Poop. We all do it. We all know what it is. But what does YOUR poop actually say about your overall health and well-being? Today’s episode unapologetically answers all those questions about your daily (or not?) visit to the bathroom you’ve been too afraid to ask.
Featuring New York Times best-selling author (<- affiliate link) and registered dietitian Kate Scarlata, we’re discussing the number one things you need to know about number two. In the show we discuss:
- Why poop is an overall indicator of health
- What is “normal” poop
- Why both constipation and diarrhea have health implications, beyond simply the discomfort
- Where people should turn if they have concerns about the quality of their bowel movements
- What are the various fiber sources that can both help (or hurt) digestion, including Metamucil and chicory root (inulin)
- The balance between feeding probiotic bacteria with prebiotic fibers just what they need or so much that it causes you discomfort
- The real facts behind fecal transplants and who they’re most effective for
- What you need to know about the colors of poop
To close out our interview, Kate discusses her new book devoted to the low-FODMAP diet and previews her new “I believe in your story” campaign, which not only raises awareness of the issues around irritable bowel syndrome but also aims to raise funds for IBS research. To wrap up the show, I recount one of my more unmillennial embarrassing moments fighting technology while I hosted a recent Facebook LIVE. And lastly, I offer up two new shows I’m interested in on Netflix and ask for audience input on whether or not they would make the list for my “If I had a VCR I’d tape this” segment. Listeners can Tweet Me @ReganJonesRD, leave me a voicemail OR join the This Unmillennial Life Facebook Group and let me know what you think!
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This week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyAperture.com — the web’s first and only dietitian-curated recipe discovery site.