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How to Assess your Bowel Movements (Poop Tells All!)

While you may feel it’s taboo to talk about the big B.M. (bowel movement), it’s actually a very important point of discussion in the Power Foods Lifestyle, and a topic I bring up frequently with my clients. Your bowel movements often tell the story of what’s going on in your digestive tract. The Bristol Stool Chart is the point of reference we use in the PFL that I will explain in the body of this text. I hope you have a great take-away from this information and say to yourself: “I need to listen to what’s going on in my body. Abnormal bowel movements and/or flatulence are my body saying, ‘Look, we have some problems. I can’t handle this.’ I need to change up what I’m eating to honor what it’s telling me.” Regular Bowel Movements BM happens in the first 2-3 hours of the day naturally Regular means 2-4x/day Well formed stools...

5 Ways to Reduce Symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Are you experiencing an upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation frequent bathroom trips, and embarrassing cancellations to events due to symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome?). If so, you’re not alone. IBS Symptoms are the #1 reason for worker absenteeism–this condition of a “spastic colon”impacts nearly 60 million Americans. In this blog post, I wish to address the top 5 ways you can naturally soothe the symptoms of IBS. But first, I need to open your mind. The food you eat has the greatest power over the way your body functions. Food breaks down to chemicals which impact your hormones, your moods, energy, skin . . . everything! Those chemicals are the very fuel that tell your body to be on alert and go into distres or to create balance and harmony. When you experience diarrhea, constipation, and frequent trips to the restroom, this is likely being exacerbated by an improper diet...