Table of Contents
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Activated Charcoal
- Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Activated Charcoal, Lugol's Iodine
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Activated Charcoal, Probiotics
- Bentonite Clay
- Garlic, Oregano Oil
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Lugol's Iodine
- Multiple Remedies
- Take Apple Cider Vinegar When You Travel!
- Vitamin C
- White Vinegar
"Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease) is any illness resulting from the consumption of food.
Foodborne illness is commonly called food poisoning, even though most cases are caused by a variety of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, prions or parasites that contaminate food, rather than chemical or natural toxins.
Foodborne illness usually arises from improper handling, preparation, or food storage. Good hygiene practices before, during, and after food preparation can reduce the chances of contracting an illness. The action of monitoring food to ensure that it will not cause foodborne illness is known as food safety. Foodborne disease can also be caused by a large variety of toxins that affect the environment. For foodborne illness caused by chemicals, see Food contaminants.
Foodborne illness can also be caused by pesticides or medicines in food and naturally toxic substances like poisonous mushrooms or reef fish. Some could even come from the skin and nose, like staphylococcus aureus, which could lead to death." (Wikipedia)
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
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Activated Charcoal for Food Poisoning
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Activated Charcoal
The incredible absorbency of activated charcoal powder can suck up the pathogens that cause food poisoning and bring swift relief. Activated charcoal capsules are available at the drug store.
[YEA] 01/29/2009: Timmy from Minneapolis, MN: "I do not know If I received food poisoning from Mexico but I arrived Sunday morning and by Tuesday I had the grumbles then later the squirts by the end of the day. The first night less then 4 hours of sleep. The second night the same. I had bad cramps when I ate and I had severe stool problems. I decide to hit the net and look for a home cure. I had apple cider at home so I first tried that and it worked a bit by stopping my stool I still had some stomach pain. I went and got the charcoal caps took 2 and with in 10 minutes I felt better. I have not had a stool for 40 min, kept in a glass of water and feel good. I am now going to finally eat something."Replies
[YEA] 02/15/2010: Dr. Michael from Briarcliff Manor, Ny replies: "After a nice Valentine's Day dinner, my wife woke up with severe diarrhea & couldn't stop throwing up. Even water. Fortunately, I stumbled across this website! I ran out and bought her activated charcoal capsules and gave her 2. Within 20 minutes she was finally able to get some rest. She still slept all day & was exhausted from the emptying both ways, but at least it stopped & she felt good enough to sleep. Thanks!"
[YEA] 11/06/2008: Mitsue from Wishart, Queensland Australia: "One late afternoon I bought Sushi with raw salmon in it, it must have been sitting there all day, after eating it I had very bad case of vomiting and diarrhea for almost 3 weeks. I remembered that charcoal helps with the poison, and I had charcoal my mother sent me for purifying water. I just was so desperate I just cracked a small piece and ate it. Surprising as it is, my vomiting and diarrhea stopped almost immediately. I should have taken it sooner.. So I have medicated charcoal tablet in my medicine cupboard now and when I had vomiting the other I took one straight away and I was fine!!"
[YEA] 06/30/2008: Al from Opelousas, USA: "I too had food poisoning so bad that I was sent to the emergency room, during which time, I was given 2 liters of Sodium Chloride(??). Of course the hospital wants you to pass (diahrrea) the poison, so nothing was administered. I sent a relative to the drug store for Activate Charcoal capsules and followed the recommended dosage; 1gm/hour...within 6-7 hours I could eat small amounts and not experience nauseau or diahrrea(sp?)You should keep a bottle in the refrigerator (safely)."
[YEA] 08/22/2007: GT from Vero Beach, Florida: "Charcoal pills were used for severe food poisoning. Eating chicken that has been left out in the heat of the blazing sun from 4am to dinner time, no refrigeration. Many around me got sick with severe bowel problems. I took charcoal pills,the loose bowels stoped within 10 min."
[YEA] Shawna from Mountlake Terrace WA: "I have had multiple issues with food poisoning all throughout my life. I had a Naturopath tell me once to take 3-4 charcoal pills two times a day at the onset of pain and queasiness, then continue the same for 3 days afterwards. You can purchase charcoal pills from any health food store or in some local corner drug stores. I have used this remedy for about 15 yrs now and it's ALWAYS worked. My husband just had it and he took the pills and he felt better right away and was able to keep down food and water."
Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 04/17/2013: Julian from Kissimmee, Florida: "I am writing this because this is the second time apple cider vinegar has cured my food poisoning. Last night I had chicken and pasta, thought it was delicious. This morning though I woke up around 4:30 feeling nauseous. I went to the bathroom and I threw it up. I mean ALL of it. So I went back to sleep, and woke up again at 6am. I again felt nauseous and proceeded to the bathroom where I gagged and choked until my stomach and intestines were in severe pain and I could barely breathe, but nothing came out. So I drank a glass of water. Went back to sleep, at this point I had bad cramps and was exhausted from waking up multiple times. At 8am I went to the kitchen and threw up again, this time it was the whole glass of water I drank before. Went back to sleep.. And at 1 in the afternoon I woke back up and had some black lipton tea, suggested here on EC to help food poisoning. Less than 30 minutes later I threw that up too, that and some blood. I was so sick of vomiting!! So I came back on EC and looked up more vomiting/food poison remedies and remembered about ACV. I also saw that activated carbon/charcoal works too by absorbing the poisons created by the bacteria. So I went to a health food store and bought 32oz of organic ACV, you already know the brand :D as well as charcoal capsules. Came home and took two capsules of activated carbon and 3 TBSP of ACV. It didn't work right away like most people, maybe because I waited too long.. But anyway within an hour or two (that seemed like eternity), I stopped feeling so nauseous and the cramps subsided. I took ACV and charcoal again a couple hrs later, 2TBSP and 2 capsules of charcoal. By now I figured I couldnt stand up or lay down, or I would get nauseous again. So I just sat slumped over for a couple hrs. And finally gave up because I was so exhausted, so I fell asleep. I woke up again about and hour ago, repeated the concoction of ACV and charcoal, and am feeling better now, except for my killer headache. I am thankful for earthclinic and all the helpful reviews here. And am especially grateful for this liquid gold, apple cider vinegar!!!"
[YEA] 07/30/2011: Gem620 from Gilbert, Arizona, Usa: "I woke up this morning dizzy, nauseous, & sweating. This is the first time I've ever experienced this type of misery. I tried ginger ale & candied ginger with very little relief. I had salmon last night as did my daughter but she feel great. I am so thankful to have found this site and all the great assistance. After suffering for 9 hrs. I decided to drag myself out & but the activated charcoal & apple cider vinegar. I took 2 capsules of the charcoal & took a swig of vinegar, I don't advise this, be sure to dilute with water. I felt worse for a couple hours & then the dizziness, nausea & sweating began to dissipate considerably. I'm so amazed at how much better I feel from just 2 hrs. ago! Thank you so much to all!!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/27/2011: Al from Salina, Ks: "About 2-3 hours after eating pasta and chicken breasts at a friends house, my girlfriend became nauseous, very achy, and feverish. In the middle of the night she finally vomited and had a little diarrhea. In the morning she was feeling a little better but then early-mid morning got the symptoms back. I found this Googled up this website and went and got some ACV and charcoal capsules. I had her take 2 capsules with a slice of toast and a tablespoon of ACV (yes, it's nasty), washing it down with some tap water. Before I left, I had her take 2 more charcoal capsules. I called her 30 minutes later and she says she is feeling much better. Will report back if anything changes.
Want to make a lot of money? Come up with an Apple Cider Vinegar that TASTES GOOD! Fish oil is the only thing I can think of that tastes worse. J"Replies
10/29/2011: Ladyliza from Granada Hills, California replies: "If you are having trouble with tasting fish oil, just freeze them. Then change to krill oil, which is better for you anyway. Just make sure you take enough to get the right amount of DHA and EPA."
[YEA] 06/05/2011: Colleen from Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa: "I began to get food poisoning symptoms on Friday afternoon. I quickly took a Grapefruit Seed Extract pill. It seemed to help as I didn't get the usual painful cramping and the diarrhea seemed to have stopped. I took another pill that evening. The next morning, however, although still no pain, I had the runs. I wondered if there were other natural remedies and found this page. I happened to have some activated charcoal that I bought a few years ago and never tried. I immediately took two capsules. A half hour later I took the vinegar. The runs stopped in about 15-20 minutes! I was able to go out in the evening and eat normally. My stomach would feel queasy, so I continued to take the vinegar in smaller doses every few hours. This morning I'm totally back to normal!"Replies
06/06/2011: Brandon from Gray Court, Sc replies: "Sorry to bother you as I know this may be weird, but I am doing a questionaire for a college project on foodborne illnesses, and I was hoping you could answer a few questions?
1. When was the last time you ate something that did not agree with your stomach? What were the symptoms?
2. Have you ever had food poisoning, and if so, do you remember what it was that made you sick and what the symptoms you experienced were?
3. Have you ever taken anything like pepto bismol or imodium for stomach problems for something you ate? If so, do you remember the last time and what it was that you ate?
I understand if you don't want to answer these questions, thank you, and have a nice day.
