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How your poop shape indicates your health

Okay, this is just as squeamish as my previous post – as it deals with opposite of constipation.

After I cleared H. pylori, my stool retest detected another bad bug called Blastocystis (Blasto).

Once I’d followed a herbal protocol to clear the Blasto, my abdominal pain and loose stools disappeared, and haven’t come back.

Judging by the state of public toilets these days, I’d say a lot of people are carrying bad bugs like Blasto around.

Now be honest with me and with yourself: have you ever been to a public toilet where someone’s made a serious mess round the toilet bowl?

Perhaps you’ve blushed a little to yourself when you’ve done this yourself – I know I have in the dim and distant past.

I’m amazed people think it’s “normal” to have explosive, loose, sloppy stools, like the ones in groups 5, 6 and 7 of the Bristol Stool Chart.

I’m even more amazed that unless you’re consistently in group 7, doctors also think it’s normal!


Loose stools and diarrhea are NOT normal, are often accompanied by abdominal pain, wind and gas, and may alternative with constipation.

These symptoms are usually indications that you’re:

  • Eating the wrong foods
  • Playing host to H. pylori or other bacteria such as Vibrio, C. diff and E. coli
  • Hosting parasites, including Hookworm, Blastocystis, Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  • Struggling with yeast and fungal overgrowth (Candida)
  • Depleted in good / friendly bacteria

Long-term diarrhea and loose stools can result in you not absorbing nutrients from your food.

This leads to nutrient deficiencies, which in turn cause more problems with energy, mood, skin, sleep and others.

You might also find yourself dehydrated.

In the developing world where there’s inadequate clean water and medical care, diarrhea from parasites and bacteria kills millions and millions of people each year).

So how do you know what’s causing your loose stools and diarrhea?

Don’t put up with these symptoms – it’s not normal and it’s detrimental to your overall health.

First, try avoiding the three key diarrhea-causing foods: gluten, soy and cow’s milk.

If you’ve tried this and it hasn’t worked, get a stool test.

Don’t forget – they are done in the comfort of your own home and you just send your sample off.

What’s more, if the test comes back blank and there is nothing to treat, you get a full refund.

You can find out more about a stool test, or arrange one, here.