Just when you finally felt cute again, the weird period poo attacks. And what's the deal with discharge? Just, like, WTF?!
You may have weird poo, but at least you're not shi*ting yourself on reality tv...
Discharge is normal. It’s more than normal, it’s good. Maybe if we say discharge enough times it’ll lose the negative connotation. So, here’s Dr Pav on discharge.
Whether it's super runny or hard to do, Dr Pav explains why our bowels don't play nice during menstruation.
The scoop from nutritionist Katherine Hay is that dairy can cause constipation AND diarrhea for some people who are sensitive to lactose. Some people also have sensitivities to dairy’s protein molecule, casein, which is hard for the gut to break down. Stay awaaaaay or get ready to fire away.
Highly saturated fats are toxic for the body and cause irritation in the digestive system, playing havoc on the consistency of bowel movements. So, no, nutritionist Katherine Hay reckons we should not get fries with that.
Nutritionist Katherine Hay’s super easy homemade hummus is extremely high in fibre, which’ll help increase your bowel movements if they’re a bit stiff.
We love fibre. As well as regulating the bowel, it’s been shown to increase healthy bacteria and reduce cholesterol, help regulate blood sugar levels and support the immune system.