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? 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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We’ve found this very informative infographic from Daily Infographic which also includes what your Pee has to say about you. The 3 key things to look for are frequency, form (as on the Bristol Stool Chart Types above), and color.
If you find that your poop is soft, liquidy or too frequent, there are several things you could do to firm up your stool. Eating more foods from the BRAT diet like Bananas, Rice, Apples or Apples Sauce, Toast or Tea. As always, consult your Doctor if problems persist.
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 ^
The Best High Fiber Foods
If you’d like to improve your Bristol Stool Chart results, the easiest way is to add the correct foods to your diet. Increasing Fiber intake is easy when you are eating correctly and we have found 20 of the highest fiber foods on the Dr. Axe Site that will help you on your way.
Recommended Daily Fiber
Women 25 grams
Men 35-40 grams
The vast majority of Americans get less than half of the daily recommended fiber. Without fiber, our digestive tract suffers, we develop high cholesterol that may lead to heart disease, and inflammation may increase in the body.
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 on Fiber 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.
Never a truer word said! This child’s pic to his teacher who was feeling sick is priceless. Sometimes all you need is a good poop to instantly feel better. He is on to something for sure!
If you have children you’ll need this list of Top 10 Home Remedies for Diarrhea in Children. Perhaps try the Stewed Apple with cinnamon and honey it’s very easy to digest and tastes great. It’s very likely to work for you too. My Little Moppet has some great suggestions in her article.
This infographic from Vital Home Remedies will also come in very handy and has some excellent suggestions including -:
Apple Sauce, White Toast, Chamomile, Bananas to name a few. You should also take frequent, small sips of water or a rehydration drink and small bites of salty crackers.
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.
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