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Doctor insights on: Ways To Prevent Food Poisoning

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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How do you prevent food poisoning?

How do you prevent food poisoning?

Hygene, Sanitation: Wash your hands, use soap. Refrigerate foods soon after opening /serving.. Avoid foods that spoil easily mayo, milk products meats and salads if left at out at room temp. Etc. ...Read more

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Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

No: food poisoning” has many causes. It ranges from preformed toxins that can make an individual sick in a matter of minutes, to harmful bacteria. The only vaccine available foot foodborne pathogens is for salmonella typhi (typhoid fever), and is only indicated for travelers. Sometimes they are advised to take antibiotic prophylaxis for travelers diarrhea (not a shot but a pill). ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting food poisoning?

Fresh food: Make all your own food. Don't eat food prepared by other people. ...Read more

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How can you prevent getting food poisoning?

How can you prevent getting food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Use good hygiene, avoid handling of food by infected people, avoid use of unpasteurized milk, ensure that drinking water is clean. Many foods should not sit out at room temperatures for very long prior to consumption. ...Read more

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What are the safest foods that prevent food poisoning?

What are the safest foods that prevent food poisoning?

Foods: That you cook and prepare yourself. That way you can make sure they have been prepared in a safe fashion and cooked to specifications that minimize the risk of food poisoning! ...Read more

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What foods are safest to eat that prevent food poisoning?

What foods are safest to eat that prevent food poisoning?

Washing and cooking: Thoroughly wash raw foods, such as fresh vegetables and fruits; cook foods especially meats to internal temperature of 160 degree. See this site for more info on this subject. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the safest foods to eat that prevent food poisoning?

Can you tell me the safest foods to eat that prevent food poisoning?

None: Unfortunately, there's no "safe" food that won't evercause food poisoning. This is because of the current agricultural practices in this country. However, at home, wash all of your fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, try to get organic or free-range/grass-fed/etc rather than factory farmed. Wash your countertops and dishes often during preparation. Cook at high enough temp to kill bacteria. ...Read more

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How can food poisoning be prevented?

Short list: Wash hands well before and after handling all food. Make sure all meats are fully cooked. Do not let any mayonnaise based foods sit in the heat too long. If any food smells bad or looks "off", throw it out. Take probiotics daily to build a strong healthy digestive system impervious to bad bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more