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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...

Detox Diets 101 and How To Avoid Disastrous Health Consequences

Detox Diets  are everywhere you look for quick-fixes for the body. These dietary methods are often one of the first recommendations made to those who are trying to improve their health and cleanse their bodies. I CONFESS: I used to be swayed by Detoxes and Fix-Quick Diets back in my days of frustration and swinging from diet to diet. Maybe you’re no different than I used to be? Back from 2008-2012 when my Binge Eating and Dieting  cycles were at their peak, I would have never believed I was about to embark on an educational and transformation journey–one that would begin with some awful dieting advice and resultant psychological consequences, but ultimately lead me to nutritional discoveries nothing short of miraculous. I will get to that wonderful stuff, but first, let me share with you the basics of Detoxing. Detoxes  can come in the form of juice fasts, elimination of food...