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#1 of 8 Old 08-08-2009, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just curious how much garlic I can safely eat without having to worry about bleeding and issues and such.

I just discovered pickled garlic cloves and OH MAN is that stuff delicious! I could eat clove after clove! However, I'll refrain until I can find out what's safe.

I take fish oil too, so I don't want any interactions there in regards to bleeding.

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Huh, interesting. My son (37 lbs) has a tendency to nosebleeds, gets more when he takes fish oil, and even eating 4 or 5 whole cloves isn't an issue, even if we do it a few days in a row. The kids like the ones at the bottom of the jar of pickles.
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Ack .. I didn't know it wasn't safe to eat vast quantities of garlic!

I love pickled garlic too. Can also eat the whole jar in one sitting. Not that I do such things.

I'm able to eat an entire head of raw garlic with toast and olive oil. I do this a couple times a month, and have been doing it for years ... I haven't developed any problems. This is not to mention that, when cooking, my dp and I always shove a head of garlic into our meals. We just love garlic!

What kind of bleeding are we talking about here? Stomach? I haven't had any problems, but obviously that's not a very scientific statement.

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oye!!! never thougth that too much was bad.

however depends on how i eat raw garlic.

i dont digest it easily if i eat it on an empty stomach. so i get heartburn. this has happened rarely.

uhm with all the garlic i put in my food i would say i eat a head a day. yeah. sometimes baked as a spread in one sitting.

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I've never heard of garlic causing bleeding. Is this something specific to a health issue you have?

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Garlic is a natural blood thinner, like fish oil.

Here's a cool page with uses:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/garlic-000245.htm

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Yikes ... maybe I should be cutting back on the garlic, then? Since I'm going to be delivering a baby.

Between the two of us, my dp and I definitely eat a head of garlic per day. I never thought I'd be concerned about my garlic intake of all things!

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