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Check out "Studying Stools" 101: http://www.enzymestuff.com/rtstools.htm
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
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) http://www.blessedherbs.com/testimonials-photo-testimonials.aspx
More stool analysis. http://www.gapsdiet.com/Stools.html
If anyone posts a photo of their own poop here...lol
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)
Welcome, we hope you will join us!
Pat Robinson, Wellness Educator
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