What’s your opinion on your feces? Are you satisfied with your feces in terms of their color, texture, volume, shape, and odor? How often have you observed your own feces? Are you having problems with your feces?
This is my feces article series: Are your feces healthy?, Your child’s feces: healthy or unhealthy, Is your feces/stool normal?, Effective home remedies for treating hard feces/stool problems, constipation and irritable bowel movement, What your feces tell about your health, what your feces tell about your health (part 2), what causes blood (or bright red blood) in your feces? and How does a bowel movement affect your feces/stool and health?.
Simple observation on feces provide priceless information about your health as a whole. By carefully looking at the shape, color, texture and margin of the feces, you could diagnose your present health. The feces reflect the diet you took, your health status, and the age of your colon. Specifically, healthy feces reflect healthy colon which provide the foundation for a good health, a strong immune system and longevity.
Looking at what feces you created is just like looking at a picture that tells you thousand of words. Thinking this is degrading or embarrassing is like you are escaping yourself to face the reality. After examining your feces, ask yourself these questions as listed below:
- Why do I have these feces discharged?
- What have I eaten recently?
- What medicines have I taken lately?
- Am I stressed recently?
The healthy feces, in general, contain 80% of water, while the remaining are undigested foods and intestinal bacteria. 1g of feces contain nearly 1 trillion intestinal bacteria. For instance, in human large intestine, there are approximately 500 to 1000 different species of the intestinal bacteria. The total number of bacteria dwell in the mucous membrane of the colon together with the bacteria dwell in the feces are about 1.5kg. However, the compositions of the bacteria may vary from one individual to one another just like everyone has a different pattern of the footprint. Basically, human intestinal bacteria can be divided into 3 groups of good, bad and mild germs. When they are not in a balance ratio that they should be, our intestinal tract will age faster than our actual age. If left ignored, the colon will age to a stage that it will finally decay, and eventually it may be fatal and life-threatening. Read more details on an article entitiled “Are your feces healthy? to equip yourself with the knowledge of healthy, unhealthy feces and their related diseases.