Hush…What your Toilet is Telling You

Feb 21, 2012 by

Discussing bowel movements and urination is a daily occurrence for me, and it is a vital process that can tell you so much about your health. So take a moment to reflect on your daily movements and see what it’s telling you. 


What is your poop and pee telling you

 

Now that you have uncovered the “meaning” of your movements, here are a few suggestions I have for getting you back on track. **Remember, no matter what your situation is, healthy unheated sea salt and ample purified water is necessary for normal movements.

Constipation (less than 1 movement daily):

Healthy bowel movements are dependent on water, healthy salt, fiber, and probiotics. Without any of these key factors, constipation is most likely to occur.

* Drink half your weight in ounces of water daily

* Include 1 tsp of healthy unheated sea salt in your diet daily

* Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their whole form (salba is a great bowel mover)

* Include fermented foods in the diet such as kefir, sauerkraut, and Kombucha

If you are following the previous practices and are still dealing with constipation, consider beginning with a salt flush or enema to get things moving. From there you can include a fiber supplement such as cleanse blend and healthy probiotics such as PRL probiotic complex.

 

 

Adrenal Insufficiency and Resistant Constipation

Often resistant constipation issues are due to adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal glands are an overlooked but vital organ responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the colon and require a few basic nutrients for proper function. This includes water, healthy salt, natural Vitamin C, Magnesium Glycinate and B Vitamins. My favorite supplements to recharge the adrenal glands are the following:

1. Camu Camu (a fruit powder with the highest levels of vitamin C)

2. Magnesium Glycinate

3. Live-Source, Probiotically-derived B Vitamins

Camu Camu Berry

 

Sticky Bowel Movements:

If you are having sticky, messy bowel movements, than most likely you do not have sufficient healthy bacteria in the colon. I suggest beginning on a therapeutic dose of probiotics and a tbs of a pre-biotic. The pre-biotic will feed the healthy bacteria and promote its multiplication. These two together are a great way to re-inoculate the bowel.

I love PRL’s Probiotic Complex and their pre-biotic, Galactan

 

Bloody Urine or Bowels:

This is in indication of internal bleeding and I urge you to visit your doctor. In the meantime, I would suggest using one of the most powerful forms of Aloe offered in the market today. This form is called Aloe Arborescens and has some fantastic healing and anti-infective properties. I would suggest taking 2 oz every few hours to help repair tissue damage and fight any nasty pathogens causing inflammation in the body.

I love Galenia Aloe Arborescens

Aloe Arborescens

 

Floating Bowels:

This is caused by the inability to digest fats, and ultimately is rooted in a gallbladder deficiency. This is very common in people who take medications, birth control or those who have relied on a fast food and fried food diet. My best advice is to eliminate any fried, or processed foods and get on a plant-based diet. I would also recommend supporting the gallbladder with nutrients and beginning on liver/gallbladder flushes.

My favorite Gallbladder nutrients are Gallbladder Complex paired with Gallbladder ND

 

Smelling, Messy Bowels:

The common denominator in this condition, is a lack of digestive power. Essentially, your food is not being digested and is rotting in the gut. This can lead to smelly, uncomfortable bowels that may occur every few days or every few hours. My suggestion would be to get on a Digestive Enzyme and HCL (hydrochloric acid) supplement with each meal. The combination of these two supplements will help you to properly digest your food while you can work on cleaning up your diet.

I Love Digest Complex and Premier HCL

 

Murky Urine:

Murky urine most likely indicates a UTI or problems with the kidneys. If you suspect a UTI, I would suggest getting on a anti-infective with cranberry, drinking TONS of purified water and supplementing with bladder and kidney nutrients. If you do not think it is a UTI, then I would suspect you are having a problem with your kidneys and I would recommend beginning a Kidney Cleanse.

My favorite cranberry anti-infective is CranStat and I love pairing it with Bladder Complex and Kidney Complex.

Cranberry by GFHarris

 

Alright my movement investigators, you have made quite a big step today! Drawing the connection between what comes out of your body and how it directly reflects the health of the inside of your body. Do not underestimate the power of healthy unheated sea salt, purified water and a clean Plant-Based Diet. Be nice to your body and it will be nice to you.

