You never contemplate the things fast food could do to you when you’re guzzling it down with hot sauce, but hey, that’s a risk we take! Moments after I ate my chicken burrito last night, I was met with gurgling sounds in my stomach followed by an upchuck reflex in my throat. To say the least, it wasn’t a pleasant experience.
I’ve dealt with different kinds of food-borne illnesses, from cyclospora to salmonella, and treated them with homeopathic remedies. Most of my symptoms included nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever. Here’s a few quick home remedies I use to help treat them. [Just a precaution, this is not an invitation to disregard professional medical attention. If you’re feeling sick, please consult a qualified medical physician.]
Short-Term Remedy Tea
Shortly after I got food poisoning last night, my friend took me to Starbucks to get some herbal tea. If you get sick while you’re out, hit up your local coffee shop and try out a mixture of these herbal teas to help with nausea and an upset stomach:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Once I got home, I quickly mixed 2 tbl. of apple cider vinegar with 8 oz of warm water. Food-borne pathogens are pretty sensitive to acids, so apple cider vinegar usually helps with immediate symptoms. I would recommend Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s a certified organic, unfiltered, unheated, and unpasteurized.
Emergency Decomtaiment-Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is another effective remedy for food poisoning and nausea. It’s similar to common charcoal, but it’s made specifically for medicinal purposes. Activated charcoal is an incredible absorbency agent! It absorbs poisonous substances, pathogens, and chemicals from the stomach and intestines. You can buy activated charcoal from most pharmacies or drug stores. Make sure you get the 100% activated charcoal pills and not the CharcoCaps! CharcoCaps contain a minimal amount activated charcoal and are used for gas and bloating.
After using these remedies and getting some much needed rest, I feel better. Again, make sure you talk to your doctor or a qualified physician before treating food poisoning! Feel better, my dears!
About Courtney Cherae
I am the founder of HolisticEbony.com and also a Holistic Health Coach. I work with women who struggle with emotional eating, self-sabotage roadblocks, and body image issues and empower them to love themselves more, no matter what stage they’re at in their process. I believe that through nutrition, self-love, and healthy relationships, every woman can live to their fullest potential! Have you ever gotten in the way of your health goals? I would love to hear your story! Send your experiences to firstname.lastname@example.org and together we can empower each other to live beautiful, inspired lives!
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