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A doctor said it, so we know it’s good!

A poo in the morning is the optimal organ time to have that bowel movement, a doctor has claimed. The doctor’s remarks have been previously echoed by our Head Creative Poo (HCP), regarding changes in his daily dump schedule due to a work-from-home transition.

Starting your day with a morning bowel movement may be more beneficial than you think, according to naturopathic doctor Dr. Janine Bowring. In a recent TikTok video, she shared insights from traditional Chinese medicine, highlighting the importance of the morning elimination process for optimal organ functioning.

Eliminate toxins with a morning bowel movement

Dr. Bowring explained, “According to traditional Chinese medicine, morning elimination, having that poop in the morning, is the optimal organ time to have that bowel movement.” She emphasized that during the night, the body processes and detoxifies through the liver and kidneys, dealing with the toxins encountered during the day.

The morning bowel movement serves as a crucial step in eliminating these toxins, allowing the body to start afresh.

Circadian timing, influenced by the light and dark cycle of the day along with nighttime temperature changes plays a significant role in signaling the body to have a proper bowel movement. Dr. Bowring further elaborated, “In the day, when things warm up, this is what signals to the body to have that proper bowel movement.”

Your butt can be signaled to unload by daylight… We’re not kidding.

As poopers, our bowel engines can be signaled by a variety of stimulus. Recently, the staff at Poopable dove into The Mariko Aoki phenomenon. The Mariko Aoki phenomenon is an interesting concept related to a reported urge to use the restroom, particularly for a bowel movement, when visiting bookstores. It was named after Mariko Aoki, a Japanese woman who first described her experience in an essay.

Her practical tip for promoting a healthy morning routine is to expose yourself to the early morning light and allow your body to warm up naturally. She attributes this to the notion that the light and temperature will help stimulate the body’s natural processes. This ultimately leads to a more effective and regular bowel movement.

Essentially, starting your day with a morning poo aligns with the body’s natural rhythms, optimizing the elimination of toxins and promoting overall well-being. Dr. Bowring’s advice provides a simple yet insightful perspective on incorporating this often overlooked aspect into your daily routine.

So, if you are looking to kickstart your day with a dump, follow the good doctors advice along with two quick tips from our staff.

  1. Hydration Matters: Start your day by hydrating your body. Drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up helps kickstart your digestive system and can make it easier for your body to eliminate waste.
  2. Fiber-Rich Breakfast: Include fiber-rich foods in your morning meal. Foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables add bulk to your stool, making it easier to pass. Consider options like oatmeal, bran cereal, or a fruit smoothie for a fiber boost.

Remember, every poopers body is unique, so it may take some experimentation to find what works best for you.

Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Or is it the dreaded middle of the night dump? What is the optimum crap time for you? We’d love to hear from ya! Shoot us a note! Or drop a comment on this article or any others that flush your senses. 

By Neil

Neil launched Poopable in 2023, making him the Poo Poo Presidente. After overcoming childhood public restroom anxiety, one of his proudest accomplishments is relieving himself on six continents and over two-dozen countries. His preferred bathroom includes a neutral scent, double ply toilet paper and a strong industrial flush. His trade secret to making any restroom poopable – baby wipes.