Did you know you should be pooping AT LEAST once per day?
Yep, it’s true. If your bowels aren’t moving, then the excess estrogen that your body doesn’t need gets re-circulated back into your body. Essentially, you have to poop every day to get excess estrogen out!
Wait what’s estrogen?
Estrogen is one of your key female sex hormones that helps build your uterine lining wall, keep your mood levels elevated, keeps your vagina lubricated, and other important functions.
Why is it bad if estrogen gets re-circulated back into my body?
Basically more estrogen in relation to progesterone (estrogen dominance) can cause issues like acne, PMS, headaches, irregular periods, heavy periods… you get the picture.
Research indicates that the gut microbiome plays a central role in the regulation of estrogen levels within the body and thus influences the risk of developing estrogen-related diseases such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and breast cancer.
So, how do I get my bowels moving?
- Drink more water
Carry around a fun water bottle with you at all times to remind yourself to drink!
- Get more fiber in
Try to get at least 25 grams of fiber in per day.
- Move your body every day
Do whatever movement feels good to you for at least 30 minutes a day.
- Give yourself permission to relax
Sit down for your meals and breathe in between each bite. Let the food do its thing and digest properly.
Most of my clients show estrogen dominant symptoms, so we work together to eliminate the excess estrogen and balance their hormones. Do you need a partner in your period health? Are you ready to start your own period healing journey? Check out my Intuitive Period Healing program and schedule a free 20-minute call with me to find out if working with me is a good fit for your period health goals. xo