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Garlic Consumption Linked To Lower Levels Of Cancer – related Toxins

March 8, 2010 by  

Garlic consumption linked to lower levels of cancer-related toxinsResults of a newly released study have suggested that garlic consumed in large quantities may serve as a natural remedy to help ward off cancer.

United States researchers have developed a urine test capable of measuring the extent of a potential carcinogenic process, and found that a decreased risk of cancer development was directly proportionate to an increased intake of garlic.

In the study, researchers from Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center set out to measure garlic’s affect on the body’s level of cancer-causing agents known as nitrates. Groups of participants were treated with varying levels of garlic and then had their urine tested for toxins.

The results of the study showed that respondents who consumed garlic on a daily basis had lower concentrations of nitrate markers than did those who were given no garlic. Moreover, though the differences were slight, the highest consumption of the vegetable was associated with the lowest levels of toxins related to cancer development.

"The precise mechanism by which garlic and other compounds affect nitrosation is under extensive investigation, but is not clear at this time," said Earl Harrison, senior author of the study.

"What this research does suggest, however, is that garlic may play some role in inhibiting formation of these nitrogen-based toxic substances," he added.

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  • TIME

    I can’t say that eating garlic in mass works, but I used to eat a ton of Garlic about a 1/2 clove per day. I stopped for a while after I had a tooth implant.
    Strange that after this and the massive cut back in garlic in my diet for a few years I get cancer.

    Is there any crosslinking of the two, I can’t say based on pure science, but it is very odd the time line as it were.
    Now I am back eating about a clove per day, also I have stopped the cancer dead, but there are many other things I have done to stop it.

    Non the less a very interesting blog.

  • Noah

    1/2 clove per day? Hell, I inhale that much just hangin’ over the stove. I shoot for 6 cloves per day. I put it in virtually all my food, if I cook a pot of rice I add 1 whole clove per cup of rice (no need to chop it), scrambled eggs I whip in roasted garlic, hash browns I fry in olive oil w/minced garlic and I also take aged odorless garlic tablets with meals (2-3 per day). I passed a tumor 1 7/8″L x 1 1/4″W x 1 1/8″H, possibly 4 smaller ones as I had that many bloody episodes then it was over, none since. You probably wonder about garlic smell, I have none, sweat is basically odorless but it brings out bacteria through the skin that smells. That’s another problem to be treated with parsley, cloves, thyme, Rosemary, coriander, termeric and others. Parsley kills parasites, cloves kill parasitic eggs. Kill the parasites/bacteria, you kill the B/O. Turmeric/Curcumin “Root” Extract will kill mouth/throut cancer, add capsules (500mg) to go deeper into the gut. Turmeric will also help relieve leg pain (ingredient found in most Indian foods and yellow mustard). Find the root at some Asian Markets (like ginger). Also include lots of onions, ginger, vinegar (dilute), cucumbers, garlic, turmeric root, parsley, chopped up like a salsa and eat on the side.

    Stay away from fast foods, processed foods, corn syrup sweetened drinks and gluten. You probably won’t follow this advice so look forward to arthritis, knee and hip replacements, type II diabetes.
    Above all, don’t trust the FDA, CDC, AARP, eat generic at home, your life depends on it. If you are going to eat out look for a resturant with a “GLUTEN FREE MENU” (OUTBACK STEAK HOUSE). Nuff said.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Time / Noah,

      Great info; thanks for providing your feedback. Can either of you recommend a source of info to research further, i.e., which to take for what ailment, and amounts/measurements?

      Fed Up Gal

      • Time

        Hi Gal in NM,
        Noah has hit many very good points, stay clear of all food items that are not made fresh and made from fresh base materials.

        We eat everything fresh daily, we hit the Farmers market for fresh veggies and we get meat from a local farmer as well. We don’t eat a lot of starch items, nothing pre packaged. God only knows whats in that stuff.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Thanks Time; I appreciate your info. I do eat a lot of fresh vegetables, trying to eat more fresh fruits. I’m not able to buy from a nearby farmer here in Albuquerque…LoL, but we do have a couple of really good natural and organic markets that sell better quality produce and meats (IMO)….I just need to get more consistent and go there to shop for meat…instead of the regular grocery store. Thanks again!

          Fed Up Gal

  • Jeff McWhorter

    I take at least 3 times a day, like medicine. Then eat it in just about everything. Great stuff. Noah, thanks for info on the other stuff. We need all the help we can get, especially with the great healthcare we are about to get shoved done our throats. I wonder if garlic will ward that off?

  • Noah

    Sorry, I used the word GENERIC, I meant ORGANIC.

  • s c

    It’s time for Americans to realize that no government agency is good enough, wise enough or scientific enough to claim it is the sole arbiter of true science. Only now are people beginning to realize that science and business have an incestuous relationship in science and health matters.
    If garlic can be shown to help with lowering cancer-related toxins, pursue that research until every question is answered. Too many people have died waiting for ‘science’ and business to yield life-sustaining results.
    Truth is what matters. Those who are not interested in truth or utility may belong in business or politics, but they do not belong in science.

  • Mark from Baton Rouge

    Another fighting agent in cancer is laetril, vitamin B-17, primarily from apricot seeds. The sale of the seed is almost fobidden. We find dried apricots everyday, but its hard to find the seed, although some nutrition website stores have it in capsule, not sure how good they are. Most foods we eat are acidic in content, we need to eat more alkaline also. A great cheap test is a urine and saliva test, if the PH is not in balance you are out of balance and your health is out of balance. Every blood type different and is also more susceptible to have damaging effects from foods than others. Garlic – lowers cholesterol, blood “A” types should it, although I don’t care, blood “O” types it is very beneficial, with a pH of 13.2, it is very alkaline. My two cents. if you want my free list I have been compling please email me – I will sent it to you, nothing fancy.

  • Mikael Gerzon

    Thank you for your writing on Garlic. I now plan to make it a more frequent part of my diet. I do have a lingering question: Is it okay to chop up garlic into small (pill-sized) pieces and swallow them? Or does it need to throughly chewed first?

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear Mikael Gerzon,

      Chewing aids in their proper digestion.

      Best wishes,


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