When food attacks - Try Arsenicum:)
So last night I made grass fed steaks that sat in a brine of salt, oil and garlic for about 2 days. Needless to say they were tender and delish - HOWEVER, my hubby doesn't do too well with garlic, a fact that I forget until after I cook with it almost every time I break it out. (sorry babe)
Less than an hour later he had a food-bomb on his hands - I sprang into action! We started with the homeopathic remedy Arsenicum as his discomfort was was a direct result of the food. He felt a bit nauseated and yucky, like the food was just sitting there.
After 8 single pellet doses of Arsenicum Album 30C (1 pellet dissolved in the mouth every 10 minutes or so), he was 100% better with no ill effects of the food.
While Arsenicum is often indicated for food poisoning, it's important to note that it can be used for ANY ill effect from food, this is why I chose this remedy over a more commonly thought of remedy for nausea, Nux vomica. Since the food made him feel sick, it calls for Arsenicum instead.
***If spoiled food or poisoned food makes you sick with fever, diarrhea & vomiting (coming out from both ends simultaneously) and you need medical attention - you can take this as first aid on the way to urgent care. The arsenicum may help you to not need medical attention at all, depending on the severity of the case.
Other Uses for Arsenicum
- Diarrhea from too much fruit.
- Reaction from food allergy.
- Vomiting from too much fruit.
- Colds with much sneezing, sore throat releived by hot drinks.
- Colds with profuse watery nasal discharge which irritates upper lip.
- Any burning pain relieved by heat.
- They get worse from the sight and smell of food,
- The Arsenicum patient is ALWAYS worse after midnight.
- The calling card symptom here is burning pain that is better with heat.
- 30C for intense situations.
- 6C for less intense situations.
If "food bombs" are a regular occurrence for you, consider taking a digestive enzyme daily with food. Two or three tablets with a meal could be a real game changer for you. Food enzymes are needed for the breakdown and assimilation of our food. As we age, we produce less and better diet and supplementation may be needed. This is a great Food Enzyme product that works wonders for gas, bloating, indigestion and when taken on an empty stomach daily can even reduce inflammation.
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