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How much waste (poop) is in the human body at any given time?

Much more than you probably think.

Depending on your height, age, and diet you could be carrying anywhere from 5 to 20 pounds of poop in your intestines.

It’s not a pretty picture.

The stinking waste that piles up in your intestines can seriously harm your digestive health.

According to Harvard Medical School [1], symptoms of poor digestive health include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Excessive gas
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Skin conditions
  • Allergies
  • Rapid weight gain

The National Institutes of Health reports that as many as 70 million Americans are suffering with these and other symptoms of poor digestive health. [2]

236,000 Americans die of digestive-related disease every year.

And another 1.9 million are disabled.

Poor digestive health is much more than a problem in America. It’s a nationwide epidemic.

You need to understand WHY millions of Americans are carrying 20 pounds (or more) of feces around in their digestive system.

And what YOU can do to protect your health…

Why You Might Have 20 Pounds Of Poop
Trapped In Your Body

Do you eat the Standard American Diet of heavily processed foods? Then it’s practically guaranteed you’re lugging around unwanted pounds of poop.

Processed foods are made from refined ingredients and added substances like salt, sugar, high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and preservatives.

Some of the most common processed foods include soda, microwavable meals, cereal, lunch meat, fast food, bread, chips, crackers, cookies and candy.

A lot of these foods are marketed to you as healthy. And as a result we eat a TON of processed food in America.

A 2016 study published in the journal BMJ Open found that the average American gets 57.9% of their daily calories from ‘ultra-processed foods’. [3]

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These ultra-processed foods are the worst of the worst:

Pepsi and Coke. Greasy burgers and fries. Pizza. Fried chicken. Sugary drinks from your neighborhood Starbucks.

They’re loaded with artificial ingredients. Hard-to-pronounce chemical agents like pyridoxine hydrochloride, sucralose, and dipotassium phosphate.

They’re low in fiber. So they sit in your gut for days. Weeks. And can lead to severe constipation.

These ultra-processed foods aren’t found in nature. They’re cooked up in labs run by mega-rich food companies.

And they slam the brakes on your body’s natural ability to digest and eliminate waste.

And we’re gorging on these foods in America!

No wonder the average American has 20 pounds of poop trapped in their intestines!

Your body cannot properly digest and eliminate these ultra-processed “Frankenfoods”.

As a result they get lodged in the lining of your intestinal tract in the form of old, rotten feces and mucus.

And when your intestines are crammed with putrid feces your belly bloats like a balloon.

You feel fatigued. Tired all the time. 

You seem to catch every little bug that goes around church or the office.

And your health is seriously compromised.

Unless you do something about it…

The Silent Problem Inside Of You

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The intestines are a long tube running from the stomach to the anus and includes the small intestines, large intestines (colon), and rectum.

Your body absorbs most of its nutrients in the intestines.

The small intestine is about 20 feet long and about an inch in diameter. It’s responsible for absorbing nutrients from the things you eat and drink.

The large intestine, or colon, is about as long as you are tall. And it’s roughly as big around as your wrist. The colon absorbs water from waste. This creates feces.

For every foot of colon the body can store between 5 and 10 pounds of feces.

So if you’re just over five foot tall you could easily have 25 pounds of poop stuck in your colon. And that estimate is on the conservative side!

The intestines can store a vast amount of partially digested, putrefying matter,” says natural health expert, Richard Anderson, N.D., N.M.D.

“Some intestines, when autopsied, have weighed up to 40 pounds and were distended to a diameter of 12 inches with only a pencil-thin channel through which the feces could move.

“That 40 pounds was due to caked layers of encrusted mucus, mixed with fecal matter, bizarrely resembling hardened blackish-green truck tire rubber or an old piece of dried rawhide.”

Doctors refer to this poisonous waste as “mucoid plaque”. I considered including a picture of it in this article. But, frankly, the images are too graphic.

And I want to make sure not to scare you off. Because you can’t afford to miss out on the exciting health news I want to share with you…

4 Amazing Benefits
Of Good Digestive Health

When you flush trapped poop out of your intestines, your digestive health improves.

And when your digestive health improves, you gain better head-to-toe health.

You surge with more energy. You fight off cold and flu. You have a much easier time burning fat and shedding pounds.

You experience these health benefits (and more) because your digestive system is responsible for:

1. Vitamin, Mineral and Nutrient Absorption

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All of your vitamin, mineral and nutrient absorption takes place in the intestines.

If your gut is burdened with 20 pounds of toxic waste, you can’t absorb the nutrients you need from the foods you eat.

And this will leave you tired, run down, and at risk for illness.

