Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Activated Charcoal: Cure for the Stomach Flu

You may be thinking,"There is no cure for the stomach flu!"  Ah, that's what I used to think, but now I use activated charcoal.  When anybody in the family's stomach starts to feel not quite right, they ask for black yogurt.  Sounds lovely, doesn't it? 

I just mix a heaping tablespoon of activated charcoal into a serving of the probiotic yogurt and they eat it up.  They were squeemish at first but after finding the yogurt was only a little gritty and made their tongues black, they were okay with it.  They hate to vomit and black yogurt is a welcome alternative.

How does it work?  Well, charcoal sucks up impurities and toxins as it goes through your body and sends them out of the body.  You cannot overdose on charcoal because it does not soak into your bloodstream at all.  It just passes through your digestive tract.  Be aware that you will have black poop at least once.

Activated charcoal may not work every time, especially if you wait until it's too late, but normally it prevents vomiting and at least helps you to be  able to get through your day without feeling half dead.

Online prices are normally better than local health stores.  Do remember to keep your activated charcoal tightly sealed as it will suck up impurities in the air and become useless if left open.

So if you're belly is feeling not so good or your child's best friend just came down with the stomach bug, eat some black yogurt and share it with your family.

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