Many women suffer from IBS or chronic constipation. As a matter of fact, most of my private clients tell me during their Jumpstart Health History & Lifestyle Analysis that they do not poop regularly – talk about bloated belly and discomfort … OUCH! Nothing feels as good as elimination and nothing is as normal as elimination. It’s the way your sacred body vessel gets rid of toxins and waste.
Eating sugar free and bumping up the fiber intake through vegetables at every meal should help your body become regular naturally … however; you must give your body every opportunity for these eliminations to occur. First, you must take the time necessary to accomplish them. Do you poop in the morning? Did you know that a healthy body that’s working properly has a substantial bowel movement in the morning, every morning? Usually the big event occurs approximately 20-30 minutes after waking up.
In a healthy bowel there’s no need to sit and wait for elimination… rather there is a clear indication that it’s on its way. If you don’t get the urge to take a poop in the morning, then I suggest you take some time to sit on the toilet and mentally send a message (I’m totally serious) to your colon that it’s time to poop! Nine out of ten times that’s all it takes … the intention along with a few minutes devoted to pooping.
Most women don’t leave themselves enough time in the morning…is that you? They’re rushing around like mad and don’t take the time to poop … I’ve mentored women that have admitted pinching their butt cheeks together to avoid a morning poop.
REALLY? VERY UNHEALTHY and TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
In addition to making the time in the morning to poop, you can “position yourself” for the most efficient bowl movement. This means placing your feet about 12-18” off the floor to properly align your rectum. Toilet bowls today place the body in a sitting position, which is not ideal for elimination. The body eliminates most efficiently when you’re in a squatting position. By raising the feet you can correct the alignment and make it as though you were squatting over the toilet. I have used a little stool called the Squatty Potty to lift my feet (see below for deets).
Pooping is definitely NOT a glamorous topic but it is an important one for your health. You should be having at least one bowel movement per day. If you’re not, your body is not functioning at optimal levels.
Check out the Squatty Potty here: