The next time you reel back at the redolent smell of garlic from a Greek/Italian/Spanish man’s breath or body odour on a hot summer’s day, you might well want to change your attitude and start admiring these people who consume garlic like a baby would imbibe milk at his mother’s breast.
Maybe their ancestors knew it all along. And we’ve only just found out.
Heavy consumers and connoisseurs of garlic (I, myself, included and thankfully more so now after this research) will be most heartened to learn this:
A group of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina discovered that certain organo-sulphur compounds that occur naturally in garlic can, in fact, zap and destroy brain cancer cells while leaving the healthy ones alone.
The Summary of the Research
This team of 3 researchers did an in vitro (culture) analysis of the effects of the three natural garlic compounds on brain cancer cells, particular glioblastoma which is the fastest brain cancer tumour in adults.
The team cultured two types of glioblastoma cancer cells. They then administered the three sulfur compounds from garlic into the culture. The three garlic compounds were diallyl disulfide (DADS). diallyl trisulfide (DATS) and dallyl sulfide(DAS).
The team noted that all three compounds had cytotoxic (cancer-killing) effects, in particular DATS. DATS “induced cell death via reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and a mitochondria-mediated pathway.”
These three sulfur compounds had the amazing ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier and induce cell apoptosis and, in addition, prevent further cancer cell growth.
What is most interesting to note here is what is implied from the background of this research: The protection against carcinogenesis that the garlic sulfur compound provided was already known. The team of three were trying to determine the protective mechanics of these 3 compounds.
Well, they not only found out how…they also found out more.
They isolated the exact protective mechanics AND were able to determine that these 3 compounds ARE MORE THAN PROTECTIVE….
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These 3 compounds are able to do what the current conventional brain cancer treatments are meant to do, while at the same time leave the other healthy non-cancerous cells intact.
Natural DIY for Preventing and Protection against Brain Cancer
A handful of raw garlic cloves
Peel open your garlic cloves and expose them to air for 15 minutes or so. This helps release those three precious compounds. You may want to crush them for extra exposure. Then consume them raw to obtain the full benefits.
This may not seem very appetising to many people, but if I hated garlic and I had brain cancer, I wouldn’t hesitate swallowing this in a jiffy. It sure beats emotional ruin, torture and a slow, agonising death.
I don’t know about you, but I sure am going to take even more raw garlic now as a preventive measure. I’m sure my real friends wouldn’t mind my company when they know why. They might even join me.
©Helen Chow, ND
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