The reason garlic is so toxic, the sulphone hydroxyl
ion penetrates the blood-brain barrier, just like
DMSO, and is a specific poison for higher-life forms
and brain cells. We discovered this, much to our
horror, when I (Bob Beck, DSc) was the world's largest
manufacturer of ethical EEG feedback equipment.
We'd have people come back from lunch that looked
clinically dead on an encephalograph, which we used to
calibrate their progress. "Well, what happened?"
"Well, I went to an Italian restaurant and there was
some garlic in my salad dressing!" So we had them sign
things that they wouldn't touch garlic before classes
or we were wasting their time, their money and my
I guess some of you who are pilots or have been in
flight tests...I was in flight test engineering in Doc
Hallan's group in the 1950's. The flight surgeon would
come around every month and remind all of us: "Don't
you dare touch any garlic 72 hours before you fly one
of our airplanes, because it'll double or triple your
reaction time. You're three times slower than you
would be if you'd not had a few drops of garlic."
Well, we didn't know why for 20 years later, until I
owned the Alpha-Metrics Corporation. We were building
biofeed-back equipment and found out that garlic
usually desynchronises your brain waves.
So I funded a study at Stanford and, sure enough, they
found that it's a poison. You can rub a clove of
garlic on your foot - a you can smell it shortly later
on your wrists. So it penetrates the body. This is why
DMSO smells a lot like garlic: that sulphone hydroxyl
ion penetrates all the barriers including the corpus
callosum in the brain.
Any of you who are organic gardeners know that if you
don't want to use DDT, garlic will kill anything in
the way of insects.
Now, most people have heard most of their lives garlic
is good for you, and we put those people in the same
class of ignorance as the mothers who at the turn of
the century would buy morphine sulphate in the
drugstore and give it to their babies to put'em to
If you have any patients who have low-grade headaches
or attention deficit disorder, they can't quite focus
on the computer in the after-noon, just do an
experiment - you owe it to yourselves. Take these
people off garlic and see how much better they get,
very very shortly. And then let them eat a little
garlic after about three weeks. They'll say "My God, I
had no idea that this was the cause of our problems."
And this includes the de-skunked garlic's, Kyolic,
some of the other products.
Very unpopular, but I've got to tell you the truth.
Source: From a lecture by Dr. Robert C Beck, DSc,
given at the Whole Life Expo, Seattle, WA, USA, in
March 1996, Nexus Magazine.