Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:33 AM
garlic is a decent antispasmodic. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-...c+antispasmodic
garlic leaves your good bacteria intact. pay no attention to flux on this one. i believe that multiple antibiotic herbs are far superior. Pub Med abstracts are good at noting which herbs kill which microorganisms. garlic and onion oil only kill specific strains of bad bacteria. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...0&dopt=Abstract
interesting that you mention your cat. if you read the book stealth virus you will see a chapter on cats and humans. the author presents some interesting information on how cats and humans can trade viruses and bacteria (one little scratch is all it takes for the person who has a little chink in their immune system). i skimmed over it real quick but it seemed interesting. there is even a possible link to aids via feline immune deficiency..... --but the better link put forth by the doctor was to monkeys.the thing is that your symptoms started a long time ago so it may mean nothing.an allergy to garlic (the lilly family) is not rare. the fructans are minor due to low quantity, but anything is possible.
the sulfur compounds in garlic will make your gas more noticeable.
not true. everything on the planet that is alive has sulfur compounds. a piece of meat has more sulfur in it than garlic. meat is a decent source of sulfur aminos. the odor only seems to appear if the person is allergic or in the beginning of treatment. i passed bad odor for over 2 decades but after a dieoff period after using garlic and other herbs the odor disappeared. garlic --paradoxically can rid a person of odor. -- especially if it and the other herbs can wipe out the sulfur metabolizing bacteria (which i am almost positive it does).
My thought on the bloating is that it is gas that is not moving and maybe swelling but I am not certain.
sounds like a reasonable conclusion. i would eat wheat, corn, and sugar and within 1 hour my belly would blow up like a beach ball. the gas was trapped and i would suffer. the only thing that obtained symptom relief was reduction of all carbs. however, i think that dahlman is correct that some of us have too much bacteria in the upper and mid intestines. --but i think that food intolerances can also play a strong role in trapped upper gas and bloat problems (specifically certain intolerant carbs).my dieoff consisted of mostly diarrhea. for anyone trying this method, consistancy is the key. i am approaching 1 year and i think that i am only now finally able to take small breaks of a day or 2.garlic could possibly cause ulcers. one needs to be somewhat careful. when i switched to organic garlic which was about twice as strong, i got a lot of pain for about 2 weeks. then it stopped even though i continued with it. not sure what happened.
Guillain-Barr� (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system.
sometimes a person can have something on a much smaller scale than the actual disorder. my friend has MS-like symptoms. severe heaviness and numbness in her left leg. the doctor says no MS based on a test, but something immune related is going on with her based on all her symptoms put together. maybe in 10 years --after it is too late to save her-- the lesions will show up.