What Your Bathroom Habits May Be Telling You

What Your Bathroom Habits May Be Telling You

Curious to know about your poop? You’ve come to the right place as you’ll learn the ins and outs of going #2 and how it relates to your mind, body, soul connection. 

Just like your menstrual cycle, going #2 is your body’s report card of what is going on inside on a physical, mental, & spiritual level. You may be thinking, “what do my bowel movements have to be with my mental & spiritual well-being?” Trust me, I get it as I was right there with you & I will show you the way!

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, let’s get back to the basics. So ideally, having a bowel movement 1-2 times per day is optimal. But with the day and age we are in, gut issues like IBS ran rampant, causing constipation, diarrhea, or a combination leading to bowel changes. 

A way to figure out what spectrum you are on is by using the bristol stool test. It is a lovely graphic of the different types of bowel movements you can have. The graphic below will help you gain a visual of this diagram. 

But in general, the bristol stool test is a 1-7 rating, 1 being severe constipation to 7 being severe diarrhea. 

  1. Severe Constipation – Hard to Pass Lumps
  2. Mild Constipation – Sausage Shape But Lumpy
  3. Normal – Sausage Shape with Cracks
  4. Normal – Sausage/Snack Shape
  5. Lack of Fiber – Easy to Pass Soft Blobs
  6. Mild Diarrhea – Mushy in Texture
  7. Severe Diarrhea – Brown Liquid With No Solids

With the diagram & description, you can start to piece together what is going on internally. Some other factors that can come into play are the smells & colors as well, but for this article, we will stick with just the stool test. 

When it comes to IBS, IBS is a collection of symptoms, not a formal diagnosis. By taking note of your symptoms & bowel movements can help you discover the true root cause. Some common things I see with clients are Candida, SIBO, Leaky Gut, and Parasites. 

But beyond the physical component, your bowels can be manipulated by how you digest life. This is something your doctor won’t tell you because not only does your gut process your foods & drinks but also how you move through life—it digestions your emotions, thoughts, experience, etc. 

And when you don’t allow emotions, thoughts, or experiences to move through your body, they can become trapped, triggering issues like IBS.

With constipation, typically, what I see is someone slowly moving through life. This can be the influence of holding resentment, anger, shame, guilt, and grudges. Pretty much, you are unable to let stuff go & when you can’t let stuff go emotionally, you won’t be able to physically.

With diarrhea, typically, what I see is someone moving too quickly through life. These can be people who have no boundaries, are people-pleaser, avoid conflict/confrontation, and is either in the past or future. Essentially you aren’t grateful or appreciative of what you have at this moment right now. You don’t enjoy life as you are never fully in it. This bypassing is also reflected in your bowel movements. 

By taking stock not only of what is physically going on but emotionally as well is where you can find transformative results. 

What you can do at this moment is track how your bowels change. This can be the texture, color, diet changes, exercise changes, and most importantly, how you are emotionally & stress-wise. By collecting all of this info, you can have the tools to seek the help you deserve.

Thank you so much for reading & let me know in the Facebook group what resonated with you!

Sara B
Heey, my name is Sara B, and I am a certified holistic health coach, energy healer, and founder of Sara B Wellness. What lights me up is helping women ignite their confidence & speak their truth without shame or guilt! I found my passion through my journey to having chronic IBS and was frustrated with what the doctors and therapists were telling me. Working with a holistic practitioner gave me the physical results I wanted (buh-bye bloating), but I still wasn’t radiating confidence like I expected to be. That is when energy healing, brain rewiring, & trauma work changed my life because even though I healed the physical root of my symptoms, I never touched the energetic root cause. Many of us forget that any physical issue is our bodies asking us to slow down & do the work because every issue, whether it’s IBS, PMS, etc., all stem from energetic imbalances, trapped emotions, and unresolved trauma. I hope through my content, you can begin doing the work yourself, seeking support as needed, and living your life authentically. Otherwise, you will find my boyfriend and I in a small town in Western Massachusetts taking care of our plant babies, eating sushi, sipping matchas, and exploring what New England has to offer. Podcast – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-feisty-feminine-podcast/id1576576546 Sara B IBS Expert | Energy Heale
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