The “Poopie Police”
This is courtesy of Paul Chek http://paulchek.com/ and Hulse Strength http://www.hulsestrength.com/do-you-know-your-shit-part-1/
This has to be one of the most taboo subjects that come up during regular sessions as we review our patients digestive health. Beside teenage boys, the discussion makes most patients blush but the importance of it can’t be emphasised enough. What comes out tells me a lot about what’s going in and the overall health of your digestive system.
Why Do You Need to Know your shit?
Paul Chek created the diagram below to help his patients understand what to look for in the bowl after an “excretion episode”. Below the “lineup” is a brief description of each poop-animation and the cause for its apprearance.
For those of you trying to lose weight, we know it can be difficult and unfortunately, most programs out there only focus on the initial goal and overlook helping the patient understand and address the critical and complex factors which contribute to fat storage and weight gain.
At BioIntelligent Wellness, we have created an effective education and maintenance program that is customized to each patient’s specific needs. We work with you to identify the contributing factors to your weight to prioritize which areas should be focused upon to ensure your long term success. Most often, diet alone didn’t create the problem and won’t be the only solution. We will also address other factors such as:
- physical activity level
- Stress and lifestyle factors
- Hormone balance
- Social habits, behaviors and patterns
- Food sensitivities
We thoroughly review all your history, intake questionnaires and assessments and perform laboratory testing when appropriate. Based on the results, we will create recommendations and a framework which help you achieve sustainable results.
Poopie Line Up (from left to right)
The image above is from Paul Chek’s – How To Eat Move and Be Healthy
Sinker n’ Stinker – This guy is named as he behaves. He is like a smelly piece of black coal that sinks to the bottom of the bowl after an arduous attempt to squeeze him out with tremendous force.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to an over exposure to toxins such as processed foods, environmental toxins and medical drugs.
The Swimmer – This guy is light in color and floats. He is a pain to flush.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to a high content of undigested fat.
Bodybuilder – This dude is JACKED! He is typically big and round. He makes you strain to get him out of ya. If you pop a blood vessel in your eye ball when you poop, you’ve probably met this guy.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to eating too many protein bars and shakes.
Pellet Man – Looks like rabbit poop.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to altered states between peristalsis (contractions that help you eliminate) and dehydration.
Diarrhea – “If you’re sliding into first, and you feel something burst… “, this guy needs no introduction.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to your crappy diet and your body’s attempt to purge you of it.
The Flasher – If you can identify what you’ve eaten by looking at your poop, you are being flashed! Undigested food particles making an appearance in your bowl is a sure sign that this guy has crashed your party.
Probable Cause: His appearance is due to food intolerance and an inflamed gut wall.
The Poopie Policeman – This guy is “The Shit”! He is what all of our poopies strive to look like. He is Well Shaped (with a consistent contour), Passes Easily, Light Brown In Color, Smells Earthy – not foul and he floats.
If any of these criminals appear in your commode, you may want to review your diet with a professional and they can help you understand how these bad guys may be standing in the way of your goals. With a review of your diet, lifestyle and possibly a functional lab assesment of your digestive tract’s function (Intestinal Barrier Assessment); we can get you out of the lineup and help you reach your goals without wondering.