Top 5 Remedies for Food Poisoning

| Modified on Jan 29, 2024
Lugols Iodine
Posted by Rick (Wobun) on 03/08/2023

Lugols Iodine for Salmonella

Dr. Hulda Clark said, “Six drops of Lugol's solution can end it all for Salmonella. If you have gas and bloating, pour yourself 1/2 glass of water. Add 6 drops of Lugol's (not more, not less), stir with wood or plastic, and drink all at once. The action is noticeable in an hour.

Take this dose 4 times a day, after meals and at bedtime, for 3 days in a row, then as needed. This eradicates even a stubborn case of Salmonella.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Maria (California) on 02/11/2023

Food poisoning

Hi, I have a question. I have food poisoning.

I have the liquid activated charcoal. Asking how many times during the day can it be taken?

Activated Charcoal
Posted by aclark (Oklahoma City) on 08/23/2022

Does anyone know if activated charcoal will stop botulinum poisoning?

Garlic, Oregano Oil
Posted by Julie (FL) on 03/12/2022

It came out in Court, one of the facts checker sites told the Judge this was only their opinion. Maybe they shouldn't call themselves Fact checkers?

Posted by Marsh (Colorado) on 01/11/2022

Caught a bad stomach bug (or food poisoning) while in Mexico. The locals said a flu bug was going around. I always carry ACV, Lugol's iodine, charcoal, oil of oregano, probiotics, and a host of other goodies just in case. Regurgitation (8 times was so violent), I thought I'd be carted off to the ER. The next day my entire body was terribly sore, even my eyes, teeth and fingernails hurt. I rubbed DMSO cream everywhere that hurt (no - didn't put in eyes! ) and it took away the soreness. Eyes still tender. Just remember to take OofO in the AM, and at night repopulate the good gut flora with probiotics.

Posted by Hola Como Estas (EC's Facebook Page) on 05/26/2020

For food poisoning I take aloe Vera juice 🧃 It's the natural with chunks of aloe Vera. Lugos iodine also works wonders.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Art (California) on 05/25/2020 2218 posts

KenValoa Kuki, I am a fan of silver and I was wondering where you found information to suggest that adding 3~6 drops of DMSO to the oral intake of colloidal silver will give added benefit? I also was wondering if you add the DMSO directly to the silver nanoparticles and then drink this mix? Thank you! Art

Colloidal Silver
Posted by KenValoa Kuki (EC's Facebook Page) on 05/25/2020

is my go to if I have food poisoning:

  • Colloidal silver
  • Aluminium free baking soda
  • Activated charcoal

If i want the Colloidal silver to be more effective, I add 3-6 drops of DMSO with it.

Posted by Teffani (EC's Facebook Page) on 05/25/2020

In Ayuveda, I was recommended to take 1 tbsp of pure honey for food poisoning. And one more later if necessary, but it wasn't. 👍🏼

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Emily (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 12/14/2020

I LOVE GSE for food poisoning! It's the best thing to combat food poisoning and shorten the length of unpleasantness, alongside activated charcoal.

I swear by GSE, and now all of my friends & family do, too.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 10/03/2020

Stay hydrated. Eat bananas.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gertjr (Madison) on 10/02/2020

Rice. Cooked, white rice will absorb toxins from your gut and carry them away. Rice is also gentle to your belly and provides a mucilaginous fullness. It certainly cannot hurt.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mary Lou (Ky) on 10/02/2020

I need some help quickly as I start back to work on Monday. I didn't realize that I had food poisoning for about a week. I have the runs only for about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours in the morning. After that I'm fine the rest of the day. I thought it was an after effect from Covid.

I started on Activated Charcoal about 3 days ago. Added ACV and Turmeric yesterday. This is my second day on all and it's still bad. As soon as I get up it starts.

I took 2 T of ACV in the morning straight. (yesterday too)

Then today I've taken (4) caps of Turmeric (500 mg) every hour for the last (3) hours and

(3) caps of Activated Charcoal (280 mg each) every hour for the last (3) hours. These are taken 30 minutes apart. So Turmeric at the top of the hour and Charcoal at the bottom of the hour.

I'm drinking lots of water and the last couple of bowel movements were basically all water.

So, I think it's almost stopped for today, but I need help so it doesn't start up again tomorrow.

PS. I do not have any other symptoms other than the diarrhea.

Garlic, Oregano Oil
Posted by Denise (Vermont) on 08/01/2020 24 posts

Snopes is unreliable. They further orthodoxy and you can't get any more orthodox than dentistry.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Doc Mark (Phoenix) on 01/04/2018

Activated charcoal has an incredibly long shelf life as along as it's kept dry and not in an extremely hot area. That being said - it can loose some potency after years on a shelf. Like 3-5 years or more. Depending on the conditions it's stored under.

