According to Ayurveda, feces reflects health. It eliminates toxins and supports body function. Proper digestion forms and eliminates stools.
While healthy stools provide strength for the body’s functioning, stagnation causes constipation and diarrhea is risky, as it depletes colon.
Healthy feces look like a ripe banana based on their color, shape, size, regularity, odor, and consistency.
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Separate hard lumps like nuts (Hard to pass)
Soft blobs with clear – cut edge (Passed easily)
Like a lumpy sausage
Mushy and fluffy with ragged edge
Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface
Entirely liquid with no solid pieces
Like a smooth and soft snake
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An indicator of bleeding in your upper digestive tract or high iron food in your diet.
Bleeding in your lower digestive tract or a sign of colon cancer or you may be suffering constipation.
A sign of infection and inflammation or a blockage in the bile ducts.
Diet high in fiber.
Lack of bile in the stool or liver or biliary disease.
In the early 20th century, Russian scientist Ilya Mechnikov studied human aging at Pasteur Institute, Paris. He discovered that intestinal bacteria reduce protein content during digestion, leading to poisoning and early death.
He proved that Bulgarian yogurt restricts the growth of these bacteria, contributing to the longevity of Bulgarians.
Yogurt was discovered around 4,000 years ago by nomadic tribes who carried milk in animal skin pouches during their wanderings.
In the 4th century, Chinese medicine used fecal matter in 54 medicines for various conditions like gastrointestinal, nervous system, skin, and gynecological diseases.
Common types were Wu-Ling-Zhi, Jiu-Fen, and Han-Bing-Pian, effective for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Yellow soup is a traditional feces medicine for food poisoning, severe diarrhea, heat toxins, and high fever, derived from the host or dietary metabolites.
Fecal medicine has anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, and antioxidant effects.