If you're experiencing a problem, here's a simple experiment you can try. I learned this in school years ago. It's based on the gastrocolic reflex. This reflex causes us to feel the urge to go.
An underactive reflex leads to constipation. An overactive reflex leads to spastic colon or any the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea).
- If you're experiencing sluggish bowel, add some fat to your diet.
- If you're experiencing overactive bowel, remove fat from your diet.