If all you have is some aging caps or powder, I would assume that "something is better than nothing" and use it, probably adjusting upwards for dosage until I was giving the patient close to 2 grams of th "old stuff" at a time. But also wait about 4 hours between this large dose to avoid getting an impaction... just in case it's more potent than we think. As soon as you can replace the aging bottle and it's contents, the better, obviously. But if it was me or my family suffering and becoming dehydrated and worse - I'd definitely try the aged A.C., vs doing nothing. Worst case it will not work as well or as quickly as fresh product might. But it will help at least until you can get new product. As always, this is not medical advice, just general knowledge about how medications age and loose their potency. IF YOU SEE dehydration, bloody stools, loss of balance, or change in personality, etc., these can be signs of a serious problem and the patient needs to be evaluated by a med team in an OR or Urgent Care setting if possible. Severe dehydration can be life-threatening if not treated. Do not hesitate to take the patient into the ER if you see that the meds are not working and the dumping of liquids continues.

Garlic, Oregano Oil
Posted by Michael (New Hampshire) on 12/16/2017

"non biased myth busters", Yet they won't disclose who funds them. How do you know they're non biased then?

Garlic, Oregano Oil
Posted by Marygoround (Fairfax, Va) on 11/20/2017

Snopes (non-biased internet myth busters) tells us that this claim about 97% of terminal cancer sufferers have had a root canal is... FALSE. It is completely false and could be dangerous if someone decides to defer treatment for an infected tooth. Please carefully consider claims like this.

As for the rest of this story, good for you. I am glad your daughter, and you, feel better.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Sheri (New Mexico) on 09/26/2017

Great info! I'm going to use all of it! Thank you for sharing all of this!

Oregano Oil
Posted by Epione (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 07/31/2017

As soon as the first symptoms of food poisoning appear, dissolve 5 drops of wild oregano oil in a glass of water, stirr well and drink it. It works really fast!

Arsenicum Album 6X
Posted by Dd (Phoenix, Az) on 07/15/2017

Food Poisoning:

I use Arsenicum Album 6X from the homeopathy section at the healthfood store at the first sign of trouble every hour or so. It not immediate but usually is over with in 8 hours as opposed to 3 days.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Randy (Mississippi) on 07/02/2017

I do the ACV, local honey (for allergies! ), and (because I'm not fond of water) I use sparkling coconut water. Add this last and slowly so it doesn't foam itself to death! Your call on amounts but I use 2 TBL ACV, 1 Honey, 8 oz water.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Angel709 (Saint Louis, Mo) on 06/23/2017

I'm just resounding all the wonderful information already given. My 13-year old daughter was minutes away from a road trip when she was attacked with what appeared to be food poisoning. I had it last year, so the moans and groans were all too familiar and I just knew, we would both be disappointed all weekend. It was five minutes on the road and she asked to go back home. I brought her back home and looked up other pages until I found this one. Thankfully, I have both ACV and activated charcoal in my home. Sadly, I didn't know about this remedy last year when I lost 5 lbs overnight and felt like I was the star of the Exorcist movie.

Anyway, I gave her a cap full of vinegar diluted in about 5oz of water. Her moans began to subside within 7 minutes. I came back to read more reviews and went back to her with the activated charcoal capsule. I decided to only give her 1 considering her size and I didn't want to over task her body. Plus, I understood how she could hardly bear to think of putting something in her mouth when her cramps were so severe. So, I told her about this website, as she moaned and groaned in the bathroom. The quicker you take it, the faster you can feel better. Once she got the charcoal in her system she began almost craving the ACV, so I really do think they work well together. Summing up the story, not only did the entire ordeal take her less than 2 hours to feel almost 100%, but she felt well enough to go on her trip. She was eating regular food when I dropped her off (which I wouldn't necessarily suggest), but she felt just that well and confident. This literally happened a few hours ago today, but I'm sure we halted a horrific attack that could have lasted days, and only lasted a couple of hours from start to finish.

I am thankful for every great comment on this site! It literally gave me a sense of calm to respond to her and eradicate this event...nothing short of miraculous. I gave her a few capsules and a bottle of ACV just for good measure.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Andy (Bad Axe Mi.) on 05/06/2017

Worst case of Food poisoning I ever had in my 60 some years. I ate some baby spinach mix that was 4 days old and didn't wash it, silly me. The cramps were terrible, I could hardly breathe without pain. I have been making and taking colloidal silver for 20 years, so the first thing I tried was a swig (aprox 1/2 oz) colloidal silver at 15ppm, no help. Then I tried a couple spoons of cider vinegar in water, about 20 mins after I stopped the dry heaves, I would feel better for 2hrs, get a bit of sleep and wake up with nasty cramps. Tried this 3 times but every time the cramps came back worse. In desperation I made a batch of colloidal silver at 50ppm, I only use this rate for eyedrops and wounds, too strong for daily use, you might turn blue. Two swigs and 20mins later the pain was gone, I was feeling good enough to eat some yogurt and it felt good to eat again.

