Digestive Speed: The Scoop on Pooping Issues
July 18, 2016•19 min
Your bathroom troubles can't be completely cured by a quick fix dose of medicine.We try to cure our pooping problems by treating the symptoms.You can’t just focus on the end result and expect an over-the-counter cure to permanently fix your poop cycle. You should poop at least once a day.Food must move at a certain pace through your 27-inch digestive tract for all the processes to take place. If this is disturbed by inflammation or gut bacteria issues, health issues result.If food moves at a decent speed through your digestive tract, bacteria produces less harmful byproducts and creates a healthier gut environment.If it takes too long for food to move through your system, the degraded byproducts from the bacteria in your colon can be reabsorbed and lead to chronic fatigue and other problems. Constipation increases risk for colorectal cancer, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD and autism.If your food is processed too fast, wrong hormones are produced and the nutrients aren’t absorbed into your body.You want your food choices to have most nutrient absorption in the small intestine and the waste to be eliminated very soon after.Colon cleanses can damage your mucosal lining and harm your digestion. They interrupt your digestive transit time and upset the stability of your gut bacteria. It can affect you for five or ten years down the road.You can’t just treat the symptom to expect full recovery when it comes to gut health.Listen in as probiotics expert Natasha Trenev shares how digestive speed makes a difference in pooping success.