reply to post by Skywatcher2011
SnF thank you for posting this.... Something I have long believed in.... Garlic has always found itself in my cooking... ex-wife always (English)
suggest I am over kill with garlic... if recipes state one or three cloves I use a bulb....
Now after surviving almost stage 4 cancer and she is taking a tablet that eliminates all female hormones as they feed cancer her type that is for
three years she woke up and said she no longer needed a man and ended a 30 year marriage leaving me stranded in the UK..... Point is a year ago I
went into a depression as I did not want the divorce. The Black Dog refused to allow me to cook for myself. I needed to loose weight as I was a type
2 diabetic and my youngest daughter was gonna have a white wedding middle of Nov last. So I started eating oatmeal for breakfast laced with cinnamon
and I started taking cinnamon caps 1000 mg morning 500 lunch and 1000mg dinner. I who need an ankle replacement due to exotic life style of a Ranger
years gone past and HALO jumper long distance runner etc, I started walking. In 2 weeks I was hurting but put in my mind those sleep rails in Burma
and what our POWs looked like when liberated. In their honour I had the strength that this will not kill me. UK had the first summer in three years.
As a Californian I suffer from SAD and needed sun. So walking became my day and ended up walking 10K a day. Dinner was a simple salad no salad
dressing favouring instead Cole slaw the healthy type that has less fat. 3 - 4 table spoons on top said salad. Every other day I treated myself to a
tin of Tuna on top of salad under slaw.... I found a shop that sold inexpensive garlic cloves in brine. I started eating three cloves a day.....
I am one who rarely receives colds... I have always suggested to my irritated wife that its because of the garlic who loved my food if it wasn't so
spicy ergo she never ate much of it but snacked on other items which is why she is huge. I was 295lbs on a 6'1" frame too fat but not like her who
is 4'12" LOL...
When Nov came for the wedding the tailor who measured me for the father of the bride tails in June heard I was dieting he said good luck as that is a
common statement during the initial measurement taking, was blown away I lost 5 chest sizes and 8 waist sizes. Went from fat boy vest to proper vest.
This was the kindest pressie I could give the bride as she was employing a fabulous wedding photographer who took over 800 photos. She will have
them when I am gone and will forever know I did this for her wedding. My ankle still hurts and doctors want to replace it but not used to having
questions I asked how long will it last... 10 years but you 8, I saw another doctor for a second opinion and he said after studying my notes 6
years.... Next question which was a deal breaker... What is the replacement replacement like.... silence.... doctors looking other directions but at
me. A complaint that he has never been asked these many questions... I said its important. Of course he said but its not good news.... there is no
replacement in fact we will have to fuse you foot to the leg! Well I will wait for the replacement replacement comes out. I am 60 years young its
only my body in service for my country whom turned her back on me in the 70's I left, my mind is still set at 30!!!!
Back on topic. I have an English mouth now. Last time in the States I broke a tooth and had to see a dentist. Long story short he invited after
asking of course all of his staff (he had 8 dentist working for him) to come in and look in my mouth. How embarrassing.... This gentlemen is an
English mouth. If any of my clients end like this the one who has been treating will be fired full stop end of that story. His xray reveals an
infection in my back upper teeth. Thanksgiving was hell for me. My daughter was honeymooning in NZ and I who never been alone on Thanksgiving spent
my first totally alone. Sad depressed withdrawn I woke up the day after and could not move my jaw. Point is my entire upper jaw infected. I am
still not right having lost 5 teeth now. I cannot wait for partial plates but gums still too soft to take the impressions needed. Maybe next week
and yes I have private care here not NHS dentist.
Thanksgiving day was last day of garlic taking....
This morning I woke up to the worse head cold with nose dripping and sore throat. This is not a bad cold but for one who does not get colds and
cannot remember what decade was my last trial of a cold I don't like it. I hate a dripping nose.
Then it hit me. I am not taking any garlic what so ever. Hmmmmmm
Then OP you posted this article... I had to write...
I am now chewing cloves using my front teeth. Eating without rear teeth is not fun there is no pleasure in eating right now... hope it returns when
partials are fitted. Only concern is roof of mouth is part of the eating experience will be covered by the partial plate.
I have lost 75lbs btw and my last type two diabetes tablets taken was day before Thanksgiving with no ill effects so far. On Wed I will be taking the
blood test I been tardy in getting. Nurse been calling three times to get me in. I just wanted to clear my body from those Mediformin tablets for a
few months before the blood test to see the results.
I was getting comments all the time that I am loosing weight when walking to the point I started wondering if I was doing wrong by my body... I
started research and came across a wonderful doctor who is on Youtube. Dr. Neal Barnard. Wonderful information provider. First I saw Kickstart your
body. Then I went on to Dr. Neal Barnard: Eating Right for Cancer Survival. Wow impressed I am doing the right things.... He is not selling anything
but how to get healthy highly recommended viewing.... I turned my ex wife on to him.... But alas one of the reasons we are not together is I am a
thinker and proud of it and she is the opposite. Don't confuse me with the facts is her favourite line LOL.. It saddens me that she is getting
Moral of this rant? Garlic Cinnamon... They are natures way of curing and preventing disease... Its been a quarter of a year sans garlic and my
first cold in decades... What does it cost you to try and change to be more healthy????
Enjoy and Peace
Thanks OP wish I could give more than one Flag but I can star each comment you make!