The Bristol Stool Chart classifies the 7 types of Poop which identify any problems in your diet or lifestyle which affects your health.
The type you see in the toilet bowl is the result of your lifestyle, diet, fluid intake (both type and quantity) plus medications. Whilst we all differ slightly, the ‘perfect’ stools are Types 3 or 4 (soft and easy to pass).They should be formed properly as this means we’ve digested and absorbed the nutrients from our food.
It’s very important that we are are eliminating 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
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.Being regular really means that soft yet well-formed bowel motions are passed easily and that this happens anywhere from 1–3 times a day to 3 times a week.
Have you discovered Poo-Pouri yet? It is a pre-toilet spray that you use before you poop!It traps the smells in a barrier of essential oils.
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Here’s a great idea for that spare toilet roll. It sure beats sticking it on the top of the cistern. We found them on Etsy.
What Your Poop Says About You Video
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
Have you heard about the “Original Squatty Potty” – the name is guaranteed to make you smile but it’s had amazing reviews and recommendations from both users and health professionals.
It’s available in 2 different sizes which will fit any standard toilet and is strong, durable and easy to clean. If you’ve never used one before the 7-inch size is recommended.
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. Learn how to cleanse your colon here