Question to ask yourself...
Do you eliminate at least once a day?
Do you strain? Does it smell very bad and linger?
Eating foods high in fiber like fruits and vegetables promote good health by eliminating waste from your digestive tract. Eating a high fiber diet also reduces your risk of developing bowel cancers.
When you are relatively healthy your feces come out like type 3 or 4. See stool chart link below.
The Bristol Stool Scale classifies feces into seven types, based on their appearance
as seen in the toilet water. They are distinguished as follows:
Type 1: Feces come out in separate, hard lumps, similar to nuts. Type 1 stools have spent the longest amount of time in the colon and are generally difficult to pass. When feces sits in the colon for too long, it can cause one to become constipated. This condition is usually caused by a lack of fluids, lack of friendly bacteria, stress, excess mucus, and not enough good fiber. Avoid alcohol, baking soda, and all products with refined white flour, sugar, white rice and yeast.
Type 2: Stools are sausage-like in appearance but lumpy.
Type 3: Stool comes out similar to a sausage but with cracks in the
Type 4: Feces are smooth and soft in the form of a sausage or
Type 5: Feces form soft blobs with clear-cut edges that are easily passed through the system.
Type 6: Stools have fluffy pieces with ragged edges. These are considered mushy
Stool is entirely liquid and watery with no solid pieces. This type of stool has
spent the least time in the colon. Diarrhea is usually caused by a bacterial or virus infection from foods or water. It can also be caused from anxiety, food allergy, drugs, or other problems in the colon. This is a sign that something is wrong and the body is trying to cleanse