• Madelein Shafferman, NMD

2) What's Your Poo Telling You?

Aside from shape, you can learn a lot more about your digestive tract!


Food in your poo.


Undigested food or a "food flashback", whatever you want to call it. Poo should look like poo and not like a meal you recently ate.


Perhaps you see corn- ignore, everyone has corn poopies after they eat corn!


Perhaps you see bits of your salad- maybe your stomach acid isn't up to snuff and the initiation of break down isn't going well. Gut bacteria also plays a large role in veggie break down so maybe they need a boost!



Strands of protein- well, this could be a few things. Stomach acid may not be in sufficient amounts or perhaps its a protease issue. Protease is secreted by the pancreas and activated in the small intestine.


Rice or potatoes- the pancreas also secretes amylase which is responsible for breaking down starches into sugars.



Fat- this is often difficult to identify and it may look like mucus for example. Lipase and bile are usually the slackers here when we don't break down our fats well.


Stop and listen to what your poo is telling you, you can learn a lot!


If you'd like assistance in navigating the world of poo, I would love to help!

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