What is a Healthy Bowel Movement?
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Are your stools normal - what to look for in healthy bowel movements
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What causes abnormal stool? Diet makes a big difference in how we eliminate. So does stress. A lot of stress can cause constipation and abnormally hard stool. So can eating a lot of heavy meats like beef and pork. Other causes may include lack of exercise, a sedentary job or lifestyle and an undiagnosed medical condition affecting the colon. Based on color, shape and consistency, abnormal stool may point to several different conditions which might warrant further consideration.
When I eat vegetarian, my stool is quite large, softened, almost no smell, and honey-colored, the color I associate with a healthy stool. The stool is one, long smooth evacuation if the colon is not spastic, impacted, constipated or dehydrated. When I say "vegetarian" however, I do not just mean that I eat vegetables. I mean that a good portion of those veggies are raw or steamed, not cooked or nuked. >Fully cooked veggies are not the same as raw or slightly steamed because cooking kills the digestive enzymes in foods. A diet high in cooked vegetables would probably not contribute a lot toward healthy bowel movements although it's certainly better than eating mostly cooked meats.
Colon Health Care Disclaimer: The information contained in this article on eliminatory health does not replace medical advice from your doctor. Any action taken based on this colon health care information is at your own risk. if you have colon problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, Krohn's Disease, please consult with your chosen healthcare professional before adding anything new to health care regimen, and in particular, If you have been diagnosed with colon problems, do not undertake a colon cleanse without clearing it with your doctor.