Pico de Gallo and vegetable flax crackers. Better than Mexican food.

The light of God in me salutes the light of God in you!

Inspiring faith of God's right-hand promises: Health.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Many thanks for the recipe to mask the pungency of garlic. I read somewhere or someone told me that you can chop the garlic clove and swallow it without chewing. That's all.


DaMan 7 years ago

You heard of a grass that you intake that help cure cancer? I don't know the name technical of this grass but they called it Dragon Grass. It help cleanse the body and replace cells that are damage during chemo session? Any ideas? It kinda shape like bambo leaf but thicker and shorter.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

DaMan, Thanks for the tip. I did check up on Dragon Grass and found some news on cancer cure. The video on wheat grass is spoken mostly in Philippino language and I cannot understand it.

If I find more evidence on it, I may write about it.


SMD 7 years ago

I started eating raw organic garlic last year after I was diagnosted with Lupas and Reumatoid arthritis. I was a sceptic more than most, but today I take no medication and I am pain free. Try cruching raw garlic with a cheap plastic or metal pill crusher instead of chewing it and swollow with full glass of water. Also after you crush the garlic wait 15 minutes before consuming to get the full benefit.


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

SMD

Thank you very much for your now pain free Lupus and Rheumatoid arthrits.  Is'nt God merciful and good to those who listen to His words of love and compassion by eating herbs? All glory to the Lord God.


Terry 7 years ago

I mince in food processor, min. 3 giant garlic cloves, min 1/2 inch fresh ginger. Spread thin coat of nut butter on slice of carrot raisin mana bread, spread on healthly coat of garlic/ginger mix, and lightly (to taste, minimize sting of mixture) spread on natural, non sweetened jam/perserve. Eat open faced for breakfast. Good for lymphs, warm feeling. I have this everymorn.(Have come to crave it now) Can feel the body parts where the garlic is working on....God is Good


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you for your comments. May help some people who try.

God bless.


gwennies pen 6 years ago

Good to know, einron. Thanks for the hub. I love garlic breads! :)


Terry 6 years ago

Been playing around with adding more garlic and ginger into diet. Came up with and enjoy daily this pate with my veggie sushi and salads. Three lg cloves garlic, large portion ginger, raisins, dates (sometimes with persimmons and or green apples)chop or puree in food processor or veg grinder. Can vary by adding small liquid like lemongrass tea or apple juice to make mixture a thick liquid and have as a sweet and spicy raw pudding. Yumm ! I love this combination. I am developing a desire for the warm, sweet, spicey flavors of garlic, ginger, lemongrass and lime leaves, horseradish, and daikon and arugala is new to me but yum I like the peppery flavor. I have noticed much improvements in my various symptoms which Ive battled for most of my adult life. Wish I impliminted these earlier in my life. Could have avoided alot of pain and illness. Better late than never. Ever amazed and in Awe of Gods patience and persistance with me and instruction of how to be responsible with the body, health and life he blessed me with! I am learning the hard way of how not to take for granted these generous gifts! Our God is so amazing, alive and active in our lives if we would just stop and notice! God is so very Good!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Gwennies pen

Thanks for comments.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Terry

Thank for the recipes. Appreciate your contribution. Glad that you appreciate God. God bless.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

I quite agree with you about the benefits of garlic. This hub was a mine full of information, thank you . If you have time to stop by my hub on cancer you'll see our families must have a similar gene.. Thank you again for an excellent hub.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Dim Flaxenwick

I read your article on cancer before I reply to you. You are right. We do seem to have the cancer gene in our families.

God bless.


veggie head 6 years ago

my uncle died from eating garlic,he tried swallowing a full garlic,it stuck in his throat and he croaked,the smell in the funeral home was brutal,it turned most people off garlic for ever,


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

veggie head

Very sorry to hear about the demise of your uncle. My condolences to you and family.


Indian cuisine 6 years ago

A neighbor of mine from India taught me a pleasant way to eat raw garlic. Put a few cloves of raw garlic through a garlic press into a bowl. Add the juice of a fresh lime. Dilute with a bit of water. Chopped tomato or cilantro may also be added to make it more interesting. Serve as a relish over rice, vegetables, or meat. It's an easy way to eat a lot of raw garlic. Delicious!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for the tips on how to eat raw garlic. I was brought up to eat Indian food as well as English and Chinese food. I prefer the East Indian curry as opposed to West Indian curry.

