medicine for upset tummy and a whiter smile?? plus something for dog lovers at the end of the post!

Tummy’s not feeling for the past couple of days and i was glad that I bought some medicinal charcoal a week ago.

heh. i shall confess. i bought the charcoal NOT in anticipation of the runs, but actually for a little experiment (which i have yet to start on).   

charcoal

charcoal

what on earth would I do with charcoal you might think?  apparently you could use it of all things… to whiten your smile!!!

white teeth

white teeth

yes! whiten. teeth. no kidding.  when i read the blog of the lady who tried it – i went ‘really? serious?  doesn’t it actually blacken your teeth?’  well. apparently it does quite the opposite after you wash the thing off!

I did try those gel strips years ago – despite the fact that I didn’t like the fact that it was probably not all that great to bleach your teeth and that it wasn’t so good for your gums.  All i can say is that at that point in time – i disliked the yellow teeth more – so I used a couple of strips, got it ever so slightly less yellow, then stopped.  i didn’t experience any side effects.

teeth whitening strips

teeth whitening strips

so imagine my surprise and delight when I found that someone used charcoal AND it worked!  cheap and safe – aaaahhhh…heck! why not!  Again, as usual – i went to research and read someone who tried and her teeth were sensitized cos’ it was too abrasive.  so i guess the trick is to do it lightly, and probably once a week?

My teeth are slightly yellow – probably from the copious amounts of coffee I drink.  (irrelevant to the post, but I am trying to limit it to a single morning boost cos’ apparently caffeine taxes your adrenal glands, and despite the inital boost – it actually weakens your body makes you more tired. still i personally think – bias and all – that a cup is good for our brains. i feel I think clearer).

so I’m gonna pound those pills into powder form and use it with my toothpaste!  update again after i try it!  Here’s the link to the blog post where I first read about it for those who are interested!

probably will try only in the next couple of  days cos’ seem to be coming down with the flu and my entire body is aching.  Part of the body ache probably is from walking Lucky at the dog shelter yesterday!  We took almost a 2 hour walk from the shelter to the nearby wetland (together with all the other shelter dogs and volunteers).  Volunteering to help take the dogs for a mid-week walk was to bring more joy to them, and I have to admit – I ended up throughly enjoying myself!

Lucky is super energetic – tugged and pulled and yanked.  had to dig in my feet to hold him back – until i figured that I had to walk a lot faster and ahead of the rest – then he walks contently at my side.  He has a really gentle energy about him and is very good natured (he tolerated TWO dogs trying to hump him!!) andwill be a great companion to someone who needs an exercise buddy!:)  The family or person who decides to gives him a home he deserves will be blessed with this darling!

If you or anyone you know is keen to adopt this handsome boy – you can click on the photo to head to the fb page.  Or leave a comment if you would like more info about this dear fellow!

Lucky - the shelter dog who has one of the sweetest temperament.  a very gentle energy about him and I think he will make a wonderful companion to someone deserving of him!

Lucky – the shelter dog who has one of the sweetest temperament. a very gentle energy about him and I think he will make a wonderful companion to someone deserving of him!  
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