And that’s not all…

Research suggests that poor gut health could be a major contributing factor to obesity. [4]

If you’re trying to lose weight it’s essential that you purge rotten feces from your colon.

This will quickly lead to weight loss and a flatter stomach. And, it will improve your digestive health which makes ongoing weight loss easier and more effective.

2. Metabolism

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Do you struggle with slow or no metabolism? Do you find it difficult to lose weight? Have you tried diet and exercise in the past but still can’t seem to get rid of unwanted pounds?

Blame it on your gut.

Scientists are now convinced that the good bacteria that live in your gut impact your metabolism and your body’s ability to lose weight. [5]

These good bacteria, known as “probiotics”, need to live in a clean, healthy environment. Not a toxic swamp filled with pounds of decaying, undigested food.

Flush the trapped poop out of your digestive system. And your good bacteria will fire up your metabolism and restore your body’s natural fat burning abilities.

3. Protection Against Illness and Disease

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New research suggests that as much as 80% of your body’s immune cells are located in your digestive system! [6]

You don’t need me to tell you that poop is crawling with nasty bugs, bacteria and pathogens.

If you’ve got 20 pounds of poop sitting in your gut do you think you’ll look and feel healthy? Not a chance.

Do you find yourself getting sick more often than usual? Do you suffer from allergies? Do you feel like your health is slowly going downhill?

These are all signs that your digestive health has been compromised. And you need to act fast to flush the toxic poop that’s poisoning you from the inside out. I’ll show you how to do that in just a second…

4. Emotional Well-Being

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We all want to feel happy and live life to the fullest.

Purging your digestive system of harmful waste will make you feel like a million bucks! That’s because 90% of the body’s serotonin is made in the digestive system. [7]

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter known as the “happy hormone”. It influences how happy and relaxed you feel. If your digestive system is toxic and unhealthy, you’re not going to get adequate levels of serotonin.

And insufficient serotonin levels have been linked to mood swings, stress and depression.

Purge the nasty waste from your digestive system. You’ll be amazed at how much happier it makes you feel!

The benefits of a healthy digestive system are amazing.

But if you’ve got 20 pounds of toxic poop lodged in your colon, you’re not able to enjoy these health benefits the way you deserve.

You’re missing out…

70,000,000 Americans Suffer, Needlessly

Remember: the National Institutes of Health estimates that 70 million Americans experience poor digestive health.

And some experts believe that number could be closer to 100 million.

100 MILLION…

Good men and women. Who are being cheated out of the fun and vibrant health they deserve. All because the so-called “healthy” foods they eat are anything but healthy.

The mega-rich food companies load our plates with their ultra-processed junk and promise, “Dig in! It’s good for you!” But so many of these foods rot in our gut for days. Weeks. Even longer.

These foods fester and decompose in our colon. Until we’re burdened with 20 pounds of toxic poop trapped in our bodies. Harming our digestive health.

And forcing us to suffer from constipation, gas, bloating, weight gain, heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acne, fatigue, depression and a host of other health issues.

Don’t let trapped poop rob you of your precious health!

Flush Toxic Poop From Your Body Quickly…
Painlessly… Permanently!

Could you be one of the millions of Americans with 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 20 pounds — or more — of rotting poop lodged in your colon, poisoning you from the inside out, and stealing away the precious gift of health?

Take our short Gut Health Quiz and find out:

  1. Do you regularly suffer from constipation?
  2. Do you experience gas, bloating or indigestion after meals?
  3. Are you a woman? (Women are three times as likely to experience constipation as men.)
  4. Have you eaten fast food at least once in the past 14 days?
  5. Do you sometimes feel run down and worn out for no good reason?
  6. Do you suffer from allergies or asthma?
  7. Is weight loss difficult for you even with diet and exercise?
  8. Do you have a swollen “pregnant-looking” stomach?
  9. Have you used a laxative in the past 3 months?
  10. Do you consider yourself open-minded and health-conscious?

Can you honestly answer “Yes” to two or more of those questions? If so, I urge you to watch this special free presentation.

You simply can’t afford to ignore the WARNING SIGNS your body is giving you right now.

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Now It’s Your Turn

I understand that this can be an embarrassing topic for many people. But, your body’s ability to quickly and properly eliminate waste — POOP — is critical to your health. It is the Golden Key to looking and feeling your best.

Today, millions of Americans silently suffer from poor digestive health. They don’t realize that rotting feces trapped in their colon could explain their rapid weight gain, gas, bloating, fatigue, constipation and other symptoms.

