Your poop is telling you… Your system is sluggish.
Well, that’s just crappy…A slowed-down system can really stink!All jokes aside, though, being in a constipated state can cause big problems down the road. The fact that you find yourself reading this is a big step in the right direction, and you’d be surprised how simple it is to fix.The thing is, friend, it’s time to flush the old remedies down the toilet and try something new, wouldn’t you agree?Chronic constipation can not only cause problems, and it’s a sign that something deeper is off. Things like thyroid conditions, food sensitivities, and liver and hormone problems can all be at the root of your discomfort. Extra fiber is definitely not the answer, yet it’s most commonly prescribed by general practitioners.So, Let’s get to the bottom of it...By noticing changes like regularity, consistency, and whether you have “stinky sinkies,” “fluffy floaties, or “gassy gushers”, you’ll be able to keep your body systems in balance by tweaking a few simple things.You’re in the right place if you want to take a new approach to overall health that’s tried and true.“you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.”— Wavy GravyHere’s a couple of ideas to keep your visits to the throne on track... 🚽Water and electrolytes — Did you know there’s a right and a wrong way to up your water game? As tempting as it is to start your day with coffee, try implementing this water schedule instead:• First thing upon rising, drink 2 cups of warm water• Then a glass before and during each meal• One more glass mid-morning and mid-afternoon.• Stop drinking water by 7 pm so your bladder doesn’t wake you up. Hydrating earlier in the day is much more effective!Keep in mind that when you drink lots of water you’re flushing out essential minerals that can cause unwanted symptoms, like muscle cramps, headaches, insomnia, and irregularity if depleted.Understand your digestion and metabolism — You’ll know your diet needs to be addressed when your bowel movements show signs of change. Staying away from inflammatories like sugars, alcohol, grains, and dairy will help to keep your guts in line. It’s a great idea to get food sensitivity tests like this one.Here's a link to the 84 Food Sensitivity Test. Use code Q10 to get 10% off your first order with Three D Wellness Lab Store.There are, of course, many possible food allergies and sensitivities to discuss with your healthcare professional. Don’t be in the dark when it comes to your unique metabolism!It’s a great idea to do an annual elimination diet, so you know for sure how different foods agree with your gut.Reduce stress — Cortisol and adrenaline levels caused by stress can mess with all of your body systems, and your gut is no exception. The trifecta of flight, fight, or freeze is your indicator that you’re producing stress hormones. Getting real about managing stress, no matter how small you think it is, can have a huge positive impact on your health.Slow down your meals and build in some energy burning, even if it’s just a short walk. Put on a mediation recording for 10 minutes and sit.The stress of travel can be a real bummer. Lack of hydration and exercise is at the bottom of most travelers' constipation. Of course, things can go to the other extreme due to different environments; a change in food and water can have you on the run.Check out this blog post for ways to prepare your tummy for vacation.“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”— HippocratesWhen it comes to your overall health and happiness, what you put in your mouth is everything.The famous quote by the Greek physician, Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food,” has stood the test of time... the power of food to heal and restore remains, but the message has become distorted and messy. Good nutrition can be individual, but there are some basic rules we can all follow.Things to avoid.Sugar, Grains, and Seed Oils (omega 6) have become widely recognized as inflammatory for most people. In large part due to the way they are produced and refined. Your organs and gut lining will pay you back with calmness when you take a break from them.Alcohol – The load on your liver can really throw a wrench into your overall well-being. Your liver’s job is to detox from your everyday environment, but if it’s busy cleaning up after your frequent indulgences in alcohol and sugar, it will lose efficiency.Fatty liver is a much more common issue than most realize and sets you up for future autoimmune problems. Here’s a podcast episode where we go in-depth about keeping your liver in top condition.Things to add to your daily regime Healthy Fats – Coconut, Avocado, and Extra Virgin Olive oils are where it’s at… loaded with omega 3’s that your entire body is craving. These rich gifts from nature restore many bodily functions. They are satiating, so you’re less likely to want to binge on refined carbs.Castor Oil Packs - The therapeutic use of castor oil packing was first discovered by Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) and is now regarded by naturopaths around the world as a very effective tool for liver detox.The essential fatty acids, in particular the ricinoleic acid that castor oil contains, encourage the movement of chemical energy within the body, resulting in a detoxifying effect. Castor oil contains the colors of the spectrum, and color & light are crucial to energy production and movement within the body. Castor oil packing may have many benefits, including:• Elimination of waste• Pain relief• Improved digestion• Reduced inflammation• Relaxation• Immune-building benefitsOrder an easy-to-use CASTOR OIL liver wrap. You'll love your Queen of the Thrones Castor Oil Pack!💩 Poop, let’s talk about it! 💩Dr. Sonza Curtis, ND, PA-C, IFMCHey there, I'm Dr. Sonza Curtis. In my practice, I started noticing a common barrier to good health… gut troubles. Many of my patients came in with a gamut of debilitating symptoms that could all be traced to how well things were functioning on the bottom end.I dedicated much of the last two decades to learn about ways to optimize elimination, and, holy crap, people’s lives began to change for the better! 🚽Break Taboo and Talk About Poo!👑What's the ideal Poop? Click here to learn more!Follow us and find balance in your body Follow us on Instagram. We're here to help you get on the right track for your overall body health. We know that taking care of your gut is crucial to feeling good, so we'll be posting some helpful hacks on gut health in reels, posts, and Q&A Lives! We want you to have a few laughs along the way too—what's better than that?Book a Consultation with Three D Wellness. We’ll not only assess your symptoms, we’ll look at your whole lifestyle and find ways to better support and regulate your health and wellness.Now that you've got a few tricks to get started, keep an eye on your inbox for more in-depth quiz results.