Food as Medicine


11 plant based foods that help the smooth functioning of gastrointestinal tracts. This leads to efficient nutrient absorption, quick processing and disposal of waste helping flush out impurities and toxins, ease constipation, help detoxification, and rejuvenate the entire digestive system.

Senna Leaves- increase fluid activity, softening elimination for ease of movement

Buckthorn Bark- eases constipation

Triphala- detoxification


(Triphala is a commonly used Ayurvedic formula made of the dried powder of three different fruits, hence its name: tri (Three) and phala (Fruit). Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) are mixed in equal parts to make a proper Triphala. Triphala is used in India and by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for a variety of ailments and as a general tonic. It is considered especially beneficial for the digestive system.)


Peppermint Leaves- curbs gas and fights spasms in your intestinal tract

Psyillium Husk- detox, cleanses and refreshes your total digestive system

Acacia Gum- loose bowels and refreshes the digestive tract

Papaya- breaks down food so your digestive system doesn’t have to struggle

Aloe Vera- alkalize digestive juices and help the colon flushing out impurities and mucus

Fennel Seed- gas relief, gastrointestinal calming and cramps

Slippery Elm- coats irritated digestive system lining

Ginger Root- prevents indigestion. It can help prevent muscle spasms in the colon.

@itskabe replied to your postsillymonkey71 replied to your post: I finally did…

fingers crossed!

(and toes and probably parts of my intestinal tract :)  Thanks!

@lesabear replied to your postI finally did it. I submitted a story for…

Err good luck in finding the right place for it. That magazine will regret not learning more about cleaner

Well, it’s not Cleaner, believe it or not. Cleaner’s probably different enough from the SWTOR agent story to be classified as fair use, but the short I submitted was otherwise unpublished. Thanks for the boost on Cleaner, though, I enjoy writing him too!.

@lesabear  replied to your postI finally did it. I submitted a story for…

Good luck! I know you wont need it though :)

I do appreciate the well wishes. Very much so.

@brightephemera replied to your postsillymonkey71 replied to your post: I finally did…

Update as much as you like! We’ll be cheering.

I’ll take that as permission to bore people with my rejection woes. You have been warned. ;) Seriously, though, I’ll come up with a tag people can block if you don’t want to read the posts. I know I keep saying it, but thanks for the likes on my fanfic and for the encouragement. Without those, I wouldn’t be submitting anything.

Ichigo ends up massively constipated and sick for weeks and finally Isshin takes him to Ryuuken’s clinic for an xray and sure enough there’s a solid mass in his large intestine obstructing his digestive tract 

Ryuuken says Ichigo must have swallowed something but Ichigo can’t remember what the fuck he could have swallowed so they go in and they open him up to get whatever the fuck it is out because it’s obviously not your average compacted poo

and when Ichigo finally comes round after it’s all said and done Ryuuken looks at him with a disappointed expression and hands him a plastic baggy with a pair of dirty, bloody, shit stained little girl’s panties in it

they’re easily recognizable as Yuzu’s