high blood pressure and diabetes are known risk factors for
atherosclerosis hardening and thickening of the arteries.
If your arteries are clogged, blood canšt get to your heart
and all the other places that need a constant supply.
A recent study evaluated the influence of garlic on arterial
wall thickness and plaque buildup (arterial plaque being an
established indicator of atherosclerosis). Patients received
garlic supplementation in the form of 900 milligrams of garlic
powder daily, or a harmless tablet that contained no garlic
After 48 months, plaque buildup was measured in the 152 patients
who completed the study, and results were compared with original
measurements taken before the study began. The researchers
found that patients who took garlic showed a 2.6% decrease
in plaque, whereas patients in the placebo group showed a
15.6% increase in plaque volume.
Talk to your chiropractor about nutritional and exercise
guidelines that can help you avoid atherosclerosis and other
health problems. And go to your local market and pick up some
garlic. If youšre afraid your partner wonšt kiss you, try
an odorless supplement instead of the raw version but whatever
you do, donšt fear the garlic!
Koscielny J, Klubendorf D, Latza R, et al. The antiatherosclerotic
effect of allium sativum. Atherosclerosis 1999: Vol. 144,