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Your turn: Why do you think 70,000,000 million Americans suffer with poor digestive health? What steps are you taking to regain control of your digestive health? Let us know in the comments section below!

60 Comments

  • During recent colonoscopy, I had several polyps removed. Was told I had two flat polyps and that a doctor trained in removal of such would remove same. Was told they took biopsies but found no cancer and the GI doctor is very upbeat about it being a 60-90 minute procedure. Should I be concerned? Any questions I should ask. Many thanks.

    P.s. I eat and always did lots of vegetables, little meat, and walk constantly so I was shocked when they found polyps.

    Margaret

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hi Margaret, great question! When asking questions to your doctor, your goal is to gather information. Ask open ended questions such as tell me more about this procedure? What are alternative procedures? I’d ask about potential risks of the surgery, of not having the surgery, any food limitations. If you feel uncomfortable with his answers or with your doctor, you can always get a second opinion from another doctor of your choosing or ask a friend. Also, I’d ask alternative care practioners their take on it and what they would do about it. Your goal is to be informed about all options and make the best decision based on that. Hope that helps!

    • Santo says:

      What is the source of this 5 to 20 pounds of stool?

      • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

        Hello Santo,
        The back up of Stool would be what food you are placing in your body. It can be clogged and stay in your intestines. The goal is to get it out to have a healthy Digestion track.
        God bless
        Dr. Charles

  • Bertha says:

    Does the prep before a colonoscopy cleanse the colon??? Taking 2 dulcolax pills, 10 Oz’s magnesium citrate and drinking a gallon of laxative​ prescribed solution. Also full liquid diet two days before and clear liquids 1 day before.

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      That does cleanse the colon. When you add certain herbs and clays, these help to pull things off the sides of the colon. It has a different effect than just purging the colon.

      • Carmen Moore says:

        i used to think that after taking the gallon size prescribed laxative solution, it was supposed to clean both intestines. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s only cleansing the colon. On the other hand, the 20lbs. of poop is still there, trapped in the gut. Nearly over 22 feet of small intestine and 5 feet of the large intestine is a real slow process. How can we get the bowel working enough to move all of the poop because I am severely constipated and bloated

        • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

          Hello Carmen,
          Overuse of incorrect type of laxatives can do more damage than good to your body. It can cause Dehydration, Electrolyte imbalance, and Laxative dependence. Using natural ways to remove the waste is much safer and healthier. Things like a good Pro-biotics, Apple and prune juice, Drinking plenty of water, Fiber-rich food (such as Nuts, Raspberries, Apples, and flaxseed) You can use a daily cleanse or use a detox. We have a product called Perfect Flush that is made of natural ingredients to help remove waste such as Consisting of Psyllium Husks, Bentonite Clay, Black Walnut Hull Powder, Oat Bran Powder, Flaxseed Powder, Prune Powder, Aloe Vera Powder, L. Acidophilus, Apple Pectin Powder and Glucomannan Powder. https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectFlush. Always check with your doctor before starting any new things to be sure its a good fit for you.
          God bless
          Dr. Charles

  • Geraldine Charles says:

    I have had chronic constipation for 9 years!! after years of EDG’S and colonoscopy and every pill liquid tablet powder out there on the market, My Dr is finally sending me to see a surgeon to have part of my bowel removed. I’m confused about something what’s going on if poop us coming from my vagina? Should I see if I can get a rush on the appointment to see the surgeon?it scared me all along if I do finally go it’s been yellow, but coming from vagina it was a cross between dark green and black
    HELP!!
    Thank you

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hi Geraldine, you could have a rectovaginal fistula, so I’d definitely get that checked out ASAP!

  • Wendy Charlebois (French Last name but Not) says:

    Hello Charles, My Sister over in Wales has opened my mind to this problem,
    My Dr agrees that this could be my problem, I am 69 (70 in Dec:)I now weigh over 200lbs, 5’2″
    I really believe I am full of poop as I also get Diverticulitis Attacks.
    Is your pills for real ???,
    I am full of Fluid, I wear special socks that doesn’t help, I take a water pill that doesn’t help, But I can feel a build up of poop in different parts of my body,
    I had Hemmoroid Surgery in 1974, I look like I’m 18 months Pregnant, I am afraid of dying so young as I have 12 Grandkids & I so want to do whats right to get my health back on track,
    Please Please advise A S A P, I am on a tight Pension, But always trying to buy the product to take away the waste build up as I know it’s there. I just keep puting on weight. I don’t eat anything like you describe, But rarely sometimes.
    Please get back to me, I hope this is not another gimmick. xoxo
    Do you have any testomonies ?????