A Fun Fact:

Did you know that humans never used to need toilet paper? If your diet is clean and your gut is healthy, your poo should come out clean enough that you do not need even 1 square of paper! I have gotten there so I know it is not a lie. Something to strive for eh?

 

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♥ Your Fellow Toilet Detective!

L

 

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13 Comments

  1. Lori

    Hi Lauren,

    I just stumbled upon your website tonight, and had a question for you if you have a moment sometime. I have recently taken my family off of dairy and meat (as per husband was told he has high cholesterol at 34 and sent him home with lipitor). I asked him to give me a month to try to bring it down without medication ( Dr. said it is most likely genetic since he lives and active lifestyle and we eat pretty well). I am trying hard to find a balance with the legume/bean world for protein and have added tempeh, salmon, and baked tofu once a week each… I appreciated your protein chart and words of wisdom on to much soy ( I have worried a little with my two kids how much was to much for their little bodies). which leads me to my main question my poor husband keeps telling me he is having 4-6 bowel movements a day, and he told me they soft but not the squirts! He is super gassy! More than usual… What am I doing wrong? i read today that he may not have the right bugs in his guts to digest it properly, or i am combining the foods in a way that is making it harder to digest.. I don’t know just curious if you have any words of advice for any of the above mentioned. Thank you and I am excited to spend more time reading all you have to share. L

    • lauren

      Often when the body has a diet change to a healthier diet, the body experiences a cleansing effect. This is most likely what he is experiencing. Meat and Dairy are very hard to digest and often create high levels of mucus in the bowel. As a result, the stool becomes sticky and does not pass through the body easily. Now that you have cut that out, and added fibrous foods, the body is most likely pushing old stagnant waste from the bowel out. If he still experiences this after a couple more weeks, then you might want to get him on a probiotic. I have found this ONE extremely effective and therapeutic. Have him take about 4 daily for 1 month. That should help to increase his healthy bacteria in the gut.

      • Lynn

        I switched to a vegan glutin-free diet approximately two years ago. Over the past year I have added wheat, cheese, and fish back in and cut back on the beans because of digestive issues. I often have soft (not diarrhea) messy stools which end up leading to a bladder infection because I can’t adaquately clean myself without showering. Since I work a full time job I can’t always shower right away. I had seven bladder infections last year for this reason. I’m hoping that your suggestion to add probiotics to my diet will help.

        • lauren

          Hi Lynn, I would also make sure to add fiber into the diet as well as pre-biotics. I would try Cleanse Blend by Premier Research Labs as well as Galactan by Premier Research Labs. I would try to stay off of cheese and any refined wheat products because that is not going to help your situation. If by adding these products into your diet does not help after 6 weeks of daily use, you may have to consider using digestive enzymes and HCL with your meals.

  2. Lori

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate your time and advice.

  3. boris

    pl advice on sticky stool problem

    • lauren

      Hi Boris – how do you know it is sticky? Do you mean it contains mucus? Is it also red – like it could contain blood??

  4. boris

    i am 49 yrs i have active life style but have sticky stool i am a vegetarian also

  5. Hey there! I’ve been following your site for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Mexico. Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  6. Jessica

    I have had problems with sticky stools for a long time now. I have tried removing dairy and wheat from my diet and neither have helped. I have also tried taking probiotics. I drink lots of water. Anything else you suggest? A couple of years ago, I did not have this problem. Could excessive use of antacids cause this?

    • lauren

      Hi Jessica, antacids definitely is a factor. They suppress HCL (Hydrochloric acid) production at the stomach, which is necessary for the proper digestion of your food. Without it your food rots and creates toxins in the GI tract, which is no doubt a root cause of your stool issue. If you have acid reflux, check out this post – this will be your first step and getting back on track. I then suggest doing the Intestinal Cleanse. Good Luck!

  7. Kendra

    I like the chart and the data here. I have a question though. What if one has all those symptoms just at different times? Like the stool is not always that shape for example or the pee is not always cloudy, just sometimes. Is that normal?

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale

      Hi Kendra, I would still consider looking into the specific issue. Unless you ate something that made you sick or were doing something extremely abnormal, your stool and urine should be normal.

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