(If you are eating, stop reading now)
What ever you call it, everyone poops. What ends up in the diaper or the toliet is more than fodder for the sewer. It indicates what is going on in your body.
Here at the estate, I hold a PhD in poop. We cloth diaper, so I am not squeamish in the least. Moose has had chronic diarrhea for months. Months. I know that it is related to his development delays and speech delays.
Imagine how you feel when you have the runs for even a day. Now, multiply that by months, and you have my kid.
This is the current report card in my house, and Moosey is in need of summer school.
At first my pediatrician said not to worry, that all toddlers poop differently. I called her bluff, and called in Dr. Hope and Dr. Livwell. They are of the mindset that Moosey’s body isn’t absorbing any of the good micronutrients he needs to develop normally.
Some keypoints to consider:
- mucous in poop often is related to food allergies or intolerances
- poops should look like #3 or #4 in the Bristol Stool Scale
- undigested food is a sign of “leaky gut syndrome”
This goes for anyone who has chronic “danger” (the word for diarrhea at the estate) or is on the john too frequently.
If any of these apply to you, I beg you to run, not walk to a holistic doc or a naturopath and get a vitamin and mineral blood test. Anxiety, stress, and depression are all related to this. Seriously.
Not the happiest of topics, but the proof is in the pooping.