Garlic As the Natural Antibiotic
The time for sickness is here. The pharmacies are packed, and the doctors are full. As you begin to calculate the costs of doctor visits and prescriptions you wonder, "Is there a better way?"
I too found myself racking up hundreds of dollars in medical bills, treating recurrent infections, and spending a lot of money on antibiotics. Finally, I found a way to treat myself and to better my health in general.
I had heard that garlic was nature's antibiotic, but like anyone else, I was skeptical at first; until I got a urinary tract infection and couldn't afford another doctor bill. I went to my local pharmacy, paid about five bucks for a bottle of garlic, and downed it like candy. I was amazed at the results. In approximately twenty-four hours, I was totally pain free. From then on I was hooked. I have used it several times since to treat various infections and sicknesses, and it is even safe to give to my children.
What is it about garlic that causes it to bring about these great benefits? Well, when a garlic bulb is crushed, it produces allicin. Allicin is a natural antibiotic and anti-fungal. This is the substance that fights against sickness, infections, and fungus.
When allicin is produced by crushing the garlic bulb, its effectiveness immediately begins to deteriorate. Cooked garlic provides little or no medicinal value. This is why that you must use fresh garlic immediately and in the raw form in order to benefit.
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Now, many supplement manufacturers have found a way to process the garlic and still retain the allicin, thus preserving its medicinal benefits. This is obviously the way to go if you want to get to the root of a problem fast (and you don't want bad breath).
Start by taking several capsules a day and increase the amount if you don't get the relief you need. I have taken as many as 40 (and more) soft gels a day when I was desperate. I'm not saying that I necessarily advise taking this many, this is just what I have done. And buddy, it took care of it! It may be a good idea to keep taking the garlic for a few days even after the pain is gone, just to make sure that the bacteria is out of your system.
IMPORTANT: After taking prescription antibiotics, it is very important to take a probiotic formula to replenish the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract. Prescribed antibiotics unfortunately don't just go after the "bad guys." They are there to kill bacteria, whether it's good or bad. Since some bacteria is necessary, such as acidophilus and it's relatives, it's up to you to replenish this friendly flora so you won't run into problems later. If this is ignored, you will likely get candida (yeast) overgrowth. This will result in yeast infections and other health problems in which you will need an antibiotic. And thus, the vicious cycle begins. This is why many adults and children alike run to the doctor over and over fighting the same old problems. This frustrating cycle could have been eliminated if only probiotics were taken after the antibiotics. Too often, doctors never tell this to their patients so the population for the most part remains uninformed.
I once had published on this article that garlic also kills the "good" bacteria along with the "bad" just the same as the prescribed antibiotics. However, after being refuted on the matter, I found out that I was wrong! Unlike prescribed antibiotics, garlic doesn't harm the friendly flora. This was a great revelation! Although it's still important to keep a well-balanced system flora, I've now come to learn that I can take my garlic without making matters worse! However, if I should get a urinary tract infection, I will know that I still need to take the probiotics in conjunction to the garlic because it may help to prevent future problems once I get into balance!
Not only is garlic excellent and safe antibiotic, but it also has a host of other benefits as well. It's very beneficial to the cardiovascular system and is a great system cleanser. Studies have shown the benefits of garlic when dealing with blood pressure problems, and high triglycerides. Garlic has even been used in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
So what do we have to lose? Stock up on this powerful wonder supplement/food and live healthier today!
Don't forget to get the probiotics too!