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.
I had a chronic case of salmonella food posioning. I read in Dr. Hulda Clarks book 6 drops of Lugol's iodine 4 times a day would get rid of the salmonella. I forgot how long she said to take it. I usually take the iodine for a couple of days after I feel better. Lugol for me works every time I pick up any salmonella bacteria from eating out.
I travel extensively and carry a small HDPE bottle of Lugol's for the inevitable food poisoning that occurs in restaurant food. When I get a case of it, I take 15 drops of Lugol's in water and it takes less than 15 minutes to stop the cramps. Dr. Hulda Clark does recommend Lugol's Iodine. I buy my Lugol's in pint bottles at the local pharmacy. I tell the pharmacist that I use it for staining tissue slides for microscopy. It works every time.
Hello you WONDERFUL people! Thank you SO much for this resource! I was in the middle of my third serious bout with salmonella in a year and feeling little relief from the antibiotics after 8 days. After reading a book by Dr. Hulda Clark I am convinced that I was picking up Salmonella from milk products. Hulda says that Lugol's kills vicious stomach bacteria including salmonella so I got online looking for it when I found this site. I read through all of the comments and went looking for the iodine. Someone said I could get it at walmart so I tried. The Pharmacist had no clue about iodine deficiency and wouldn't give me the iodine he had ordered for me. How disgusting and irresponsible! I ordered the book by Dr. Brownstein, Iodine: Why You Need It and Why You Can't Live Without It along with a 2 oz. bottle of lugol's solution from amazon.com. I was very discouraged by the fact that there was no overnight shipping option available on the site. A day or two after ordering I emailed them expressing my discouragement and they responded with a toll free number that could be used to get overnight shipping. My Lugol's arrived a day earlier than expected and I tested for allergy on my foot. I knew I wasn't allergic since I have had iodized salt for ever, and I had no irritation from the iodine on my foot. So I began the dose recommended by Hulda for salmonella which is 6 drops in a half cup of juice after meals and at bed time. After reading the book by Dr. Brownstein and looking at the Optimox site I knew that 6 drops 4 times a day is equivalent to 150mg of iodine a day. The relief from the Salmonella began nearly immediately but was nearly complete after a day of the scheduled dose. I had no symptoms of taking too much iodine, so I continued to the third day at that dose (as recommended for treating Salmonella in Hulda's book). Then I cut back to 6 drops 3 times a day to counter my newly recognized iodine deficiency. Just so you know, the Salmonella are DEAD!!! And I feel ALIVE!!!
5 years ago I should have been diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease but was told that my lumpy bumpy breasts needed vitamin E. I didn't take it seriously as I wasn't diagnosed with anything. I had just had my first child. Over the last 6 months I have had pain in my breasts not just before a period but at intervals during the month that wouldn't even allow me to hug my (now I have 3) children. I had no idea until reading this site and the information from Dr. Brownstein that I had fibrocystic breast disease, the precursor for breast cancer (which is so prevalent in this area that it should be a CRIME that people are not handed iodine by the government in giant sized rations!) The great lakes basin is the worst in the WORLD for iodine deficiency-we are the reason salt is iodized-only well enough to fend off goiter and mental retardation which were becoming a problem in the early 1900's in this area! The actual need for iodine by your body is 13.5mg a day and that's after fixing a deficiency. And that number does not take into account the other factors we are exposed to. (Halogens which replace iodine in the body everywhere around us-chlorine, bromine, fluorine-in bread, in toothpaste, in water) THIS IS EPIDEMIC!
Two days into my salmonella killing spree with iodine, I began my menstrual period without cramps. I have had such terrible cramps from my period that I have a stock pile of ibuprofen. (which makes your stomach bleed and hurts your liver) but what are we to do? IODINE! I have been on Iodine for 4 days now and each morning I wake up with cramps but almost as soon as I take my 6 drops of lugol's my cramps are GONE! It's like the cramps are there because my ovaries are begging me for much needed iodine to clean me out. I am so thrilled about this! By the way,my breast pain has diminished to almost none, and they feel like 16 year old breasts. No kidding. My energy level has sky rocketed and I am losing weight. (I should mention that I am taking the iodine with a liquid B complex supplement because Dr. Brownstein says it is possible to get heart palpitations and/or symptoms of iodine allergy if you are deficient in vitamin b2 and b3 since they are needed to transport iodine throughout your body. I can feel my metabolism normalizing - it feels GREAT!
For a long time I have wondered why my ears hurt - I thought maybe I was taking an autotoxic (something toxic to your ears) drug, I wasn't taking any drugs other than ibuprofen, so I wasn't convinced, but I was becoming afraid that I would eventually lose my hearing. I have also become slower in the brain over the last few years. I attributed it to the mercury in my fillings after reading Dr. Clarks book, but having seen the symptoms of iodine deficiency including hearing loss and cretinism I now believe I am severely deficient in iodine and I am so excited to not get any worse. I am getting better!
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.
I was at work on Wed. and around 5pm I started feeling cramps and gas pains in my entire stomach. It started to go away when I drove home from work but as soon as I ate dinner and tried to go to bed MASSIVE cramping started to occur. I have never experienced pain like this before. Around 1am I was in so much pain I actually went and woke both my parents up with tears streaming down my face. My dad had food poisoning 3 years ealier and actually went to the hospital for it for a couple of days. My dad studies homeopathic medicine and went out and bought garlic tabs, arsenicum album (helps with diarrhea), charcoal activated (captures unwanted materials and gas), and kelp with iodine (helps with metabolism). I already take an ounce of ACV everyday so needless to say I'm feeling awesome on day 3. Not saying in order to feel better you have to go out and buy all this stuff but it's great to take even if you're not sick...I prefer all natural remedies with any sickness. Just a couple of suggestions that worked wonders for me.
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!
Peppermint Oil and Probiotic
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.
Salmonella Infection Remedies
On Sept. 1, 2013 I started having a severe back ache. It got much worse real fast, and two days later I was admitted into the hospital with a full blown case of Salmonella Bacterial Blood Infection. I am just really starting to feel better. I have fought weakness and back spasms from the beginning... I was a pretty sick lady. As I understand this type is rather rare. Some of the doctors believed that I contracted it through my skin. I did not eat the bacteria as far as they believed. This is only the second case like this the infectious disease doctor had seen. Anyone had something similar and how long before you got over the back pain? It is better, but has a good ways to go.
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 .
I always use 4000 mil of vit C, if I get food poisoning. It has worked well in the past.