Did you know that our small bowels are closely related in body function to our brains? Yup!!
Isn't this TMI? (too much information?)
Check out this Poop Show - Dr. Oz was a guest on Oprah Winfrey 4 years ago.
Seeing how we poop can tell us how we eat. Under normal healthy conditions and with our gall bladders still inside us, our poop should become normalized after we begin a HEALTHY diet. It will tell us a lot about our eating lifestyles.
What Should Normal Poop Look Like?
Check your Poop. It will tell you how well you ate, today or if you drank enough water. Did you get enough FIBER and ROUGHAGE with soluble and insoluble fiber? We can analyze our body effectively at the end of the day by seeing what comes out of it.
Not going enough each day?
Does your poop float or sink?
Does it have an odor?
What color is it?
After age 50, does your poop look different or have blood in it? WARNING!
Here's just one example of how a new diet can change poop.
If we switch diets and begin to eat a COLD raw food diet:
Raw food can affect different people in various ways.
The digestive system requires heat to process what we eat.
If we eat a lot of cold raw food, we put out the fire, so to speak, and it can interfere with our normal processes.
It takes time to adjust to the raw foods, so introduce this slowly. Always start a meal with some hot herbal tea or other warm drink, or you can have a cup of soup. This gets the stomach ready to digest. Raw food all the time makes the body cold, and the digestion slow. Alternate simple steamed veggies or soups with your raw dishes.
It is normal when starting the raw foods diet to pass unusual stools. The stuff that has laid there undisturbed gets stirred up and pushed out by the quantity of FIBER & roughage you are taking in.. A simple suggestion is to include some HIGH FIBER cooked brown rice in your diet everyday. It helps remove this gunky, smelly stuff quicker, and normalizes peristaltic action.
After a few weeks on a cold raw food diet, your poop should start to regain normalcy, and may be larger and float more.
Remember - after age 50 or even earlier if there is family history of colo-rectal cancer, get a colonoscopy. I've had two since age 50. I had them without anesthesia because I had no one to drive me home. lol I got to see the journey of the camera throughout my digestive tract. It was awesome.