Garlic still Working at 13 months

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Sean B
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   Posted 1/25/2012 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
turn  I Posted about this back in March of last year and meant to come back sooner.  In the past remedies that worked allways seemed to be temporary so I have been reluctant to re-post.  But having taking Garlic daily for over a year  I can tell you that my Acid Reflux-Gerd symptoms are mainly a distant memory.  I have my life back, can eat or drink anything (within reason), no longer feeling that this will end my life in about 10 years or so.  I'm hoping others can enjoy the same success so read on... 
 
In my search for some relief I found a few aritcles stating that Garlic is a natural antibiotic and is the only natural way to kill the H pylori bacteria that an estimated 80% of reflux sufferers have.
 
Over Christmas during a bad bout of reflux related symptoms I ate two raw cloves and once my mouth cooled off I was surprised to note that my symptoms had subsided.
 
Its been almost 3 months and I have been taking Garlic supplemants daily ever since.  I found eating the raw garlic too powerful and it was definitely noticeable to others.  I have since started using Garlic supplements in capsule form.  Initially I did experince a little more Heartburn but this was always the least of my symptoms and eventually this has subsided as well.
 
I no longer have the constant "lump in throat" sensation, excessive globulos and mucus in the back of throat, burning behind the breast bone, excessive throat clearing, chronic indigestion etc.  Garlic is said to regulate bowel acitivity and though I didnt think I had a problem in this area its now apparent that I did.
 
Any re-occrence of symtoms I have had have been rare and usally resolved easily with either some raw almonds or candied ginger.
 
Not sure if all Garlic supplements are equal.  The one I take I get from Walmart and indicates it has about 4000 mcg of the active ingreedient Allicin and says that one tablet is equal to 3 cloves of fresh garlic,
 
 Best of Luck
 

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 1/25/2012 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Interesting story, thanks for sharing. So, just to make sure I got it clear, you ate 2 raw cloves of garlic once only, and that was most of the remedy? I had imagined from the title that maybe you chewed one every day or something. Yeah, this might give more heartburn initially, that is for sure, but like anything I'll give it a shot.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 1/25/2012 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing - interesting! I've been told I don't have Helicobacter, but maybe I'll put it on my "to try" list!

MMM
New stuff: GERD, Recurrent cystitis/Overactive bladder
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies/intolerance, eczema, asthma

Sean B
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   Posted 1/26/2012 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
theacidrefluxman said...
Hi,

Interesting story, thanks for sharing. So, just to make sure I got it clear, you ate 2 raw cloves of garlic once only, and that was most of the remedy? I had imagined from the title that maybe you chewed one every day or something. Yeah, this might give more heartburn initially, that is for sure, but like anything I'll give it a shot.
it was while experiencing a bad episode of palpiating throad adn burning behing the breastbone for 2 days straing when I decided to eat the raw garlic.  Releived my symptoms almost instantly.  Since then I have switched to taking garlic cupplemants once or twice daily.

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/26/2012 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that you're feeling so much better! Whatever the reason, success is always inspiring.

I've never heard that 80% of reflux patients have H. pylori, though.

-Bruce

sunbeam48
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   Posted 1/26/2012 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting your success. I am always searching for new ideas to try.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 1/27/2012 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I just ate 2 cloves raw and it wasn't that bad. It wasn't good, but I thought it would be worse. We'll see how my stomach reacts but I could do that based on the general health benefits even if it doesn't help my heartburn. I'll note if it helps...if I don't write on the thread again it means it had no effect on me.

I made a milkshake to drink right after swallowing them, and the taste is gone from my mouth. Stomach is burning a bit though, but its not bad at all (at least yet).

Sean B
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   Posted 1/27/2012 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I sure hope it works for others like it has for me.  Good luck

bcfromfl
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   Posted 1/27/2012 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I like your sense of adventure, ARM! ;-)

-Bruce
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