You may get food poisoning from a number of locations and circumstances. I suggest it is best to be prepared wth a clinical strength probiotic.
Food poisoning is a common infectious condition that affects millions of people in the United States each year.
Most commonly, people complain of vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping abdominal pain.
Standard treatment for food poisoning focuses on keeping the affected person well hydrated.
Most cases of food poisoning resolve on their own, however, re-inoculation will speed recovery and boost your immune system.
Other circumstances that can damage your microbiome (gut bacteria) you should be prepared for include:
Dental Visit – I suggest you refuse any fluoride or bleaching and understand that if you choose to take an antibiotic, you will kill as much as 33% of the healthy gut bacteria.
Travel – you may get bacteria that the locals are fine with but give you big problems.
Travel by airline and cruise ships have been reported in the news for some time now, and it is unlikely to magically disappear from being an occasional problem. It is a big enough problem that the World Health Organization is now in its third revision of the guidelines.
I suggest that you take one packet at the first sign of distress and a total of two times per day for three days should repopulate your gut.
Use common sense and seek a health practitioner if symptoms to not quickly resolve. You should seek medical care if they have an associated fever, blood in their stool (rectal bleeding), signs and symptoms of dehydration, or if their symptoms do not resolve after a couple of days
The one we recommend you have on hand keeps well and travels well. Each serving is listed here:
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