Know Your Poop

Have you ever wondered if your poop looked “normal,” but were too embarrassed to ask anyone else what their poop looks like? Poop is an important part of health and affects your beauty, as everything in your body works as an interrelated system. 

Here is a guide to your poop type and what is says :

  • Separate, Hard Lumps – You’re constipated. It’s probably dehydration, stress, or a magnesium deficiency. It may be a thyroid issue. You can fix it by drinking plenty of water and take a magnesium supplement.
  • Lumpy, dry, sausage shaped – You are mildly constipated. Drink water and take some magnesium. Eat a plate full of salad greens at every meal. Eat healthy, high fat foods, like egg, avocado or salmon.
  • Solid, sausage shaped, with cracks on the surface – None. Your poop is in the green zone, and odds are your gut is in good shape too. If you are pooping less frequently than you’d like, drink more water and eat more healthy fats.
  • Smooth, like a soft sausage or snake – None. This is right where you want to be, it’s a sign of strong digestion and a good diet. Well Done. You’ve reached pooping perfection.
  • Soft Blobs with defined edges – Not enough fibre. Maybe not enough good gut bacteria. Eat more veggies. Slowly add resistant starch, like green banana flour or raw potato starch.
  • Mushy, with ragged edges – Inflammation, possibly from leaky gut or eating a suspect food. Eliminate grains, seeds, legumes, gluten and alcohol. Eat sweet potato, carrots and asparagus. Experiment with fermented foods. Take collagen daily.
  • Liquid diarrhoea – Severe inflammation. If this happens regularly, it’s probably gut imbalance, leaky gut, and maybe IBS or Crohn’s disease. Get your thyroid hormones checked. Take activated charcoal.

Reference : https://www.bulletproof.com/gut-health/poop-chart-gut-health/

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Olavi says:

    Wow. Interesting, I didn’t know our poop carried this much information.

    Thank you for this post.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Garima says:

      The bacteria in the gut—or the gut flora—help us digest and absorb food by breaking down carbohydrates, and by helping to create digestive enzymes. Healthy poo is a sign that your bacteria are doing their job. Problem poo may indicate your gut bacteria populations have taken a hit.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Olavi says:

        So I guess this is one of those instances where the bacteria is more helpful than harmful.

        Thank you, I will be on the look out to make sure the bacteria are doing their job. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Garima says:

        👍🏼👍🏼

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Anya Abraham says:

    WOW! I didn’t know I need this post until I read it.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Garima says:

      Glad you found it then 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. gifted50 says:

    Good morning. Much needed and excellent advice. Great share.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Garima says:

      Poop is ubiquitous on earth and forms an essential cog in the wheel of life, acting as a fertilizer for some organisms and food for others. It is important to know when to be careful.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Shivang says:

    Wow, that’s courageous!
    Probably the first write-up in wordpress about it, Because never read this much before. Kudos 🙌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Thanks Shivang. It may sound gross, but paying attention to your bowel movements is actually pretty important. Your bowel habits are a strong indicator of your digestive health. Changes in the color, shape and texture of your stool can reveal signs of infection, digestive issues or more serious health problems, such as cancer.

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      1. Shivang says:

        I won’t lie, when I started reading, it did sound gross. But as I read further I realized its importance. Thankyou for putting it out there. More power to you 🤗

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Garima says:

        Thank you. I am glad you found it helpful.

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  5. Shreya says:

    Damn. I had no idea there was so much to poop. Great post ! No one really posts about things like this which are much needed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Yup its a good way to learn what different types of poop means about your biology, and how you can make adjustments to improve your gut health.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Priyanka says:

    Good post its really true our stool tells our body heath, which can be taken care by healthy life style.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Paying attention to the color, size, shape and smell of your poop can tell you a lot about your health.

      Like

  7. Patty Gordon says:

    This is only a subject I paid attention to after having kids since most times changing diapers I could tell if my kiddo was sick or something by their poop! Lol. Now I pay attention to my own a little more. Thanks for the info!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome. It’s important to maintain good bowel health, as 70 percent of the body’s immune system is contained within the digestive tract. To keep your bowel movements frequent and healthy, here are a few tips:
      – Eat a balanced, high-fiber diet. Fiber can help prevent or relieve constipation. Try fiber-rich foods like apples, carrots, beans, and whole wheat cereals.
      – Exercise regularly. Exercise can decrease the time it takes for food to move through the large intestine, helping with constipation.

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      1. Patty Gordon says:

        I mentioned that I read your post in my running post today! Lol.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Garima says:

        Hahahaha Glad you found it inspirational. Thank you very much.

        Like

    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for sharing

      Like

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