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Elimination

Let’s face it…..we do not like to talk about poop. elimination. constipation. farts. it is just one of those taboos. The only problem with creating a taboo around this subject…..we are silencing the one key way our body talks to us.

What’s the one thing we literally have this in common with every single person on the planet. We all poop. It is our common ground no matter what level of society you are at. And poop can tell us a lot.

Curious, do you talk to your kids and teens and teach them about poop. What to look for, why they need to eliminate each day? Are we raising our kids to understand the connection between their bodies messages and their health?

Poos Clues

Many may not realize that your elimination habits can be a key indicator on certain health issues occurring. From potentially reduced good gut bacteria, so dehydration and or not digesting food, all these common signs can be a Holistic Nutritionist’s clues to certain areas to work on with you for optimal health.

Yes I do a poppy dance and send poop emoji’s to my clients. No we do not trade pictures!

Fibre

So many people these days are hyper focused on this fad diet vs that fad diet. So here’s a stat that may alarm you…. “Eating patterns high in certain fibers are known to lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, lower blood glucose, and decrease insulin resistance in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes; help with both weight loss and maintenance; and improve bowel regularity and gastrointestinal health. With >90% of adults and children who fall short of meeting their daily fiber recommendations, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans once again classified fiber as a nutrient of concern.” ~https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/142/7/1390S/4630933

There are two types of Fibre: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002136.htm

  • Soluble fibre attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. Soluble fibre is found in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits and vegetables. It is also found in psyllium, a common fibre supplement. Some types of soluble fibre may help lower risk of heart disease.
  • Insoluble fibre is found in foods such as wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains. It adds bulk to the stool and appears to help food pass more quickly through the stomach and intestines.

I have not time to cook……

Sorry, this one does not fly with me. Cause in case you did not know, I am the Holistic Nutritionist who hates to cook……have two daughters in competitive hockey programs, caring for a mom who is battling cancer and running a business internationally. Have you ever heard of fast food? No not that kind, I am talking about fruits…… An apple is the best fast food for on the go person, Banana….so easy to make……cucumbers…no time….eat them like a carrot.

Joking aside….each week, taking a few minutes to prep food for the week coming up is no different than you planning for a successful work week on the job, meeting with a client, getting school lunches ready, hitting the gym with a plan, attending a concert or dinner with friends. When I hear I don’t have time, it just means it is not a priority at the moment for you.

When you take a little time to prep, you can work on incorporating foods that are well rounded and offer all the carbs, proteins and fats needed with the fibre content required for healthy elimination.

Morning Shakes

NO not those kind of shakes….the good ones.

Mornings can be the hardest time for families to get up, eat and out the door. A great option for morning stress reduction, avoiding the sugar spiked breakfasts is adding in a healthy shake. Above is the fibre I choose to add to my girls smoothies, a high source of fibre helping get the daily recommended amount for proper bowel elimination and acting as a prebiotic for the lower intestine. you can order your own package online and direct ship to your home. Love online shopping these days, makes having access to great brands so easy.