Top 5 Remedies for Food Poisoning

| Modified on Mar 08, 2023
Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Angel709 (Saint Louis, Mo) on 06/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Sandhya (Maui, Hawaii) on 07/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Use Aloe Vera to stop food poisoning!!!!

Less than 2 hours after eating a salad with steak and a few pieces of fruit......I had food poisoning. It was a good restaurant yet all the symptoms were there....stomach bloating, pain, cramps, and then gaseous vomiting after emptying the bowels. Cramps were the worst. I mixed 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of water and downed it. Shortly after I vomited several times easily which removed the contaminated food. Then I took the miracle worker ALOE stops food poisoning right away. Cut the plant and eat it or buy a good juice or try the pills....... Keep taking it for the day. It will ease your sore stomach and intestines as well. I was asleep almost immediately afterwards and woke up fine the next day.

If you are a few hours into digestion take the ALOE FIRST. I wanted the food out of my stomach before it hit my intestines so I took the baking soda first. After vomiting it is important to replenish electrolytes can drink coconut water, or put lemon or lime in water with sugar and salt and keep drinking it or buy some. This is essential to get back your strength. Hope this is serving to someone.

Posted by Cat (Austin, Tx) on 04/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My huge family went out to a seafood restaurant. After the meal, my mother offered everyone garlic capsules because, she said, you can never be careful if the food is actually fresh and free of harmful bacteria. Within an hour after the meal and when everyone had gone their separate ways, family members who had refused the garlic caps were calling that they were sick (dizzy, nauseous, throwing up.) My mother rushed over to their houses and gave each of them them 6 garlic capsules. Within 15 minutes they were fine. The ones who refused it, suffered a few more days before they called her and asked if she would come over with the garlic capsules. Now, no one leaves home without a package in their car or their purse. My husband and I take them after every meal we eat at restaurants.

Apple Cider Vinegar also has the same bacterial fighting ability and we add a TBsp to hot tea at restaurants. We carry our own prep bag (a small black bag that fits inside one of my big purses) that contains garlic capsules, homemade salad dressing we grab from the fridge, my special salad seasoning, and a small bottle of ACV.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Olivia (Brooklyn, New York) on 06/15/2015
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I suffered one night of hell on earth when I ate oatmeal in which milk and sugar had already been mixed. It was bought in St. Maarten at an outdoor market. I took the apple cider dosage of two teaspoons in water, and it helped somewhat, but I still had the runs and cramps. Thank God I decided to check Earth Clinic, and found the additional recommendation of taking Charcoal tablets. I took 2 for a total of 560 mgs. Immediate relief of cramps and stoppage of the runs. Two hours later, a slight cramp and I took another 2 tablets. That was it .... I was able to go out and even forgot that just a few hours earlier I thought I needed to go to the emergency room. Apple Cider Vinegar water helped, but the tablets were the magic bullet.

Posted by Vloz (Seattle, WA) on 02/28/2015
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Garlic gets rid of food poisoning very quickly. Finely mince one medium to large size garlic clove and swallow, chew if you can stand it but it's not necessary. I went to a potluck many years ago and came home with food poisoning. I was extremely ill for a couple days (leaking from both ends) and a friend told me to call his iridologist for some healing tips, which I did and he told me, "no problem take garlic, nothing can live through garlic! " I swallowed some garlic and my stomache jumped for a second and I thought I was going to vomit but didn't and almost immediately started feeling better. I was completely fine within a couple hours.

A few years ago my adult son was hospitalized due to dehydration from vomiting. He had symptoms of food poisoning in my opinion but the doctor disagreed and thought he was passing kidney stones. They never did find any stones in the urine or fecal matter that they collected "and they collected everything that came out of him". When he was released he was still feeling sick so I gave him fresh garlic and it did the trick. He asked me why I hadn't given it to him sooner.

