Do You Have These 3 Bad Bathroom Habits?
I have three questions for you…
- So how big is your stack of books in the bathroom?
- Do you have a special bathroom books?
- Is your best alone time spent in the bathroom?
Answering yes to any of these is a good clue that you have internal hemorrhoids and probably external hemorrhoids are here or on their way. A hiatal hernia could be just around the corner for this grunter groaner due to all that straining and pushing.
Signals From Your Stool
HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE A GOOD STOOL
- Is it soft, firm?
- What is the color, is it light or medium brown?
- Is it free from foul smell, odors?
- Does it float?
- Was it necessary to strain?
- Does elimination take place 15 – 20 minutes after a meal?
- Banana shaped?
- Is it 5 to 7 inches long?
COMPOSITION OF THE FECES
- Remnants of undigested foods (Cellulose, fibers, etc.)
- Remnants of digestible foods, which for one reason or another, did not get digested.
- By-products or fermentation and bacterial breakdown of foodstuffs.
- Mucus and salt secretions from the intestines.
- Bacteria and parasites.
- Broken down products of blood tissue salts.
In a normal bowel movement, the stool should have a diameter, which is approximately half the width of your wrist. It should not be so large that it is hard to pass, causes pain or bleeding of the rectum or hemorrhoids. It should not be long and stringy, pencil-thin or composed of small and hard balls.
The stool should be about the same consistency (density) as regular toothpaste squeezed from a tube. It should not be soft and watery. It should not be hard and compacted nor cause the toilet to become plugged up, or break the bowl.
The stool should be a medium brown color and should not contain dark material from old feces or black material, which may indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract or stomach.
It may be slightly colored from certain kinds of foods you recently ate, such as grapes or beets or very dark green vegetables. It should not be yellow, maroon like burgundy wine or grey.
The stool should not have a foul smell if it is entirely composed of the waste from food, which was consumed less than 24 hours ago.
If you pass gas it should not have a foul smell. Smelly farts may indicate that old, decaying fecal matter is stuck to the walls of your intestines.
The stool should float in the toilet if everything in it is waste material from food that has been properly digested. Stool that has become too compacted, hard and dense due to constipation will usually sink. The stool should not contain a lot of mucus. There should not be any small or large worms or other parasites visible inside or near the stool.
We want to be able to wipe clean and feel a sense of complete evacuation. Wiping clean should only take a few pieces of toilet paper… not a roll.
It’s amazing how often people do NOT have a sense of complete evacuation..
Every day, your body eliminates one hundred trillion bacteria if your digestive is performing optimally.
“Did you eliminate one hundred trillion bacteria today?
This is a job worth doing right before you’re unable to do it at all, so get moving. It’s Tea Time!
By: Dr. Darrell Wolfe
Author of the Best Selling Book ‘Healthy To 100’, International Lecturer, Teacher and World Renowned Health Practitioner