Where did we get the superstition that Garlic wards off Vampires?
Where did the superstition of Garlic warding off Vampires come from? We have all seen pictures of folks wearing garlands of garlic to ward off Vampires. People in Europe during the ravages of The Plague even smeared garlic on the windows, doors of their houses, on the gates to their farmyards, and even on the horns of their cattle. How did such a superstition get started?
Starting in the Crimea around 1400 bc, the Plague or Black Death devastated Europe. The total number of deaths worldwide is estimated at 75 million people, approximately 25–50 million of which occurred in Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s total population. It may have reduced the world’s population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. The plague is thought to have returned every generation with varying virulence and mortalities until the 1700s. During this period, more than 100 plague epidemics swept across Europe. On its return in 1603, the plague killed 38,000 Londoners.
Superstitious peoples of the 15th and 16th centuries thought that the Plague was spread by Vampires. Today the Plague is generally considered to be caused by the bacterium, Yersinia Pestis. However, according to Dr. Robert O. Young, chief of research at the pH Miracle Center in San Diego, CA, the Plague like all “infectious” dis-eases is actually the result an over acidic condition in the body, which give rise to bacterium, not vise-versa.
Back to the European Pandemic of The Plague. People noticed that the early Garlic Merchants did not get the Plague. Since the Plague was thought to be transmitted by Vampires, naturally Garlic must ward off Vampires. People took to wearing garlands of garlic, and smearing it on everything.
What was actually happening is much more interesting. Garlic Merchants were poor. They ate a lot of their own Garlic. Garlic is now known to be a powerful, natural antibiotic, anti-acid and was “killing” or “buffering” off the Plague or the excess dietary and/or metabolic acids in the Garlic Merchants.
Within the context of The pH Miracle, we now know that Garlic is a powerful alkalizing agent. The Plague, like all dis-eases, is a response to over-acidic conditions in the body. Garlic helps to alkalinize the body, and prevent the accumulation of acid in the tissues, which was giving rise to the Symptom Syndrome we now label as The Plague or The Black Death.
Today, we don’t believe in Vampires, but we do believe in Garlic! And hopefully we believe and understand the cause of ALL sickness and dis-ease – ACID. AND, more especially we believe in the alkalinizing affects Cucumbers, and Avocados.
Maybe we should start wearing cucumbers and avocados around our necks to ward off the pandemic of acidic FAT that is killing more people than The Plague. Metabolic and Dietary acidic Fats build up in the body and are stored in the body fat. Cucumbers and Avocados, together with an Alkalarian Lifestyle, neutralizes excess acid in the body and prevents acid accumulations and deposits in the fatty tissues. Excess Acidic Body Fat is the Plague of our generation, and proper alkaline food intake is the answer to the dis-ease of Acidic Fat, just like Garlic was the answer to avoiding the acids that caused The Plague.
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