Sounds pretty awkward, right? Well, we aren’t joking here. Your poop reveals a lot about your health and you surely as hell don’t want to miss it. So we reveal to you some exciting facts that will make you notice some of your health issues.
• Hippocrates says that all diseases begin in the gut
So we all want to be pretty sure that the poop coming out looks good.
• Things to look for
Best bowel movements
It’s best to have at least one complete bowel movement a day. You should feel like your bowels have emptied rather than just partially eliminated. Some people have bowel movements 2-3 times a day. This can be because of faster metabolisms, more robust ,good bacteria, or the quantity of food they eat. If you are eliminating more than 3 times a day, you are entering into the world of diarrhoea. This one of our body’s greatest ways to eliminate toxins, acids and other stuff, so it’s best to do daily rather than on 2 to 3 days.
Here comes something that is visible and not talked about. But this is something that should be noticed. Well formed poops ensures we’ve digested and assimilated the nutrients from our food, and are eliminating acids and toxins properly.
Which type you wanna be? Ofcourse the type 4 , the sausage shaped, smooth and soft. The Perfect poop comes out with ease, smells more like super-ripe fruit than something terrible, and you barely need to wipe.
Its better to be a type 3 than a type 5 or 6
Ofcourse diarrhoea is not gonna be your choice. Loosing too much water from body can lead to serious health issues . Your body isn’t able to fulfill its nutritional requirements.
What if stool is too loose?
You should see a doctor for sure. And also you can go for a BRAT diet. BRAT stands for banana, rice , apples and toast or tea. These foods have qualities like tannins that can actually help firm up stool for better bowel movements. You can also consume a teaspoon or two of food grade bentonite clay. This helps to bind and absorb toxins, and will often firm up loose stool. You also would want to take some good probiotics and eliminate irritants like gluten, wheat or too many grains, nuts or seeds until your gut is healed.
What if stool top hard?
Adding a little magnesium support to your diet can help tremendously. Magnesium draws water into the bowel, making stool softer and easier to eliminate. It also relaxes the muscles in the intestinal wall, which helps with constipation. You can also add in some good probiotics. Cod liver oil and healthy fats also are found very helpful. Pears are also wonderful – two a day will keep things moving. Yoga and abdominal massage are great tools. Other people have success using a castor oil on their abdomen a few times a week. Another trick you can try is to drop 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil into your toilet and sit down. It will stimulate your bowels and often result in a movement.
Believe me or not, but the color of your poop does matter. It should be of a medium to dark brown color. What if it is not? If your stool is black, it could be a sign of blood in your upper GI tract. If you have yellow or green poop,the reason could be from fat malabsorption or liver or gallbladder stress. Drink beet kvass, Swedish bitters, or take HCl / pepsin or other digestive enzymes to help you break down fat. Keep in mind if you eat certain foods or food dyes your stool color may change. For example, if you eat lots of beets, your stools could take on a reddish hue. And eating tons of leafy greens may explain the greenish color.
Should your poop float?
Some say floating is better and indicates enough fiber in the diet. Others say it indicates fat malabsorption. Overall, the consensus seems to be that sinkers are better.