The body is uniquely made to receive and to give back. Each of us must eat daily to fuel our cells to supply the necessary energy to live. The food consumed is used to power our physical structure.
However, the byproduct of eating is the accumulation of waste or refuge. The body’s waste must be dumped or it will build up and cause problems. Therefore an effective sewage system is built into the body to rid it of unnecessary toxins and waste, the colon.
The body gives back what it does not need. The production of stool is the body’s means to expel unwanted waste or toxins. Daily dumping or stool production is necessary to keep your body in proper function.
The build up of sludge or sewage in the body can cause disease and death. Monitoring of your sewage system is encouraged so one can better understand the health of the entire body.
The assessment of stool consistency reveals a lot about the health of your gastrointestinal system. So start looking at the sewage that exits your body to learn about the current state of health in your colon.
There is a science behind stool analysis and its relationship to health or disease conditions. In the United Kingdom the Bristol Stool Scale exists to classify your stool. This scale was developed by a group of GI doctors at the University of Bristol. The Bristol Stool Scale is a medical tool used to label bowel movements into seven different patterns.
The seven different stool patterns are based on your bowel movement presentation. This scale is what your stool looks like in the toilet bowl. Types 4 and 5 are normal stool patterns. The Bristol Stool Scale is listed below:
Type 1 Separate hard lumps which can be hard to pass, like rabbit pellets
Type 2 Sausage shaped but lumpy
Type 3 Sausage like with cracks on the surface
Type 4 Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
Type 5 Soft blobs with soft edges easily passed
Type 6 Fluffy pieces with irregular edges and mushy
Type 7 Watery, no solid pieces, totally liquid
The above information may be more than you cared to know. On Oprah Dr. Oz addressed what our stool should look like, an S pattern. Normal healthy stool, or the body’s sewage, should occur once a day and ideally be 18 inches long, brown and formed. So start looking at your sewage to see what you produce.
Next week I will begin an interview series on colon hydrotherapy from experts that are very excited about colon health. Not expelling our waste products means the body becomes more toxic. Proper colon functioning is critical to our health and well- being.
To your health,
Remnant Health Center