• BM Tools

    Considering Colon Cleansing?

    "Colonics" is a popular process of trying to improve colon/intestinal health by removing built-up material and infections, producing better BMs (more regular and more normal) along with improved health.

    There are several techniques for colon cleansing, including fasts, specialized diets, drinking teas & powders, and even colon hydrotherapy.

    It is good to learn about this topic and to check with a health professional too!

  • Dark Black Bowel Movement

    Dark Bowel Movement

    A dark bowel movement is any bowel movement that is darker than normal. For most people, this equates to a dark brown bowel movement or even a black stool. In order to properly label the color of a bowel movement, it is prudent to check the lighting and be sure you’re not falling prey to an optical illusion.

    Black Bowel Movement

    A black bowel movement is a log that is black. Its as simple as that

    Cause of Dark Bowel Movements & Black Bowel Movements

    A helpful rule of thumb when looking a bowel movement darkness is, “the longer its been in you, the darker it gets.”  While there are exceptions to this rule, it is common for very dark bowel movements to be the result of prolonged incubation in the large intestine. Likewise, smaller pieces or flakes of dark material within a lighter-colored log may be pieces of compacted fecal matter that happened to get caught in the relatively bright log. If stuck in your intestine for a long time, a log can even become black.

    Compacted fecal matter, for those that don’t know, is really old poop (possibly decades old) that has been hiding in some bulbous recess within your bulbous intestinal system. Compacted fecal matter is typically very dark in color, may or may not ever leave your body, may or may not be the cause of “that gut that just won’t go away”, and is something you should be concerned about.

    Cure for Black or Dark / Black Bowel Movements

    If they persist, dark or black bowel movements may best be cured by studying recent changes in diet, lifestyle, or something else that may be causing your body to react as evidenced by really dark stools and making a change. In the event of additional symptoms such as fatigue, acne, bad breath, a beer gut, mental fuzziness, or other symptoms of dis-health, spending some energy cleansing and healing your digestive tract (via colon hydrotherapy), improving your diet & exercise routine, or talking with a doctor may be a good idea.