Have you or your family ever been constipated? You feel really uncomfortable, full and bloated and try as you might, you just can’t do a poo!
Being able to pass stools regularly – and by that I mean at least once a day – is pretty essential for good health. Our gut and bowel plays a huge role in our bodily health, clearing waste from the body and keeping us healthy from the inside out.
And not always in the way you might expect…
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For example, did you know that in addition to processing the food we eat, going for a poo also clears excess hormones such as estrogen? If your bowel isn’t able to do its job properly this can then lead to other issues such as heightened PMS symptoms and endometriosis.
Our gut is directly linked to our brains. We make lots of serotonin (the hormone responsible for balancing our moods) in our gut. If our bowels aren’t performing at an optimum level this can lead to mood swings – in both adults and children!
Or in other words, if your kids poo regularly, they might just be a bit better behaved… Now if that’s not a reason to ensure everyone does a regular poo I don’t know what is!
It’s really important for parents to talk about poo with their children, if it’s an uncomfortable topic or they feel embarrassed then they may not tell you if something doesn’t feel or look right and if you don’t know… you can’t help them.
Take a look at the video below where I share my recipe for constipation pudding. It’s much nicer than it sounds I promise and it really works! If you like it you can download the recipe below for free!