Here in Toronto, we have an Indian town and we have eaten in 7 different Indian restaurants in that section of town. The Sikh chicken and goat curries are excellent. People from America come up to Toronto to buy the spices and saris.


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Everyday_mom 6 years ago

I love to add garlic on my cooking. Have consumed fresh garlic many years ago but has put it off for some time now, 15 years to be exact.

Maybe I should hop on the fresh garlic consumption bandwagon once again. Maybe?


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You should hop bakc on the fresh garlic consumption.

Thanks for commenting.


Garlic 6 years ago

Brilliant Hub. Many thanks for sharing. Glad I take it every day....


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You are a smart guy! Do continue to take it.


RAYMOND 6 years ago

As a 70 year old man raised in rural North west Missouri, we had an old Vegitable Huxter who wore a garlic necklace around his neck 24/7. When ask why he wore that stinking stuff he replied, It keeps me well. He died a very old man and not from being sick. I have used garlic most all my life till moving to California. I came down with Ashma and my Italian doctor told me to start eating Garlic. I also suffer from Arthuritus and it has helped that also. It has also given me more energy. When I don't eat Garlic I loose my energy and feel run down. I now buy my garlich in quart jars marinated and eat it like fruit. I reccomend it to everyone.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Wonderful testimony to garlic. Just continue eating and all will be well.


Anna 6 years ago

Eating Garling and No Smell. I'vee done it for a year then stopped for no particular reason. Every morning on an emplty stomach, shop one or two garlic gloves very finely(easy to do it) put it in your mouth with the help of a tea spoon and drink with a glass of water (room temperature, warm as one wishes). No smell guaranteed and for sure no harm in trying it. Health benefits are enormous!

Hope my tip will help. Good luck for all,

Anna


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cristina327 6 years ago from Manila

Great and very informative hub it is. Thank you for sharing this great wealth of information about cancer and garlic. It is also very inspiring to read some facts about your 98-year old uncle. I wil be very happy already to live until 70 years old. Thank you for an inspiring hub. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Anna

Good tip! Plain and simple!


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

cristina327

Glad that you came by and thanks for your receptive comments. Am grateful for your kind thoughts. Have a good day.

Peace and blessings!


Etay1207 6 years ago

I chew 1-3 cloves of garlic everyday. No one has yet complained of a garlic smell. I use water or tea to dilute the strong taste in my mouth. I have been living with HIV for 11 years and AIDS for 1 year. I am completely healthy.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Etay1207

Thank God you are still alive today. Thank you for writing the comments. You are brave to admit living with HIV for 11 years and AIDS for 1 year.


Evelyn 6 years ago

I chew a clove of raw garlic everyday and swallow it down with milk, You can hardly taste the garlic and it doesnt burn. I have not been sick in probably 14 or more years. I cant remember the last time i went to the docs. I suppose i should go just for a check up at least.lol I dont care if I stink. At least im healthy. If you chew parsley after the garlic it wont smell either. Anyway. Mosquitos and insects wont come near me and I swear it keeps the devil away to..lol Its just good stuff


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks to a garlic eater who confirms that you have been healthy for 14 years. You also made me laugh at your last remarks. Good for you and God bless.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

There's no day that passed in my kitchen that I don't use garlic in cooking. I saute my left-over rice with garlic, saute meat, chicken, vegetables with garlic, I apply fresh mashed garlic with little butter on my bread for the toaster, fry nuts with garlic, oh lots to cook using this herb and always accompanied by onion, too. Glad to know the various curing effect of this herb. Thank you.


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einron 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Lita C. Malicdem

You are smart to use garlic for all of your cooking. I know that Chinese use garlic in their cooking and also the Thais. The Italians are also noted for using garlic in their cooking.

So, enjoy the garlic and live up to a good, old age.


SUDHIR PARASAD SINGH 5 years ago

Eating raw garlic is one of the best medicine for high blood pressure,high cholostrol, long sight and short sight,stress. I dont care about smell i eat twice a day 5 P of raw garlic. I insist many person to eat raw garlic

if you want to live long.