Food Poisoning and High Alkalinity
Posted by Carlos (Fountain Valley, Ca.) on 03/02/2014
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Before I ran across your wonderful website, I had been doing my own internet research since 2004. It was primarily for family and friends with cancer that I set off on this trek. I had my own bouts with high blood pressure at that time. When I learned of checking one's body PH, that was a low budget eye opener!

Currently I have 18 people that have used the info that I shared with them, and are cured! Unfortunately for some of my family and friends, they did not believe what I was telling them. So it's been a road of joy and heartbreak!

Two years ago, I got food poisoning while at work. I was vomiting and did not get diarrhea until I got home. I just dropped dead with my work clothes on. I woke up the next morning, and decided to check my PH, as I thought I would be highly acidic. I registered the highest alkaline PH ever!

So that leads me to believe that when people get the flu, it's your own bodily immune system trying to heal you! It can only be compromised by invaders that will start living inside the human body! Microbes, viruses, bad bacteria, funguses, molds, and parasites.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Andy (Bad Axe Mi.) on 05/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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, 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
Posted by Scot (Singapore) on 03/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Garlic, Oregano Oil
Posted by Denise (Vermont) on 08/01/2020 23 posts

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

Lugols Iodine
Posted by Rick (Wobun) on 03/08/2023
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Sacha (Murewa,zimbabwe) on 02/25/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Charcoal really helped me in a matter of minutes, it completely stopped the pain from food poisoning.

Activated Charcoal, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lr (Naperville, Il) on 10/12/2013
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Sorry to hear how sick you were :( I've been there. Was so sick with my roomie, for nearly 3 weeks we vomited AND had diarrhea. Good times.

The ascetic acid in the AC Vinegar kills the pathogens that are making you sick. I don't recommend chugging 1/4 cp of it though, as that in itself could make many people sick. Two tbsp is more than enough, and repeating an hour or two later wouldn't hurt.

I'm a huge fan of ACV and know it works but I've picked up some charcoal too for general first aid but thankfully haven't had to try it. I've learned it is able to neutralize the majority of toxins, up to 60% - It is all natural (made from burnt coconut shells) - It has been a staple of poison control centers - It will usually stop a case of food poisoning from progressing. The toxins actually stick to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and stay firmly attached until they are expelled from the body in the feces... [nature is amazing]. Cheers & to good health :)

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

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Emily (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 12/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Chidinma (Houston, Texas) on 09/26/2015
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Turmeric really works good for poisoning. I had a bad case of food poisoning. Activated charcoal and ACV had given me some relief but I still kinda felt sickly. I then drank a tsp of turmeric with some warm tea and honey. Another 5 mins later...poof! My tummy bug dissappeared. Tumeric is one spice everybody should have at home. I hope this helps somebody out there today .

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Kw (Lethbridge, Ab) on 08/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

A little background:

I have a very sensitive stomach and get food poisoning often, it is something I am working on fixing. My husband and I can eat the exact same thing and while he wont feel a thing I will be running to the bathroom every 15 minutes.

I found that if I take 1 capsule of Activated Charcoal as soon as symptoms start coming on I feel immediate relief. Often times I will take a second cap about an hour after the first. Nausea can stay with me for about 8 hours but the vomiting and diarrhea are 100% gone. It is so effective that I always take Activated Charcoal with me camping and in the truck, it works every time! I have to share my success as I am sure there are others out there like me who get food poisoning often. Just remember to drink lots of water because it will dehydrate you.

PS. sometimes they sell Activated Charcoal with added licorice, this type of charcoal also works for the Food poisoning but can cause reactions in some people if they are sensitive to licorice.

Posted by Janace (Livingston, Tx. Polk Co.) on 07/25/2014
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I have found that the best thing for food poisoning is figs even if all you have is Fig Newtons. I keep Dehydrated FIGS on hand all the time it only takes 3 or 4 figs and it stops it real fast you don't have to keep doing it Over and over again just eat 3 or 4 figs and it kills the poisoning and it works every time.

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