Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 40: Gut Health & Poop Talk w/Jackie Mirkopoulos


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We all poop. But what is your poop telling you? Today we welcome back to the show our first two-time guest, digestive health expert Jackie Mirkopoulos.

In this podcast we discuss topics such as:

– How to overcome to stigma of discussing poop

– Strategies for both bloating and constipation

– What a healthy stool actually looks like

– Why “superfood” is a junk marketing term that means nothing

If you want to get more out of your daily bowel movement, tune in now and satisfy your #fecalfascination.

Show Notes:

0:00 – Who is Jackie Mirkopoulos and why are we talking about poop?

3:45 – How does Jackie help people overcome the embarrassing stigma of discussing poop and gut health?

7:00 – We discuss the connection between travel and constipation.

11:15 – Strategies for preventing and overcoming constipation.

15:00 – How dietary fibre can actually exacerbate constipation symptoms for people with IBS.

16:00 – A shout-out to the Squatty-Potty! We also talk about the importance of having knees above hips for optimal pooping.

18:20 – More on hips: Why going for a walk can help you poop. Move the body, move the bowels.

21:15 – Can’t figure out why you’re bloated? We discuss the wide range of causes, and how to triage the problem.

29:15 – What does your poop look like? Jackie tells us what a healthy stool should look like.

32:30 – We rail on quinoa, which is incredibly hard for humans to digest. Down with quinoa!

36:45 – Jackie explains why the term “superfood” is asinine. It is a marketing word, don’t buy the hype.

40:30 – Everyone is an individual, so no, you shouldn’t be eating the same diet as your partner or friends. Do what works for you.

43:30 – It’s OK to say no when you’re offered food. People who love you want you to be healthy and feel good. Don’t take crap from people who try to force-feed you.

48:30 – Some big advice from Jackie: Sometimes the best cleanse you can do, is a cleanse of your social circle.

49:45 – How social media can subconsciously affect your behaviours and opinions around food and nutrition.

52:00 – Jackie’s big take-away message: Tune into your body. Ask questions and be objective. This is how you achieve health.

55:00 – We wrap things up with a few minutes talking about “period shits”; how to support digestive health through your monthly menstruation.

59:00 – Jackie’s book recommendations:

– The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz

– Pandora’s Lunchbox, by Melanie Warner

– Salt, Sugar, Fat, by Michael Moss

1:00:00 – Jackie’s non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Morning meditation and stretching

1:01:30 – Jackie’s one piece of health advice

1:01:45 – Where you can find Jackie Mirkopoulos and keep up with her latest work and retreats

Recommended Reading & Listening:

Video: Evolve Holistic Abdominal Massage

Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 1: Let’s Talk About Poop

Blog: Digestive Health Solutions

Move Daily Health Podcast 19: The Vagina Bible w/Dr. Jen Gunter

More About Jackie Mirkopoulos

Jackie is an Intuitive Healing Artist with a combined 17-years of experience, both working and teaching in the health and wellness industry. After starting with a kinesiology degree, she has committed herself to life-long learning and professional excellence, striving to always find the most beneficial and effective modalities to help her clients reach their optimal health. A hands-on specialist, some of Jackie’s modalities of choice include massage therapy, Chi Nei Tsang Thai Abdominal Massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, movement re-patterning, and breath and energy work.

Jackie most recently became a certified Culinary Nutritionist, marrying her passions for food and health into one big life-changing collective. She also studied Mindful Meditation through the University of Massachusetts’ Mindfulness Institute and incorporates mindfulness into every aspect of her daily life and teachings. Her #1 mission is to get you tuned into your own body and to apply whatever works best for you: Everyone has the ability- and right- to thrive in their own skin.

Connect with Jackie

Instagram: @intuitarian_lifestyle

Email: jmirkopoulos@gmail.com

Upcoming Retreats: www.evolveholistic.com

Retreat location: www.casagalini.com

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This content was originally posted at Move Daily.

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Dain Wallis is a Nutrition & Health Coach from Toronto, Canada and the author of Unbreakable Strongman. An expert in nutrition and change psychology, Dain's mandate is to educate his clients while empowering them to make sustainable changes reflective of their individual goals and aspirations. An avid strength athlete, Dain is also a 2-time Canadian Strongman Champion.
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