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Sehnonimo 5 years ago from San Bruno, CA

My friend told me about how he was on vacation when an abscess in his tooth started to cause him severe pain. He couldn't get to a dentist, so he looked up online some natural cures for infection. He took fresh chopped garlic, and after the first day, he could feel his pain ease. The garlic was curing his infection!!

I've thought about adding garlic as a regiment to my diet in the morning to prevent infections since I don't have insurance, but I've also heard of the smell...I don't know if just a clove will give you garlic smell, but I bet if you ate it everyday, it would. From what I understand, it gets into your blood stream, and the smell escapes through your pores. Someday, though, I will start a Garlic regiment!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

SUDHIR SINGH

Thanks for your comments. I believe what you say is true.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Sehnonimo

I have not heard about tooth abscess. This is something new to me.

Whether you start or not eating garlic depends on the individual.


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quuenieproac 5 years ago from Malaysia

I must start eating more raw garlic every day and recommend it to my friends . It is simple, cheap and it works!. Just remember to chop raw garlic to accompany your meals everyday.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

quuenieproac

Good for you. It works for everybody.


Dixon 5 years ago

I was diagnosed with a very bad stage four lymphoma. The best chemo and stem cell transplant would hold it off for 3 years where it was said to return with a vengence. After three years of remission, I was told that it had returned and was growing in a lymph node. Every scan showed the cancer getting bigger. Doctors said I would have to undergo more treatment when it got a bit larger. I gradually worked my way up to 15 cloves of garlic, once a week on a steak. At first one or two cloves would bother me. Now 15 cloves barely affects me. My last scan since I started this showed the cancer to be less than 1/3 the size! I'm confident my next scan will show it gone completely. Please let people you know with cancer about this.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Dixon

Thank you very much for your information. I am sure the readers will appreciate your input on your taking garlic and how it has helped you.

If you are taking chemo or radiation, read how Lemon Grass drinks help. This is based on info from Israel.

God bless.

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zorbathegreek 5 years ago

I found out about garlic from an old Greek named Jim Kouris he would chop garlic in his cereal in the morning and ate multiple cloves per day I have tried doing the same. I love garlic I have avoided use of any antibiotics for over 10 years.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

zorbathegreek

Great for you for listening to Jim Kouris the Greek. It is to our advantage to listen to good advice for it benefits us.


john  5 years ago

If you just chop the clove into little pill sixe pieces you can swallow a whole clove in seconds. No need to chew it. I'm sure it all gets digested anyway. I do 1 clove a day, usually with evening meal so the worst of the smell is away by the next day. I like the smell anyway...


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks John for your advice. You are a rare person who likes the smell of garlic.


lungcancer 5 years ago

Bullcrap, i've been eating garlic for months.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

lungcancer

Sorry, garlic does not work for you. My uncle did not have cancer in the first place.


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john-WA 5 years ago

from all vegetables most I like garlic - why?

it taste like Sausage


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

john-WA

What a laugh! Thanks all the same for writing!


person with brain 5 years ago

there never was a god

enjoy living your sad, pathetic lives chanting to idols in big buildings while the rest of us enjoy it for what it is


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

person with brain

What a shame that you were created from nothing but with a big bang theory!


Kristi 5 years ago

Great hub! My mom is taking the raw garlic/Ginger recipe from the book The Doctor Who Cures Cancer and also taking Evening Primrose oil to balance her pH. They say anyone with cancer has a very acidic pH. Her pH is up and so far feeling great from the garlic recipe. If your pH is low (you can test your urine or saliva at home) then use Cod Liver Oil or Evening Primrose Oil if you have fluid retention/edema/ascites. She has stage 4 uterine cancer with spreading to the lungs, but since starting the garlic recipe she has no ascite/cancerous fluid in her lungs, her doctor is amazed with that and she isn't doing chemo! Balance pH! Get the immune system up!!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

kristi

Wonderful that your mother is doing well with the garlic cure. Hope she will be completely free!


Raj 5 years ago

I started eating piece of Raw Garlic every morning since last month, But I never Knew that these many benefits are comes through and I hope eating raw garlic will not causing any disruptions


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Raj

Thanks for the comments!


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

This is great, I love this. Good work here.

Have you looked into Apricot Seeds, Vitamin B17 and Laetrile?

