Here are 5 tips on how to make a great poop.
1. Eat a Good Diet
This goes without saying, but you want to be eating a healthy, real food diet with lots of plant consumption because this contains helpful fiber.
Shoot for up to 9 servings a day of:
Root and cruciferous vegetables
Throw in some grains properly prepared through soaking or sprouting.
Nuts and seeds are also wonderful additions, but can be difficult for some to digest, esp for folks who are prone to diarrhea. So be sure you soak, sprout or use nut/seed butters.
You’ll also want to be sure you’re consuming enough good fats from things like:
And so forth
Ample protein keeps your bowel muscles strong, so be sure to get enough from sources like:
Pastured and organic meats
Raw or Organic dairy
As well as wild fish and seafood
Position? For pooping? Don’t you just sit on the toilet?
Well, no. Not ideally.
Toilets are relatively new inventions in the history of humankind. Sitting on the pot is actually not the best position for pooping.
Anorectal Angle, sitting versus squatting - how to poop series by Mama NaturalWhen a person sits on a toilet to eliminate, the rectum is forced into a kinked position. This can cause us to strain in order to eliminate. This straining exerts pressure on the anal and rectal veins, which can contribute to hemorrhoids, bowel herniation and other illnesses associated with the lower digestive tract.
Anatomically, humans are intended to squat when eliminating, and have done so since the dawn of time. In fact, more than half the world’s population still squats today.
BUT. We’ve all got “western” or sitting toilets in our homes, right? Are we supposed to get rid of them?
Well, no. But you can improve your form when you’re on them. The key is to elevate your feet to get up into that squatting position. You can put your feet on a little waste...