DAY 5: Drinking Senna tea…worse idea ever

Freshpak Senna with Rooibos tea for balancing and cleaning your digestive system. Photo: Living Lionheart

Freshpak Senna with Rooibos tea for balancing and cleaning your digestive system. Photo: Living Lionheart

After a week of not being able to digest my food properly, yesterday I decided to drink Freshpak Senna with Rooibos and blackcurrant tea, which according to Lutho Mtongana helps keep the digestive system balanced and sweeps away any substances it doesn’t need. Can I just say BAD IDEA…… It didn’t help that on Monday I ate a Congolese cuisine which was foreign to my stomach.

 

In need of anything, and I mean ANYTHING that will help my digestive system and feeling bloated, I accepted the idea and drank that tea last night. How it supposed to work is that, you drink it at night, like early and then while you’re sleeping it does its magic and then it makes you run during the early hours of the morning.

I must have had the most stubborn digestive system ever because to my surprise, I didn’t wake up at midnight or in the early hours of the morning. It was only at 8 O’Clock in the morning that the tea started working. Mind you that I had scheduled an interview at 11am. So I had to reschedule all my interviews and succumb to the idea that I’ll be running to the lady’s room all day.

Being in bed made me wonder, when do journalists actually manage to take care of themselves? When do you forget about other people for a second and focus on yourself? I mean you can’t even clean your system for fear of the after effects clashing with your interviews. Today my body did that (with assistance of course), it refused to quickly gather itself and step outside.

So because journalists never rest, I sat at home in bed, transcribed an interview I had yesterday and worked on my multimedia pitch for Monday…. and of course with toilet paper right on my bed side table.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Never drink any digestive things during weekdays, especially if you have interviews scheduled for the following day.

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