The violent nausea and diarrhea associated with food poisoning certainly are no fun—to say the least! But food-borne illnesses can do much worse than make you feel like your insides are turning inside out. They can leave you with lasting health problems—and  even can be fatal. Whether you’ve already suffered through an unpleasant bout—or you’ve escaped so far—you will definitely want to know how to avoid the dangers of E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, norovirus, other dangerous microbes…and even parasites.

Bottom Line’s Guide to Avoiding and Treating Food Poisoning has the best advice from our top experts to help you stay healthy, whether eating at home or dining out.

For instance, we tell you about a spice you probably already have in your kitchen that kills E. coli and Salmonella…what common drug makes you more vulnerable to food-borne illnesses, and drug-free remedies to try instead…which foods are most likely to be contaminated with bacteria or viruses that can make you sick—and what “wholesome” chicken really isn’t…how to keep dangerous germs at bay in your kitchen, at your picnic or barbecue, even on a cruise…how to recognize symptoms of parasites you can get from food…and if a microbe does lay you low, we tell you how to get speedy relief for the fast-and-furious nausea, loose bowels and stomach cramps…plus much more.

Kitchen Horrors…and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 Germy Spots In Your Kitchen…and How to Keep Them Clean

The Danger Growing in Your Fridge

Simple Secrets to an E. Coli-Free Kitchen

Don’t Let Contaminated Kitchen Knives Make You Sick

The 7 Germiest Spots in Your Home


When Food Is OK—and When It Isn’t

The Link Between Food Poisoning and Raw Milk and Cheese

Bagged Lettuce Can Look Fine But Still Harbor E. Coli

Safety Alert: Cold-Pressed Juice

“Sell By” Dates and Other Misleading Labels Cause Terrible Food Waste

How to Protect Yourself Against Deadly Listeriosis

Is Rare Steak Safe?

Don’t Rinse the Chicken…and Other Secrets to Avoiding Food Poisoning

Chickens Bought at Farmers’ Markets Harbor Salmonella and Other Harmful Bacteria

Don’t Fall For These Myths About Meat Safety

The Surprising Infection You Can Get from Chicken

Safe Eating Away from Home

The 10 Riskiest Foods for Food Poisoning

Parasites: Your Body May Be Hosting These “Stealth Germs”

Don’t Ever Do This at a Picnic

How Not to Get Sick On a Cruise

Building Your Defenses…and Recovering

Good News for IBS Sufferers

Increased Risk of Food Poisoning from Acid-Lowering Drugs

Coriander: The Spice That Fights Food Poisoning

How to Recover from Food Poisoning

Fight Off Food Poisoning