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hi Wendy, if you are on a fixed income, I’d suggest that the first thing you do is to stop eating anything with wheat in it (white flour, breads, pasta, baked goods, etc) and stop eating dairy. These are inflammatory foods. If you stop eating these for a month, I bet you’ll notice a big difference. The pills work, they are good, but nothing will replace changing your diet 🙂

  • Anna C Dion says:

    I am always boated after eating, why?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Anna,
      Bloating after you eat could be many things. Watch what you are eating try to avoid processed foods, foods with lots of sodium, and sugary foods. Be sure you check with your doctors to make sure you do not have any allergies to foods. Ensure you are intaking enough water every day. You can also use a activate enzymes and a good Probiotic. Having a good quality probiotic will help balance out any imbalance you may have that causes gas and bloating. But always check with your health care practitioner because we don’t know your case history. Best of luck.

  • Michelle says:

    I had surgery 5yrs ago prior to that in which I had my gallstones taken out. However in the back of my mind needless to say is that never once in my life would I ever experienced going through what I call embarrassing finding out that I have poop inside of my body. Although I thought it was hernia. I’m usually constantly running back and forth to the restrooms with such constipation. Making it much easier on my tasks when I am able to flush it out.

  • Michelle says:

    I never thought I would ever experienced what I am going through. Although it felt like I had hernia.

  • Shirl says:

    I don’t know where to turn for years I have had issues with severe constipation. Six months ago they removed all my large colon making it worse I can feel the bowels sitting in the abd and pelvic area nothing in the rectal. Even though my diet is poor i should still be able to move something I have used laxatives all my life and now have to use them again in n such pain and I feel the stool inside my abd area. I have so many test and told nothing wrong. I can feel the stool sitting there causing me to scream and cry in pain this is not normal this can’t be good having the toxins sitting in me causing me.pain, sweats and headaches. Not many Drs take my insurance and seem to dismiss my concerns. Should I continue laxatives or is there another alternative?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hi Shirl, I’m so sorry to hear that. If your large intestine was removed, then, this makes this problem extremely complicated. If I were in your situation, I would be focusing on cleaning up my diet and eating clean. No wheat, and no dairy because this causes inflammation. Start with that and see if that helps. As always check with your health care practitioner if you make any diet or exercise changes.

  • Kaly says:

    I have constipation is it because I ate to much junk food like cake gummies pizza and chips. I. An poop but it takes a little bit of a hard time. How many days is it supposed to last for constipation.

  • Yasmin Yuen says:

    Hi Dr. Charles,

    How are rice? is white rice ok?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Yasmin,
      White rice is ok in moderations it has a ton of vitamin in it but also lots of starch. Wild rice and Jasmine rice are the healthier choices if you like rice.
      God Bless
      Dr. Charles

  • Tia says:

    Is there such a thing as muscle weakness or tone? I used to be a fit 125lbs female and now after overgrowth Candida in my gut and excess mucous in stools. I’ve unknowingly lost 25 pounds within the last two years. I have had all blood work come back normal. But, I’m super skinny and cannot eat fried foods, potato wedges, sugery SWEETS, etc cause it gives me horrible smelling gas. I feel that maybe my small intestine isn’t working well? Because I don’t absorb any of my food minerals or anything to be able to gain weight. And, just turned “vegan” early this year since after 33yrs found out I was lactose intolerant to everything “cow dairy.” And oddly enough was diagnosed with Osteopenia and rhemothoid arthritis in both knees. I’ve tried everything to kill off the Candida, but I still haven’t been able to gain back my healthy weight. Plus, my joints, bones, and muscles hurt excruciatingly every day like I’ve been in a car wreck. My PCP and Nuerology specialist said it might be related problem to “Endocrine system,” but I think it’s an intestinal issue somewhere. Maybe, parasites? What Endocrine disorders are there anyways? Please Help!!!
    -wishing to get better

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Tia,
      Candida is a major issue in a lot of our guts and some just may not know. A major help is taking a good Probiotic and eating a diet to help kill off the Candida. When taking a probiotic it will not only help kill off the bad candida but regulate your gut with the correct bacteria you should have. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria bifidum are the more important bacteria you need to look for when getting a probiotic. You need to avoid sugar, Starch, Pop, alcohol, and any junk food. Your diet should consist of healthy non-starchy vegetables, Fermented food, Protein, Mainly Raw foods, and be sure to drink plenty of water to flush your self out. Avoid Gluten at all cost cause it feeds the candida and helps it multiply in your gut. If you need to have a sweater use stevia. Here is the link to our Perfect Biotics https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectBiotics Be sure to check with your care providers to make sure they are ok with you starting a supplement. Best of luck.
      God bless
      Dr. Charles

