The native people of the planet poop daily & easily without strain. I've lived with & among enough hill tribe villages & rural 3rd world communities, read enough about bowel health since I have ruptured discs that effect my BMs. BMs ought not be an issue if the gut flora is profuse & the intestinal lining is intact & healthy. Also, abdominal organ & muscular core strength, water consumption, exercise such as daily walking @ a good pace, little to no stress during meal times, slow eating & proper chewing all are factors in maintaining regular & easy BMs.
Originally Posted by Knifegill
Since going full primal, pretty quickly I was constipated, which was not ok, not acceptable w/ me at all - due to my disc ruptures & being told specifically by numerous physicians to keep my bowels strong & to keep things moving along daily.
And then when I maxed my daily consumption of a wide variety of home-fermented foods & probiotic supplements & enzymes, the flood gates reopened & much healing ensued in my gut & blood, body & brain. Now many months later, not maxing out on fermented foods like I used to, but still eating & drinking them daily in lesser but sufficient quantities, I still am moving my bowels 2-3 times a day. Constipation is NOT part of optimal health in my opinion, in my experience nor is it in the views of most every respected health professional I know or health authors/bloggers I read & respect.
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