We tend to avoid talking about poop — until our toilet time isn’t going right. And even then, it’s not usually something we’re going to bring up around the dinner table (well, unless maybe you’re with my husband and me).
As a holistic nutritionist, I adore talking about bowel movements. I really do! They’re our daily checkup that keeps us moving and shaking without feeling weighed down.
And as someone who was once diagnosed with and subsequently healed from Crohn’s disease, I find every great poop to be a definite reason to celebrate!
Unfortunately, many of us aren’t pooping nearly enough. About 20 percent of North Americans suffer from constipation, and we’re spending big bucks on laxatives — more than $800 million a year in the U.S. alone.
When we haven’t pooped in days, spend ages straining in the bathroom, and feel perpetually bloated and fatigued from being blocked up, it’s difficult to reflect on anything but poop.
Here are seven things you can do every day to make sure you're pooping on the regular: