In my lifespan I have encountered quite a number of physical maladies that I have resolved by simple means, and I want to share it with anybody who may benefit in checking them out.
Often touted as nature's antibiotic, garlic has other medicinal blessings, like having anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, and helping to manage high-cholesterol levels. It has been extensively used throughout history in herbal medicine and disease prevention, by diverse cultures and peoples. This is in addition, of course, to its use in enhancing food preparations. Occasional allergies or gastric irritations are easily countered by simply holding off for a few days.
Not everybody may agree to my method but I make it a point, as much as possible nightly, to crush a clove or "finger" of garlic with my teeth, and let it stay overnight in my mouth. Naturally, I never do this when I sleep with someone, but she swears I give the sweetest kiss in the world.
Some other advantages manifest, indications of unhindered respiration and circulatory flow. Sleep comes quickly, continue uninterrupted, cease when I am completely rested. Body reflexes become more pronounced, almost eager to expel substances that could cause potential harm, like the time I sneezed continuously inside a lumber yard, or when I was compelled to answer nature's call after ingesting uncooked seaweed, or driven to urinate after consuming a bowlful of pig-fat broth.
2. Water Gargle
Where I live, there is only dry and wet season, and sometimes the transition is abrupt. This is the time I usually contact sores at the sides of my mouth, twice a year on a regular basis, until my former landlady advised me to gargle before or during a bath.
I followed her advice, although I sought to find a scientific explanation, being a technical person myself. It probably equalized the heat inside and outside my mouth, and it worked, and I was never bothered by sores again.
3. Pubococcygeal Muscle
This is the area underneath a person's anus and reproductive organ, used in controlling urine flow. Contraction simulation of this muscle is universally recognized to help alleviate menstrual cramps in women and avert prostate problems in men. There are other medical blessings as well, like reduction in urinary incontinence, ejaculation control for men, and easier childbirth for women.
I have actually made a habit of the action, officially referred to as the Kegel exercise, which may be performed in any position or posture and in conjunction with many other activities.
Statistics in most developing and advanced nations in the world show breast cancer to be the number one cancer killer in women and prostate cancer to be the number one cancer killer in men.
Logically, to me at least, there should be a common denominator to these two, and I would venture it is because both are located at or near the body's surface. Which, again to me, is because each has functions to perform that must be separated or shielded away from the internal body heat.
The mammary gland, source of the human milk, is located in the woman's breast. Milk turns to curd when placed close to heat. The man's prostate gland is the source of 25-30% of the semen, which motility, survival, and genetic material protection are also adversely affected by heat.
Modern rules of society require that these appendages be held tight in place, using brassieres and briefs, compressing them in where they were not designed by nature to be. This is the root cause of our contemporary problems.
A mitigating solution I could suggest is not to make use of these undergarments, at least when not in public. Increased mobility and a more restful sleep are just two of the added benefits, as I have found out.