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I been sleepless for the past two nights but tired also just could'nt sleep. I ate fresh minced garlic cloves in my dinner twice. Is that why i can't s?

I been sleepless for the past two nights but tired also just could'nt sleep. I ate fresh minced garlic cloves in my dinner twice. Is that why i can't s?

Indigestion?: This depends on how your body tolerates fresh garlic -- for some people, this might cause indigestion. It could interrupt sleep if you also have gastro-esophageal reflux problems. If this is an issue for you, doctors would normally suggest raising the head of your bed slightly. However, the reasons for you insomnia are not so clear. Please see your doctor if your insomnia persists. ...Read more

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I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

I started eating minced fresh garlic cloves in my dinner 2 days ago. When i wake up i don't have an appetite. Is it because i cook it in my dinner?

Listen to your body: It is healthy to wake up with a good appetite. Maybe the garlic is upsetting your GI tract. Stop for a few days and see if appetite returns. Maybe a lesser amount would not have this effect or cooked garlic would be tolerated. ...Read more

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What is better eating garlic row or cooked, hence during cooking I use a lot of garlic but if its raw i would use one clove only?

What is better eating garlic row or cooked, hence during cooking I use a lot of garlic but if its raw i would use one clove only?

Raw or cook lightly: Garlic is one of the healthiest things we can eat but many of its benefits are reduced if overheated or cooked too long. Adding it towards the end of cooking and cooking only 5-10 minutes at lower temp. Will help you get the greatest benefits. For much more detail see on both the benefits & preparation see http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read more

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Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Seems it's the oil: The problem - rare but deadly serious - seems to be in oil infusions - not with the simple raw clove. It is credited with reducing risk of lung cancer. No reports of botulism are readily available - don't worry. ...Read more

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If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

If i had an onion and one or two cloves of raw garlic at dinner. Will this help in controlling diabetes?

Don't know: I am aware of positive impact on blood lipids with garlic - but have not seen studies regarding impact on blood sugars. ...Read more

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So...I take nattokinase and raw garlic (2-3 cloves a day). Is this likely to affect a D dime result significantly i.e. making it a false negative?

So...I take nattokinase and raw garlic (2-3 cloves a day). Is this likely to affect a D dime result significantly i.e. making it a false negative?

Not likely: The D-dimer test has a very high sensitivity (about 95%) so the likelihood of false negative is very low. Glover and nattokinase does not affect the sensitivity to anyone's knowledge. ...Read more

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How to get a clove of garlic out of my vagina?

How to get a clove of garlic out of my vagina?

Carefully: Take your time. Use lubrication. If you can't get it out make an appointment with your doc. Don't worry, gynecologists take lots of things out. ...Read more