It’s about that time again…
The conversation people feel uncomfortable about, want to avoid, but is super important to address…
So here we go!
How are your bowel movements?
They can tell us a lot about your health.
Constipation, diarrhea, or switching back and forth are not good.
That doesn’t surprise people.
But are you having bowel movements daily?
That’s super important, and that should be somewhere between 1 – 3 times per day.
Do you have to wipe a lot afterward?
That’s not good.
You shouldn’t be needing to wipe much when everything is good.
Are you seeing undigested food?
Sure, there are some foods like mushrooms that tend to be tougher to digest.
But really, you shouldn’t be able to see any food in a bowel movement.
Are the bowel movements skinny, floating, or like bunny poop?
Also not good.
Granted, if you’re doing a parasite detox, for example, bowel movements can look quite different during that process.
But on the regular? These things shouldn’t be going on.
So how can you support your digestion and bowel movements?
First thing is check what you’re eating.
Processed food, lots of sugar, packaged food, GMO, etc isn’t going to support your health or your digestion.
Second thing is how often are you eating?
If you’re eating all of the time, never giving your digestive system a break, that does become a problem with time.
You might need some liver support, gallbladder support, and / or pancreatic support.
This can range from castor oil packs to dandelion tea, and certainly cutting down on sugar.
Eating good pre and probiotics is helpful.
This is where eating whole foods comes in, as well as fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, etc.
Dry brushing your abdomen in a clockwise direction can also support your digestive tract.
Magnesium is also important for the digestive tract.
And keep in mind, magnesium serves hundreds of functions in the system.
If you notice missing 1 day of magnesium stops you right up, you are magnesium deficient and what you’re taking is barely meeting your daily requirements.
Clearly there are many more things to support bowel movements…
But these suggestions are a good place to start, and address a whole range of aspects worth considering.