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Food Poisoning: cause, symptoms and  treatment

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What food poisoning means?

Food poisoning is also known as foodborne illness. It is an inflammation of any part of the digestive system resulting from its contamination with spoiled food1. When the food gets spoiled, it becomes incubated by a variety of strains of bacteria, viruses and parasites that can affect the digestive system and result in food poisoning2.

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Food borne illnesses have many causes; almost all of them are a result of improper food handling, storage and preparation. Among these causes are:

Bacteria: The most common cause of food poisoning. In a UK study, the most common strains involved were found to be: Campylobacter jejuni (77.3% of the cases), Salmonella (20.9% of the cases), Escherichia coli O157:H7 (1.4% of the cases), and all others less than 0.56% of the cases3. Other strains of bacteria produce enterotoxins (which are toxins targeting the intestine) and cause similar symptoms to food poisoning, such as Staphylococcus aureus4

Mycotoxins: these are the toxic products released by Fungi that colonize the crops. The problem with this type is that it spreads at a much faster rate, and can cause an outbreak affecting thousands at a time. The most common of these is Aflatoxins5 (found in tree nuts, peanuts and corn), and Fumonisins6 (also found in corn).

Viruses: these account for nearly third of the cases of food poisoning, specially Enterovirus, Rotavirus, and Hepatitis A & E viruses, which are more widespread in less developed countries7.

Parasites: Such as tapeworm and flatworm, found in unclean food and fecal matter could cause food poisoning.

Prions: these are very dangerous and can cause Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (or Mad Cow disease)8

What are the symptoms of Food Poisoning?

The trick with food poisoning that it usually happens after an incubation period and not immediately, which is why most people fail to link it to a specific meal on a specific day when the specific sympthoms occurs. The incubation period may be a few hours or a few days, depending on the cause.

Symptoms of food poisoning start with nausea and stomach pain, and progress to prolonged vomiting and diarrhea, and is usually accompanied by the common signs of infection, that are fever, headache and generalized fatigue9.

Food Poisoning treatment according to the western medicine tradition

Food poisoning treatment usually aims at controlling the symptoms and fighting the infection. Controlling the nausea and vomiting can be achieved by avoiding solid foods, as well as spicy and greasy food, and drinking plenty of fluids to compensate for the fluid loss due to vomiting and preventing dehydration.

If the patient feels the symptoms getting worse, he/she should refer to his/her physician for consultation. Antibiotics are used as a treatment against the infection determined by food poisoning, mainly penicillins, in addition to antipyretic medications to control the fever, and physical rest is also recommended10.

Food Poisoning treatment according to the natural medicine tradition

Western Medicine mainly focuses on the symptoms rather than the cause of the disease, and since food poisoning is a fairly common condition that can happen to anyone, it is often disregarded and treated by simply throwing antibiotics at the infection in order to kill the bacteria, but the treatment with antibiotics can be dangerous on long term use and cause unwanted side effects such as upset stomach and metallic test, and will ultimately lead to the bacteria being resistant to the medicine.

DisorderFree’s solution

At DisorderFree.org we support you by re-powering your immune-system. For this we develop the best Natural Medicine solution, personalized specifically for your needs. We look to the self-healing power from the body and find out where the immune system needs support and more power. When the immune system can’t handle the viruses, bacteria parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc. anymore, you lose energy in your cells and your body switch from the living modus to the surviving modus.

In most situations when the immune system uses your free energy you feel more tired and less powerful. In the natural medicine tradition we look to the self-healing capacity of the body from a holistic view and we use only the best working ingredients to get you healthy again. This means that we look for the underlying root cause (physical, mental and food) instead of symptoms. Real-life evidence show that cleaning the body helps to re-powering the self-healing capacity of the body.

How do we support you?

We support you with the physical part of the treatment. This means that we develop the best possible Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and herbal formula for your situation. This herbal formula supports your immune-system to clean the blood system, organs and tissues and lymphatic system from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

To develop a Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and produce the herbal formula, we need some information from you. After receiving your information, several days later you receive the herbal formula and can start the treatment. During the treatment period your immune system clean your body from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc. When the body is clean it can recover and the new cells can be healthy.

The total natural treatment is in 3 steps:
Step 1: cleaning the blood system (2 months)
Step 2: cleaning the organs and tissues (2 months)
Step 3: cleaning the lymphatic system (2 months)
When the blood is clean you feel more power/energy in your body. The re-powering of your body increase during step 2 and 3 when you clean your organs/tissues and lymphatic system.

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Writers:
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid (Medical content)
Robert Oosterling (Natural Medicine content)

References

1 “food poisoning" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
2 "Foodborne Illness - Frequently Asked Questions". US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Reducing the risk from E. coli 0157 – controlling cross-contamination". Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom. February 2011
4  Hennekinne JA, De Buyser M & Dragacci S “Staphylococcus aureus and its food poisoning toxins: characterization and outbreak investigation”, FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2012 Jul;36(4):815-36. doi: 10.1111/j
5 "Aflatoxins". Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
6 "Marasas WF (1995). "Fumonisins: their implications for human and animal health". Nat. Toxins. 3 (4): 193–8; discussion 221. PMID 7582616. doi:10.1002/nt.2620030405
7Dubois E, Hennechart C, Deboosère N, et al. (April 2006). "Intra-laboratory validation of a concentration method adapted for the enumeration of infectious F-specific RNA coliphage, enterovirus, and hepatitis A virus from inoculated leaves of salad vegetables". Int. J. Food Microbiol. 108 (2): 164–71. PMID 16387377. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2005.11.007
8 Manix M, Kalakoti P, Henry M, Thakur J, Menger R, Guthikonda B, Nanda A. :“Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: updated diagnostic criteria, treatment algorithm, and the utility of brain biopsy.”, Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Nov;39(5):E2. doi: 10.3171/2015.8
9 Lawrence DT, Dobmeier SG, Bechtel LK, Holstege CP :“Food poisoning.”, Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007, PMID: 17482025
10 "Oishi T, Saitoh A.:”Diagnosis and treatment of food poisoning in childhood”. Nihon Rinsho. 2012

Topics: food poisoning

Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Written by Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid is a practicing dentist, the founder and owner of confidential clinic in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from the faculty of dentistry, Ain Shams University, obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. He acquired a postgraduate diploma of Oral Surgery in 2013 from the same university. In 2014, he acquired the membership of faculty of dental surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), one of the highest honors in professional dentistry. In 2016, He became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the highest recognized institution in the world pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and beauty.