- Best Wishes

- Harlan


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Harlan Colt

Thanks for the remarks. I have heard of Laetrile cure for cancer. We have a genetic gene for cancer in the family. Four members of my family have 4 types of cancer and that started me writing about food and cancer.


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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

einron

Great hub. I have taken garlic supplements for years now. I will cook with it more often for my sister who you read my hub on spots on her lung. I love God too and I love that God gave us the herbs.

Bless You


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Healing Touch

Most Chinese always cook food with some garlic to make it more palatable.

Hope that your sister is improving. Place your trust in the Lord.

Blessings!


taner 5 years ago

ben taner turkey annem m?de kanser? suan metastaz olustu cok a?r?lar? var doktor eve gotur b?sey yap?lmaz ded? bana yard?m ederm?s?n?z Allah ?c?n


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

taner

Sorry, I do not understand what you wrote. I know you are from Turkey and that the Words "doktor" means doctor, and Allah means "God".


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Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks for writing about the benefits of garlic. I usually take it cooked in food.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Patkay

I also take it in cooked food, especially in green spinach or any vegetable with fried garlic cloves from Chinese Restaurant.


Malcolm 5 years ago

I just found your good and godly website. My wife is Armenian, so we eat garlic every day, raw and cooked. I heard that garlic has an effect again radiation - but I did not find that on your website. Another thing I did not find, is that eating raw parsley will deal with breath odours. The Bible helps us spiritually and physically. The Lord bless you.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

I have not tried raw garlic myself, but tasted cooked garlic. The Bible does help us spiritually and physically. God blees.


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jayb23 5 years ago from India

Wow thats an awesome hub. I liked the way you have bought history to the subject. I did know garlic is good for health but never knew that it had so many benefits. Keep up the good work. Voted it too.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

jayb23

Thans for comments. Most people know that garlic is good for the health, but they ignore it because it is not in their culture or have not acquired the taste.


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Sam9999 5 years ago

Great article on garlic and cancer. Something that tastes so divine must be a gift from God.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Sam9999

All food is from God. You are the first one to love garlic so much that you call it divine and a gift from God. You must really love it.


Alex 5 years ago

I love the taste of garlic but every time I put more than a clove into a dish I can smell it coming out of my pores the next morning. I love it but people around me don't.

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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Alex

You are so used to the smell that it does not bother you, but people who are not used to the taste of garlic find the smell obnoxious.


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Romano Arnesto 5 years ago from Philippines

I seldom eat garlic but I know its health benefits. This hub prompted me to imitate your uncle. Thanks for sharing!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for imitating my uncle. May you live just as long.


adam prus-szczepanowski 5 years ago

For the last 2 years, every day at about midday, I cut and squash 2 cloves of fresh garlic. I let it rest for 15 minutes and put it on a toast. Cover the garlic with olive oil (apparently it takes your body odor away!). Have not had a cold since! Love the pungent taste!!!! And then wash it down with a can of Bud!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Good for you. Thanks for the tip.


adam roger prus-szczepanowski 5 years ago

Hi Einron,

Thanks, hehehe... But don't forget the BUD!!! Has anyone

heard that taking too much garlic (crushed cloves)can give you bloating? It's not only the Bud's! Is it true?


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

No idea whether too much crushed cloves can give you bloating. Anything taken in excess is not good for you,


tallah 5 years ago

You don't get the benefits of garlic when you cook it or use it in tablet form as you would with raw garlic.

My aunt took it for years. Use fresh parsley. That helps to eliminate the odor. My mom eats it everyday and I NEVER noticed an odor. When garlic is crushed it releases allicin which only lasts a few minutes. Allicin has many health benefits.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

tallah

You have a point. Cooked garlic is definitely different from raw garlic. You probably lose something when you cook it.

You probably did not notice the smell because you are used to the smell.


Aveek Adhya 4 years ago

Einron,

I just posted the last comment . Sorry I didn't introduce myself.I stay in India. I eat garlic every day early morning in empty stomach. I went through all your posts but in one post u have written "My uncle did not have cancer in the first place" . What does that mean ? Is he still well now or has been diagonised with cancer ?

Thanx

Aveek


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Sorry I am not able to answer your question. I am now living in the west and my uncles is still in the esst.

Besides, he only told my mother and not me.


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