I’ve been taking care of 3 egg producing chickens for the past few weeks.
For some reason around a week ago the hens started laying their eggs on the ground instead of in their boxes. The eggs ended up being much more covered in chicken poop than before. So I had been washing and scrubbing those eggs in the kitchen sink with my bare hands, admittedly being more than lax with the hygiene, doing it over the dirty dishes in the sink and probably not even making sure to wash my hands thoroughly with soap afterwards.
Few days ago I started having those sharp pains in my stomach. The area underneath my belly button became extremely tender to the touch and painful. On a scale from 0 to 10 (with 0 being no pain and 10 being extreme pain) it was at times a 7. I lost my appetite, the abdomen was slightly distended and I felt weak (although that could have been also the result of the Andrew Cutler mercury chelation program I had been doing at the same time).
First, it wasn’t clear to me what it was. But then I thought back at an earlier period when I was taking care of the same chickens and I remembered having had the same problems then as well… !!
Dr. Google to the rescue! An internet search for salmonella rendered this website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000294.htm
- abdominal pain – check
- cramping – check
- tenderness – check
- chills – check (yes, a bit here and there, not too bad, but definitely there and definitely strange during a 90 degree heat wave)
- diarrhea – check (the morning stool was liquidy)
I didn’t have fever, nausea or vomiting, but complete loss of appetite. If I was in fact suffering from a bacterial infection, oxidization in the form of either H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) or ozone should take care of it, given that apparently no pathogenic bacteria can become resistant to it.
I decided to put that claim to the test.
Since I was away from home I did not have immediate access to my ozone machinery which would have been my first choice to treat the problem: drinking ozonated water. So I went with the second best: hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). All I had was the 3% drug store solution, not even food grade stuff.
Well, that had to do it. Drastic situations call for drastic measures.
I took around a teaspoon of 3% H2O2, poured it into a 10oz (300ml) glass and filled it up with water and drank it.
The sharp pain in my underbelly was reduced by half within few minutes.
I drank the same amount again. I waited around 1 hour and then ate something. Right after food I felt sharp stabbing pain in my stomach – I guess whatever I just ate must have been contaminated.
Great. I guess I had just re-infected myself.
I waited another 3 hours and then drank again 1 teaspoon of 3% H2O2 dissolved in water – twice. I then jumped on my bike and rode for around 1 hour to run some errands. The pain during the bike ride became hard to bare, it was at times a 7 or 8. Shooting sharp pains filled my entire abdomen.
Did the peroxide make the infection worse? Was it die-off? Didn’t it work?
I had no idea.
But I was assuming that it was more likely that I did not understand what was happening than that a law of biology (oxidization will kill any pathogenic bacteria) was suspended in my case.
So I drank more H2O2 diluted in water when I came home. At that point I had not eaten much during the day and all the H2O2 made me really dizzy to the point of being really uncomfortable. Something I had experienced during my previous experience with another form of oxidative therapy – ozone.
I waited for 30 minutes for it to subside but it didn’t. So I decided to do what Dr. Saul Pressman suggests to do if one accidentally overdoes it with oxidative protocols: drink Vitamin C. Being a potent anti-oxidant, Vit C is supposed to stop the oxidative process.
I poured around 2 heaped teaspoons of Vitamin C powder into a glass of water and drank it.
The dizziness improved within 15 minutes and was gone within 30. It came back to a lesser degree around 1 hour later, at which point I repeated the Vitamin C protocol.
I then started experiencing violent cramps and pains in my belly and the urge to run to the bathroom.
I relieved myself twice. Pure liquid was coming out of me.
The pain in my abdomen after that was down to around 10 or 20% of the initial discomfort and the cramping stopped.
The night was pretty bad. All that oxygen from H2O2 was making it hard for me to sleep. I was tossing and turning all night long.
I woke up and the pain was still down to 10 or 20% of the initial level. In the afternoon, 3 hours after breakfast I drank another 1 teaspoon of H2O2 in water.
I felt chills all over my body.
Later in the day I drank another glass with 1 teaspoon of 3% H2O2.
At that point the pain was either totally gone or down to maybe 5% of the previous day. Drank another 2 teaspoons later in the evening, always diluted in at least 10 oz of water.
Pain gone. No diarrhea. No cramping, no tenderness.
I have seemingly confirmed the theory.
Hydrogen peroxide has successfully killed a suspected salmonella infection.