Food poisoning is caused by eating toxin or bacteria-contaminated food. Such happens more often when we eat out than when we have home made food because the later is prepared with more care and hygiene.
The contamination can happen from spoiled foods, undercooked meats, raw fish, improperly washed fruits and vegetables, etc.
Food ‘poisoning’ might seem dramatic to those that have not experienced this very painful condition but it reallt does feel like a poisoning. Vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are the classic symptoms. Others include fatigue, nausea, chills, dizziness, heartburn, etc.
Food poisoning can show up as soon as 2 hours after eating contaminted food to a week after. Today I will show you how I get rid of my food poisoning in less than 24 hours.
food poisoning or stomach bug/flu
These two are often mistaken for the other because of their identical symptoms except food poisoning duration is 1-3 days while stomach bug can last for up to a week before it is completely cleared.
The differentiating symptom is that food poisoning causes poor appetite and fatigue while stomach bug comes with headaches and body aches.
What to do -Recommended practices
- Rest well – it is very necessary for fast recovery
- Stay hydrated with oral hydration solution, plain soups, coconut water, etc. After the worst is over, fruit juices without added sugar not smoothies are helpful
- Avoid alcohol, caffiene, sodas, sugar, oily&fatty foods, citrus foods, etc. they are hard on the digestive system
- Eat east-t0-digest-foods such as plain toasts, boiled potatoes, boiled carrot, boiled rice, banana, papaya, apples, etc.
- Wash all fruits and vegetables with clean water and salt to kill all bacteria
- Cook your food well and neatly to avoid bacteria fromcontaminating it
The best natural remedy for food poisoning
The number one most used natural remedy for food poisoning is activated charcoal powder. Activated charcoal is often used in emergency wards at the hospital for food poisoning. it binds/absorbs the toxins or bacteria that are in the gut and then, they are removed from the body through bowel movement
Take the maximum number of activated charcoal as described on the bottle. It is usually about 4-6 capsules depending on their concentration. If you throw up the activated charcoal capsules after taking them, re-do the dosage.
this amazing remedy is my go-to remedy not just for me but for my entire family when anyone has food poisoning and it has never failed to work. It stops the food poisoning from worsening and reduces the severity of the symptoms.
With this remedy, I am able to cure food poisoning in less than 12 hours and at most, by the following day without any hospital visit.
Mind you, it works very well because we also do the above recommended practices such as resting well, staying hydrated, etc.
Other remedies that help with foood poisoning symptoms are:
Ginger or mint tea: these two teas help with the inflammation and stomach pain. It also helps settle the stomach that is in turmoil from the infection. Sinply add grated ginger or fresh mint leaves to hot water. Allow it to steep and cool before taking the tea. Do not add sugar for best results.
Food poisoning can be cleared from the body in less than 3 days with the right medication. If you suddenly start experiecing concerning symptoms such as very high fever, blood in stool or vomit, blurry vision, severe abdomminal cramping, tingling in the arm, etc., you should see a doctor ASAP for proper medical attention
I hope the above remedies help you get rid of this food poisoning like it did for me. I wish you the best.