How To Identify And Aid A Healthy Elimination Schedule

Are you concerned about your elimination schedule? Do you strain and push for what feels like hours on the toilet, only to produce a small amount of stool? Are you finding that going every other day is becoming more common? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are struggling with bowel movements, often because they don’t have a healthy elimination schedule. But don’t worry – there are things you can do to identify and aid a healthy elimination schedule. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common problems with bowel movements and how to address them. So read on for advice on how to have a healthy, regular elimination schedule.


How can we tell if our elimination schedule is healthy? First, let’s talk about why we need to have a good elimination schedule. We need a good elimination schedule because when you have your bowel movement, you get rid of lots of toxins. These are removed from your body through the stool. If you’re not eliminating well, that means you’re retaining those toxins. That can cause many health issues. To name a few are diabetes, blood pressure issues, sleep issues, and even cancer. A healthy elimination schedule is something that you should be very particular about.

One of the number one reasons why you may not be having a good elimination schedule is poor gut health. The benefits of good gut health mean that you have good gut bacteria, which produce phytooxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. If you have less of the bad bacteria, you are not causing constipation. Your gut lining is healthy and it’s moving along well.

This also means you’re not eating inflammatory foods. These are causing inflammation in your gut. Having good gut health is important in digesting your food well. You’re absorbing nutrients well, therefore, you don’t have many deficiencies. 

There are simple ways to know if you have good gut health. One way to tell is by looking at your poop. It may sound strange, but you have to follow a scale that tells you where you stand concerning gut health. For instance, looking at it will tell if you are completely constipated. It’s definitive when you’re just passing pellet-like stool. Or maybe your bowels are completely loose when you have a lot of diarrhea. You have to know what is the consistency of your stool is.

Next up is you can also get your stool samples checked to see if you have good levels of digestive enzymes. There are tests as well that check if you have good gut bacteria. These can tell whether or not you are not having inflammation in your gut. There are many tests like Gut Zoomer or GI Eval test that helps us identify gut health issues in our clients.

Top three foods that will improve gut health


  •  Green or colored vegetables.

Vegetables are important, we all know that. But have you ever stopped to think about why? Sure, they’re low in calories and fat, but there’s more to it than that. Vegetables are packed with nutrients that your body needs to function properly. They have a lot of fiber, which helps to keep your digestive system healthy, and they also increase the population of good gut bacteria. Additionally, the various colors of vegetables signify different vitamins and minerals. For example, green leafy vegetables are high in vitamin A, which is essential for vision and immune function. Make sure to stock up on all the colors of the rainbow. Your body will thank you for it.

  • Fiber-rich foods

As you probably know, vegetables are a great source of fiber. But what if you need a little extra fiber in your diet? Here are a few ideas:

-Add a handful of chia seeds to your morning Smoothie. Chia seeds are packed with fiber, as well as protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

– Mix some ground flaxseed into your afternoon yogurt. Flaxseed is another excellent source of fiber, as well as antioxidants and cancer-fighting lignans.

-Top your evening salad with roasted vegetables. vegetables like Brussels sprouts, carrots, and sweet potatoes are all high in fiber. And roasting them brings out their natural sweetness, making them even more delicious!

  • Fermented foods

Did you know that fermented foods are great for your health? That’s because they feed your good gut bacteria and they help you with digestion and absorption. Plus, they’re a great source of probiotics, which are live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed. Some examples of fermented foods include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and miso. Go ahead and add some fermented foods to your diet – your gut will thank you!

These are some of the foods that help on achieving good gut health. Yet, there could be more than that. Essentially, a food that is good for gut health helps to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. These beneficial bacteria help to break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off disease-causing infections. 

What do you have to do if you have a bad case of gut health?

You have to do the Five R protocol that is:

  • Removing inflammatory foods
  • Repairing your gut lining 
  • Repopulating your good bacteria 
  • Rebalancing and …
  • Regenerating your body.

This will help in repairing gut health. The first step is removing the inflammatory foods which are the main reason for gut damage. These include sugary and processed foods, glutenous grains, dairy products, and soy products. The next step is to repair the gut lining which can be done by consuming bone broth and fermented foods. These help in restoring the mucosal lining and in reducing intestinal inflammation. The third step is to repopulate the good bacteria in our gut which can be done by consuming probiotic-rich foods. Consequently, all these will result in rebalanced hormones thus optimizing regenerative functions. 

The three probiotic foods that are good for your gut health


  • Kombucha 

Kombucha is a tasty probiotic food that promotes gut health. It is made by fermenting tea and is full of healthy bacteria that help to improve digestion and reduce inflammation. Kombucha is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a great option for those looking to improve their overall health. While there are many different brands of kombucha available on the market, it is important to choose one that is raw and unpasteurized to get the most benefit from its probiotic content.

  • Fermented vegetables. 

Fermented vegetables are a delicious and healthy way to add some extra zing to your meals. You can buy them pre-made at the store, or you can make them yourself at home. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a high-quality product that doesn’t have any added sugar. Fermented vegetables are a great source of probiotics, which are beneficial for gut health. They’re also low in calories and fat, and they’re a good source of vitamins and minerals. Whether you’re enjoying them as a side dish or using them as a condiment, fermented vegetables are a great way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet.

  • Kefir, Yogurt, Miso, and the likes of it 

If you’re looking for probiotic foods that will help your gut, look no further than kefir, yogurt, and miso. These fermented foods are packed with beneficial bacteria that can help to improve digestion and boost immunity. Kefir is a Probiotic powerhouse, and it’s also low in lactose, making it a great choice for those who are lactose intolerant. Yogurt is another great Probiotic food, and it comes in a variety of flavors and textures, so there’s sure to be a type that you’ll love. You can also try coconut milk yogurt or almond milk yogurt. They have a lot of probiotics that will help to populate your good gut bacteria. Miso is a Probiotic-rich paste made from fermented soybeans, and it’s often used in soup or as a seasoning for rice and vegetables. 

We should have a bowel movement after a meal. That equates to at least three bowel movements a day. If you’re having less than one, then it’s a bad sign. If you’re having one every other day or every two days, that’s also not a good elimination schedule and you’re rotating toxins.

We hope you’ve found this article helpful in understanding how to create a healthy elimination schedule and improve your gut health. If you have any questions or would like help implementing these tips, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a free discovery call. Our team of experts is here to support you on your journey to better gut health!.

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