Is Garlic Healthy to Eat and Will you Smell?

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Can Garlic Smell Bad and Be Healthy?
by: Carol Giambri
Did you ever know anyone who went to the doctor for a "garlic" prescription? Most go for drugs or refills.  Doctors in USA are considered a medical authority.  To the "unusual" people like myself we run for the natural route first.   Will you join me after reading this article?
I remember the time when I had to sign a dental waiver. It released the dentist from any liabilities.  He wanted me on antibiotics and I refused that drug.  He gave me the label: "first patient who ever refused this drug."  It pays to be different and do what you believe.  This way you are responsible for your choices–good or bad.

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Colorful Heirloom tomatoes with fresh garlic
Did you know…
Most drugs have side effects. If you go on line and Google side effects of Prozac that you may be taking for depression one side effect is depression. Is anyone reading the little paper that comes with your drug? If this is the case with one drug imagine what you don't know about the effects of other drugs.  Just research the drug and you will be shocked. 
They all do have side effects and according to Dr. Lorraine Day in her video "Diseases Don't Just Happen" she is right.  So you may be thinking you are taking one drug and then up comes another problem caused by that drug.  It can be an endless battle to many. Some people can be on 10 or more different medicines a day.  With all the side effects our organs are going crazy with these foreign substances going into us. 
Constipated kids…

We start kids on drugs at a very young age. Constipation was never an issue when I was raising my kids many years ago. Today it is for many.  Is the doctor putting the kids on drugs or telling parents about fruits, herbs or foods that may help? 

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"Princess G" mom's said "yes"–I'm not the mom
Calling all garlic lovers…
Porcelain or Elephant Garlic? 
I didn't know the garlic I buy is Porcelain. It just says organic on the sign.  It is pure white with large cloves.  It is similar to the look of Elephant.  I know Elephant as it comes in a package and sometimes labelled. 

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Natural Penicillin (garlic)

Garlic stinks…so what….
Are you saying yuck to the smell or taste of garlic?  I used to hate garlic but I am married to an Italian who grew up with lots of garlic in his foods.  I didn't grow this way but I now love garlic.  I run for it, in raw form, when I get the hint of any sign of a cold or any sickness.  I forget the stinky smell because of what I am sharing below. 
Did you know garlic is a natural penicillin? 
My warning is too much can be harmful to your digestive system so be careful and use wisdom. Start with a little bit only.  It is very strong and works. Now on to some uses of garlic.

Thanks to Valentina Cirasola for sharing the sore throat remedy.
Tip 1: Sore throat


Put 1 large clove in each ear all day and overnight.  The next day it should be gone.  It should stay and fit into the ear.  It stinks but the healing properties is what you want. Put a large one in the ear. Peel a regular size and push it as far as it goes,

Keep one peeled clove in your mouth between the cheek and the gum.  Leave it there all day and overnight  This is very potent.
TRICK: To get of the garlic odor try chewing fresh parsley afterwards.

Tip 2: Blood pressure
I have heard that eating raw garlic is good for reducing blood pressure. 
Warning: Always check with your medical provider.
Tip 3: Mosquito Repellent
Eating garlic may emit a garlic oil to your skin that can scare away the mosquito and people. You may have them thinking twice before stinging you too. 
Garlic in foods spells….
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What's L.O.V.E. Have to Do With It? 
Answer: Natural and no side effects
-I love adding fresh garlic to my soups. Lentil or split peas is enhanced by this.  Even garlic chives can work here. Buy fresh.

-Have you tried grating it in salads?
-What about grating it over steamed vegetables?
Removing odor from raw garlic

"Put in milk for about 15-20 minutes. Throw the milk away, as it picks up the garlic smell and dry the garlic.  Now eat it raw without your skin having an odor." Thanks Valentina.

Reacting and Reflecting…
I just teased you with the world of garlic in my kitchen.  There is no shortage of where you can find it.  How about growing fresh garlic?  If garlic is not what you love have you tried garlic chives.  Try adding more fresh garlic into your diet.  Think beyond the stink and go for the benefits.
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Carol Giambri is a health and wellness expert, social media manager/writer.  With over 35 years of learning, gardening, and writing she continues to add photography of any moving object that catches her eyes into her passions.  A dog lover to the extreme.  She hunts for rare and unique shapes of fruits and veggies.  Two kids educational and fun products to further introduce them to eating more fruits and vegetables is part of her marketing plan with products.

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Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I hope you are eating tons to lower your blood pressure. Thanks for enjoying the tips and photos of our Princess G. Feel great hun. We want you around for a long time.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Totally with you. Great price to pay for sickness but for health it is wealth. Thanks for sharing my way of eating — as I call it the only way without judging others.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

You have just officially made me jealous of your growing pink Chinese. OMG. How wonderful. Keep on eating it too. I love elephant garlic. Never saw pink. Live and learn.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I am honored to see you here and share the fun way of getting back to basics. Natural tips saves time and lots of money too. You are my sweet friend as well. Together we can set the world on higher fire for eating better and healthier. For me that means vegan, mainly raw, plant based. But for others they can choose their path.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:04 pm

You have an excuse to stink and also a way to avoid the stink. Maybe it depends on who you want to attract or detract. Go for whatever you choose to do with it.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Glad you learned the garlic benefits and for sore throat too. Hope you don’t need it for that reason, but only to keep you healthier.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Wow you grew up with garlic as a Ukrainian. You have so much wisdom I bet I can tap into. Thanks for sharing that and compliment.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Gina, you are a wild woman. Your love potion sounds interesting and if it works then it works. Only you would know that. I read it works so I believe you.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Anastasiya, We both love garlic. Yeah. Glad to share tips always.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Glad tips were interesting. Now go use them and feel amazing full of energy and great too. Remember them if you know of someone who gets sick.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Joyce, Oh my, my. Yes, surely more than a teaspoon of garlic tidbits and free too!

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Glad to share the tips with you and hope you pass on the sore throat tip too. I feel like this is a garlic lovers unite post.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

With your little tribe I can see much money saved. Lucky you growing up with a grandmas that knew natural.

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Pauline, Wow about the natural onion/honey syrup. Would love knowing more. Yeah!

Carol Giambri April 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Becky, if it takes garlic to keep the covers from being stolen go for it in your ears. HA!

Jennifer April 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

Carol – I love the title of this article!  I also love garlic, I think I would eat it and use it even if I did smell!  I really like the smell of garlic while it's cooking in my house.  Yum, you've made me hungry.  Thanks for spreading the good word about natural and healthy living.

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