Healthy Challenge #3: You Must Poop Daily

By Dr Kelly

January 29, 2018

Daily bowel movements are an important aspect of overall health and wellness. Here are some reasons why having regular bowel movements is important:

  1. Removal of waste: Bowel movements are the body's way of removing waste and toxins from the digestive system. If waste is not eliminated regularly, it can lead to constipation and buildup of toxins in the body.

  2. Prevention of constipation: Constipation is a common digestive issue that can cause discomfort and pain. Regular bowel movements help prevent constipation by keeping the digestive system moving smoothly.

  3. Gut health: A healthy gut is important for overall health and wellbeing. Regular bowel movements help maintain a healthy gut by keeping the digestive system functioning properly and promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria.

  4. Improved digestion: Regular bowel movements help improve digestion by allowing the body to absorb nutrients more efficiently.

  5. Weight management: Poor bowel function has been linked to weight gain and obesity. Regular bowel movements help prevent weight gain by promoting healthy digestion and elimination of waste.

  6. Reduced risk of colon cancer: Constipation and poor bowel function have been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. Regular bowel movements help reduce this risk by keeping the colon healthy and reducing the buildup of harmful toxins.

In summary, daily bowel movements are important for the removal of waste and toxins, prevention of constipation, gut health, improved digestion, weight management, and reduced risk of colon cancer. If you are experiencing irregular bowel movements, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and develop a plan to improve bowel function.

About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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