New Study Reveals People Fail to Move Their Bowels Regularly

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Shocking revelations were found in a report released this week with concern to the bowel movements of individuals. In a compilation of empirical data looking at 32,473 human subjects, it worryingly found that over fifty-seven per cent (57%) moved their bowels less than once a day, according to McKeith Research Ltd based in London.

People need to move their poos at least once or twice daily for ultimate health. It is impossible to feel well if you don't empty out the rubbish from your insides every day

Shocking revelations were found in a report released this week with concern to the bowel movements of individuals. In a compilation of empirical data looking at 32,473 human subjects, it worryingly found that over fifty-seven per cent (57%) moved their bowels less than once a day, according to McKeith Research Ltd based in London.

In the empirical data, 32,473 people completed the online Dr Gillian McKeith Personal Health Profile questionnaire which incorporates more than 200 specific questions relating to individual health status, nutritional, dietary and lifestyle habits.

The results showed some alarming discoveries. Out of the 32,473 individuals who were analysed, over half, 18,649 only moved their bowels 'most days' or less; 4,387 moved their bowels 'some days'; and a shocking 2,130 moved their bowels 'occasionally', with 2,776 individuals not wishing to comment. Only 13,824 managed to move their bowels once or more daily.

"This is an absolute disgrace", argues nutritionist Gillian McKeith (PhD). Moving the bowels less than once daily can lead to abdominal pain and bloating and the frequent passage of gas.

Dr Nick Read, consultant physician and medical adviser to the IBS [Irritable Bowel Syndrome] Network confirmed McKeith's concerns:

"Infrequent bowel action tends to cause abdominal discomfort in the short term and may lead to early onset of Diverticular Disease in the longer term. There is also evidence linking constipation to colonic cancer. Lack of dietary fibre and insufficient time to relax are the major factors that lead to an infrequent bowel action".

Under the direction of Gillian McKeith, the Personal Health Profile provides online nutritional programmes to help correct impacted bowels and other health related areas. "People need to move their poos at least once or twice daily for ultimate health. It is impossible to feel well if you don't empty out the rubbish from your insides every day," asserts Gillian McKeith, the TV nutritionist who is known as the first to examine bowel movements of people on the television.

Dr Nigel Abraham Ph.D, MSc, FIBMS comments; 'Western diets and lifestyles have led us to a point where chronic inflammation and disease of the digestive tract are a regular occurrence. Constipation is a large contributory factor in this picture. The sharp increase in food intolerances, allergies, IBS and irritable bowel diseases (IBD) as well as increases in bacteria and parasite infections are just some examples of the consequences of failing to look after our digestive systems'.

About McKeith Research Ltd
McKeith Research Ltd was established in 1998 with their mission statement is to, 'Empower people to improve their lives through information, food and lifestyle'. Its Director Dr Gillian McKeith, is known for the Television show You Are What You Eat and the accompanying best selling book which is the most borrowed non-fiction book in British libraries and the third most borrowed non-fiction book in British libraries is Dr Gillian McKeith's You Are What You Eat Cookbook. Gillian is also the author of the best selling Dr Gillian McKeith's Ultimate Health Plan and Wedding Countdown Diet.

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