How to be a SUPER POOPER.
The truth is I love talking about poop. It's uncomfortable subject to bring up, but hugely necessary. Your bowel habits speak volumes on how your body is absorbing the food you're eating. If you're NOT absorbing the foods you're eating, your body doesn't have the "raw materials" to rebuild and renew, or fight dis-ease. You want to make sure that you're doing everything you can to become a super pooper. In this weeks post and video you'll learn about:
How often you should be pooping.
How long your visit to the porcelain throne should last.
What a healthy bowel movement looks like.
An easy DIY at home test to see if your food is taking too long or too short of a time to turn into doo doo.
A guide to healthy bowel habits.
Here are some guidelines to becoming Turd-tastic. Eat enough fiber. Fiber comes in 2 different forms. Soluble fiber, which absorbs water from your colon and bulks up your stool to make for an easy bowel movement. Eat green apples, properly prepared oatmeal, peas, all kinds of berries and ground flax seeds just to name a few. Be sure to drink enough water so you don't get constipated. See below about how much water you should be drinking. Insoluble fiber is found in dark leafy greens, cabbages, nuts, seeds, and broccoli, non-GMO grains, and cauliflower, again, just to throw a few out there. These act as bowel broom and sweep your intestines clean. Drink enough water. Drinking enough water is important to not get constipated and for overall health. A good rule of thumb is to take your body weight, divide it by 2 and that should be how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily. Example: I weigh 154 pounds. Divide that by 2 and I get 77. I should be drinking about 77 ounces of water a day. Do not guzzle the water. Drink it throughout the day. I start my morning by drinking a large 8-10 ounce of room temperature water with a squeeze of lemon. This helps hydrate me and it gets my digestion going. Move your body. You’ve got to move to get it to move. I suggest to all my clients to walk at least 10.000 steps a day. It doesn’t take a gym or any added expense to walk. Walk briskly for about 20 minutes and you’re getting in some cardio benefits too along with great POO! Get a daily dose of healthy bacteria. Add some healthy bacteria to your daily diet. Eat fermented foods, drink kombucha or get a good probiotic that has a PRE-biotic in it.
Be the Queen or King of your porcelain throne! Get in the BEST pooping position. I LOVE the squatty potty. It’s a little stool you put under your toilet and it opens up your intestines for easy elimination. Less stress better health.
Here is a handy chart to see if you're the SUPER POOPER I know you can be!
This is the Bristol Stool Chart. The healthiest stool is #4. Types 1, 2 and 3 have been in the colon too long. There can be a number of factors in these types of stools. Dehydration, not enough fiber, or exercise or a digestive issue. Types 5, 6 and 7 aren't either staying in the colon long enough, you're having a food sensitivity or something else can be going on. If you're not in the #4 range follow the guidelines below, and/or consult with a qualified natural health provider.
Healthy bowel movements are an ESSENTIAL part of being healthy. As a gentle reminder, please seek the guidance of your health care provider before following any suggestions on this website/blog. Well friends that is all the scoop on poop I have for today.
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Peace and good pooping!