8. Questions & Answers
Would onions be all right to eat if they were cooked?
Since mustard oil in the onions is a volatile substance, some of it will evaporate during the cooking process. However, enough will remain to make it a toxic substance. Furthermore, I do not recommend cooking as it alters or destroys most food constituents and contributes to toxins in the body. Try staying with an all raw food program and you will find that you will not require onions for seasoning.
I always heard that if you wear a clove of garlic on a string around your neck during the winter, it wards off colds. Any truth to this?
No, it is just an ‘old wives tale’ which has been passed down through the generations.
Are the milder tasting onions less harmful than the stronger ones?
They are somewhat better but still contain enough mustard oil to warrant keeping them off the diet.
Why do I always experience indigestion following a meal that contains either garlic or onions?
All members of the onion family—onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, chives, etc.—as well as radishes and all other foods containing appreciable amounts of mustard oil—inhibit digestion. This is because they occasion irritation of the stomach and intestines.