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Do you often study your own poop and make adjustments on your daily creations?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 09, 2011 at 3:01 AM

This came up in a Q and A and i'd love to hear the boards feelings on this soft subject.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on February 05, 2012
at 10:41 PM

This is pretty funny, I'm a dietetics student and it is amazing how detailed parents will get about their kids poop- they are prompt to alert any changes in colour, texture, smell, length, frequency, shape...I've had a set of parents who whipped out a set of 30-days worth of photos. But then you ask them to describe their own? Blank faces.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 05, 2012
at 10:37 PM

In my dietetics program, you'd be amazed the sheer class hours dedicated to getting patients to talk about poop. Also, how to "classily" write pamphlets and instructions on poop. And a whole lot of class on how to make people tell you when their poop changes.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on February 05, 2012
at 05:40 PM

+1 for log! bwahahaha

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on August 12, 2011
at 06:49 PM

I not planning on one.....but if it did it would show up in the brain gut axis levee. LOL

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 12, 2011
at 02:31 PM

When is the Jack Kruse turd blog coming?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 05:19 AM

Well, yeah; and it's a more interesting pick-up line than "What's your sign?"

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on August 09, 2011
at 11:20 PM

+1 for "entertained" and "amused". I am the same--"Holy shit, there's more of it??? Yup, guess I wiped too soon."

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on August 09, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I have plenty of hard-ish easy to pass no wipers that theoretically aren't ideal (not enough bacteria die off) but are pleasant from a joy of pooping stand point.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 09, 2011
at 09:12 PM

ype 1 lumps are hard to pass and feel like pebbles in your ass, Type 2, sausage-like and lumpy, make it through there feeling bumpy. Type 3 sausages are split but it's easy to get on with it. Type 4's slither like a snake as through your colon they escape. Type 5's blobs with clear cut edges somewhat resemble little wedges. Type 6 fluffy mushy ragged bits occur just when you feel the shits. Type 7's watery and squirts , and that's when all down there just hurts!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 09, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Wow, there is far too much information on the worldwide web! I forwarded the link to my scientific sister it was so good.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Win. (meaningless characters typed in to meet quota)

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on August 09, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Wow. That t-shirt would make a nice gift.

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 09, 2011
at 02:49 PM

lol @ "turd" tag...

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 09, 2011
at 12:38 PM

Yeah I got the oral cavity down I used to be an oral surgeon before neurosurgery

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:52 AM

Wow, I had no idea such a scale existed.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on August 09, 2011
at 03:22 AM

Thanks, Rose. The more you know...

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:20 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:15 AM

I want to learn how to become a poop connoisseur......i'm all eyes. Teach me.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on August 09, 2011
at 04:32 PM

That's a total negative, bro. I am entertained by my poop, interested in my poop, amused by my poop, and sometimes AMAZED by my unwomanly gargantuan paleoturds, but I wouldn't know how to make daily adjustments to "my creations" if you gave me a megaphone and a pick ax. My poop has its own lifeway, and it's free to be.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:59 PM

Win. (meaningless characters typed in to meet quota)

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:20 PM

+1 for "entertained" and "amused". I am the same--"Holy shit, there's more of it??? Yup, guess I wiped too soon."

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C0fdf2badd8260eeb004c2a09b80a52a

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on August 09, 2011
at 04:58 AM

Both urine and faeces are great health indicators. Everyone should learn to interpret their waste excretion. On a side note do you know that poor oral health can lead to poor health outcomes. Good teeth, good food, good water & good poop = great health.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 09, 2011
at 12:38 PM

Yeah I got the oral cavity down I used to be an oral surgeon before neurosurgery

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 05, 2012
at 10:37 PM

In my dietetics program, you'd be amazed the sheer class hours dedicated to getting patients to talk about poop. Also, how to "classily" write pamphlets and instructions on poop. And a whole lot of class on how to make people tell you when their poop changes.

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on August 09, 2011
at 11:13 PM

It's actually watching my poo that led me to the Paleo lifestyle. Before paleo, it was either very wet diarrhea or not happening at all. Chronic misery and pain, 'twas.

Now, I very cheerfully poo daily, and it's soft and formed. I'm very pleased with the results of my diet on my bowels. And yes, if I start notice a relapse into loose stool, I do make adjustments. My food log (-snerk-) helps me keep track of changes in my diet, and I correct accordingly.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on February 05, 2012
at 05:40 PM

+1 for log! bwahahaha

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:00 PM

I pay attention but not like hawk. It's more extended periods of non-ideal creations that makes me think I need to make some adjustments. The bristol stool chart is a good guide for beginners. In my experience, the chart falls flat as viscosity, difficulty of passage and shape should be separated. If you're prone to forgetting you can buy the chart in t-shirt form: http://www.zazzle.com/bristol_stool_chart_tshirt-235095034604145748

do-you-often-study-your-own-poop-and-make-adjustments-on-your-daily-creations?

for added amusement Sean Croxton and poopin' 2.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WQaqeC_wME

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Wow. That t-shirt would make a nice gift.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on August 09, 2011
at 09:26 PM

I have plenty of hard-ish easy to pass no wipers that theoretically aren't ideal (not enough bacteria die off) but are pleasant from a joy of pooping stand point.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 09, 2011
at 09:12 PM

ype 1 lumps are hard to pass and feel like pebbles in your ass, Type 2, sausage-like and lumpy, make it through there feeling bumpy. Type 3 sausages are split but it's easy to get on with it. Type 4's slither like a snake as through your colon they escape. Type 5's blobs with clear cut edges somewhat resemble little wedges. Type 6 fluffy mushy ragged bits occur just when you feel the shits. Type 7's watery and squirts , and that's when all down there just hurts!

