HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR POOP (STOOL) | HEALTHY BOWEL MOVEMENT
If your poop isn’t normal then it means your digestive health isn’t what it should be. So here’s a few tips to improve it and get those perfect poops.
1. Eat Real Food
The biggest mistake is that people “claim” to eat healthy, but in reality, their diet is full of sugar and low on veggies. It’s one of the most important changes anyone with digestive problems can make.
If you struggle with constipation or diarrhea, a diet like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can help heal your gut and get control of your symptoms. Listen to what your poop is telling you and continue to improve the food you’re eating.
2. Consume Probiotics/enzymes – (I strongly suggest Enrich)
Your gut has a TON of bacteria, and a healthy gut flora is critical for healthy poop. It’s important to consume good “bugs” every single day. Start with fermented foods like sauerkraut, kombucha, or water kefir and see how well you tolerate them. A high-quality probiotic is one supplement that can also boost the immune system in the gut and improve digestive health.
3. Eat More Fat
Fat has a direct impact on peristalsis, the waves our bodies make to get rid of poop, and can be extremely helpful for people who are constipated. Use healthy sources, especially from quality meats, coconut oil, sardines, and or foods like olive oil, avocados, and grass-fed butter. You can also drink healthy fats with your coffee or tea.
4. Drink Enough Water
Yep, this is the most simple and most often missed step to a good dump. A rough estimate is half your body weight, but the end-all is checking that your urine is lightly colored and doesn’t have a strong smell. Also, how much tea or coffee you drink in a day could work against your water count.
5. Use a Squatty Potty
A Squatty potty is a device you put under your feet to elevate them and change your overall posture when you poop (which is how our body was designed to go before modern toilets came along). The increased comfort level when pooping is just priceless.