Food of the Week- Garlic

Over the last week in the clinic, we’ve noticed some of our patients fighting minor sore throats and runny noses, most likely due to enjoying themselves over the Christmas and New Years break. Instead of resorting to over the counter remedies, one of the principles we love at Everything’s Connected is allowing the body to do what it does best by providing it with some useful tools. One of those tools, in this case, is garlic.

Garlic is one of the greatest enhances of the immune system and has been referred to as nature’s penicillin. Some of these benefits include helping the body lower the production of excessive mucous and expectorating phlegm.

One of garlic’s downfalls, however, is its odour, which deters some people away from consuming it. The odour that is produced is actually caused by two enzymes meeting, which is activated when the garlic clove is cut. The more you avoid bruising or cutting the garlic the less odour will be produced.

A strong remedy we tend to use to help fight off bugs and viruses is by consuming the garlic clove like a tablet. For some, you may need to cut the garlic clove into smaller pieces to make it more swallow friendly. Don’t be fearful of the odour as if you can smell garlic on yourself it may be an indication that the dose range is too high for you, so it can be a handy tool to monitor your dosage. If you are conscious of the smell, eating some orange peel, parsley or mint can work fairly quickly to eliminate this.

This blog post was written by the osteopaths at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is your premier osteopathic clinic located in Camberwell Melbourne on Riversdale Road.  Everything’s Connected Osteopathy are osteopaths who use movement to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders.  At Everything’s Connected all osteopaths have nutrition qualifications and are focused on an active treatment and management plan.  Our clinic sees patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly.  Common conditions typically presenting to the clinic include sports injuries, osteoarthritic related aches and pains, neck pain, back pain, weight loss and upper and lower limb injuries.  To find out more about us at Everything’s Connected Osteopathy, click on the link here.   Everything’s Connected Osteopathy is located at 734 Riversdale Road, Camberwell.  We are a short 5-minute drive from Camberwell Junction and a 2-minute walk from Riversdale Road Train Station.    Appointments can be made by calling us on 03 98886176 or emailing

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