Everyone poops! I remember this was the name of the little book when my kids were at the potty-training stage of their lives, and I thought it was the funniest thing EVER! It had pictures of animals and how their poops looked, and at the end, it showed mommy and daddy’s poops. What it didn’t tell you is how to create a great relationship with this lifelong task. Gut pH, probiotics, fiber, water, hydration, and nutrition all play a key role in pooping.
From the moment you arrive on this planet in a tiny body, to your golden years, and everything in between you must release the toxins from your bowels. Remember it’s not just about your colon. Your liver/gallbladder plays a big role too! The Bristol Myers poop chart is a great gauge of where you’re at with your poop. See, poop is a not a-so-secret language, they made a chart!
You can refer to this chart for color and texture.
The good poop gut pH will include a nice combo of hydrochloric acid (HCL), Pepsin, soluble fiber, and plenty of water! A lack of HCL in the gut can cause you to not digest proteins properly. They will sit there and create a big blockage, especially if you’ve been taking whey protein (like in protein shakes). Avoiding the inflammatory antagonists will help your gut move through its process so much easier. Consider swapping your protein shakes for some cleaner options:
Now let’s talk about fiber. You need soluble fiber, and you can totally get that from food! Fruits, beans, and veggies like apricots, nectarines, carrots, brussel sprouts, black beans, lima beans, chickpeas, apples, figs, turnips, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and lentils are just a few of my favorite fiber sources.
There are several great products and treatments available to choose from that I can help you apply to your specific poop needs:
Feel like you have it under control with your over-the-counter laxative? Did you know that laxative use (abuse) can cause long-term and potentially permanent damage to the digestive system?
MiraLAX contains Polyethylene glycol 3350 a chemical compound that can cause kidney damage, injury, and failure. Seizures, tremors, ticks, and oxalate nephropathy! But is considered safe and well-tolerated in the western medicine world. Seriously?! No thank you.
Artificial stimulant laxatives containing Sennosides can create lazy or sluggish peristalsis (the muscle contractions that move food and liquids through in a wave-like motion through the digestive tract) by overstimulating and creating dependency over time.
If you’ve been hooked for a while on laxatives and can’t poop without them, let’s address it in a session. I can help you kick the laxative habit and get your health back on track naturally.
Did you know that there is also a connection between COVID, constipation, and your heart health? I highly recommend getting some basic blood panels done if you’ve had COVID (any strain). You could be a ticking time bomb right now and not even know it. Get fasting glucose (A1C) Lipid Panel, CBC, CMP, and get a baseline on your total health.
If you’ve been in my chair for a session, I will ask you every single time, “How is your poop?” It’s a BIG DEAL. Your gut health is the first place we need to begin with all the things. Remember everything starts with the gut… and ends with the poop!
Energetically counts too. If you have stuck energy or that tummy lump, get in here so I can use my obsidian rocks and magic to move it all out! My clients tend to have GREAT poops after sessions.
Ready to get your 💩 sorted out? Contact me to book your session!
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Medical Disclaimer: What I’ve shared with you here is not intended to be a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding your own medical conditions.