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Unless you’re the parent of a toddler who
has just mastered “going potty,” poop is probably not a hot topic in
your household. But the composition of what you deposit into the toilet
has important implications for health. Did you know the features of
fecal matter—such as the size, color, shape, odor, and consistency
indicate how well the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is functioning? Those
same features also provide clues about how your body is (or isn’t)
faring against threats of infection and more serious diseases like
celiac disease, hepatitis, urinary tract infections, malabsorption
disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and cancer.
Constipation and improper elimination
seem to be at an all-time high in many societies today. As a result,
people looking for natural solutions may turn to ongoing magnesium
supplementation; foods known to move the bowels, such as prunes; and
herbs, such as cascara and senna. There are some potential harmful
effects of using cascara and senna on an ongoing basis, as they do not
address the cause of constipation. Considered "natural laxatives," they
can create dependence and disrupt peristalsis (the natural contractions
of the bowel).