A lot of people don’t understand how important it is to have a bowel movement, and I bet right now some of them reading this might feel a bit awkward, no need, it’s a vital process natural. It’s also a way to keep an eye on the health of internal systems. Think of them as a sort of messenger, a smelly but nonetheless important messenger trying to keep you up to date with how things are working inside the body.
If one is not having a proper bowel movement, it can be a sign of a variety of things, such as low stomach acid, leaky gut dysbiosis, or poor diet. If things move too quickly or too slowly in the system, you could be at increased risk of developing a number of chronic health conditions such as inflammatory, neurological and autoimmune diseases. The regulation of stool frequency was found in a study play a role in the prevention of certain cancers.
Unhealthy stools could be a sign of digestive issues, or you could be missing out on many nutrients from healthy foods. Failing to absorb the required amounts of nutrients through efficient digestion and elimination is also tantamount to throwing that hard-earned money down the drain.
You may be wondering if a particular evacuation program gets a number two rating over another, or if it needs improvement. Some experts suggest that between 5 and 21 bodily waste movements per week is within the normal range.
The number of trips to the cold white sanctuary is not necessarily the key factor, rather it is the process, shape, color and texture that could indicate possible problems. Having difficulty having a bowel movement, feeling pain, having to strain, and not feeling cleansed afterwards could indicate a problem. If the feces are particularly smelly, unusual in color, contain undigested food, or any other visible abnormalities, you may need to make changes. Believe it or not, there is actually a poo chart called the Bristol Stool Chart to help guide people, if your doodoo isn’t somewhere in that middle zone, it’s worth making some tweaks as droppings are an important sign of overall health worthy of some effort, and there are many things one can try to help optimize this visit to the porcelain throne.
- Probiotics are all the rage like they are essential to consume, but prebiotics are just as important, they help nourish the good intestinal bacteria and promote their proliferation. Good sources of prebiotics include onions, leeks, plantains and asparagus.
- Hydration is vital for the whole body, and this also applies to healthy toilet trips. Lemon water helps kick things up a notch by boosting digestion and detoxification. Drinking a tall glass in the morning can help with any poo problem.
- Diets that contain bitter flavors can help stimulate digestion and detoxification. Incorporating foods such as ginger, radicchio, and dandelion greens can also help with any problem number two.
- Maintain a stable daily routine can help keep your manure program healthy. Holding grudges and grievances can actually prevent proper functioning of the large intestine and save the works. According to traditional Chinese medicine, taking the time to express yourself in a healthy way to feel lighter can also have a literal meaning.
- Physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day has been associated by studies with more frequent bowel movements, moving your body really does get things moving.
- yoga poses and detoxifying, relaxing breathing can help kick-start the rest and digestion system to help move those poop and other things through the system with greater ease.
- Include more good fats in the diet will help nourish and lubricate the tissues and keep the elimination process running smoothly. Good choices include avocados, wild salmon, and coconut oil.
- Magnesium can help promote better cleanliness habits. Spinach, seeds, cocoa, almonds, coffee, and bananas are all good sources of magnesium; any coffee drinker can confirm that it gets you going in more than one way.
- Eat more vegetables of at least seven servings can help add fiber and make sure the digestive system works gently. A healthier diet can help eliminate foods that can disrupt your squat and drop schedule.
- Change stance can actually help, for example if you sit all day or worse, if you slouch, it could impact your faeces; try to adopt better posture and take standing breaks.
- Massage or acupressure can help with more regular poop such as the Sea of Energy point using two finger widths below the navel, or the Center of Power point midway between the navel and the solar plexus, on each point you will not Press no deeper than an inch to gently apply pressure for 30 seconds, which can help get those poops going.
Diarrhea or constipation may mean that you are eating something the body cannot tolerate. Try an elimination diet process to find and remove items from your diet that get in the way of a healthy waste schedule, or talk to your healthcare professional to find out if you have any hidden allergies.
By the way, I hope the little puns made during this article have made you laugh, laughter is said to help release blockages and promote fluidity. Potty humor isn’t my favorite thing, but it’s definitely a solid number two. (insert drum rolls here)
As with anything you read on the internet, this article should not be construed as medical advice. please talk to your doctor or primary care provider before changing your wellness routine. This article is not intended to provide medical diagnosis, advice, treatment, or endorsement.