Updated: Feb 24, 2020
The perfect stool should be like a SMOOTH, SOFT SAUSAGE 😀, as depicted by TYPE 4 in the Bristol stool chart.
And, since your digestive tract is one of the main avenues for removing waste from your body, it’s ideal to pass AT LEAST ONE well-formed stool daily.
TYPES 1-3: CONSTIPATION
If you are STRAINING to pass a hard stool each day, or only going several times a week, you may be suffering from CONSTIPATION 👎.
Constipated individuals find bowel movements difficult to pass; the stools are often hard and dry, and the sense of incomplete evacuation is common.
TYPES 5-7: LOOSE STOOLS/DIARRHOEA
If you are passing soft, mushy or shapeless stools on a regular basis, then you may be suffering from LOOSE STOOLS. If you are having loose stools three or more times a day then it is DIARRHOEA.
Individuals with loose stools may also have a sense of urgency or incomplete evacuation.
HOW CAN A NATUROPATH HELP?
A qualified Naturopath can help identify the underlying cause of your abnormal bowel movements and develop a plan to address your specific needs 🌿.