Garlic conquers superbugs that breed in hospitals overrun by prescription antibiotics

Garlic conquers superbugs that breed in hospitals overrun by prescription antibiotics

It takes prescription antibiotics to breed superbugs, and many U.S. doctors are more than happy to keep on prescribing -- even when patients don''t need the drugs. But when infections become resistant to even the most "powerful" antibiotics on the menu, where should you turn? To nature, of course, where the humble garlic plant offers solutions that even the most overhyped pharmaceutical labs can''t match. Garlic kills superbugs, even when antibiotics fail. So why don''t U.S. doctors prescribe garlic? Because drug companies don''t promote garlic. It''s simply not profitable. You see, in practice, good science gets tossed out the window. Using garlic to heal patients is good science and good medicine. But most M.D.s are hardly willing to touch it. Even the news about this comes from outside the USA.

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Author Mike Adams is a holistic nutritionist with over 4,000 hours of studies on the causes of disease and health. In the technology industry, Adams is president and CEO of a well known email marketing software company and author of the 2004 CAN-SPAM Compliance Audit that reveals the secret spamming practices of global corporations. He serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Research Center, and is author of several books about health and nutrition, including Low-Carb Diet Warning and Superfoods For Optimum Health. In his spare time, Adams engages in pilates, cycling, strength training, gymnastics and comedy improv training.

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Source: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health/story.jsp?story=476684