Your poo habits can provide you with some very valuable information. Yes, I know this subject is still a little uncomfortable for some, but it’s just something you will have to get used to talking about. Your bowel motions can tell you a lot about the balance of bacteria in your gut, whether your body is detoxifying toxins properly, or how you are absorbing nutrients!
So, what does it mean when we have constipation?
Constipation is unfortunately a very common digestive complaint. And let’s face it, if you’ve ever experienced constipation you know just how uncomfortable and sometimes painful it can be.
If you aren’t moving your bowels at least once a day, toxins and hormone metabolites can build up in the gut and re-circulate. Unfortunately, this is bad news, as this causes a disruption in the body’s rhythm causing a whole host of imbalances. It can also worsen other digestive symptoms such as bloating, reflux, nausea and flatulence.
Therefore, there is a need to identify the root cause of constipation, in order to restore health. Constipation is not as simple as increasing water intake or fibre, the root causes can be chemical, metabolic, microbial, emotional or physical. Here is a brief discussion about the common causes of constipation and how to eliminate them.