My weekly “Renew You” Challenge: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty comfortable talking about poop. Most of the people I work with are, too—in fact it’s kind of a running joke! But I think it’s safe to say that for the rest of society, the subject of poop has a MAJOR taboo. Even the editor’s letter in a recent issue of a popular parents’ magazine had a hard time mentioning constipation, and I thought, “Really?? These are parents! Haven’t they seen pretty much everything when it comes to their kids’ bodily functions?”
My point is, we need to get more comfortable talking about what’s happening on the inside—in our guts. Why? Because a healthy gut is the foundation for a healthy body, since it’s where the majority of your body’s natural defenses are found.
So where’s the best place to start? With your family, of course! After all, you share just about everything else with them, right? And this is important. Think about it, do you even know how often your spouse poops? How about your kids? And if you do, do you know if they’re healthy poops? Are they too loose? Not frequent enough? All of these things can have a big impact on overall health.
So yes, it can be a touchy subject, but it’s an important one folks. Ignoring our digestive symptoms because they’re hard to talk about can lead to chronic illness down the line. So I say get over it—and let’s talk poop!