3
68f2734a5078a7106f560a7079df45fd

on August 10, 2011
at 04:29 AM

Tell me how your feces look like and I'll tell you who you are. Believe it or not, feces can give you a pretty clear picture of how your health is.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 05:19 AM

Well, yeah; and it's a more interesting pick-up line than "What's your sign?"

3
66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:29 AM

I don't study it but I pay attention to it and urine, both are used in ancient medical arts (Chinese, Native American, etc) for diagnosing health.

2
5143ac0f91e6e076625f2f013042d617

on February 05, 2012
at 05:35 PM

@Kaz, me too! Paleo has solved what I had long come to euphemistically refer to as my "digestive problems." I'm type 2 or 3 all the way as long as I stay Paleo.

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on August 09, 2011
at 02:40 PM

Great question!! You know I don't really study my own; however, I am a true scholar when it comes to my son's - and as every parent of a child in diapers know it is really a big topic of conversation between his dad and me. We really do troubleshoot his diet through his BM's - but he eats what we eat, so I guess in turn we are dialing in our own diet also.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on February 05, 2012
at 10:41 PM

This is pretty funny, I'm a dietetics student and it is amazing how detailed parents will get about their kids poop- they are prompt to alert any changes in colour, texture, smell, length, frequency, shape...I've had a set of parents who whipped out a set of 30-days worth of photos. But then you ask them to describe their own? Blank faces.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on February 05, 2012
at 06:48 PM

I'm happy to report I have two modes:

When eating carbs: Type 4 on the Bristol, frequency 1x/day

When not eating carbs: Type 3 on the Bristol, frequency 1x/2 days

Any deviation from this either means
(1) I've been glutened
(2) I am sick
(3) I am about to be sick
(4) I went overboard/binged with gray area foods (for me) like cheese, nuts, or fried processed items (plantain/veggie/sweetpotato chips, specicially).

1
531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

on August 09, 2011
at 03:30 PM

I'm not sure I understand the question. That said, here's a link to one of my earlier questions, quite possibly related:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/15317/what-does-paleo-poop-look-like#axzz1UX9EeYt3

In a way, my initial dietary self-experimentation was driven by the whole poop question. It's nice for all the poop to go down the drain. So much of my young adult life was wasted in bathrooms with nothing to show...I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now (Bob Dylan would be horrified).

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on August 09, 2011
at 02:49 PM

I give them a passing glance, but I'm more amazed at how large they are. It's like pooping out a baby.

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:12 AM

are you getting off on asking this question in some sort of weird way (and i mean the way you phrased it, and the way you'd be getting off, both)? hey, it's okay, we all need our kicks.

i note my own ease of digestion based on what i'm eating, but no, i don't study my poop. dude.

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6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on August 09, 2011
at 03:10 AM

Yes. I'm an expert on how my lifestyle affects my poop. YOU?

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:52 AM

Wow, I had no idea such a scale existed.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 09, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Wow, there is far too much information on the worldwide web! I forwarded the link to my scientific sister it was so good.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:15 AM

I want to learn how to become a poop connoisseur......i'm all eyes. Teach me.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:20 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

(17969)

on August 09, 2011
at 03:22 AM

Thanks, Rose. The more you know...

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C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on August 25, 2012
at 06:58 PM

I still have type 1 and type 2. More type 1. Odd with chrohns but its more likely due to the redundant colon's length.

0
Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on August 25, 2012
at 06:45 PM

I take pictures daily and fax them to my doctor with a note to contact me if he sees anything worth discussing.

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79fc447191de75e7c178951594a43f13

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on August 09, 2011
at 09:54 PM

I notice it, but I don't pay close attention. I notice that if I had all meat and little plant matter, I'll feel like pooping, but won't be able to poop. I usually keep some zucchini in my diet for stool making purposes. I also notice if I eat a bunch of simple carbs (like a whole watermelon), then the stool smells different. I tend to avoid supplementing with most types of magnesium because of their stool loosing effect. (I do supplement with magnesium glycinate because it doesn't have that effect. Although I wonder if the Mg glycinate is effective). I also tend to avoid eating bones or bone broth because of the constipation associated with it. Eating a 85% chocolate bar or a coconut bliss frozen dessert has negative effects on my stool and provides feedback that maybe I shouldn't eat those things.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on August 09, 2011
at 03:58 AM

I don't really follow it all that carefully, only when there isn't any.

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