Happy Travels, Happy Bowels: Practical Advice from the Mindful Physio

Ever notice how your bathroom routine shifts around when you travel? If you have experienced constipation or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) you probably know what I’m talking about. What is it about airplanes, family members that love to talk hot button politics around holiday dinner tables, and routine changes that cause a change in our bowels? There are a couple of good physiological reasons why this happens: #1: Bowels love routines. You likely know someone in your life that can time their poops down to the minute (maybe not that exact, but you know what I mean!). Bowels are SLOW learners but they like to know what to expect. We are out of our routine when we travel. If your routine

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