Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Pinch that loaf!

I'll be honest, it can sometimes be awkward when nature calls. Especially if it's at the office, or at a small gathering. Maybe you're just too busy to "go", or perhaps you're just not into using public bathrooms.

We've all had times we needed to go, but we didn't want to. Not if everyone's gonna smell it. After all, how well does that toilet flush anyway?

Today, let's talk poop. It's a normal part of life. It's natural. Everyone does it. If we didn't, we'd be dead.

Getting rid of junk in our bodies is how God designed it.

Plus, did you know you "reak" havoc on your body by prairie doggin' it?

The Health Risks of Holding it In

  • constipation - The longer you hold it, the more you're fecal matter dries out and can become painful to pass, which can then lead to hemmorhoids
  • Urinary Tract Infections  - Many studies show the function of the bowel is linked to the urinary tract (
  • incontinence - The longer you are constipated, the reflex of the colon may be damaged (
  • colon and rectal cancer - There is a higher risk of cancers due to holding in a buildup of toxins that should be exiting the body (
  • bowel impaction - A mass or "plug" that develops in your colon from severe constipation (
  • bowel obstruction or perforation - When your small or large intestine is totally blocked, nothing can move through (

So, no matter how awkward it might seem: Remember your boss, colleagues, and even the Duchess of Cambridge poops, too. And if you're severely constipated, talk to your doc. It can be dangerous to your health if you leave it for too long. 

There are many great natural ways to treat constipation: Drink plenty of water, get enough dietary fibre, pitch antibiotics if you can, find activities that reduce stress, cut back on refined foods, eat beans, prunes, drink organic coffee, coconut oil (mix half 1/2 tsp with juice or water 3-4 times a day), and finally...get movin'!

If you must, flush a toilet you haven't used before to know its flushing ability, and learn how to squat in public bathrooms without touching the bowl. Overall, friends....just go when you feel the urge.


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