The Bristol Stool Chart is the go-to when it comes to your inner health. Knowing how your poop is performing is a step in the right direction.
Are you familiar with the Bristol Stool Chart? It classifies the 7 types of Poop that identify potential problems that potentially affect your health. What you see in the toilet bowl is a wealth of knowledge so it’s important to pay attention.
The color, whether it floats or sinks, and even the shape and color, all are telltale signs. If you are passing small lumps, this is a sign that your body is dehydrated. .Whilst we all differ slightly, the ‘perfect’ stools are soft and easy to pass. They should be formed properly. This means that we have digested and absorbed the nutrients from our food correctly.
It’s very important that we eliminate acids and toxins. You need at least one full Poop a day to avoid problems.
Some people have 2 to 3 which is fine as everyone is a little different. Be sure to check out our article on Irritable Bowel Syndrome too.
Bristol Stool Chart Interpretation
via Continence Org
Types 1 and 2 on the Bristol Stool Chart above from Continence Org are indicative of constipation and types 5, 6, or 7 can indicate Diarrhoea. It’s important to seek out medical advice if you experience severe Diarrhoea. Children, babies, and older people particularly should consult a medical professional if this occurs.
Being ‘regular’ is a way of describing normal bowel function and good bowel habits. It’s common for people to empty their bowel once a day, although it’s also normal to be more or less often.
We have included a video from Mama Natural that explains a myriad of things connected with the Bristol Stool Chart.
We found it very informative and we are sure that you will too. Click Play above ^
High fiber diets help to lower the risk of some cancers, diverticulosis, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney stones, and obesity. Some studies show that women with PMS or those that are menopausal can experience some relief from symptoms with high-fiber diets. We have a whole article here
As you can see from the chart above from Health Works My, the way your Poop looks and smells can tell you a lot about your health and potential problems. They have some great information on their site.
This easy to follow reminder list of tips on what to eat on the BRAT Diet for Diarrhea, and what to avoid will also be very useful.
The Diet is for short term use to alleviate Diarrhea as it includes no Protein, Fibre, Calcium or Fat. It’s essential that you follow the tips, particularly drinking around 10 glasses of water a day. Alcohol, citrus fruit drinks, milk products, and grapes should be avoided when following the diet.