Check out "Studying Stools" 101:

    1. Dark-colored stools
    2. Black or tarry stools (Melena)
    3. Blood in the stool (Hematochezia)

    4. Gray stools, pale stools, putty or clay colored stools
    5. Green stools
    6. Orange stools
    7. Heavy, fat-rich stools

    8. Diarrhea
    9. Floating stools
   10. Stinky stools
   11. Yeasty stools

   12. White specs in stools
   13. Black specks
   14. Severe constipation, or alternative constipation and 'diarrhea' (or loose stools)
   15. Adding Fiber: Remember the Water!

   16. Mucos in Stools
   17. Notes from Another Stool Detective

*** Be forewarned, the following is not for the faint of heart! ***

Ok, even as a former nurse I was grossed out. CAUTION on the following link. You have been WARNED! (graphic photos of stool excrement)


More stool analysis.
If anyone posts a photo of their own poop

AND an all time favorite, "Do you know the colors of your rainbow? Poop edition." (much more mild, but graphic discussion for those who are into that sort of thing)

Healthy poop doesn't have a strong odor. Most people assume otherwise because our SAD diet is so unhealthy in our digestive system.

The overgrowth of bacteria, often from food sitting too long in the gut is what is responsible for the odor developing. So, odoriferous gas and stool is an indicator of slow transit and 'putrefaction' of undigested food in the gut.

When one eats foods which are quickly digested by the enzymes and stomach acid and bile and microbials, the odor causing bacteria don't develop, essentially. But most of us don't chew food adequately to mix in the enzymes for predigestion, most of us have inadequate stomach acid (40% of Americans are on antacids), most of us are not consuming foods which promote healthy bile production (artichokes and bitter herbs), and most of us have inadequate microbials in our sterilized, processed and preservative laden diets.

So, if your poop stinks...

here are 10 easy ways to improve the odor of your stool. :-)

      1. RAW apple cider vinegar
      2. chew your food well
      3. condiment of ferments with meals
      4. avoid liquids with meals
      5. eat artichokes and bitter herbs (nettles infusions)
      6. avoid antacids
      7. avoid artificial preservatives
      8. avoid dairy and gluten (difficult to digest)
      9. consume adequate zinc (pumpkin seeds)
    10. consume adequate magnesium (nettles infusions)


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Comment by Kelly G on September 15, 2010 at 2:13pm
This is quite interesting. I feel that I should do a colon cleanse now. I feel like I would have a lot of mucus buildup. Would you recommend this fast from blessedherbs?
Comment by Kim Kegler on September 15, 2010 at 7:38pm
I heard this once.. not sure the science behind it. poop that sinks is bad. poop that floats is good.
Comment by Cheryl E on September 15, 2010 at 9:15pm
I'm suspicious regarding the blessedherbs cleanse, as well as other cleanses like them. Some natural HCPs think the excessive amounts of fiber ingested on these cleanses is what creates that ropey looking stool (the fiber irritates the colon, which creates mucus; mucos plus fiber = ropey looking stool). I know several different people who've had this ropey stool experience. All of them were on high fiber (from a bottle) cleanses, with the exception of one person who was on a high fiber raw diet (no fiber from a bottle) who also had these stools.

I don't know if it would be good to do the cleanse or not. I once bought everything to do the cleanse, but ended up not doing it because every inch of me said not to do it. Just do you research first.
Comment by Karen Jensen on September 18, 2010 at 4:39pm
I heard that stools that float are bad as that means too much fat in your diet. Not good fat, bad fat.
Comment by Meraza on September 20, 2010 at 5:13pm
Floating poop is usually a sign of fat malabsorption, sometimes caused by Celiac disease or another gastro disorder. It doesn't, to my knowledge, have anything to do with the ratio of good:bad fats in the diet.
And remember that you want to absorb the fat. There are lots of valuable nutrients in it!
Comment by Michelle Martinez on December 3, 2010 at 9:36am
I remember reading once that if your poop floats, it's a sign that you are getting enough fiber in your diet? now I'm confused.
Comment by Patricia Lacoss-Arnold on December 5, 2010 at 5:16pm
Fiber and fat can make the stool float. It means they are coming through in large quantities not digested. Not a great idea for a healthy gut. If it is fat there will probably be a greasy film in the toilet bowl as well. Poop should sink.
Comment by Penny Wade on December 5, 2010 at 5:57pm
I was also under the impression that it's good that it floats.
Comment by Sarah Cortes on December 11, 2010 at 6:36pm

I seem to caugh up a lot of mucus.  I imagine this would only clean out the mucus in the digestive tract?

If  I cough up sort of a lot of mucus might it be assumed I have a lot in my digestive tract as well?

Comment by Amanda Solorza on January 19, 2011 at 9:36pm
Floating poo can be an indication of cystic fibrosis, so a malabsorption of fat.


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