We all know that horrible gut-wrenching feeling that suddenly comes on when we experience a stomach virus or food poisoning. Unfortunately by the time it’s happening, conventional medication makes it almost impossible to stop it. The good news is: Oil of oregano, colloidal silver and activated charcoal can all help to prevent food poisoning before it starts. From tainted lettuce to parasitic sushi- it’s always a good idea to keep some of these homeopathic remedies on hand. In the following, I will explain what you can use and how it should be dosed to avoid stomach cramping, diarrhea and vomiting…
Oregano oil works very fast to eradicate the signs and symptoms of food poisoning. You can pick it up at your local health food store and be sure to take it with you when you travel. Many people in the business world keep this remedy on hand for hotel stays, dosing 1 capsule before a meal out and another capsule before retiring for the evening. This is said to kill any unfamiliar bacteria that have been ingested into the gut. If you have not dosed preventatively and have already become ill- I recommend taking 2-3 oregano oil capsules every hour for up to three hours. This amount of oregano oil is for short-term use only- do not exceed a total daily intake of 15 capsules. You will find the bloat and nausea start to go down very quickly as you begin to heal. During this time I also recommend taking a tablespoon of colloidal silver with each does of oregano oil. Colloidal silver will not interact with the oregano oil. Additionally, be sure to purchase a good quality (refrigerated) probiotic to restore your bodies good bacteria after you begin recovering.
Colloidal silver is effective for MANY uses. From short term, daily and long-term use- silver helps to alleviate food poisoning with the snap of a finger! True to form colloidal silver will appear clear like water or slightly tinted yellow and should be stored in a dark container and kept away from sunlight. Not only does silver help to cure antibiotic resistant diseases but it works wonders to help eradicate food poisoning. Just like the oregano oil above, silver may be used as a preventive measure or at the very first signs of feeling ill. For preventative measures I advise taking 1-2Tbsps of Sovereign Silver (under the tongue) before and after dining out. If you have already become ill, I recommend taking 1-2oz of colloidal silver every half hour for 2-4 hours until the stomach and bowels begin to calm and you reach the “safe zone”. Hold the silver under your tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. It is important to speak to a homeopathic doctor and find the dosing that will work best for you.
As I am sure many know, activated charcoal is used prior to a toxicity overdose after the stomach has been pumped. Just as it is used after this procedure to insure all toxins are cleared from the body, you may purchase this from a health food store and dose it yourself to do the same when recovering from food poisoning. Like the other two products listed above, activated charcoal is good to keep around for illnesses such as food poisoning or the accidental consumption of something noxious. When you are recovering from illness, I recommend taking activated charcoal on an empty stomach with a full glass of water before each meal. For emergency usage I recommend taking 2 capsules on an empty stomach with a full glass of water 3 times a day or every few hours if necessary(under doctor supervision). Activated charcoal should be used for detox or illness purposes only as it can block the body’s absorption of benefits being received from medications or vitamins. Be sure to purchase a brand that only contains a vegetable capsule and made without the use of magnesium stearate.
To close out- there are many homeopathic cures to help cure and prevent food poisoning. From goldenseal root to food-grade oxygen, Mother Nature has provided more than enough to help us through our troubled times. The above is what I have found effective for myself and I hope it can be just as effective for you. Always remember to speak to your naturalist doctor to tailor all dosing to your body type and sensitivity levels. I am ultra sensitive, so where my body may require less, you may require more. Please do your research and educate yourself to learn more about all of the above options- happy healing!