  • Valeriebell says:

    What’s a safe and good laxative to use for buildup poop. I need to get rid of .please help me !♡

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Valerie,
      In most stores, they have a tea called smooth move tea. That is what I use often. You can also add things like Chi and Flaxseeds to your diet. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and getting exercise. Be sure to check with your care providers to make sure they are ok with you starting any new things.
      God bless

  • Fatima says:

    Hi my name is Fatima and because I get constipated and being drinking linzess a day but it doesn’t seem to get better. It’s the same i still feel my cplon. Full
    What can I do. Thank you

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Fatima,
      A bit part of constipation is your diet and level of activity. You can buy a tea called smooth move that helps really well. Try adding more fiber to your diet and taking a good Probiotic. Be sure to check with your care providers to make sure they are ok with you starting any new things.
      God bless

  • Tam says:

    Do you recommend Colon therapy to cleanse all problems?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Tam,
      We have a product that helps with colon health. It’s called Perfect FLush.
      https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectFlush .
      It will not create a feeling that you need to go to the bathroom all the time. It gently cleanses your body
      and improves your stool frequency. Most people can expect to see results within 24 to 72
      hours. It may take longer for first time users as their systems are not accustomed to the amount of fiber in Perfect Flush.

      Fiber is one of the big things you want to incorporate into your daily intake.
      Fiber provides intestinal flora (“good” bacteria) with a food source
      which promotes a healthy digestive tract. Fiber also helps to keep the
      digestive tract clear of mucus, wastes, and toxins as it keeps the
      colon clean and promotes the movement of waste matter.

      Be sure to check with your care providers to make sure they are ok with you starting any new things.
      God Bless
      Dr. Charles

  • Maddison says:

    I absolutely love this article because their is so much truth to it and I love that you so blatantly point out that the food we put in our bodies affects us dearly. I’ve had people tell me, oh I think people who are suddenly gluten sensitive, make themselves that way because they cut it out and add it back in…. WHAT. If you’re suffering when you add it back in, your body was most likely suffering the entire time you were eating it in the first place. Anyway… I could go on. Haha. The gut is so fascinating, and it just blows me away that we’re only just now putting so much focus on it, and realizing our prior neglect to our gut is the cause for so many health concerns.

    I have been going to a functional medicine doctor because the last fiive-six Years I’ve struggled with numerous health issues. The main one that was devastatingly frustrating was I had gained thirty pounds of weight at 16, and then lost 10. However the rest wouldn’t budge. In that year I had an upper endoscopy due to unrelenting stomach pains and found it was due to H. Pylori infection which was treated with heavy antibiotics. Fast forward five years, multiple doctors and treatments later, and I finally found a doctor who ran a test on my gut health after finding out I most likely have leaky gut going on. I assumed everything would be out of balance or that I even had parasites of some sort. The test came back with indications of inflammation and everything was clear…. except H. Pylori.

    Just about all the questions above I said yes to, and it blew me away that there’s a good chance that the same thing has been contributing to my poor gut health, untreated for years after no follow up with the first treatment. Now I’m treating it with natural supplements and a combination of essential oils proven to inhibit and kill off H. Pylori, along with natural methods of detoxing my colon…. cause I suspect I’ve got my fair share of waste build up. All a process of know better and do better! Thank you for being someone to encourage others to nurture their bodies and take care of themselves 🙂 I mean that very sincerely after going through so many doctors that over looked my symptoms and just threw medications at me.

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Maddison,
      Thank you so much for reading my articles! I strive on helping people lead a healthy lifestyle and trying to do it in the most natural way possible! So glad you were able to find a natural solution to help your body heal. Keep up the good work!

  • Mary Tanis says:

    I and my girls are very active,
    I have a daughter, who is a health trainer, teaches spin classes ,2 sometimes 3 classes a day. Eats no meat, and her belly is still a bit puffy. As I was a teenager, til now still have a belly.
    I have 4 girls all grown up and married , she has 2 , 22 yrs and 15.
    So what’s up with her belly??
    I’m 63 now, and still as I was 19 have a belly. I have always watched what I eat and excercised all my living life.

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Mary,
      Many things could lead to belly fat. You could have bloating issues, Constipated, Thyroid issues, or have fatty liver disease. I would suggest you speak to your doctor to see if there could be a cause behind the belly fat!
      God Bless
      Dr. Charles

  • Allyson says:

    I keep having lower left back pain discomfort and discomfort under left rib cage mainly. And the middle part of the stomach area I’m having discomfort. Do you thinK this is GI related ? Whenever I try to see my dr I can never get in it’s been going on sense August or so . Thank you oh ya I also forgot I sometimes get nauseous in the morning. No I’m not pregnant I’ve been checked for that

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Allyson,
      It could be a ton of things. I would really ask for a second opinion to get to the root of the problem. Best of luck!

  • Alex McCormick says:

    Ok… This article is shocking! So how long is it possible to have these issues because I feel like it’s been years. What if food has been trapped for years? Is that possible?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Alex,
      Yes food can be trapped for years. It is very important to use the bathroom a couple times a day to make sure you are removing all the toxins and waste. Best thing is to do is to help your body remove the waste by changing diet, Drinking lots of water, and adding fiber to your diet. Be sure to check with your care providers to make sure they are ok with you starting any new things.
      Best of luck
      Dr. Charles

  • Nala says:

    Hello, i have chronic constipation and for years now ive been struggling with the constant need to pee even after i go to the bathroom, i went to the doctor and got it checked and told me the problem is because i have chronic constipation and the build up poop is pressing on my bladder basically and that i need to change my diet, i did but i still have the same problem and i dont feel like i cleared my colon fully. What do you recommend for me to do? its really making me uncomfortable and its embarrassin having to constantly need to pee. i also notice that after i poop i would need to pee again even if i already did… thank you hope you can help

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Nala,
      Diet will play a big impact on how your digestion system works. You really need lots of green veggies and foods that have fiber in them. Be sure you have a balanced diet cause you can also intake to much fiber which would cause the opposite of what is needed. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water to help your body to flush out the waste. Do you intake a lot of process foods, Soda, or carbs? Do you take a lot of medications? Side effects of some medications are constipation. We have a few products that can help you and your body remove the waste check out our page https://www.perfectorigins.com/store/
      Here is some more blogs that we have created based on digestive health https://articles.perfectorigins.com/category/digestive-health/
      Please be sure to always talk with your doctor when changing your diet or adding a supplement to your daily intake.

      God Bless.
      Dr. Charles

  • jackie says:

    if you go with the diet change how long before you have cleans everything out and when will you see the differnt

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Jackie,
      Everybody is different. I’m not saying you won’t see results in a
      month because a lot of people do, especially if you are following our
      diet and exercise recommendations.

      But the BEST benefits happen on a long term basis. I don’t want you to
      just have short term weight loss. I want you to have long term health
      and weight management.
      We always recommend making healthy lifestyle changes to all of our
      customers. All of the suggestions we’ve given you are to help you
      become a healthier, happier person – not just see the number on your
      scale go down.

      Keep in mind, most people gain weight from years of eating foods that
      are full of toxins such as chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives,
      as well as making poor food choices. It’s not only much how MUCH
      people eat that makes them gain weight, but what and when they are
      eating also causes weight gain. All of this leads to Liver problems
      and hormonal imbalances.

  • Theresa Stanley says:

    Hi Dr Charles,I’m in need of some fast acting help.I answered yes to every question.Over the past ten years.My stomach has been extending out so much I look 10 months pregnant.suffer daily with all kinds of stomach issues,bloating,gassy,pain,you name it.been looking for answers for ten years now.always gaining weight I’ve gained about 100 pounds in ten years.can lose it.If i lose five I gain 10.very frustrating.I have changed my diet tremendously.I drink water daily.lots some days not so much.but water is mainly all I drink.I don’t drink milk and if I do it’s organic fat free,sometimes dairy free.I make my own fresh fruit and veggie smoothies,adding flax seeds,I don’t eat fried foods but once in a while.Im not perfect.but I have really tried to lose weight.well I just recently found a new gastro doctor and she did some test and found that I can backed up with feces in the accending,depending,and something that starts with a T.so basically I’m backed up from just about all of my right side alllllll the way around and down my left side to.the colon.She recommended taking four dulcolax pills and mix 8.5 oz of miralax in Crystal light or gatoraid 64oz and we’ll take 4 of the pills then two hours later drink 8 oz of the mix every 20 to 30 mins until finished.well I did two of the pills and I was in so much pain I didn’t continue.I do poop but only a little each time that’s just in general.my poop is hard little balls.Plus I’m visiting family up north right now so I go home this week.Id rather do a flush at home.but can you help me please.I don’t want to suffer so much pain.Two nights ago I was in so much pain in my upper stomach.couldnt move the gas.had to make my self vomit to expell some of the gas.And it came up so hard and strong it hurt.well that relieved pain in the right corner of my tummy,then it moved to the rest.i was throwing up vile all night.was sick and in pain.Anyway can you help me plzzz.i want to do a colon flush then a whole intestinal flush.This has ruined my life for alot of years.Im 52 I’m young.I want my life back.please help me.😢😢😢😢😢🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Theresa,
      I am very sorry to hear you are having all these issues. It is never fun when you body is not working with you and you feel terrible. We do have a couple of diffrent prodcuts to help you. First and foremost Do you take any kind of probiotics? You may not realize it, but your belly is inhabited by a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. When bad bacteria is running the show your digestive health suffers in all sorts of ways, including your body’s ability to have healthy, regular bowel movements. Probiotics are a great way to support your good bacteria and your digestive health. Make sure to include fermented, probiotic-rich foods like sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi to your menu. We have a product called Perfect Biotics which would be a good option for you read more here. https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectBiotics
      https://articles.perfectorigins.com/probiotics-prebiotics-need/

      We also have XC-15 which is a 15-day colon cleanse that helps clear out quickly and effectively. https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/xc15

      We have a daily Cleans called Perfect Flush which can be taken every day to be sure you are getting your daily fiber and clearing out any leftover faeces by pulling it out of your track with the help of water.

      Here is another great blog that is packed full of info to help you ease your constipation https://articles.perfectorigins.com/7-tips-for-constipation-relief/

      We wish you the best and please let us know if you have any questions.
      God Bless
      Dr Charles

  • sarah says:

    I feel I am still full in my guts I am on omeprazole for can that medicine make me.feel full and my poop hard

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Sarah,
      Yes many medications can cause you to have constipation. Be sure you are eating fiber and drinking plenty of water.
      God bless.

  • Denise says:

    Wow! Everything I already knew in my heart.
    I feel the way I feel, because I am polluted!
    Not absorbing vitamins, my system lacks normal flora

  • JAMES says:

    I had prep for a virtual colonosopy but they said I had too much poop, even after 2 day fast and taking their prep correctly. This occured 7 years ago too. They suggest I ask my doctor to prescribe the prep for a regular colonospcy which is stronger. I exercise daily and eat at lot of fiber /vegtables and little meat and no processed stuff and drink water mainly . What should I do about this? I don’t have constipation and poop regularly once a day at least

  • Teyah Thorn says:

    Hello Dr. Livingston, I recently started taking your perfect biotics for candida & the perfect flush. I read in your directions to take the drops 15 min. before you eat. Well I’ve tried to do that, but it’s very hard to remember, esp. in the evenings. So my ? is: how important is that rule? If I don’t take the drops 15 min. before eating am I just wasting the product? What is the reason for this. To be honest I haven’t noticed much difference since starting them. It’s been a little over a month since I started them. I guess I should also tell you that I have MS & diverticulitis. I’ve been taking Vicodin for about 14 years causing constipation. Also in Sept of last year one of the sacks popped & I was in hospital for 10 days, & had a tube in my belly for about a month draining the fluid. I did not have to have surgery luckily. Had my1st colonoscopy after that. Had one polyp removed & have 3 or 4 bulges from the diverticulitis. Still having constipation with painful gas, & am worried that another tear will happen if I push too hard. Trying to change my diet, but I feel addicted to sweets, & I think the candida is causing this. I lived in a house with black mold for 2 years. The 2nd year we got an air purifier, but it still made me really sick. It’s been 5 years since we lived there,& it’s taken that long to purge it from my body. I’m still purging using your perfect biotics. Any additional advice you could give me would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Teyah,
      We suggest to take it at least 15 mins before you eat due to the stomach acid increasing when you are eating so we want to make sure it gets in there before that happens to make sure they have a good fighting chance to make it to your gut to do its job! if you forget to take it before eating allow at least 2 hours after eating before you try to take it. Also be sure you do not intake a ton of liquid right after you take it to make sure it’s not diluted. With Candida, it is very important to change your diet. Candida Lives off sugar and carbs!!! Intake of enough water will also affect getting Candida getting flushed out of your system.

      Here is the book for the Perfect Biotics http://www.perfectorigins.com/HealthyGutHealthyLife.pdf and the book for the Perfect Flush http://www.perfectorigins.com/fat_flush_40.pdf be sure to read these. They are packed full of info for your success!

      God bless.

