TMHS 241: Eliminating Your Body’s Unwanted Waste & Taking The Taboo Out Of Poo – With Bobby Edwards

The well known phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t entirely accurate. This is because everything you eat doesn’t become “you”. And thank goodness for that!

A lot of what you eat doesn’t make the cut as far as building materials, and it has to be eliminated. If that eliminatory process is hindered in any way, trouble starts brewing fast. Your digestion, assimilation, and elimination is the very foundation of your health. Yet, the elimination factor isn’t talked about nearly enough today. Poo is taboo, and it’s becoming a big problem.

So many chronic illnesses are tied to poor elimination. Obvious things like constipation and hemorrhoids, but also not-so-obvious things like chronic fatigue and cancer. Today we’re covering some of the big issues with conventional methods of poop behavior (this might be the first time that “poop behavior” has been written, by the way), plus one of the most remarkable solutions that’s already helping countless people improve their health. Bobby Edwards is leading the charge in the mission to get folks educated about elimination, and he’s here today to share his family’s story, plus some game-changing insights that can support your health for a lifetime.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What elimination means on a deeper level.
  • Why fats are critical for the “brain” of your cells.
  • Why the Squatty Potty was born out of necessity.
  • How the human bowel is actually designed to prevent unwarranted pooping.
  • Why squatting is the optimal position to completely eliminate waste.
  • Why modern day toilets present a host of potential health issues.
  • How straining on the toilet can be linked to cardiovascular problems.
  • Why there are often books or magazines in modern day bathrooms.
  • What hemorrhoids are (and what causes them).
  • How your pelvic floor works and what happens during prolapse.
  • The shocking rates of diverticulosis and how likely people are to get it.
  • How constipation is intimately linked to colon cancer.
  • Whether or not adding more fiber will help to improve your health.
  • What tends to cause constipation when you travel.
  • What safe, smart solution you can use to ensure you’re pooping properly when you’re on the road.
  • How your gut bacteria actually changes when you change time zones.

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  • Marla Schultz
    14 Sep 2017, 8:32 am

    I LOVE this program. I can’t afford a SquattyPotty right now, but what I did was to bring a bar stool into the bathroom & I put my feet up on the rungs of it. I really see a difference in how I poop. It’s been a big help.
    Thanks for all you guys do to help us be healthier. I talk about you all the time. 🙂

    • Shawn
      25 Sep 2017, 12:56 pm

      That’s what it’s all about, Maria!
      I appreciate you!

  • 14 Oct 2017, 12:11 am

    I like this website very much, Its a real nice position to read and incur information.

  • 8 Jan 2018, 9:29 pm

    I recently turned vegetarian after learning what actually goes into most of the food I thought was “healthy”. I do feel like if there were more natural food available to eat then no one would be having any waste issues. There would be no concept of waste at all.

    The real issue is having the discipline to resist crispy cream donuts and other chemical concoctions made in with ingredients made in labs labelled “food”.

  • Mayela
    9 Oct 2018, 3:24 am

    Hi Shawn, love your show and obsess with your podcasts….I really enjoy the way you present all your knowledge and share it with us. Definetly you are game changer for me. I am trying to find more information about ”superstarch” and how this “good source of carbs” helps to have a better metabolic efficiency and I was wondering what do you think about this but I don’t find any info related on your search. Would you share some info or a podcast about it? Thanks !