What’s the one thing everyone does, but NO ONE wants to talk about when it comes to health? That’s right. POOP. I am going to cover some sensitive, but necessary information.
Your stool delivers important information about your health and digestion. The color, shape, smell and consistency lets you know how your food is processed by your body, and the health of your intestines. Many people, too many in fact, suffer from digestive illness. Constipation, diarrhea, loose stools or cramping all indicate that your digestive system is not functioning correctly or is irritated by something. Failure to pay attention can lead to be more serious issues like IBS, Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis and more. Additionally, when your digestive system is not right, neither is your immune system, making you more susceptible to germs, illness and bacterial overgrowth – not a place you want to be.
I come from a family plagued with digestive issues, so I know first hand how uncomfortable these issues can be, and how much energy they suck from your life. The first step in reclaiming your energy is to make sure that what you put in…comes out right. So if you suspect something is off, and usually your eyes and nose will tell you, it’s important to tell your doctor.
But how do you know something is off? Well, let’s examine the perfect poop . Dr. John Douillard, at Life Spa in Colorado, outlined some key requirements for the perfect stool, including:
Does your poop look like the description above? If not, you are likely suffering from some digestive issue. Sometimes it’s as easy as correcting your diet, as certain food sensitivities or intolerances can back you up. You can even investigate this on your own with a food diary, or with the help of a health coach, like me. 😉
Don’t let another day pass by without working towards relief. Your digestive system is too important to ignore. So next time you go, take a look before you flush. And to learn more about the perfect stool, please check out Dr. John Douillard’s full article.