Food Poisoning and Homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies can help a person with symptoms of food poisoning.
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What Is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning can be fairly
common and sometimes life-threatening. Food-borne organisms can cause a
person to appear symptom-free or they may have symptoms ranging from mild
intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration, vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Homeopathy will quickly and effectively help the body rebalance.
Food poisoning occurs when you
swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or the
toxins made by these germs.
Most cases are caused by
common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or
There are over 250 different diseases can cause food
poisoning. Some of the most common diseases are infections caused by
bacteria, such as Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli O157:H7,
Listeria, botulism, and norovirus.
- When germs get into the food, it becomes contamination. This can happen
- Meat or poultry comes into contact with
from the intestines of an animal that is being processed.
- Water that is used during growing or shipping can
contain animal or human waste.
- Food may be handled in an unsafe way during
preparation in grocery stores, restaurants, or homes.
- Food poisoning can occur after eating or drinking:
- Any food prepared by someone who
does not wash
their hands properly.
- Any food prepared using cooking utensils, cutting
boards or other tools that are not fully cleaned.
- Dairy products or food containing mayonnaise that
have been out of the refrigerator too long.
- Frozen or refrigerated foods that are not stored
at the proper temperature or are not reheated to the right
- Raw fish or oysters.
- Raw fruits or vegetables that have not been washed
- Raw vegetables or fruit juices and dairy products
that are not pasteurized.
- Undercooked meats or eggs.
- Water from a well or stream, or city or town water
that has not been treated
Homeopathic Remedies for Food
Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years effectively in
treating food poisoning! Homeopathy will effectively aid the body in
naturally getting rid of bacteria that cause food poisoning. Below are the
most commonly used homeopathic remedies for food poisoning.
If food poisoning symptoms
have not improved in 24 hours
after taking the appropriate remedy and doses consult a
homeopath. We recommend water dosing
for a faster response time. For severe symptoms with children including vomiting
and dehydration, see your medical practitioner immediately.
- Arsenicum Album
#1 remedy for diarrhea and/or vomiting from food poisoning. Chilly, worse from cold.
Diarrhea and/or vomiting that is worse from the slightest motion. This
person is irritable, wants to be left alone and feels warm.
Nausea and vomiting. Person feels chilly and very sensitive
to anything cold, though they prefer to drink ice drinks. Despite being
chilly, the head is hot, and it tends to sweat profusely. The
perspiration and stools are sour smelling. Vomit is sour smelling.
This vomit is often in curds shortly after drinking or eating. Indigestion after eating fat or drinking milk.
Extremely irritable and cross. Vomiting with retching and may
also be covered in a cold sweat. Green, foul-smelling stools or diarrhea
with undigested food. If they vomit, tend to experience much retching.
Averse to warm drinks. Digestive problems either before, during, or
after a temper tantrum. Children will Impatiently demand something then refuse it once
offered. Nothing satisfies them. Children will want to be being rocked or carried or warm
applications on their abdomen.
Distended abdomen, passing gas does not ameliorate symptoms. Children
will double up,
kick, and scream. Abdomen is very sensitive to touch. Vomiting with retching
and may also be covered in a cold sweat. Green, foul-smelling stools or
diarrhea with undigested food. If they vomit, tend to experience much
retching. Averse to warm drinks.
A good remedy for diarrhea anytime there is abdominal pain that is better
from pressure and bending double.
Digestive problems after experiencing grief or anxiety. Painless urgent
diarrhea if emotionally upset. Sensation of a lump or heaviness in the
stomach. Empty feeling in the stomach that is relieved by eating. Nausea is
sometimes ameliorated by eating. Paradoxical appetite; averse to ordinary
diet, warm food, and meat, crave exotic foods or sour foods, and normally
difficult to digest foods. Worse by fruits, sweets, and cold drinks.
Perspiration during eating. They also sometimes crave bread, especially rye
bread. Relief from taking a deep breath, tend to sigh frequently, taking
deep breaths each time. Given to bulimic or anorexic adolescent girls.
Good for persistent nausea and vomiting, with or without diarrhea.
Person is not relieved
by vomiting, they continue to vomit. Projectile vomiting.
A great remedy for nausea and vomiting, especially after alcoholic drinks or
overindulging in food. Nux is the "the hangover remedy."
For too much junk food, sugar or sweets in children causing vomiting. It's known as "the hangover remedy."
Another common diarrhea remedy. The stool is profuse and offensive smelling.
Splattering in the toilet. Thin, watery, putrid. The stools may be
yellowish or green and are often completely liquid. Bowel movements can come very frequently.