I’ll be frank, today’s conversation may feel totally awkward, especially since we’ve only just met.
But talking about your bathroom habits should be right up there with discussing your healthy diet and daily exercise routine. Regular bowel movements are a sign of good health, and are nothing to be embarrassed about.
Yet for many of us, toilet talk is one of the most embarrassing discussions to have.
On my new-client intake form I ask about digestive health, and there is one particular question that 80% of my female clients jump past as quickly as possible.
The question: “Do you experience regular constipation, diarrhea or gas?”
The most common answer from female clients: “No, nope, not me.”
Whereas my male clients… well, you can imagine the detail!
I totally get it. For the longest time I was SO embarrassed to talk to my husband about anything that went down in the bathroom that we had to create a code word for that daily constitutional.
We call it “The Mouse”. Best not to overthink it.
Of course that kind of daintiness can only go on for so long before it gets old. I’m not embarrassed anymore, and I hope that you’re not either.
So let’s throw this topic on the table and have a good ol’ chat-a-roo about our toilet habits, and in particular how to relieve constipation.
In today’s video I’m sharing five simple tips that will help to keep you regularly regular.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, scoot to the end of the page and grab the recipe for the fiber bowl — a concoction that will seriously change your life.
To Recap, Here’s What We Discussed:
Tip #1 = Stay Hydrated
Tip #2 = Chew Your Food
Tip #3 = Move Your Body
Tip #4 = Eat Fiber (soluble AND insoluble)
Tip #5 = Squat On The Pot
And Here’s Your Fiber Bowl Recipe:
This one is a game changer! Have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, and immediately follow with a very large glass of water. Once your system gets used to the fiber-hit you can increase the quantities a little bit.
~ 1 tablespoon psyllium husks (available Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Amazon etc)
~ 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
~ 1/2 tablespoon slippery elm bark powder (I usually order mine online)
~ Ground cinnamon to taste
~ 1/2 cup coconut water
~ 1/2 cup filtered water OR 1 cup filtered water only
Mix everything together and drink immediately.
Now I’d Love To Hear From You
What helps you to keep your digestive system happy and humming along? Let me know by leaving a comment below.