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What's the natural state of poop or was mankind born to fart?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 20, 2011 at 6:16 AM

It is a very basic assumption that everybody's poop stinks. But is this actually a sign of pathology? Is flatulence part and parcel of our existance, or a sign of gut dysbiosis? Do people who eat their traditional food, such as Kitvians, have any need for toilet paper?

Weston A. Price told us about the teeth of traditional people, but did anyone report on how digestive systems are supposed to work?

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:59 PM

actually it smells of rose'

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Glither, apparently Matthew spends more time thinking about farting than the both of us :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Does it smell of roses?

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 07:45 PM

You're on to something Glither.

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:20 PM

Only an amateur :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:10 PM

Matthew, I commend you on the input! Are you a professional fartologist?

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:09 PM

You'll be surprised to hear that I haven't spent that much time thinking about whether gorillas fart - probably an oversight on my part :). But I do know that many things we've come to accept as normal are not normal at all. So it makes me wonder about everything.

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Quite glad I don't fart like that gorilla :)

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Thanks Matthew.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 05:20 PM

LOL, I watch a lot nature shows, one show I just recently watched was about lowland gorillas, they captured them farting up in the trees. Not surprising given the amount of green stuff they eat. Does it surprise you Glither that other animals fart?

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Upvote for Matthew!! Science marches on!

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I had like 20 cats so far. Some farted every day, some never... but usually never.

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on October 20, 2011
at 04:52 PM

@Glither: Do gorillas fart in the forest? http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Eastern_Gorilla#p00b36s2

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on October 20, 2011
at 12:39 PM

I have to ask how you know this. I now have visions of you wandering through the forest, with your nose near the butt of a gazelle. Tell me it ain't so.

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on October 20, 2011
at 10:27 AM

If you are asking if other animals in nature fart, yes.

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on October 20, 2011
at 09:17 AM

brussel sprouts roasted in tallow :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 09:09 AM

Which solved nasty hemorrhoids too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 20, 2011
at 09:09 AM

On low carb, my flatulence went from infinity to zero.

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on October 20, 2011
at 08:52 AM

Other animals in nature?

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 08:21 AM

Could be perfectly natural though, other animals fart.

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:42 AM

@Korion: I'm not sure being proud of your stools is ever a good idea unless you are a furniture maker :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:34 AM

I can tell you that while on ZC, I don't have gas at all unless I have to go to the toilet. I also don't use that much toilet paper anymore. On the other hand, my stools are still nothing to be proud about. I'm working on that :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 06:26 AM

I can't tell you what's natural and what's not, but I can tell you from experience that when I eat very healthily and get regular exercise I have no need for toilet paper.

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on October 20, 2011
at 04:58 PM

I don't know about mankind but apparently gorillas were born to fart :)

Farting gorillas.


Another curious fact I've come across before is that the traditional Inuit pantheon of mythological beings included an important member called Matshishkapeu.

Matshishkapeu translates as the Fart Man. You can read about it in this paper:

RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY AMONG THE INNU OF EASTERN QUEBEC AND LABRADOR

Matshishkapeu is the Innu Fart Man, the spirit of the anus who converses with the Innu with great frequency especially when they are in the country hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering (Armitage, 1987).
Matshishkapeu is an important character both in myth and everyday social intercourse. But he is a paradoxical character: on the one hand, he is a humorous being and one of the most important sources of laughter to the Innu while they are living in the country; on the other, he is a serious character who is thought of as one of the most powerful beings in the pantheon of Innu spirits ??? able to control the animal masters as well as human behavior.

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:10 PM

Matthew, I commend you on the input! Are you a professional fartologist?

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Glither, apparently Matthew spends more time thinking about farting than the both of us :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:20 PM

Only an amateur :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:07 PM

I had like 20 cats so far. Some farted every day, some never... but usually never.

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on October 20, 2011
at 08:16 AM

I pretty much stopped farting after I started eating this way, I'm pretty sure that its a sign stuff is being digested right, in the beginning I used my gas as my guide. My poop doesn't stink either, which is interesting.

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:45 PM

You're on to something Glither.

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on October 20, 2011
at 08:52 AM

Other animals in nature?

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on October 20, 2011
at 04:52 PM

@Glither: Do gorillas fart in the forest? http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Eastern_Gorilla#p00b36s2

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:11 PM

Upvote for Matthew!! Science marches on!

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 05:23 PM

Thanks Matthew.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 10:27 AM

If you are asking if other animals in nature fart, yes.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on October 20, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Quite glad I don't fart like that gorilla :)

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 08:21 AM

Could be perfectly natural though, other animals fart.

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on October 20, 2011
at 12:39 PM

I have to ask how you know this. I now have visions of you wandering through the forest, with your nose near the butt of a gazelle. Tell me it ain't so.

Medium avatar

(3029)

on October 20, 2011
at 07:09 PM

You'll be surprised to hear that I haven't spent that much time thinking about whether gorillas fart - probably an oversight on my part :). But I do know that many things we've come to accept as normal are not normal at all. So it makes me wonder about everything.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on October 20, 2011
at 05:20 PM

LOL, I watch a lot nature shows, one show I just recently watched was about lowland gorillas, they captured them farting up in the trees. Not surprising given the amount of green stuff they eat. Does it surprise you Glither that other animals fart?

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:07 PM

my shit don't stink. and i think i'm better'n everyone else too :-)

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:59 PM

actually it smells of rose'

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on October 20, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Does it smell of roses?

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on October 20, 2011
at 11:09 AM

I tend to only get gas when I eat things that don't agree with me/ things maybe I shouldn't eat. Peanuts? Gas. Too much garlic? Gas. Dairy? Gas. When I eat clean no gas. I do notic my stools floating more, which I had read in the past meant you were eating too much fat as opposed to "sinkers."

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on October 20, 2011
at 08:27 AM

Before I started paleo and was consuming corn, oats &tc I had terrible gas all the time [and often resorted to charcoal tablets to reduce it]. Now: no gas at all.*

*Just so long as I avoid Brussels sporouts, which is easier said than done... :)

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on October 20, 2011
at 09:17 AM

brussel sprouts roasted in tallow :)

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