The Scoop on Poop
We wanted to address the topic of constipation. It comes up SO often with our clients, friends, and family.
First and foremost, it’s important to define constipation.
A healthy digestive system should produce 1 to 3 bowel movements per day that are well-formed, brown, banana shaped, and easy to pass, with no blood, mucus, or undigested food.
However, constipation can get even more pronounced in midlife (as if we needed one more thing to deal with)
Decreased estrogen levels can cause a cortisol rise
Reduction in progesterone can cause the colon to slow down
Weak pelvic floor muscles
This happens for a few reasons.
Now you may be wondering, what’s so bad about not pooping every day?
So what can you do if you are constipated? There are lots of natural treatments which can help in the majority of cases.
Increase whole food sources of fiber
Warm water with lemon in the morning
Strictly limit processed foods
Here are some of our favorite remedies: