Monday, August 4, 2008

Stool Story.

Your stool tells tales about your health.

The Bristol Stool Scale, tell how long your stool has been in your colon and what it can mean. Check it out, before flushing, it is your stool story.

Type 1 - separate hard lumps, like nuts.
Type 2 - sausage-shaped and lumpy.
Type 3 - sausage-shaped, with cracks.
Type 4 - sausage-shaped, smooth and soft.
Type 5 - soft blobs, passed out easily.
Type 6 - Fluffy pieces and mushy.
Type 7 - Watery with no solid pieces.

Type 1 and 2 are considered constipated.
Type 6 and 7 are under the diarrhoea group;
the normal stools are those fall under types 3, 4 and 5.

Type 1 stool has a transit time of over 72 hours or longer.
Type 4 - the ideal - is most easily expelled with a transit time of 24 hours.

The usual frequency of stool being passed out ranges from three(3) times a day to once every 3 days.

People should develop good toilet habit from childhood. This means waking up early, drink a glass of water, then waiting for the urge to move the bowels. Usually occur within 30 minutes to an hour for many people.

Regular exercise and eating sufficient fresh fruits and raw vegetables (for oxalic acids stimulate the intestine peristalsis movement) can help in developing good and healthy toilet habit.

Squatting is the natural posture. Sitting is not natural, because your colon is not supported like when you are squatting, hence the excretion is not complete.
Sitting toilet bowl was invented by a watchmaker, then further marketed to the world by an entrepreneur-carpenter.

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