In my life, one of the most valuable things I've learned is the prudent use of colloidal silver. I started using it because I had Impetigo and although CS didn't cure it, the frequency and intensity of the infection was significantly reduced. I was a smoker when I started taking it, I had a lot of upper respiratory infections, skin infections and always caught whatever was going around. I haven't had the flu in years, seldom catch colds, can't remember when a skin cut got infected. If everyone took this the world would be a better place, the medical profession considers colloidal silver to be quackery and of course it won't cure all infections but the benefits outweigh the risks, sometimes I think they're the quacks.(Present company excepted).

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Scot (Singapore) on 03/14/2017

I didn't face food poisoning issue in my entire life, but my wife did. Actually it's a common problem for her. Last year a Japanese Physician actually suggested her to try Activated Charcoal and it really worked. I purchased activated charcoal online from amazon and it actually stopped the vomiting issue of my wife. But yes, it takes little time to ride out from Nausea.

Peppermint Oil and Probiotic
Posted by D. Arro. (Phoenix, Az) on 12/04/2016

Got FP last night after spaghetti sauce cooked with frozen broccoli, pinto beans, onion, with gluten-free garlic bread. Before that I had egg casserole with onion, chard, squash and potatoes. Could have been the onion or the egg, but I didn't feel queasy until I finished downing 3 small pieces of the garlic bread with olive oil (the bread was refrigerated but probably ~2 mo. old)...Then I was burping the toast for the next 8 hrs. Threw up around 10 am, super chunky but not everything came up, had hourly diarrhea for the next 3-4 hrs. Still felt weak and gurgly for the next 8 hrs. (That meal was sitting in my stomach for a good 16 hrs and would not move).

Took 1tsp. Activated Charcoal mixed in water, then 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar with water. Still felt nauseous for ~5 hrs. Took 1 drop peppermint Essential Oil mixed with water a few hrs later. An hour after that, I opened a can of peaches and drank the juice/ate a few a long with taking a strong probiotic from my ND. Now my stomach finally feels empty and I feel ok. I think the peppermint helped move it through and the probiotic is helping too.

Echinacea Tea, Lemon Vinegar
Posted by Valerie (Queens, New York) on 10/18/2016

I needed some sort of treatment after having eaten underdone chicken at a restaurant and wanted to stop what ever was coming towards me in its tracks. I boiled enough water for two cups of tea and steeped Echinacea tea bags in them for 5 minutes. You can get this type of tea at any store that sells medicinal teas (Vitamin World, Home Goods, etc.). I added a teaspoon of lemon vinegar to each cup. I find lemon vinegar at Asian-variety supermarkets. I added a tablespoon of honey to each and mixed. I drank this down quickly and it stopped my cramps immediately. The mixture created some heat internally (around my stomach area), which quickly subsided about 5-10 minutes later. I did not have any cramps, bloating, discomfort, or liquid stool for the night and the next couple of days.

I have undiagnosed symptoms of irritable bowels and go to the bathroom very frequently throughout the day either due to food or stress. I have a few food allergies and am sensitive to many food items. I also get cramps almost daily after eating. I am always trying to look for ways other than staying away from these problematic foods, to stop the pain part of my issue. Therefore, it is very important that I do not consume raw or rare meat, since even rare meat gets me sick.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Debra (Ohio) on 09/11/2016

I mix 1 part organic apple cider vinegar with the mother to 1 part raw honey to 2 parts filtered water. Mix well. Drink. Tastes much better this way in my opinion.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Same (Cambridge, Ma) on 07/17/2016


Hey Peeps, this phytoplankton poisoning ain't no joke. In tropical regions, reef fish eat it and then are eaten by predator fish; fish like Tuna(Ahi)! After eating a big piece of fish at a Fourth of July barbecue, I'm not sure I will ever eat fish again. Constant diarehea for two weeks. Uggh.

Research shows that the bigger the fish is, the more poison it can carry. Ciguatera shows up as a neurotoxin in the host, and after ingestion can be stored in our fat cells for an eternity. There is no cure. Immune compromised people will be hit harder and for a longer duration (months or possibly years.) Maybe a dose of activated charcoal early on, could have nipped this in the bud but as it stands, I was a little late to that game. After a week it got worse so I did a couple of days of the charcoal which felt harsh on my system then moved to a regimen of acidophoulis before small meals, a cup of coconut water mixed with aloe vera juice (2tbsp daily) and spirulina mixed into a banana smoothie. Couldn't stomach anything at all the first week. Now all I can handle are breads and fats like cheese and butter. Weird right? Anything acidic is out, no tomato sauce and my fresh pineapple I watched grow for 6 months is now ripe and untouchable.

So prevention is the key. A friend of a friend got the illness from canned tuna. Apparently it doesn't matter how fresh or well cooked it is, even freezing doesn't affect the toxicity of the fish. I normally eat a good amount of Tuna and I think the reason I have never gotten sick before is that I always buy it fresh, myself. My rule is, if it isn't the color of rubies or garnets, don't buy it. At the party I attended, it was dark and I was half way done eating the darn thing before the chef said he had never cooked it before. Politeness got the better of me. Learning the hard way, as per usual.

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