  • kurt says:

    can it be seen by x ray ? or another form of visual effect to know what or how much is trapped in your intestine ?
    Thank you

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Kurt,
      Great question! Your doctor can do a physical exam and feel your abdomen or Your doctor may use an X-ray, CT, or a colonoscopy can also be done.
      Always speak with your physician to see what is best for you.
      God bless

  • Sugar says:

    Hi doctor i plan on getting colon hydrotherapy and after that taking care to eat a very healthy diet and take probiotics. I have dealt with chronic constipation all my life even as a baby im 23 now and i have dealt with hemmoroids and anal fissures . Am i doing the right thing by changing my diet im just confused cause everyone else around me eats typical American food yet they dont deal with what i deal with.

  • Kesha says:

    I was diagnosed with IBS alternating 11 years ago. I will be constipated for 5 days then have 1 horrible clean out day which causes me to either be miserable at work or have to call in sick. I take fiber supplements, a probiotic, and drink Apple Cider Vinegar (all everyday). What can I do to prevent this from happening?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Kesha,
      I would suggest testing with the fiber, try less to see if that helps. Too much fiber can cause the opposite effect causing you to have major constipation! You can also Try digestive enzymes with meals to help break down food while your gut heals. It could also help to try to remove glute, Dairy, and soy to see if that helps with your IBS. Always consult with your doctor before trying any new supplements or diet.
      God bless.

  • Tracee says:

    Dear Dr. Charles,

    Thank you for your informative article. I am seeking guidance on which of your supplemental products to purchase for my situation. In addition , I want to discuss your article with my doctor and request your guidance in advance of the conversation. Background: Years ago, I was told I had IBS but I seemed to have gotten it under control through exercise and stress management. This April, I experienced an unusually tender navel and a sometimes tender abdomen that varied in severity. (Nothing to go to Urgent Care for, for example.) My primary doc suggested laxatives and Psyllium Husk after a diagnostic X-ray revealed “copious” amounts of fecal matter in my bowels. (A minor hernia had been a consideration.) My follow up X-ray, about 1 month after adding in Psyllium husk to my diet, revealed I still have “copious” fecal matter. My doc wants to do a colonoscopy now to check for a possible blockage. I am having a bowel movement everyday, my stomach is not bloated, but am not sure what is “normal” at this point for me since this is new. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet (am in my 40s and was a straight vegetarian for 20 years), avoid processed foods for the most part, eat vegetables, drink an occasional glass of red wine, drink a lot of water, and I exercise. I do like pasta and bread but I do not eat it excessively. I mostly avoid processed sugar but I do have my moments where I eat some. I do proactive research on my health (how I found your article.) What suggestions could you offer that I discuss with my doctor and what measures can I take beyond the colonoscopy? I read about colonoscopies and even the prep for it is debatable which way to prepare and the prep does not necessarily cleanse your entire system. (I read your comment above about herbs and clay to assist in removing buildup from the sides of the colon). For example, do you think a colon cleanse and your products is appropriate before or after the colonoscopy? Do you have thoughts on colonics? (I am skeptical.) Do you offer consultations that may be covered by health insurance either online or via Skype, etc? I trust my doctor and am fond of her yet I also believe in seeking out various resources and opinions as she, like many doctors, is often rushed and not able to discuss alternatives in greater detail. I have Kaiser insurance. Thank you for your attention and I look forward to your reply.

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Tracee,
      We do have some supplements to help you. I would suggest talking to your doctor about being on a Probiotic, We have one called Perfect Biotics. As well as taking Perfect Flush which contains the psyllium husk. A regulated bacteria balance can help with IBS as well as heal your gut along with a healthy diet. Here is a link to the products I would suggest to show your doctor. https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectBiotics https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/perfectFlush Once you have talked to your doctor we would be more than happy to help guide you on a natural path. Just reach out to one of our Reps at 1-800-815-6073 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and tell them Dr. Charles said you could have a discount! I am sorry I no longer see patients but there are many wonderful doctors out there. Best of luck.
      God bless

  • Arceneaux says:

    What’s the best way to get rid of all of the waste in ones body? I would like to get rid of all of the stool in my body? Is there like a super cleanse to use?

    • Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. Dr. Charles Livingston D.C. says:

      Hello Arceneaux,
      The best way is to try to do it the most natural way. Good cleans, natural supplements, and lots of water will help. We do have a supplement called XC-15. It is a 15 day Colon Cleans that will help Tremendously to clean out your any waste they may be left in your body. We will be more than happy to call you and help you if you could provide me your phone number I will have one of my Customer service reps reach out to you and answer any questions you may have! Here is more info about the supplement https://www.perfectorigins.com/product/detail/xc15

      Always contact your Physician before starting a new supplement to make sure doesn’t interfere with any of your medications. Have a wonderful day.

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