Food Poisoning Fixes
A friend just called and said she had food poisoning. Neighbors were going on a trip and in exchange for being taken to the airport, they brought her a plate of food. She was happy she didn’t have to cook later that day. Too bad her stomach was not happy. She was down for the count for three days.
When she texted me the update — because I too needed her to help me with an airport run – I joked that she helped clean out their fridge. My humor was not funny.
The newest science has demonstrated that there’s intelligence in everything that’s live. However, the intelligence of the virus or bacteria from the food is not smarter than you are. Food poisoning doesn’t stand a chance of holding you down too long IF you are prepared and healthy.
Use the following ideas to strategically secure your health so that “bad” food doesn’t try try to rob you of your bliss:
ANTI-FOOD POISONING TIPS
- Eat more garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemon, cayenne pepper (and other peppers
- Drink warm lemon water in the mornings to akalinize your system (that’s been fasting from excess acid while you slept). You may also sip some lemon water before bedtime.
- Drink double the water you’re used to, or more. SIP THE WATER; do not gulp it down.
- Sip calming and digestive teas such as chamomile.
- Eat very little, but if you must choose celery, parsley, cucumber, peppermint leaves– calming green food you have to chew well. This creates more saliva to aid digestion.
- Apply essential oils of calming herbs such as chamomile and fennel. Peppermint oil can also be rubbed on the tummy to cool and calm digestive activity.
- Deep breathe to the belly at least 3x a day. Four counts in, four counts to hold, four counts (or more), exhaling through the mouth. Do 10x. Increase counts for in-breath, hold and out-breath
WHAT TO AVOID
Avoid the following after you think you’ve been poisoned: dairy, sugar, coffee, chocolate, refined baked products including bagels and grits, red meat, processed meats including bacon and hot dogs, alcohol
Food poisoning knocks us down more than we think. You may think you caught someone’s cold or are allergic to smoke or the smell of fish. It could be that what you ate within the past one to three days, depending on your metabolism, was infected with something live that’s decided to eat you.
It goes without saying that a compromised immune system is a playground for a possible food poisoning. Be prepared for this to maintain your above-the-line health.
–Rev. Niamo Nancy Muid
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This educational advice is not to replace medical counsel. Consult your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care; also if your child has food poisoning. The statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Oils and food products listed for information purposes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.