Monday, September 13, 2010
Day 7 - The Straight Poop
Up until now I haven't written anything about poop - I'm not a doctor and don't want to give anyone bad advice. But I do know that happy bowels can make for a happier life. And I know that you're lying if you say that you don't know what it's like to have a poop that feels so good you're still thinking about it half an hour afterward! I'm proud to say that this morning is one of those times for me. How's that for frankness?
I've found a few trusted resources that might help you get a little more comfortable with the subject and explain the world of poop in a language that's easy to understand.
The first is The Dr. Oz Poop Primer. It's a 5-minute video that uses props to show the various kinds of poops - and there is a wide assortment - and what they mean.
The second is an article at Health.MSN.com that goes into detail about what your bowel movements can tell you about your health.
For those of you who have been taking psyllium every day, your bowel movements might be more... energetic... than normal. That's probably due to the fact that you've likely introduced a much higher level of fiber to your diet than what you're accustomed to - you're bound to notice some extremes. As you go through the cleanse, watch the color and consistency; then tailor your intake to get to a comfortable level.
I know this is a delicate subject, but it's an important aspect of our daily lives and an integral part of our overall health. So the next time you do your business, turn around and study it, learn from it, and let us know how things come out! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)