Let’s Get Healthy – Step 4

A 5th step to being healthy is to be aware of our elimination schedules. Our body is not designed to eliminate every 2-3 days, or once a week or twice a month.  We are suppose to “go” within an hour or two after every meal.  This means when we eat breakfast we should go within 1 to 2 hours after this meal.  After lunch, we should be “going” 1 to 2 hours after this meal. After dinner, we should be “going” 1 to 2 hours after this meal.  When we eat dinner at 6:00 pm, we should be “going” by 9:00 am the next morning.  This elimination schedule is important.  Each time we “go”, the stool should be formed–about 12 inches long and about 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter.  We would call these “healthy poops”.

If we are eating 3 meals a day but only going to the bathroom once a day, this is when we start to get that build up on the walls of the colon.  This is when we can become quite constipated.  After a time, we feel gassy and bloated.  We will start to have some digestive disorders.

Our colon is a very important organ.  We would do ourselves a favor to keep it as healthy as possible.  The healthy way is to eliminate properly every day and be on a healthy schedule.

Mary