Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Winter has begun. As the cold approaches, many people are sniffling, and coughing. The threat of flu, and the disbelief from colleagues that I am not getting the jab (!?) has begun. I believe our bodies are perfectly capable of fighting of nasties all by themselves. What's the point in disabling our bodies, against something is can fight off by itself?
Introducing... GARLIC. You may have heard that garlic can cure the common cold. This is not an old wives tale, it is 100% scientifically true! A cold cannot exhist in the body, when raw garlic is present.
Garlic is a complex compound, constantly chopping and changing, confusing bugs and infections, so they just cannot get around it. It is a potent anti viral, anti bacterical and anti fungal. The garlic itself, needs to be crushed or chopped to stimulate the alliinase, which produces into allicin. Allicin in turn rapidly breaks down to form a number of different compounds. So to “activate” garlic’s medicinal properties, CRUSH CRUSH CRUSH or CHOP CHOP CHOP.
The above is true for all year round, but with the winter season and all the bugs and baddies floating around you may want to spice up your life a bit. (Sorry for the spice girls reference!?) I like to slice it on hot buttered toast, and eat fresh! Any other suggestions welcome! 

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