Our bodies are constantly giving us messages as to what it needs. The key to those messages is to have the understanding of their meaning.
Bowel movements are one of the easiest ways to check the body's flow system on a regular basis. The information can tell you how the vital organs of elimination are working, how hydrated someone is, and give a good overview of internal health.
Most people think that they have healthy bowel movements when, in fact, they are simply not sure what that means or if they have ever had one. It is better to look at what a healthy, natural bowel movement is than to concentrate on what is "normal." In this day and age of heavy-duty pharmaceuticals, processed and/or genetically-modified foods and polluted water, constipation is what is "normal." So we really want to provide education on what should be a "natural," healthy bowel movement.
In Dr. Bernard Jensen's book, Dr. Jensen's Guide to Better Bowel Care, he remarks about the finding of a study, conducted while he was attending the National college of Chiropractic in Chicago, which proved this was a major issue. Of 300 people, 285 claimed to have normal bowel movements with no constipation. In fact, some stated they had 5-6 bowel movements per day. What was discovered during the autopsies was that out of the 300 people, 285 did have constipation issues. Some of them were so impacted that the colon was twelve inches in diameter.
What are some of the signs of a healthy bowel movement?
There sould be at least 2 bowel movements per day -The circadian rhythm of large intenstine is between 5-7am Bowels should move easily -No strain -No pain -No cramping -No explosive gas Should be large -Diameter *Note a normal adult colon is about 2-3 inches in diameter -Quantity It should hold together Smoother on the outside (should be the shape of the inside of the colon) -If not, there is dehydration or incomplete evacuation Should be brown Shouldn't sinK nor float, but bob -Purtrefaction -Are they emulsifying fat? Think bile/gall bladder Should be very little odor -There will be odor, but not an offensive odor -Good indicator of digestion
Anything other than the circumstances outlined above indicates there is blockage in the intestinal flow. A blockage here will result in toxins being dumped into the bloodstream. The blood will be sent to the liver to be filtered. The liver will filter and eliminate as much of this as possible. As with any filter, the liver can only do so much. Once it becomes compromised, the excess waste is put back into the blood stream where the kidneys will attempt to filter as much as possible. Congestion here upsets mineral balance, fluid levels etc. Once the kidneys become compromised, the excess waste is sent back to the bloodstream where it is deposited into the more vital organs- circulatory system, heart, nervous system, etc.
Are you having a healthy bowel movement?
This information is not meant to diagnose, treat or replace traditional treatment, and has not been approved by the FDA or HPB.