Simple steps for dealing with constipation, and why is this such a taboo subject. Everyone has experienced how Bloating and Constipation at some point, has affected their lives.

What you eat reaches your colon in a couple of hours but can take up to a week to make it the other end. We all talk about what we put into our bodies. Always get checked out by your GP first to make sure there aren’t any underlying conditions.

Bloating and Constipation can be uncomfortable and painful. Constipation causes bloating, and you may notice fewer bowel movements than you usually do. Straining to start or finish a bowel movement can cause pain leading your stomach to hurt even more. Changes to your diet can improve your Constipation. Drinking water keeps you hydrated but will also help loosen and soften your stool.

Poop shouldn’t come out in small pellets but instead, be a couple of inches in length. Piling up on vegetables such as Sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, broccoli, beans, and lentils to your diet could help. Try eating bran cereal for breakfast in the morning and going for a short walk and adding some fruit as a snack later on.

Stick to eating whole wheat bread and brown rice. All of these are good sources. Meat and dairy products don’t contain any fibre. Fruits for desserts such as apples, figs, prunes, oranges, bananas are Kiwi fruits are all great fruits. If all else fails, speak with your GP regarding faster relief if you are experiencing severe discomfort and pain from Constipation:    

Walking can help the body and the digestive system work so if you are continually sitting down it’s not healthy for your gut as the muscles what push all the food down are not working as they should, and your poop is just sitting there.

Regular massages can relieve Constipation by helping you release gas and waste products but also can reduce the stress associated with it.  When you get moving, it helps with Constipation by lowering the time it takes food to move through the large intestine, so basically, the colon responds to activity.  Muscle tone, in general, is essential for regular bowel movements.

Healthy poop should be brown in colouring, Bilirubin which is pigment compound formed from the breakdown of red blood cells in the body gets the credit for this lovely shade of brown and the consistency soft to firm in texture and comfortable to pass. In many studies into normal “healthy’ defecation, usual popping ranges from three times a day to three times per week. Less than 40 per cent of healthy people poop once a day.

According to the authors, this feeling, which they call “poo-euphoria,” occurs when your bowel movement stimulates the vagus nerve, which runs from your brainstem to your colon…..The sensation is most likely after a giant poop. 

If you are Gluten-free, build your diet around fresh fruits, vegetables, dried beans, and lentils, peas, plane nuts, and nut butter for a happier colon.

Foods and drinks to avoid listed below:

Fizzy drinks


Processed Grains

Red Meat

Fast Food or Fried Food

Let’s face it; everyone has to poop the end of the day, and there isn’t anything to be embarrassed  remember we are all human at the end of the day.