The human body is amazing, but it can also be pretty disgusting. Think about all of the gross things your body does when it's functioning properly: earwax, flaky skin, and vaginal discharge are all signs that things are great internally, but it's not pleasant to deal with. The same goes for your digestive system: When your body is functioning at its optimal level, you'll be dealing with scents and textures that you'd rather not think about. It's for the best, though: A lot of the seemingly gross things that happen to you are signs of a healthy digestive system. Gut health is all the rage these days, but it's always been important to have a functioning digestive system. We usually think about diarrhea and constipation when we're talking about a digestive system that isn't doing well, but the implications of a malfunctioning digestive system are much more severe.
Your digestive system is responsible for breaking down food into nutrients for your body, and when it's not doing its job, the potential health complications are pretty severe. Acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome are just a few of the conditions that can develop when something goes wrong with your digestion. If you're grossed out by your bodily functions, you may not realize what they're signaling. I'm not saying you'll suddenly love pooping and burping, but you may become more appreciative that everything is running smoothly and as it should. Even if your body makes you feel grossed out, it's just doing its job.