Did You Know That You Poop Out Oestrogen?
If you’re suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as PMS, tender breasts, painful, heavy, or irregular periods, bloating, or a decreased sex drive, make sure your bowels are moving regularly.
If you’re not removing waste efficiently, the oestrogen in your gut can be reabsorbed back into the body and re-circulate - increasing levels of oestrogen and throwing your hormones out of balance.
Top tips to keep your bowels moving are:
Drink 2-3 L of water a day
Have a diet containing both soluble and insoluble fibre. These come from foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholegrains, & nuts.
Move your body! Even if it’s a quick walk during your lunch break. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Reduce stress - Stress disrupts the gut-brain axis, impairing digestion and bowel motions. If you suffer from stress, try to incorporate a stress-reducing technique into your day such as deep breathing exercises - you'll be surprised at what effect this can have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Moving your bowels does so much more than just removing excess estrogen. Take note of the frequency and consistency of your motions, and if something seems wrong, don’t ignore it!