Potty Talk

Our toilet habits and number twos may not be an ideal topic fit for the dinner table, nevertheless it is a completely natural and essential bodily function, and can also tell you a lot about your gastrointestinal and digestive health. Poo consists of waste products that are eliminated from the body including undigested food particles, bacteria, bile, salts and other substances and can vary in colour, texture, amount and odour. The frequency of bowel movements also varies, depending on the individual and circumstances, human beings may go several times a day, every day or once every two or three days.

The Perfect Poo

The Bristol Stool chart is a fantastic reference for determining the health of your poo. Your poo should ideally look like number 3 and 4 below..

Source: Global Healing Center

It is vitally important to speak to your doctor if you notice prolonged changes in bowel habits or movements including dark black or red colored poo that also contain specks of blood. If you need to strain excessively or do not feel completely empty, you may be constipated or experiencing fecal incontinence.

The Perfect Posture