episode #222

Heal Your Gut And Discover What Your Bowel Movements Should Look Like


Heal Your Gut And Discover What Your Bowel Movements Should Look Like

Talking about your bowel movements as part of your overall gut health picture is essential. And yet, the topic is still something of a taboo. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Mary Pardee get into the details you’ve always wanted to know but perhaps didn’t feel comfortable asking about. You’ll find out what a normal bowel movement should look like, how fasting and your period affect it, and ways to aid the process mechanically. They’ll guide you through recognizing the symptoms of poor digestive health including IBS and SIBO, as well as the intricate connection between your brain, emotions, and gut.

Episode Overview:

  • 7:30 Introduction
  • 12:15 Mary’s Origin Story
  • 18:00 What Is A Normal Bowel Movement
  • 25:46 Fasting, Periods And Bowel Movements
  • 28:19 Mechanical Aids Like Squatty Potty
  • 30:53 Signs and Symptoms of Poor Digestive Health
  • 37:30 SIBO and Hyper Impermeability
  • 45:35 Problems With Elimination Diets
  • 55:44 Trauma and Sympathetic Tone
  • 1:07:50 How To Improve Your Mental Health
  • 1:13:21 Cephalic Phase Of Digestion
  • 1:20:47 How To Adopt Mindful Eating With Family
  • 1:25:40 The Gut And The Immune System

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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

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This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

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