I've recently acquired the lovely nickname "Poop Lady". That's because someone at my kickboxing gym told someone else at my kickboxing gym that I like to talk about poop, and then I did a video segment for said gym on just that subject. If that makes me the poop lady, then I will gladly accept my new name and carry it with pride!
The reason I do love to talk about poop is because I understand that poop is a direct result of what happens inside our gut. And if the gut is the second brain, that we have a lot of thinking to do about our excrements. When is the last time you talked about your poop to anyone? Not exactly dinner conversation material, right? And unless you have constant and raging diarrhea chances are you never brought it up during a doctor's visit... nor have you been asked the question, "Hey, Patient, how's your poop these days?"
And even IF you have suffered from constant and raging diarrhea you may still not have told your doctor about it, and this is something I know because I have talked to countless clients about it. One of my very first clients came to me after suffering from diarrhea for 5 years. It took less than a week of clean eating and a couple of supplements to stop the diarrhea. The only thing this client had ever been told was that her "liver numbers" looked bad and she needed to change it. No instructions on how. Needless to say, she went back after a couple of months and her "liver numbers" looked almost normal.
If you started today to look at your poop every time you go to the bathroom you'd find very soon that it is a reflection of your lifestyle choices. Solid hard stools are the result of dehydration. Insoluble fibers like corn will pass through you undigested. Fatty loose stool or diarrhea is a sign that you are not secreting enough bile to break down fats. Undigested foods are occasionally fine, but if it's a regular thing and especially if it occurs with diarrhea can be the result of an intestinal infection or even an inflammatory disease that needs to be diagnosed by a medical professional.
Check out the Bristol Stool Chart for more information on what poop should and should not look like and start taking care of your diet now! There is no better moment than the present moment.