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Natural Cures for Food Poisoning
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Food poisoning is characterized by abdominal pain, with or without diarrhea, vomiting, sweating, and/or weakness. It usually within 24-96 hours of eating a food contaminated with a virus or bacteria.
Symptoms of food poisoning varies greatly. Symptoms can manifest as quickly as 30 minutes to one hour if due to chemical food poisoning; one to twelve hours in cases due to bacterial poisoning; 12 to 48 hours in cases due to viral or salmonella poisoning. Symptoms can range from stomach pain and nausea, to constipation, diarrhea (sometimes in alternation with each other) and, in very severe cases, collapse and shock.
Food poisoning is far more common than is typically believed. Many cases of diarrhea each year, for instance, are probably due to food poisoning. Many of these cases go unreported as the cause is not known and is usually attributed to the stomach flu.
Flu, gastrointestinal disorders, digestive enzyme deficiencies, drug interactions, stress, and nutrient deficiencies or excess (too much magnesium can cause loose stools and abdominal cramps) can all mimic symptoms of food poisoning. In infants, symptoms can also be due to an intolerance to honey.
You should suspect food poisoning if a number of people who ate the same food come down with similar symptoms.
There are natural cures for Food Poisoning that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. The natural health remedies which are used to treat the effects of Food Poisoning focus on restoring the biochemical balance of the body, and making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to improve one's general health.