Just as shape, consistency and timing of our bowel movements are important indicators as to the health of our digestive system, so too is the colour of our poo. Brown, red, white or green, these colours tell us much about not only the foods that we eat, but whether you're absorbing important nutrients or have a bowel condition.
Listen, I realize that this is a bit of an embarrassing topic but this is definitely a poop topic I wanted to cover because I know that most of us have had sticky poop at least once in our lives. And honestly, it's important to talk about it so we can resolve any issues happening in the gut that could be affecting our health.
A recent survey on women and bowel health in Canada revealed a disconnect between women's knowledge about bowel health and their own behaviours. While 97 per cent of the 1,002 adult women surveyed agreed that bowel health was an important part of overall health, almost half of them said they avoided public bathrooms because of embarrassment
In the past I struggled with digestive issues. I've had the urgent calls for action. My skin was a mess, I was exhausted and my joints started to ache. I struggled for years to drop weight and realized that once my digestive system healed, suddenly the weight melted off. Have we become crazy? No. Look no further because the answer is in your poop.