–James E. Scheer
Almost epidemic these days, Candida albicans, yeast overgrowth, contributes to chronic fatigue, weakened immunity, irritable bowel syndrome and various food intolerances. Its four main causes are increased use of antibiotics — particularly tetracycline — a heavy and regular intake of sugar (the favorite food of Candida albicans), use of the Pill and cortisone.
Many years ago at various medical seminars, biochemist Jeffrey Bland, PhD, advised doctors to decimate the candida with daily intakes of garlic for a month and then recolonize the colon with two to three billion units of acidophilus daily.
Over the years, a preventive medical specialist, Stephen Langer, MD, of Berkeley, California, has had success with more than 100 Candida patients with 200 to 400 mg of aged garlic capsules daily and the amount of acidophilus recommended by Dr. Bland.
“Actually garlic and acidophilus don‘t necessarily need to be taken in sequence, inasmuch as garlic appears to kill harmful bacteria but helps friendly bacteria to thrive and proliferate,” adds Dr. Langer.
A diet rich in sugar – even sugar found in fruits such as bananas, prunes, dates, or figs – can diminish the value or possibly undermine the garlic-acidophilus regimen. It can also be harmful to diabetic patients. Preventive medicine specialist Ronald Hoffman, MD, of New York City, advises his diabetic patients to supplement their diet with garlic, along with an array of vitamins and minerals. “Diabetics tend to develop yeast infections more, because yeast thrives in a high sugar environment. Garlic suppresses yeast –and deodorized garlic capsules are best,” he says.
Excerpted from the book “GARLIC: The Super Cure” Available HERE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James E. SCHEER has written over 2000 articles and columns in more than 100 magazines worldwide, including Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes & Gardens and a half dozen nutrition/health magazines including Let’s Live. Twenty two of his books -mainly in nutrition and health -have been published by McGraw-Hill, Doubleday, Pocket Books and others.
His book, “Solved: The Riddle of Illness” (with Stephen Langer, MD, of Berkeley, CA), was characterized by Dr. Wayne Dyer as “…one of the most important books of our time!”