In a recent study, garlic has been found to be far more effective than the antibiotics most commonly used to treat food poisoning by Champhylobacter. One of the active chemicals in garlic, diallyl sulphide, was shown to be a much stronger and faster acting antimicrobial than erythromycin and ciprofloxacin.
Champhylobacter is the most common food poisoning bacteria, especially from raw or undercooked poultry or from cross-contaminated via dirty surfaces and utensils. Previous studies have shown diallyl sulphide was also effective against other food-borne bugs, including Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157.
So practically, what does this mean: garlic (diallyl suphide) shows promise as an alternative therapeutic agent for multidrug-resistant bacterial strains, and is effective as an antimicrobial for food preparation surfaces.
So, next time you have food poisoning (travellers or Aussie style), you know what to do. For around the home, garlic steeped in water for a few days and used in as a antimicrobial surface spray is the go, especially when everyone is coughing and sneezing.
Some thirty years later, Jacqui herself is a practicing Homeopath, Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist and follows an integrated approach of Natural Medicine complimented by conventional medicine when necessary. The best of both worlds.
Jacqui’s clinical interests include general family health care (including pets), women’s health, stress related issues including anxiety & depression, and therapeutic support for immune related issues.
Jacqui understands the pressures of juggling a busy life and making well informed healthy food choices for the family. As a naturopathic nutritionist, she can help remove the guess work with simple suggestions that won’t break the bank or cause mutiny at the table. Often, all it takes is a little tweaking of food and lifestyle to achieve weight goals or improve the family’s health.
Jacqui views Homeopathy as the medicine for the 21st century. Homeopathy is able to re-balance the mind & body, improve vitality while stimulating the immune system and resolving both chronic health issues and short term acute symptoms. Dare to be Brave and take your health care to the next level.