“My child, partner or friend is stinking out the bathroom”………is something that I regularly get told. Foul-smelling stools have an unusually strong, putrid smell. In many cases, foul-smelling stools occur due to the foods people eat and the bacteria present in their colon. However, foul-smelling stools can also indicate a serious health problem. Diarrhoea, bloating, or flatulence may occur with foul-smelling stools.
Pre/Post pandemic there was a sudden rush for toilet roll, not only in the UK but worldwide. Why is this? Because having unhealthy bowels has become the norm. Being sick and tired has become the norm. To have anxiety and depression has become the norm. “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”.
We are bombarded with a diet of fast food, processed, sugar and cheap carbohydrates. Our governments subsidise much of the foods that do damage to our system and in turn cost the NHS. Question for you are we: ‘Caring for safety or racing for profit?’ Pelvic floor surgeon Niall Galloway explained at a bio-tensegrity lecture that we should go to the toilet when we need to and empty our bowels. In the same manner as a horse, a straight clean drop with little wiping needed. Using lots of toilet roll is a reflection of the health of the bowels which in turn reflect our gut microbiome and HPA Axis.
What your bowels say about you:
- They tell you the state of your autonomic nervous (sympathetic/parasympathetic) system.
- Whether your liver and gallbladder are functioning properly.
- The function of your digestive (stomach, small intestine) and eliminative systems (colon).
- The state of your mental health.
- The possibility that medical drugs may be disabling your digestive and/or eliminative systems.
- That using supplements, powders and potions that aren’t compatible with your body.
- How your body responds to exercise, or the lack of same.
- The likelihood of other health challenges, like parasites or a fungal infection.
Below is Paul Cheks poopie policeman line up. The physical characteristics of an optimal poop are easy to spot. It should be light brown in colour, easy to pass, earthy smelling and not off-putting, well-formed and floating. We should pass 12-14 inches of poop a day and feel and you should feel a form of completion. If you do not even after passing 20 inches of poop a day , you are constipated.
Poopie Line Up (from left to right)
Sinker n’ Stinker – He is like a smelly piece of black coal that sinks to the bottom of the bowl after an arduous attempt to squeeze him out with tremendous force. His appearance is due to an over exposure to toxins such as processed foods, environmental toxins and medical drugs.
The Swimmer – This guy is light in color and floats. He doesn’t like to be flushed. His appearance is due to a high content of undigested fat.
Bodybuilder – He is typically big and round. He makes you strain to get him out of ya. If you pop a blood vessel in your eye ball when you poop, you’ve probably met this guy. His appearance is due to eating too many protein bars and shakes. This is due highly processed protein.
Pellet Man – Looks like deer poop. His appearance is due to dehydration.
Diarrhea – A poor choice diet that your body is attempting to have a quick evacuation due to harmful bacteria, rancid fats (White Castle/McDonalds/Burger King, etc…)
The Flasher – Undigested food particles making an appearance in your bowl is a sure sign of food intolerance and an inflamed gut wall.
The Poopie Policeman – This guy is what our poopies strive to look like. He is Well Shaped (with a consistent contour), Passes Easily, Light Brown In Color, Smells Earthy – not foul, yet he floats.
‘Eat, move & be healthy”- Paul Chek