Well POOP!

It certainly doesn’t conjure up pretty thoughts, does it?

My husband’s friends have many colorful metaphors for it.  Movies make fun of it.  It’s the first thing that seems to come to mind when things go wrong. (I know, I’ve heard many a person use the metaphor when things have gone wrong. – okay, I’ve used it too.)

The problem is, we don’t talk about it. Poop just isn’t discussed, it is almost taboo. Yet, our poop can tell us a lot!  (I’m NOT saying I want you to email me photos of your poop! – have a friend who does this to his wife)  What I AM saying is, “When we look at our poop, it can tell us a LOT about our health.” – Current health and even FUTURE health!

Why look at poop?

  • Americans are suffering from colon problems that are affecting over 90% of the population!
  • 79% of our immune systems are located near our colon & digestive tracts.
  • Most colon ‘diseases’ come directly from impaction, miscellaneous debris, or toxic materials that are formed in the colon and generate toxins throughout the rest of the body – a direct cause of many diseases

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What GOOD poop looks like. (Yes, I AM going THERE)

  • Medium brown
    • Prolonged periods of a different color could indicate issues that need investigated
  • 1/2 inch in diameter
    • The size of a healthy, clean colon
  • ~24 inches per day (about 2 pounds)
    • NO, you don’t need to measure – just guestimate
  • Little to no odor
  • Doesn’t leave a mess behind
  • Does it sink or swim?
    • It should gently and easily “dive” into the pool (toilet)
    • It should settle in the water
      • Diver – too little fiber in your diet
      • Floater – too much undigested fat
  • 2-3 times per day (YES, PER DAY)
    • Big meal in SHOULD = Big meal out (A healthy bowel moves after every significant meal.Well_Poop

What to do when things “don’t look good.”

  • Hydrate – constipation is often caused by dehydration. DRINK MORE WATER
    • Drink water 30 minutes before your meal and 2 hours after your meal to increase the effectiveness of digestion enzymes
    • Technically, you should avoid drinking during a meal to prevent the dilution of those important digestion enzymes
  • Supplement with Calcium/Magnesium or VitalMagmagnesium is a gentle mineral that brings water into the colon among many other things
  • 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
    • FIBER IS KEY
    • Eat nutrient dense foods – not processed crap
  • Flax seed is a great way to add fiber
  • Lubrication (NOT THAT WAY)
    • Oils help provide smooth and gentle elimination – THINK:
      • Flax seed oil
      • Cold water fish
      • Supplements like EPA or GLA
  • Exercise – get things a movin’ and a shakin’

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Why NOT OTC laxatives?

  • Laxatives come with side effects that are detrimental to your health and they don’t FIX IT.
  • Mineral Oil is BAD
    • the body does not absorb it
    • it prevents digestive juices from getting to the food you eat
    • it prevents the lining of the intestine wall from absorbing the good nutrients you need
  • Herbal formulas increase the peristaltic action of the colon and help it function better

Herbs to move constipation on out…

  • Senna leaf
  • Alfalfa LEAF (note alfalfa LEAF – not the rest of the plant)
  • Anise seed
  • Blue malva flower
  • Buckthorn rood
  • Culver’s root (not their burgers)
  • Fennel seed
  • Licorice root
  • Rhubarb root (NOT their leaves)

When we can say, “That’s some good poop!” we know our immune system and our bodies are in good health, making healthy cells.

For more information on achieving “perfect poop” feel free to contact me.  Would love to discuss  your health and how we could move it along! Winking smile

sources:

Treasures of Health Nutrition Manual, Annette Reeder & Dr. Richard Couey

Why Do I Feel This Way?, Christine Gaber, RHN & Charlene Day, RDC

What is Causing us to “Be Sick?”–Our Products at home?

Last night, in my Temple Maintenance class we were discussing choices.  All the choices we make, how many times a day we are voting with our dollars and our actions.

Our overall health is determined by our overall LIFESTYLE.  The choices we make profoundly effect our health on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis!

What choices am I talking about? Simple choices made every day.

  • —What to eat
  • —What to drink
  • —What to think
  • —How & when to move
  • —Products we put on our skin
  • Products we use in our homes

Why are the last two choices on this list?  Let me show you. Doris Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist.  She has done extensive research on the effects of allergens and CHEMICAL exposures.

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The photos I am sharing are in regard to studies done with children.  As adults, we must realize that if our children are effected, then we certainly are too!  These are some of the examples from the above book.

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We have so many children being labeled as ADHD these days.  We have them sitting in classrooms for 6-8 hours a day with NO recess, surrounded by toxic cleaners that are inhibiting their brains ability to function at its optimum potential.

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In class last night I referenced this piece, below, and the reaction the girl had to Choline bleach exposure – through the ductwork of the home.  Mom was in the basement laundry room and the girl was in her bedroom.  What effect is that bleach having on the person who is actually acutely exposed?  (We don’t use bleach in our household – we use the Get Clean line of cleaning products.)

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Below, the Teacher is commenting on the change in the student’s writing pattern.  An outsider, with no knowledge of what was going on, noticed the difference in the before and after. 

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Finally, here is an example with Pinesol.  This parent changed to the Get Clean line of cleaners for a week, didn’t believe that it could have that big an impact on her child, so went back to the Pinesol to test her hypothesis.

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The Solution? (pun intended)

Switch out the toxic cleaners in your home for cheaper, concentrated options. Vinegar and baking soda are one option.  Here is the option I choose!

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Price is something that concerns many of us. Not me, I’m saving SO much on my cleaning products, its amazing!!!  And they WORK! Just ask my skeptical husband. Smile

These products are available piece by piece if you choose to finish what you have on hand first, OR – as a kit to swap it all out at once, as I did, or even in mini kits for the different areas of  your home!

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Begin voting today with your dollars, not as many dollars as you have been using. Tell the toxic industry, we are no longer interested in what they have to sell.  We do not wish to pay them to poison ourselves or our families. 

For exhausted, busy moms… They can clean all day and we know they are safe. (So are our pets if they decide to wash them too!)

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