What do your feces tell about you?
As it does not sound funny, they carry important information about your health.
Hippocrates believed that all diseases originate in the intestines, remember this.
Therefore, the belief that what comes out of us looks good, it is important for everyone.
So, three things to pay attention to:
- The form
We advise to defecate once a day. You must feel that your intestines are completely empty.
However, some go to the toilet 2-3 times a day. This may be due to faster metabolism, the number of good bacteria, or the amount of food they consume.
If you defecate more than 3 times a day, this is a symptom of diarrhea, which we'll talk about later.
Some people think that going to the toilet every few days is fine. However, I do not agree with this statement. A bowel movement is the best way to cleanse our body of toxins, acids and other slags, so you should do it every day.
This is also important, and few will tell you about it.
We must be sure that our bowel movements are regular. This indicates that our body has digested, absorbed all the useful substances contained in food, and now it has been thoroughly cleansed of acids and toxins.
Here is your allowance, or the so-called Bristol Medical Card:
- Type 1. Separate hard lumps, small balls
- Type 2. Similar to sausages, but lumpy
- Type 3. As sausages, but cracked on the surface.
- Type 4. Similar to a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
- Type 5. Soft balls with relief edges (easy to pass)
- Type 6. Shaggy, fleecy, soft stools
- Type 7. Watery, without whole pieces. Absolutely liquid.
Already guessed, which of these types is considered a sign of health?
If you choose 4, congratulations. You are absolutely right!
Ideal feces easily come out, they smell more like over-ripe fruit than something terrible, and you barely need to wipe.
It should also be noted that type 3 is better than types 5 and 6.
Diarrhea is more difficult to control and, as a rule, is a consequence of more serious health problems. Diarrhea can also be accompanied by malabsorption, as a result of which your body does not receive all the vitamins and minerals it needs.
If your bowel movements are soft, mushy, liquid, or too frequent, the following steps can be taken: First, I would talk with your doctor and insist on performing a stool test.
At the same time, in order to seal feces, consume more products of the diet BRYACH:
These products contain tonnins that hold the stool.
You can also include in the diet one or two teaspoons of edible betonitovoy clay. This not only strengthens the stool, but also removes toxins.
Sip probiotics, gluten, consume wheat or other grains, nuts, seeds until your intestines are fully healed.
If you have hard or irregular stools, you can also talk with the doctor and insist on analysis. Also think about the study of the hormonal activity of the thyroid gland.
The addition of magnesium to your diet will also be of great help.
Fish, other healthy fats, seeds of Spanish sage, seeds and nuts can also improve the process.
Do not forget the pears: two a day will have a beneficial effect on your intestines.
Yoga and abdominal massage are also a win-win option.
Castor oil also enjoys success: apply it with massage movements on the abdomen several times a week.
Another secret remedy is peppermint oil. Add one drop to your toilet and sit down. It stimulates the bowels and often leads to a bowel movement.
So, we discussed the form. Now let's talk about color. Believe it or not, color is important too!
The golden mean for our chair is from the color of milk chocolate to dark brown.
If your stools are black, this indicates that there is blood in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract.
Yellow and green feces may acquire as a result of impaired absorption of fat, liver or gallbladder.
Drink kvass, Swedish tincture, take hydrochloric acid / pepsin or any other digestive enzymes to help the body break down fats.
Remember, if you use beets, leafy greens, or food coloring, the color of feces can change and this is absolutely normal.
Does it float or not?
And the last ... because this question will sooner or later appear in the comments:
“Should your feces float?”
The million dollar question and here the opinions of experts diverge.
Some argue that the first case indicates a sufficient amount of fiber in the diet.
Others are of the opinion that this is a consequence of a violation of fat absorption.
The second option is better - this is the conclusion. However, the truth is in which of the cases you feel healthy.