Hush…What your Toilet is Telling You
Discussing bowel movements and urination is a daily occurrence for me, and it is a vital process that can tell you so much about your health. So take a moment to reflect on your daily movements and see what it’s telling you.
Now that you have uncovered the “meaning” of your movements, here are a few suggestions I have for getting you back on track. **Remember, no matter what your situation is, healthy unheated sea salt and ample purified water is necessary for normal movements.
Constipation (less than 1 movement daily):
Healthy bowel movements are dependent on water, healthy salt, fiber, and probiotics. Without any of these key factors, constipation is most likely to occur.
* Drink half your weight in ounces of water daily
* Include 1 tsp of healthy unheated sea salt in your diet daily
* Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their whole form (salba is a great bowel mover)
* Include fermented foods in the diet such as kefir, sauerkraut, and Kombucha
If you are following the previous practices and are still dealing with constipation, consider beginning with a salt flush or enema to get things moving. From there you can include a fiber supplement such as cleanse blend and healthy probiotics such as PRL probiotic complex.
Adrenal Insufficiency and Resistant Constipation
Often resistant constipation issues are due to adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal glands are an overlooked but vital organ responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the colon and require a few basic nutrients for proper function. This includes water, healthy salt, natural Vitamin C, Magnesium Glycinate and B Vitamins. My favorite supplements to recharge the adrenal glands are the following:
1. Camu Camu (a fruit powder with the highest levels of vitamin C)
3. Live-Source, Probiotically-derived B Vitamins
Sticky Bowel Movements:
If you are having sticky, messy bowel movements, than most likely you do not have sufficient healthy bacteria in the colon. I suggest beginning on a therapeutic dose of probiotics and a tbs of a pre-biotic. The pre-biotic will feed the healthy bacteria and promote its multiplication. These two together are a great way to re-inoculate the bowel.
Bloody Urine or Bowels:
This is in indication of internal bleeding and I urge you to visit your doctor. In the meantime, I would suggest using one of the most powerful forms of Aloe offered in the market today. This form is called Aloe Arborescens and has some fantastic healing and anti-infective properties. I would suggest taking 2 oz every few hours to help repair tissue damage and fight any nasty pathogens causing inflammation in the body.
I love Galenia Aloe Arborescens
This is caused by the inability to digest fats, and ultimately is rooted in a gallbladder deficiency. This is very common in people who take medications, birth control or those who have relied on a fast food and fried food diet. My best advice is to eliminate any fried, or processed foods and get on a plant-based diet. I would also recommend supporting the gallbladder with nutrients and beginning on liver/gallbladder flushes.
Smelling, Messy Bowels:
The common denominator in this condition, is a lack of digestive power. Essentially, your food is not being digested and is rotting in the gut. This can lead to smelly, uncomfortable bowels that may occur every few days or every few hours. My suggestion would be to get on a Digestive Enzyme and HCL (hydrochloric acid) supplement with each meal. The combination of these two supplements will help you to properly digest your food while you can work on cleaning up your diet.
Murky urine most likely indicates a UTI or problems with the kidneys. If you suspect a UTI, I would suggest getting on a anti-infective with cranberry, drinking TONS of purified water and supplementing with bladder and kidney nutrients. If you do not think it is a UTI, then I would suspect you are having a problem with your kidneys and I would recommend beginning a Kidney Cleanse.
Alright my movement investigators, you have made quite a big step today! Drawing the connection between what comes out of your body and how it directly reflects the health of the inside of your body. Do not underestimate the power of healthy unheated sea salt, purified water and a clean Plant-Based Diet. Be nice to your body and it will be nice to you.
A Fun Fact:
Did you know that humans never used to need toilet paper? If your diet is clean and your gut is healthy, your poo should come out clean enough that you do not need even 1 square of paper! I have gotten there so I know it is not a lie. Something to strive for eh?
♥ Your Fellow Toilet Detective!