When a client comes to me for hormone help, I ask them a LOT of questions about their poops…like we get really in depth….. because it is sooooooo IMPORTANT ‼️
You should ideally be pooping at least once daily and it should be relatively easy. If you’re not? Sis, we gotta fix that.
Constipation: when pooping is difficult/ hard/ dry; 3x or less per week; and/ or you never feel like you’re “done”
Constipation can occur for a number of reasons, but it can totally fuck up your hormones 🙃
We eliminate estrogen through our bowels, so when we aren’t having healthy movements we get a buildup in our bodies which can create a hormonal imbalance.
⭐️ Having a lack of bowel movements can contribute to poor gut health + food sensitivities, inflammation, bloating, development of disease, and more.
What to do about it? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
⚡️Magnesium – This will for sure get things moving! @pureencapsulations is my favorite brand. Magnesium Citrate is helpful for constipation but make sure you do some research on the different forms of magnesium to choose what’s best for you!
⚡️Fiber – Chia seeds and psyllium husk are favorites of mine. Try to shoot for 20+ grams each day (work your way up!)
⚡️Food intolerances can cause constipation – Try an elimination diet to see if you’re sensitive to anything. Dairy? Gluten?
⚡️Drink more water – Juices, tea, and coffee don’t count as water.
⚡️Poor gut health or IBS – Work on gut health with bone broth, collagen, fiber, stress management, quality sleep. If you have IBS, psyllium husk is a good neutral fiber source.
If this is something you’re struggling with and think it is affecting your hormones, work with a qualified practitioner who can help you fix your poop problems.
This is something I do with my clients, so feel free to reach out with any q’s! 💌
Leave a 💩 in the comments if you think we should normalize talking about healthy poops 🙋♀️
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.