Alternative health expert Bryce Wylde, BSc, DHMHS got straight to the point with Canadian TV host Cheryl Hickey during her Instagram Live. He explained that your poop’s shape, consistency and the bacteria within it, are all indicators of your gut health. He also explained how soluble fiber — his choice was Sunfiber — may help you maintain overall wellness.

Wylde explained that your gut health and immune health are related: 80 percent of  your immune system resides in your gut! Consuming soluble fiber supports your gut health by nourishing your microbiome. It also helps you stay regular.

To care for your gut, Wylde suggested following his 3-S rule: Enjoy a shake, soup and a salad everyday. It’s a memorable way to get in the six cups of fruits and vegetables he recommends. Regarding fiber, 25 to 37 grams a day are recommended, but most of us get only about half of what our bodies need.  

If you’re falling short on your fiber intake, Wylde suggested trying a fiber supplement that’s made with Sunfiber because it’s gentler on the system. Unlike some over-the-counter fibers, Sunfiber won’t cause excess gas and bloating. In addition to our Sunfiber product, Tomorrow’s Nutrition carries Regular Girl which combines Sunfiber with a gut-friendly probiotic. Clinically proven Sunfiber is a tasteless, odorless soluble fiber that can be mixed with any food or drink to help you reach your daily fiber goal.

According to Wylde, if you aren’t pooping at least once every three days, and if it’s not going into the toilet bowl like an Olympic diver, it might be time to consider your gut health. He suggested checking out the Bristol Stool Chart so you know what normal poop should look like.