What does your poo say about you? Your bowel movements provide us with a snapshot of how your digestive system is functioning. As a healthcare provider, if patients are struggling to describe their poop (...and trust me, I've heard it all), I will use the Bristol Stool Chart pictured below as a metric to figure out how healthy their poop might be. Where does your poop fall on the Bristol Stool Chart? If you have constipation, diarrhea or perhaps you alternate between the two,
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Yesterday we talked about phase 1 liver detox (check it out to review) & today we’re talking all about phase 2. If you don’t like talking about poop, best to scroll past this post. 😜. In phase 2, the hormones that your body packaged up from phase 1 are eliminated. Simply put, having a healthy regular bowel movement ensures that phase 2 is working properly. If phase 2 is impaired, the hormones that your body wants to get r
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Your body undergoes a two step process to help eliminate the estrogen hormones your body doesn’t use. ☝🏼Phase 1 happens in the liver and involves conjugating (or “packaging up”) the hormones you don’t need to make them more water soluble so that they can be eliminated via urine and poop. ☝🏼Phase 1 requires certain vitamins, minerals & amino acids (like B-vitamins, selenium, I3C, DIM a