posted 03-25-2009 11:30 PM
Hello again xoey.
Constipation causes stools to sit in the colon for an extended period. This results in bowel movements that are hard, dry, and difficult to pass. Stool shape during constipation may resemble small pellets or nuts. On the other end of the spectrum, when diarrhea occurs, food and fecal matter spend very little time in the colon. This causes stools that are very watery. Slimy stools may develop when excess mucus builds up in the colon due to bacteria, Candida, Yeast or another form of colonic dysfunction.
A normal stool should be some shade of brown in color (peanut butter is often used as a descriptor.) Stools that are lighter in color may indicate a blockage in the bile duct or a deficiency in the body's production of bile. These stools also tend to have a high fat content, resulting in a foul smell and sticky texture that makes the feces difficult to flush. This is usually the result of bad absorption. Stool that is red or bloody may be a sign of colon disease, internal hemorrhoids, or parasites. Eating certain foods that are red in color, such as beets, may also add color to stools and urine. Dark stools are usually the result of a diet that is high in iron from foods such as dark greens, iron supplements, or meat. Black stools may indicate bleeding in the stomach or small intestine caused from an injury, a bleeding ulcer, a tumor, or worms and should be checked immediately by a doctor.
If the stool is grainy, or shaped into little balls, you have eaten very badly and should do an enema to get it all out of you properly, as the little balls can clog the appendix and cause appendicitis. Increase your intake of fiber too.
Fast for 48 hours drinking only Green tea with 25 drops of extract of Dandelion. We believe that your system is toxic. Take nothing but your prescribed meds.
After your fast, eat plenty of fresh raw and steamed vegetables.
Avoid all red meats, white sugar, pork, all dairy products (milk, cheese, etc) and all fried foods.
Avoid also caffeine, chocolates, sodas and chips.
After your fast drink infusions of chamomile with your meals.
You may have a severe case of malabsorption.
We hope this helps.
Good luck! H.