Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for December 26, 2006


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Went shopping to check out the Boxing Day sales. After a couple hours not finding of anything of interest, I head to the only store that wasn’t busy. The health food store! I picked up an extra strength Kyolic garlic supplement at 1000 mg, once per day. Got home and did some more googling about the effects of garlic:

Fungal Infections

Garlic in certain forms is considered a potent antibiotic and can be particularly effective against certain fungal infections. Like viruses, fungal infections are particularly difficult to treat. Traditional medical treatments for fungal infections are usually toxic and can be ineffectual over the long term. To the contrary, garlic has proven itself as an effective anti-fungal agent against candida, aspergillus and cryptococci.

A report from a Chinese medical journal delineates the use of intravenous garlic to treat a potentially fatal and rare fungal infection of the brain called cryptococcal meningitis. In the report, the Chinese compared the effectiveness of the garlic with standard medical treatment which involved a very toxic antibiotic called Amphotericin-B. The study revealed that intravenous garlic was more effective than the drug and was not toxic regardless of its dosage.

One study using liquid garlic extract found that candida colonies were substantially reduced in mice that had been treated with the garlic. This same study also revealed that garlic stimulated phagocytic activity. This implies that infections such as candida may be controlled because garlic stimulates the body’s own defenses. Applied externally, garlic oil can be used to treat ringworm, skin parasites and warts. Lesions that were caused by skin fungi in rabbits and guinea pigs were treated with external applications of garlic extract and began to heal after seven days.

Allicin is primarily a fungistatic substance which can slow or completely stop the proliferation of the microorganisms. As an external treatment, garlic has also been found to effectively treat acne and thrush.

YEAST INFECTIONS AND GARLIC

Garlic has proven over and over that it is an effective antifungal agent. For anyone suffering from recurring yeast infections, garlic should be added to the diet. Its compounds are very active against candida albicans which causes yeast infections. Some studies have shown that garlic is more potent in treating yeast infections than nystatin, gentian violet and six other reputable antifungal agents.

Yeast infections plague millions of Americans and can cause conditions such as thrush, vaginal yeast infections and intestinal yeast disorders. Candida albicans has been linked to a wide variety of symptoms including chronic fatigue, depression, infertility and allergies. Much of the scientific research done on garlic has centered around its antimicrobial activity, especially against infectious fungi like C. albicans which causes yeast infections. Chicks that were inoculated with the C. albicans organism were cured after ten days of ingesting garlic.

A study reported in Mycologia in 1977 concluded that garlic significantly inhibited all isolates of yeast-like fungi that were tested. Once again, it is important that the allicin component of garlic is present in order to receive the antifungal effect.

Some research has suggested that raw garlic was not effective against yeast infections, while aged extracts were very good. An added bonus of using garlic to treat yeast infections is that no clinical stains of C. albicans have been known to become resistant to garlic therapy.

Because high blood sugar is also related to a higher risk of yeast infections, garlic therapy has an additional advantage. Garlic compounds have demonstrated their ability to lower blood glucose levels which would help to decrease one’s risk of developing a yeast infection.

And with such strong evidence against candida, how many people have mentioned this? NONE. Not one person mentioned taking simple garlic for candida although the naturopath and the iridologist suggested a candida infection. It was never mentioned.

So I’ll try it and see what happens…

This Saturday will be nine weeks since the simple B6 vitamin blood test and not a word on the results. This is outrageous. “Our stated turnaround time is 15 days” seemed a little dated now. It has been exactly 60 days today since the blood test was taken.

60 days for a standard vitamin blood test. What a joke. It’s no wonder my doctor wants me on antidepressants…

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December 27, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Acidophilus is a microorganism, the digestive system and intestinal health aids. Acidophilus Lactobacillus is recognized in the dairy-free form, since many people consume lactose intolerance or animal products. Acidophilus, additional health benefits together with strengthening the immune system.

    Comment by Acidophilus | September 23, 2010 | Reply


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