P.S. Sorry if I sent this already"
01/08/2011: Brandon from Calhoun, Ga: "OMG!!! I feel for everyone here, Just had my first experience with food poisoning... Not fun.. Ate some tuna I mixed with some spices and mayo that was left out for about 1-2 hours thinking it was okay to eat about 6-12 hours before I woke up at 3AM. Starting to diarrhea a lot and took some pepto bismal (which I never do because prescription and non-prescription drugs are trash ) But the stomach cramp was just too much for me. Went back to sleep waking up at about 10AM thinking it was just indegestion but from then on till about 6PM I had to diarrhea about about every 30 minutes to an hour, threw up, starting shaking, felt cold, and had SEVERE cramps when I went to the bathroom.
A WORD OF ADVICE TO ALL WITH FOOD POISONING: The activated charcoal I took ( a 256 mg capsule ) at about 3:20PM helped, it made the pain more tolerable and made the cramps and diarrhea less frequent. The apple cider vinegar though, which in total was only about a few gulps worth did the trick! Within a couple hours of sipping on that vinegar I had no more sever cramping when I went to the bathroom, I felt 90% better, had a sore stomach afterwards but a few more sips did away with that! Best of all, I could eat solids again without having to rush to the bathroom. I didnt eat too much though, maybe a couple handfuls because I'm still weak from the experience and didnt want to overdue it."
[YEA] 01/06/2010: Co from Glendale, Az: "Hooray to active charcoal pills and ACV!
My teenage son woke me up around 2:00 AM, on a school night with vomitting and the runs. I almost knew instantly that it was food poisoning. It was a local eatery here, not my food, of course! I jumped on-line, saw this site and viewed all of the stories for active charcoal and ACV. He took two charcoal pills and two tablespoons of ACV, followed with a Sprite to kill some of the taste. He hasn't thrown up for four hours now, and only one rush to the toilet. He's been asleep now for two hours! This works! Hope it works for you too!"Replies
[YEA] 09/24/2010: Lisa from Cairns, Australia replies: "Hi, thankyou for your website! My aunt here visiting from Spain, tried a seafood lunch in one of our famous seafood restaurants for lunch (hasn't had anything since)and suddenly this evening starts all the symptoms of foodpoisoning, found your info, and forunately had a good healthy friend just around the corner, with both applecider vinegar and activated charcoal powder (beautiful! ) (well, maybe not the taste... ) my aunt seems to be resting peacefully now, and I thank all the wise ones for knowing and sharing, blessed be..."
[YEA] 07/18/2009: Neilmorbs from Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK: "Hi,
~I recently had a nasty bout of food poisoning caused by some barbequed chicken (never leave chicken out of the fridge, even for an hour). I had fever, diarrhea, vomiting and horrible stomach cramps. It was only 4 days in that i discovered this website and i tried Activated Charcoal tablets and Cider Vinegar tablets from the local health food shop.
The charcoal was the first one i tried and within 10 minutes i found the cramps had eased considerably. I could even start to eat.
Later, when they returned I tried the Cider Vinegar and again 10 minutes wa all it took.
Overall I found them equally effective and I am using both in the final stages of the illness.
Thanks for all the great advice... I'll be using this site much more often!"
12/12/2009: Nan from Ridgewood, Nj replies: "i wanted to ask if anyone had tried the apple Cider vinegar first before eating out? Last Christmas party 2 people got food poisoning.. we all ate the same food. I took a Tablespoon of ACV 1 hr. before eating at the party. i ate everything, including salmon, chicken and veggie dishes but did not get sick. Now, of course there were many who did not get sick or who didn't complain of it. But i'd like to know if anyone else has heard about this little pre-party preventative.?"
EC: Yes, heard that tip in DC Jarvis's book Folk Medicine!
Activated Charcoal, Lugol's Iodine
[YEA] 12/25/2009: Shanti from Bangkok, Thailand: "I just arrived in Bangkok last night at 2am having not eaten all day and stupidly ate some very cheap food (I was very hungry). I immediately took a few drops of iodine in water out of fear of the inevitable... but an hour later the inevitable happened and I got the runs and all the signs of impending food poisoning. So I took more iodine and some tablets I had which had a small amount of charcoal in them and pepsin (the digestive enzyme). I must have had around 20 drops of iodine and about 5 of these tablets and all symptoms went away in about an hour or less. Today I feel fine! I'm off to find some clean food."
Apple Cider Vinegar Food Poisoning Remedy
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Tablespoons
Immediately taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (straight, ideally, in a glass of water if you must) can kill off foreign pathogens in your food and stop food poisoning in no time at all.