Although many will tell you that having a bowel movement once every 3 days is normal, it is not. Keeping your bowels moving regularly is an important part of your overall health and a major player in getting rid of waste materials and toxins. If you aren’t normally having at least 1 bowel movement per day, you may be constipated.
I have experienced many GI issues and was told I had IBS 6 years ago. I tried different laxatives and finally was put on a pill to take daily to help me. I already have to take a lot of pills and I wanted to see if there was a way to improve my constipation through my diet instead of relying on a pill. I met with Leslie and we talked about the different options I could do, and I chose to go on an elimination diet to see if I had any food sensitivities that I wasn’t aware of.
Going on the diet was hard, but with Leslie continually checking in with me, really helped me get through it. She also provided me with recipes which helped relieve stress of trying to find my own recipes that didn’t have any of the food groups that I couldn’t eat. I was able to figure out what food group was bothering me, and found out ways to continually improve my gut health! I now only take my pill when needed, which is about a week to a couple of weeks, which is such a big improvement for me! If I had any questions throughout the process, Leslie would answer them and I really appreciated that. She also frequently checked in to see how I was doing, which was also really helpful!