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Homeopathic treatment of food poisoning

Homeopathic treatment of food poisoning

Food poisoning has been in the news lately after Spurs were forced to play their final match of the season just hours after 10 of their players had been struck down with it.
Spurs estimate their subsequent defeat will cost them up to £10 million in lost earning potential.

Food poisoning results from eating food contaminated with bacteria (or their toxins) or other pathogens (parasites or viruses). It causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. These latter two symptoms are a protective measure. The body is trying to eject the poison as rapidly as possible.

One of the biggest problems with severe diarrhoea and vomiting is the risk of dehydration and for this reason food poisoning is potentially life threatening, especially amongst those who are very young or old and those who are already weakened.
As with all illness, an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure, and as the warmer weather kicks in it is even more vital than ever to ensure food handling and storage is managed safely.

If you are unfortunate enough to get food poisoning a well-selected homeopathic medicine can greatly speed up the D+V that ejects the poisons and, even more importantly, stop them swiftly once their purpose has been served and aid the rehydration process.
It is a great idea to have a homeopathic medicine kit handy for first aid emergencies and acute illnesses. You can buy one and get a free study course on-line from my website www.homeopathyworld.com.

 

HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR THE TREATMENT OF FOOD POISONING
These can be taken in either a 6c or 30c potency.

ARSENICUM
No. 1 homeopathic medicine for food poisoning, especially after meat, when there is vomiting and diarrhoea.
Those who need Arsenicum feel physically very weak, but they are so anxious they can’t help but be restless. They are nervous at the thought of being left alone and when feeling at their worst actually feel they are going to die.
Symptoms are often most severe from midnight - 3am.
PULSATILLA
Is helpful after eating bad fish. It’s also good for upsets brought on by too much ice cream.
LYCOPODIUM
Is better suited to poisoning from shellfish.
CHINA
No. 1 homeopathic medicine to promote recovery after dehydration.
Often even after diarrhoea and vomiting has stopped a terrible feeling of weakness remains, due to the effects of dehydration. China can be extremely helpful in these circumstances.
NUX VOMICA
For those times when the food and wine were great, but you just had way too much of one or other or both! This is a fantastic hangover cure, especially suited to those who are literally like bears with sore heads the morning after. If it works well for you, don’t let that be an excuse to go out and abuse your poor body all over again … in the end you will have to pay for it!

In Homeopathy there are only two golden rules for successful prescribing

1. Match the symptoms carefully to the best homeopathic medicine you can find.
2. Take one pill. If you feel better there is no need to repeat unless the same symptoms return.

© Mary Aspinwall

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