Is there anything as satisfying, as relieving, as energizing as a complete bowel movement? To this day, I haven’t found a better road to immediate, physiological joy. A functioning bowel: a true gift, a true delight! Worthy of daily celebration, I could argue. Aside from the immediate boost in energy, a complete and regular emptying of the bowel is absolutely critical for overall health. When … Continue reading Can We Talk About Poop?
Microbiome research continues to blossom to the great delight of the curious, constipated, and the bloated. Anyone suffering from gut dysbiosis and microbiota imbalances revels in the new knowledge that points us all closer to a realm of relief. Since the initial dive into the human microbiota back in the 17th century, researchers and bowel-enthusiasts alike continue unmasking links between the biome of our guts … Continue reading The Truth About Probiotics
Let’s talk about the under-appreciated thyroid, baby! While diving in to pro-metabolic nutrition, mysterious gut dysbiosis, and getting to the root cause of cases involving chronic, complex disease, the thyroid and its far-reaching function weaves throughout the stories. Like a flashy gold thread against a black cloth, it asks for our attention. Swimming in the work of Danny Roddy, Dr. Ray Peat, Georgi Dinkov, Emma … Continue reading Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?
“It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it” ― Hans Selye, The Stress of Life I’m on a journey toward bowel freedom. Would you like to join me? I imagine eating whatever I want, digesting it with ease, feeling energetic and eager to play after meals, and having bountiful, beautiful, bowel movements upon rising each morning. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? … Continue reading How to Dissolve Stress with your Breath
America is a constipated nation…. If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals. – Denis Burkitt Constipated? Bloated, swollen, and gassy? Foggy brain and feeling awful? Haven’t pooped in 6 days? Haven’t pooped in over a week? The sun is shining but the fatigue makes you just want to stay in bed, forever? Eating the “perfect” diet but still feel like a … Continue reading When Fiber is Not Your Friend
I vividly remember brewing my first batch of enema coffee back in 2013, pouring it into a pink rubber enema bag and letting it flow into my rectum while I listened to NPR. After holding it, squirming, breathing as deeply as I could for about 5 minutes and 16 seconds, I leapt to the toilet and eagerly examined the contents. At the time, I hoped … Continue reading Coffee Enemas?
After some standard blood work and testing nine samples of his stool, my fiancee was dubbed safe–HIV and parasite free, that is–to be a donor. With a smile on his face, he blended up his beet-tinted bowel movement in our now retired blender, filtered out the solids through a strainer, and left the liquid on the counter for me to insert into my rectum. My … Continue reading Why We Put Poop in Our Blender