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When a human mind clearly and continually visualizes an end result, with deep emotion and concentrated intent, then the formatted energy generated is converted into its mass equivalent- (the desired result)

By Jim Francis

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Health Benefits of Raw Garlic== By Mary Bodel Platinum Quality Author

Garlic has been used since the days of the Bible. In the story of the Exodus, the Children of Israel complained that they didn't have it in the wilderness and mourned for the lack of the flavor.
Flavor is not the only thing that garlic can provide, though it is up there when it comes to most potent flavor. Only cayenne and black pepper rival it in the cooking department. The only problem is that to get the most benefit from it, it should be consumed raw.
I tried that once. It didn't occur that the bite I would take could bite back, but it did. I've since learned how to fix it so it doesn't burn my tongue. Wrapping some chopped garlic in a piece of bread works wonders, especially if you can avoid chewing it much. Otherwise, you'll want to invest in some gel caps.
Why would I be willing to go through that much effort to get the full benefits?
Antibiotics: Until medications could be manufactured to fight infections, garlic was used. In fact, it was used in both the Civil War and both World Wars for this reason. It is not as potent as today's medications, but it can help with minor problems. Even pimples respond to placing some garlic oil on them.
Cholesterol: Studies are mixed when it comes to the benefits of garlic on cholesterol. Until the recent past, it was considered a prime remedy, but recent studies have put that use in question.
High Blood Pressure: This is an area that most scientists are agreed on, regular consumption of this potent bulb can be beneficial to those with high blood pressure. It is best consumed raw, but taking the supplements may also work in this instance.
Possible Cancer Fighter: I've seen one report that garlic was useful in dealing with cancer. Many more have to be done to prove or disprove this quality.
If you choose to use raw garlic, you may want to have some ginger handy, as it can upset your stomach. Those on blood thinners should check with their doctors before adding it to their supplement list, as it can also thin blood. As with all herbs, it's best to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting to take it regularly. It does have a few drug/herb interactions.
One last note, no matter how you take it, raw, cooked or in a supplement, you will have to deal with garlic breath. It's in your saliva. If you want to reduce that effect, eating parsley will help.
In my eBook, Defeating High Blood Pressure, there is more information about resolving high blood pressure and preventing the damage it can cause.
It is $2, and loaded with information such as causes, medical and herbal remedies.

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