Next time you finish in the bathroom, take a moment to glance at the results. Your poop is a true window on what’s really going on inside your body. Here’s what you need to look for:
Characteristics of a healthy stool...
The color should be brown — the color of graham crackers. The consistency should be soft and it should pass easily — with no straining. The shape should be long and smooth. The average frequency is one to two times a day.
I know it’s a hard thing to do when you’re finished at the toilet, but I can’t urge you strongly enough to take a moment, turn around and LOOK before you flush.
And TELL your doctor what you see. It’s an important step toward staying vibrantly healthy for life!