Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | August 31st, 2013 | Modified - January 5th, 2014
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Pooping Every Day, Poop Poop, Poop Poop!

Pooping Every Day, Poop Poop, Poop Poop!
Pooping Every Day, Poop Poop, Poop Poop!

Pooping every day is good for you. No, that is not a picture of an ice-cream maker, it is a pooper. It is for the poop that comes out of you when you go to the bathroom.

Be glad when you are pooping every day and is not stopped up for some reason. Pooping, pooping, pooping, become friends with the idea.

Who would have thought that we should embrace and be comfortable with the thought of pooping?

Okay, yes poop is some nasty smelly stuff that comes out us of, because poop is waste. Because poop is waste, we don’t talk about the science of it. I can’t say that I have had much of a conversation with anyone about pooping.

Since I became vegan and cleaned out my system and paid attention to how my poop changed, I realized that there is a science to it. Yes I will keep this conversation decent cause I don’t want anyone talking about my poop (smile).

Pooping Every Day: Several Times A Day

If you are not pooping every day and several times a day, or a couple of hours after you eat, there is room for concern. Our bodies need to remove poop from our system in a timely matter and if that is not happening it is likely that something is interfering with the digestive process.

Once poop stops moving through the system within the normal timeframe it will start to cake up on our intestinal walls and start to back up our digestive track.

Two things are the likely culprits if you don’t have timely poop movements, a lack of fiber in the diet and a not drinking enough water. First, realize that food enters the body, and the unused parts of it need to exit the body. This is the way the body is made. Food moves through the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine and is broken down into usable parts and the unusable parts must be removed.

This is why there is an opening at the other end of the system to let the waste material, the poop out. So now that we have established why and how we poop, let’s look at the timeframe. It has been established that it takes from one to three days for food to move from the mouth to the rectum for the poop to be excreted from the body. So once the eating cycle has started you should have around the same number of poop movements as the number of times you eat a day.

This would be optimal to get the poop out of you in a timely fashion. Now things might get in the way of the making bowel movements in sync with the digestive process. You may be at work, at school, or out on the street somewhere and don’t want to poop there. Your diet also may not have enough you fiber or water in it. You may also not be getting enough exercise or movement, and you may be eating too much dairy and processed foods. Depression and medicines also interfere with normal bowel movements.

Not Pooping Every Day: Diverticulitis

Once we stop letting the poop out when it is ready to come out, it builds up in the rectum headed backwards towards the large intestine. If you eat a diet high in dairy products, low in water and fiber you can develop constipation, so now you have a buildup of hard to move poop. But let us back up a little bit, no pun intended. Say we don’t get enough fiber in our diets. Without fiber to add bulk to the stool, the large intestine has to work harder than normal to push the stool forward.

The pressure from this may cause pouches to form in weak spots along the large intestine. So what’s the big deal with pouches forming in the large intestine and waste backing up? This waste buildup promotes disease in the body and can lead to a condition is called diverticulitis.

Not Pooping Every Day: Sign That You Are Building Up Toxins In The Body

The problem with pouches (diverticula) forming in along the large intestine is that poop will get trapped in them, which will allow bacteria to grow in them. This can lead to inflammation and infection in the large intestine, which will compromise the large intestine’s ability to move waste through it. This will corrode the intestine and allow bacteria and toxins to escape the intestine and enter the body causing more damage.

Seems like a cycle is developing here. The backed up poop in the rectum also starts to build up with harmful bacteria that produce toxins that are harmful to the body. (Note: Even with me cleaning out my system and gaining increased energy, I find that when I don’t go poop when my body is calling for me to go, it makes me a little more sluggish. My body is telling me that it isn’t comfortable holding this poop and I need to get rid of it.)

How To Combat Poop Buildup

We must add more fiber to the diet, especially to the western diet. The best way is to do add fiber naturally is to eat a plant based diet or just add more more vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and grains to your diet. Eating these foods will give you a balance of fiber and nutrients that will promote proper digestion. Drink more water. I drink at least a half gallon of water a day, in addition to my vegetable and fruit juices.

Cut down or remove dairy from the diet. Stop eating processed foods because their fiber is removed. Stop eating meat that is flooded with hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and additives that are foreign to the body and disrupt the digestive process.

Try to eat organic meat if you are going to eat meat. Stop letting people play God with your food. Eat natural unprocessed foods. The body can only take so much unnatural food before is starts to break down.

Do these things will assist you in pooping every day and several times a day and will support your healthy living.

References:
Diverticulitis

About

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I eat a plant based diet and I am an avid researcher of the benefits of a whole food, plant based alkaline diet. I obtained a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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