Here is a topic that seems dear to both of our boys at the moment, our 6 year old started it and it has rubbed off to our 3 year old. POOPIE head and I’m gonna poop on you, are two well loved fav’s that come out of both their mouths regularly.
It has however got me thinking, you guessed it about poo, how we poo, how we wipe, what we use to wipe, the impact of what we eat to the “style” of stool we pass and if it’s an indication of our guts health.
First things first, I’m gonna lay the cards on the table and get it out there. I am a back the front wiper a semi scrunch semi fold use heaps of paper kinda guy. What’s a back the front wiper I hear you ask, well it’s a between the legs wipe instead of the traditional old fashion reach around the back and wipe version. I don’t know why or how I even learnt to do it this way, perhaps it’s how my parents do it; I haven’t been game enough to ask the question, it would feel a bit weird! Which is how the reach around the back feels to me as well? The semi scrunch semi fold really depends on the type of poo I’m dealing with, there is nothing worse than running with a fold, going in a touch hard, ripping the paper and getting shit on your finger, so balance between scrunch and fold is extremely important. As far as paper type we have always gone down the recycled road which can be a bumpy road at times, thickness is something you don’t want to take lightly, otherwise it’s good old poo fingers again.
I feel we have this issue sorted now though because the guys at Who Gives A Crap have got it nailed, a thick generous, sturdy ply, 3 ply to be precise, 100% recycled, no chlorine, inks, dyes or scents. It’s the best recycled bog roll you can get and they are doing some pretty amazing stuff in poor communities to boot, with their profits….check em out here
As for how we poo I am a straight up sit down and get to business dude, although I have been known to do a bit of “face booking”. I saw the other day a contraption that you put in front of the loo that lifts your feet up so you are in a squatting position, it’s called a squatty potty. Now I haven’t done a massive amount of research on these suckers but from what I have seen they look pretty bloody awesome and I am going to give it a whirl, anything that makes it easier and cleaner to crap and better for your body then I’m in boots and all!! I will do a re post after a trial run…..bet you will be hanging out for that.
In terms of what we eat and how we crap, that seems to get quiet technical and relates back to gut health and what the body allows into the system and what it rejects as waste so I won’t go into depth other than to say the bodies gut has a lining that allows certain things through that are beneficial to our systems and rejects the waste, now if our lining is compromised which is referred to as leaky gut we start to see issues. This is a whole other topic with many different aspects that we will cover in more detail later. Lets leave it simple and say that the cleaner the food you put in your gob the more efficient the body is at using it, the better your logs at the other end.
I know it’s a strange topic to bring up but if you take out all the grossness it’s a pretty important thing to look at, maybe not literally!
Crap, Bog, Poo, Shit, whatever you call it try and make it the healthiest, easiest experience you can, a clean system is the best system so let’s not clog it up.
Poo jokes are funny and I’m sure my boys will get a kick out of them, so post them, just try to keep them clean – ish
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