Well, I understand that you might be feeling awkward or not comfy to even think about this question. But it is true, your poop is an indicator of what’s going on in your body and it shows how your health is? It actually indicators about your eating and lifestyle habits is affecting you. There are 6 ways your poo could be indicating problematic conditions for you:-
1. Your gut isn’t working correctly
The reasons could be as follows:
- Lack of nutrients in the body,
- Aging process,
- Irregular blood sugar levels,
- Disturbed everyday lifestyle,
- Medicines like painkillers and antibiotics,
- Macrobiotic imbalances,
- Chronic diseases like Chron’s and colitis,
- Medical surgeries,
- Autonomic nervous system issues.
Solution: Avoid processed food; increase your intake of whole foods like fruits and vegetables and foods high in nutrition. Chew the food well, eat slowly with care. Have a fixed time to sleep. Ignoring all these matters will lead to a chain of problems which further leads to gastrointestinal dysfunction.
2. Your microbiome is off-balance
The reason could be the change in diet or imbalanced diet, antibiotics are on and lots of travelling.
Solution: Eat the vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods if possible. Grow your own fruits and veggies or spend time on a farm where millions of germs thrive. Eat prebiotic foods like fruits, vegetables containing starch and tubers, whole grains, beans and legumes. Feed on probiotic foods like yoghurt, kefir, mold-enhanced cheese and fermented products like pickles and kimchi etc. Balancing good bacteria is essential in your body otherwise your body may not be able to perform its task of breaking down carbs and producing digestive enzymes, etc.
3. Your diet isn’t working for you
The actual reason could be the poor intake of dietary fibres, consuming processed food and food sensitivities also play a vital role in the diet.
Solution: Note down what do you eat and any indications you notice. Think about body waste removal diet. Never ignore signs of even basic diseases, which may lead to a lack of energy and other serious health issues.
4. You are thirsty
You are not taking adequate amount of water or water-based foods, more coverage to heat, regular vigorous workouts, specific medications, stress and low carbs or high protein diet.
Solution: Drink more water before and after exercising, stabilize your workout schedule. Meditate and relax and de-stress yourself. Consume more water based foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Being dehydrated, your body will go through more.
Stress is caused due to over workload, less time spent with nature, lack of supportive system and incapability to manage work.
Solution: Go for regular walks, get adequate sun contact, love nature, enjoy soothing music, indulge in light massages, do deep breathing exercises , laugh a lot, cuddle a loved one or your pet, go to swim, do yoga or stretching exercises, relax in a hot tub or take sauna bath, have sex, enjoy non-competitive play and drink green tea moderately. Overstress can lead to lots of mental and physical disorders and builds up walls towards completing your goals.
6. Your workout is not working for you.
The unevenness of high power compared to functional retrieval, extra workouts, the difference in cardio vs. resistance training or inactive routine could be the real reasons.
Solution: Increase mobility, do exercises or movements which you like or thoroughly enjoy so you don’t have to drag yourself to do your workouts.
Keep a note for a certain period of time on how much exercises or workout you do on a daily basis. Give your muscles and body, time to recover after workout injuries or muscle cramps and avoid exhaustion. Following a proper routine will keep your body active, wound free and more energetic throughout the whole day.