The Mastitis Raw Garlic Protocol

The Mastitis Raw Garlic Protocol

The Mastitis Raw Garlic Protocol

Country: Italy

Continent: Europe

Treatment for: Mastitis

Secret ingredient: Raw garlic (Allium sativum), bulb

Mastitis is inflammation of one or both mammary glands inside the breast and, although it’s not natural, it occurs in approximately 10-30% of lactating breastfeeding women. It generally appears in the first three months of breastfeeding but may show up as much as two years later and is indicated by a hard sore spot inside the breast.

There are two types to be on the lookout for.

  • Non-infectious: This happens when a milk duct becomes blocked and can lead to infection. Milk may be thick, stringy or lumpy.
  • Infectious: This is caused by bacteria and should be treated immediately.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in a breast, you may be suffering from mastitis.

  • Redness
  • Pain when touched
  • Area feels hot when touched
  • Burning sensation all or some of the time
  • Chills or shivering
  • Fever or elevated body temperature
  • Fatigue beyond what you were normally feeling due to pregnancy and delivery

The general conventional prescription for an infected mammary gland is antibiotics, however, in this protocol, we will use the natural antibiotic properties of raw garlic to avoid passing chemical antibiotics to the breastfeeding baby.

You may continue to breastfeed either way, but I prefer to avoid giving infants antibiotics as much as possible, for as long as possible.

How It Works

When I visited Tuscany for the first time, I fell in love with the natural countryside, the grape and olive vineyards, and other local wonders that I was treated to by my host, Guy Giotti, such as a village hunt for wild boars (which are a threat to sheep – the village men managed to kill 8 boars that day, all of which were eaten or sold to local restaurants), and a visit to a local cashmere goat farm, one of the few left in existence.

One of the most memorable things for me, however, was when Guy told me, on the fourth morning of my stay over breakfast, that we were going out to pick garlic. I’ve always been a natural foods advocate, particularly as they relate to healing and health, and my family has always grown plenty of it, but I’d never picked wild food. There’s something immensely pleasurable about foraging for food, and garlic apparently grows wild all over the Tuscany region.

Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a culinary spice for ages, but it wasn’t until the 1920s that researchers at Sandoz Parmaceuticals in Switzerland isolated the antibiotic constituent. Its active properties make it a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic whose properties have been confirmed in dozens of animal and human studies. It contains the sulfur compound allicin, which gives it its distinctive pungent taste and smell.

In addition to allicin’s antibacterial properties, several studies propose that garlic has an affect on blood platelet clumping (sticking together), acting as an anticoagulant, and it’s believed that it may have the same effect on clogged mammary glands, thereby releasing coagulated milk as it disinfects.

My 10-day Mastitis Protocol uses raw garlic to naturally clear mild infection, and you can continue breastfeeding during the protocol without the added risk of creating antibiotic resistant strains.

Remember that natural food remedies are mild and sometimes take time to affect a condition. If you are experiencing high fever or fever that’s not alleviated within 24 hours, please see a doctor right away.

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