When a call over the linkpearl sounded, Ruran responded as quickly as he could. Upon his arrival to the Jackal house, he discovered that their new benefactor ‘M’ had released a volatile, rancid flan the basement. ‘M’ wished to test a device that could capture the creature, and it was up to the Jackals-turned-voidhunters to see if it worked. Another trial by fire.
After a flurry of toxins and acid, and the retching of several of stomachs in the process, they managed to start up the device. Thankfully, it worked, and the group was able to rest, recover, and collect a sample of the flan for research.
Yesterday we had the sweetest dog come in because she wasn’t feeling well. She wasn’t eating, had lost a lot of weight, and was just laying around the house not really moving. She was also very pale (anemic) and had a low temperature (which tends to happen when the body starts shutting down).
Her abdomen was very distended, she actually looked heavily pregnant. Given her age, we were concerned she may have had a large splenic tumor or even a bleed. But she also had milky bloody discharge, which made us suspicious of a uterine infection called pyometra.
This was her x-ray:
You can see all of her internal organs pushed out of their normal locations. The bottom half is very grey, which could indicate fluid or, in this case, a large fluid-filled uterus.
She definitely had a pyometra, and we were concerned that the infection may have become systemic and the toxins were starting to shut her body down. She needed immediate emergency surgery.
Below the break is a photo taken during surgery, please view at your own discretion.
How does drinking water help you lose water weight?
So, water helps to flush out toxins, be a natural appetite suppressant, boost our metabolism and get rid of water weight.
Water weight can be caused from not drinking enough water or sometimes it can be caused from eating too much salt! Extra sodium in our system will cause us to hold more water/ fluids in our cells thus causing us to gain “weight”. Which is why I don’t count water weight to be real. Because technically it isn’t your real weight until your water weight is gone (:
So it’s obvious which my friend drew and which is DoodleFace 😂
I don’t have a name yet but her villain name is Chemical Waste! Her quirk is sort of like that other girl who can make literally anything so long as she understand what it’s made of.
But she can only produce and make chemicals, toxins, elemental and chemical compounds (that dip shit that killed toons, for instance! She could produce it). She could even make it rain whatever chemical it is, but it has to already be raining, she can change what is coming down but she can’t change the weather.
[ I love her !!! And that quirk sounds amazing ! I might try and draw her myself though it’ll look a bit different design-wise]
If we really want to improve the health of Americans, we have to stop worrying about fictional “toxins” (you know, the kind you have to go on a diet to “cleanse”) and start worrying about actual toxins like lead in water, hazardous building materials, and pollution from coal factories and landfills. If we want to protect the health of children we don’t need programs like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” where we teach kids that their body size is the problem and that health is their individual responsibility, we need programs like Let’s Move You to a Habitable Neighborhood (I made that up). Or better yet, let’s move the corrupt politicians, contractors, developers, and corporations out of your neighborhood and all neighborhoods.
But let’s be honest, it’s much more comfortable to believe that poor Black, Latinx, and Native kids are just being fed too much junk food and not getting enough exercise than it is to admit that we are making them sick with environmental racism.
Alteans being resistant to most earth toxins and poisons is the one hc that would make for the most coolest and messed up shit tbh.
On one hand you can have Allura handling poison dart frogs and everyone’s like freaking out but they realize that she’s immune so she holds them just tight enough they won’t jump at the paladin’s faces so they can get a closer look at the pretty little things.
On the other hand you can have them catch Allura pouring windex in a glass of ice and taking that shit down like shots like it’s gatorade and Lance faints, Hunk is screaming, Pidge is screaming, Shiro is freaking the fuck out and calling 911 and Keith is on the couch fucking asleep. And Allura wondering wtf is going on because she’s had like six of these drinks last week and she was fine so she doesn’t know why they’re all freaking the fuck out and taking her to the hospital.
Science Fact Friday: Tetrodotoxin, ft. a small gif because I’m avoiding my real obligations.
Why does tetrodotoxin not affect its host? More studies need to be done but at least a few species possess mutated sodium ion channels. The tetrodotoxin can’t interact efficiently with the altered channels.
Another interesting tidbit: Animals with tetrodotoxin can lose their toxicity in captivity. It is suspected that the animals accumulate the toxic bacteria as a side-effect of their diet. After several years of captivity on a tetrodotoxin-bacteria-free diet, the bacterial colonies living in the animals die, residual toxin is cleared from the system, and the animal is safe to handle.