TPS #70: Clearing Constipation with Naturopath Lynda Griparic

GSP_LG_01_PrintIn this episode we have Lynda Griparic joining us from Northern NSW to talk to us all about poo!

Lynda is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Writer and Speaker with over 14 years of experience in the health industry. Lynda specialises in constipation, gut health and weight loss. She has extensive experience in running healthy, effective and sustainable bowel care and weight loss programs and has expertise in investigating and treating the underlying causes of weight gain, metabolic problems and gut disturbance.

We chat with Lynda about:

  • Why naturopaths are so fascinated with poo
  • Lynda’s personal experience with disordered eating and constipation
  • What happens if we’re not going to the toilet regularly – the effect of constipation on the body
  • Inflammation and toxicity that arises with constipation
  • Estrogen dominance, weight gain and constipation
  • How often should we go to the toilet? Is there such a thing as “normal”
  • What can we do to get things moving again? – Fibre, breath work, apple cider vinegar, resistant starch, probiotics, magnesium bisglycinate
  • How movement, dance and Yin Yoga can improve bowel movements
  • What can cause constipation? – anaemia, dehydration, medications, nervous system dysfunction, stress
  • Why is stress so closely linked to constipation? fight/flight vs rest & digest
  • 80% of serotonin is made in the gut!
  • Why can a FODMAP intolerance affect bowl movement towards constipation or diarrhoea
  • Should we use coffee as a “crutch” to get things moving?
  • Yay or nay for colonics
  • Are squatty potties really helpful or just a gimmick – thumbs up for squatty potties!
  • Soluble vs insoluble fibre


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