It never fails to amaze me how many people feel squeamish, embarrassed, or ashamed to talk about poo. Or, who have no idea what a normal bowel movement should look like.
In my ongoing bid to break down these barriers, I teamed up with my friend and fellow colon hydrotherapist, Katherine Brooke-MacKenzie, in my latest Facebook Live event to talk about the necessity of a good, healthy poo – and how it’s not just an indicator of bowel health, but your overall health.
Find out the importance of healthy poo
Like me, Katherine is passionate about creating awareness and education around improved digestive and bowel health so that people don’t have to suffer with constipation, IBS, painful bloating, as well as a range of other common bowel issues that can be easily managed and resolved using safe, natural treatment protocols.
There was a great deal of interest in the event, and we covered several topics, including the symptoms and causes of constipation, the dangers of chronic constipation and how to resolve them and improve transit time. For those of you who were unable to attend, you can watch the video here:
Lots of questions were asked and answered during the event, including:
- Why do I get constipated when I eat more fibre?
- I’ve been told to take laxatives, but don’t they make your bowel worse?
- I have MS and can go for a month without having a bowel movement. What can I do to improve this?
- My 7-year-old daughter has a poo half an hour after eating. Is this normal?
- I had watery yellow poo for a week following food poisoning, and now I’m constipated. What can I do?
- How can colon hydrotherapy help a constipated bowel?
- Can I have colon hydrotherapy if I have diverticular disease?
Some recommended reading!
We also talked about Katherine’s very entertaining and enlightening, brilliantly titled new book, Let That Sh*t Go! 31 Things To Do If You Want A Better Poo.
In it she guides you through the digestive system, from end to end. You’ll find chapters such as ‘Rise and Shine – Poop on Time’ and ‘Know Your Ar*e From Your Elbow’.
Katherine also covers what a healthy poo should look and smell like, and how frequently we should be opening our bowels.
You’ll learn a lot about the anatomy of the digestive system, and there’s also a chapter dedicated to colon hydrotherapy.
I hope you find the video informative; if you have any questions, please email the Tummy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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