Pooping well 💩 not only feels great, it also means your body is working properly.
Diarrhea can indicate a food allergy, parasites, infections, IBS, or Crohn’s.
Serious constipation is also a sign of internal problems, and can result in a host of unpleasant effects such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or an impacted bowel — a condition where a large, dry mass of stool is stuck inside your rectal zone. Strange-looking poos or non-productive poo habits offer an easy way to spot problems, yet we don’t discuss gastrointestinal health nearly enough.
If you're concerned about how your poo might rate, consult one of the most commonly used diagnostic tools: the Bristol Stool Chart. It ranks seven categories of excrement from “very constipated” to “normal” to “lacking fibre” to “inflammation.” Ways to help your body function move along: - Add fiber
- Drink more water - Take a good probiotic such as probio5 in the link above
- Cut out dairy and alcohol
- Exercise regularly