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Garcinia -- careful: Interesting molecules but... The jama review in 1998 found no weight loss benefit beyond placebo. Two patients using "hydroxycut" were reported with liver damage in ann int med in 2005; both recovered after the garcinia was stopped. Why not get down to the gym and/or join a fitness club instead? It's much safer and you'll meet some really cool people. Health doesn't come from a pill bottle. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and what causes it to bring about these great benefits is as follows. 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. ...Read more
Will not hurt: Other than worrying about your breath, it is not "unhealthy" to eat garlic daily as you are. Several studies show a correlation to heart health with garlic. (and you will keep vampires away too). Best wishes. ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: garlic, especially fresh garlic, might increase bleeding.
Stomach or digestion problems: garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestion problems.
Surgery: garlic might prolong bleeding. Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery. ...Read more
Garlic: Garlic has been suggested to possibly have therapeutic benefit in management of hypercholesterolemia. However, one large, well-conducted randomized clinical trial revealed no benefit in lowering LDL (so-called 'bad cholesterol'). Garlic, therefore, has not been proven to have any clinical benefit in management of disease, particularly hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more
There is no valid scientifically based answer for you. Do you have a disease that you think garlic will help cure? Has any physician recommended that you use garlic? I do not know of any recommended treatment or supplementation that would require eating garlic five times per day.
So, it is not good and it is not bad. It is just very unusual. ...Read more
No: 4000 miligrams is equivalent 4 grams or the weight of a garlic clove. It should not be too much if you like how it tastes. ...Read more
Garlic pills: There is no evidense to support it. ...Read more
It is a good digesti: It is good for your digestion and has many health benefits like lowering your blood cholesterol. You can eat one or two pieces daily or add it to your food while cooking. ...Read more
WOW, UHM, I DO NOT: Think there's a study recommending a specific amount. I'd say follow the current recommendations by taking it pill form?!? ...Read more
LongPromoted? Benefit: Garlic & other "natural" [simply meaning “from nature” (nootheroptionsexist), despite harvested, processed & packaged] agents long promoted (sales) as beneficial. I have never seen any organized human trials which demonstrate this to be true & for those clients who come taking garlic, etc. (many of whom stop after seeing their response to better options) & I've never seen benefits or loss of any. ...Read more
Most common cause..: Eating food with garlic. Other spices can also have a garlicy odor. Bravo italian cokking! ...Read more
I'd like information on lou gerricks disease. My son has been diagnosed with it and I know nothing about it.
Can you tell me, what benefits does garlic have?, I love to eat garlic occasionally, is this good or bad for my health.
What will happen if I were to eat a raw garlic right about now? I just eat dinner. What would I get as a benefit from it at all?
Garlic: You would get no increased benefit by eating it after a meal except that those around you may not like it ...Read more
Hello. I am getting rhinoplastry next Monday and I saw on my list of things not to eat 10 days before includes garlic... However I completely forgot?
I was hiking, I picked a bulb and it smelled like garlic so I assumed it was wild garlic. Should I eat it? I'm not 100% sure it's garlic. Is it edible?
No: Best to avoid when you do not know. Just enjoy looking at it but don't eat it if you do not for sure know what it is ...Read more