Article #1: Are Garlic and Onions Helpful in Preventing Stroke?
A reader of the Health Crusader has submitted an article praising onions and garlic as useful in preventing stroke. He was sure we were right in our stand on garlic and onions but is not so sure now that he read the article that says we need these obnoxious plants to prevent stroke.
The article says “these smelly vegetables are beneficial in treating many ailments.” Now two scientists (unnamed in the article) have isolated the compounds (also unnamed) in garlic and onions which prevent the clumping together (clotting) of blood cells that block circulation and cause strokes.
Of course we know the names of these substances in onions and garlic. They are allicin, a poison on the same order as digitalis (an extract from foxglove) and mustard oil, a highly volatile oil that goes through cell membranes and gets into the cells with great ease. The body cannot digest either of these poisons nor make use of them. They go into the tissues and blood quite readily and cause havoc. The body violently objects to poisons and the eliminative and purifying organs are burdened with a big job. The kidneys, lungs and liver become injured. Their ability to get rid of poisons becomes impaired as they are abused and overworked.
In this article is a basic mistake, namely, the presumption that strokes must be prevented. Nothing is further from the truth. They must be caused! We must not consume disease-causing, sickness-promoting “foods” and drugs. We need to obtain plenty of rest, exercise, and fresh air. Healthy people don’t get blood clots, and taking substances of any kind which contain poisons will not make up for wrong living and eating habits. It will only add to the body toxicity that caused the problems in the first place.
Let’s not eat overly strong foods containing poisonous substances in the mistaken belief that we can prevent stroke or any other health problem. That which is not bound to happen doesn’t have to be prevented or avoided. Vibrant health is normal and will exist unless disease is caused.