After my previous recommendations about the healing qualities of urine, I’m in danger of receiving accusations that I’m obsessed with bathroom activities!
I’m not, but peeing and pooping are something we all do, and as it’s not often spoken of, we miss out on learning about some fascinating things.
I came across this information in a roundabout way, while researching the vagus nerve, which will feature in my next Cornish Detective novel as a target for a torturer.
The vagus nerve is hugely influential in how the brain, lungs, heart, digestive and excretory systems work.
This fascinating answer on Quora explains why taking a poop can feel euphoric or at least like “that’s a weight off”:
(click on more to read the whole article)
It’s amazing how much the neurons lining our gut act as a second brain—surely the source of the expression ‘gut feeling’.
At the very least, stimulating the vagus nerve by having a poop might remove your writer’s block!
I might be gone for some time.