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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.
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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.
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Top tips to keep your bowels moving are:
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Drink 2-3 L of water a day
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Have a diet containing both soluble and insoluble fibre. These come from foods such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholegrains, & nuts.
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Move your body! Even if it’s a quick walk during your lunch break. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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!

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