Okay, this isn’t my favorite subject, but I do think it is important to explore. There are a lot of misconceptions about poop that I want to address, and you can even find beauty in this enriching release. I also want to help you relieve yourself in a healthy, natural way. But first let me expose myself a bit.
Cleanliness has always been a thing in my family. I know most people just do their business, wipe, and flush the evidence away. My family does not do that. I was raised to poop and take a thorough…”butt-shower.”
What is a “butt-shower?” Well… we clean our bottom area until we see and smell no poop. And we really do make sure the poop is gone (even if we must do a few butt-cleanings).
Why? Well, have you ever caught a whiff of someone who smelled like poop? Or, are you familiar with the famous “brown-stain” on your underwear? Yes, those are some of the reasons I am so fond of the “butt-shower.”
I know this might seem strange. You can imagine the conversation I had with Kym when I told her how important this custom was for me. Thankfully, I convinced her, which wasn’t too hard, since she normally used flushable wipes. Of course, she pointed out how wasteful my custom was, and it is.
You can just use cloths soaked in liquid soap nut (or another natural soap option) instead of a shower. And there are bidets as well that squirt up and clean your bottom. But those just don’t seem thorough enough for me.
Now that I shared that, let me move on and share some tips to help with a healthy release.
Poo-Boosters To Consider
You may know about certain foods that can help you release, such as fermented foods or berries. I will not expound on this because there is a lot of information about foods that aid in digestion. And, as you eat healthier, you will notice that your body will naturally adjust your bowel movements, which should be about 3 times per day.
Well, here are a few interesting ways to help release your waste:
The following are a few colors that may help you *ahem*
- Green: A peace-inducing color. May remind you of nature and greenery.
- Blue: Blue also helps you relax, and some associate this color with the ocean.
- Orange: This is a warm color that should help increase circulation a bit.
- Brown for obvious reasons, and it also has an earthy, grounding feeling.
Most of us don’t hear the sounds of the river or ocean as we release, but we should. Consider listening to relaxing sounds and calming music to help your bowels move freely. Your body will naturally sync to the peaceful vibrations (sounds) around you.
And you should consider placing certain crystals around your bathroom to help your digestive system:
- Bloodstone: Bloodstone is naturally green and brown. Bloodstone is mostly made of silicon dioxide, a mineral that helps distribute nutrients and energy correctly.
- Clear Quartz Crystal: This is another stone with silicon dioxide. It will release balancing energy that should re-adjust your physical functions.
- Citrine: Citrine is a naturally yellow or brown colored stone. This stone is also partly made of silicon dioxide.
- Cherry Opal: This stone has orange-colored hues. This should help you feel comfortable and warm (fire or sunlight). This stone also contains silicon dioxide.
- Blue Lace Agate: And yes, this stone is mostly made of silicon dioxide. It has blue undertones that induce relaxation.
You might be wondering about something else now. If not, I’ll just tell you anyway.
So How Should Poop Look?
Remember that healthy poop should be about 18 inches long with a diameter of 2 inches. What you want is an S-shaped long shaft with little to no cracks on the surface. And it is important that your waste flows easily through you. The color of your poop should be light to medium brown. The weight of your waste should allow it to sink slowly into the water. And it should not be so heavy that it splashes loudly.
And Now Let’s Talk About The Smell
I watch Seinfeld a lot, and I remember a question they asked on the show, “Could you die from an odor?” I’m not attempting to answer that question. Besides, who would want to test out that theory?
But your fecal matter should not smell vile. Your poop may smell worse than it should if you are eating processed foods or foods with a high fat content.
Your bowel movements could also smell because you are not eating enough good bacteria to rebalance your gut’s chemical makeup. Your digestive system also needs fiber, enzymes, and phenolic compounds. So make sure you have the following in your diet:
Fermented foods and drinks
But Just in Case…
Try A Poo-Stench Concealer if You Need it
Have you seen that Poo-Pourri commercial where you spray the solution into the toilet before you go to hide the smell? I was very interested because… you just never know. Yes, I know what to do and eat to make my waste smell better. But I’m not perfect, and I find myself eating bad things sometimes, especially when we are on the road and can’t find good food.
Well, the following is a natural recipe to hide your poop smell if you ever feel you need to. The natural oils form a film that traps smells. The recipe also uses a little natural soap so that you don’t mess up your pipes.
- 7 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 7 drops of peppermint oil
- 6 drops of lavender oil
- 2 tablespoons of witch hazel
- 2 tablespoons of liquid soap nut
- And a clean 4 ounce glass spray bottle
- Mix all the ingredients together–except the water, and mix well.
- Add them to the bottle.
- Now fill the bottle with water, and blend well.
- Shake before you use it.
- Spray the toilet bowel 4 times before you relieve yourself.
And When You Release, Do So Correctly
There is evidence of human waste disposal systems around the world that date back to several ancient civilizations. I was researching some of these systems, and it seems there were two basic designs: One was a seat, and the other was a hole to squat over. You can guess which one got popular.
If I was an alien, and had to do a report on human beings, I would probably agree with the assertion that laziness drives human advancement. I mean, wouldn’t it be easier to find a way to get to your destination faster? Oh, yeah…a car. So, it makes sense that sitting to poop became popular because it’s much easier than squatting.
But squatting is what you need to do to eliminate your waste correctly. Squatting relaxes the colon, and fully straightens it, which makes it easier to do your business. Sitting down does not fully relax your colon and makes it harder to poop. Experts actually say that the reason people suffer from colitis, hemorrhoids, and constipation could be related to years of improper pooping.
So, what can you do–apart from installing a squatting toilet in your restroom? Well, if you are flexible like my wife, then just squat on the toilet by putting your soles on the toilet seat. I, on the other hand, am not flexible, so I have to use a rudimentary foot rest that allows me to get in the squatting position. I just flip the small trash can to achieve my squat.
And a Step Further…
A step further really does require a release of your inhibitions. I actually had to do this when I was younger. I went to visit my family in Oaxaca, and my grandfather (who just turned 98) took me out to work with him. I had to go while I was working.
My grandfather told me to dig a hole away from his crop and handed me a large leaf from a nearby tree. I was not too open to the idea. I decided to hold it, but nature eventually won, and I tried his method. I was scared that a bug might bite me, and I kept checking the leaf to make sure there were no bugs on the leaf before I used it.
But this is not abnormal. I mean, most animals dig a hole and take care of their business. I do know that some domesticated animals do not dig holes to poop and neither do we. We are sophisticated creatures who wouldn’t dare add a little fertilizer to the ground to enrich our earth. We have forgotten how important our fecal matter is for the planet.
I actually found a study about dogs who happen to poop north. They are able to do this because they sense the magnetic field that the earth creates. Some scientists discovered this fact but were unable to explain it.
There is a possible reason why dogs try to find soil with a strong magnetic field. Fertile soil is full of minerals and has strong magnetic energies. This is evident for those agricultural experts who have adopted the copper triangle, which amplifies these energies to help enrich the soil. Soil that has enough minerals (from fertilizer) can absorb energy, water, and minerals better.
The soil receives the energies from the earth’s natural magnetic field and the sun. Dogs and all other creatures should be placing soil-enriching poop in the dirt, which allows the earth to provide food that is rich in minerals.
Remember that I am referring to healthy poop from animals and human beings that have been eating well. Poop from creatures that have been fed nothing but processed food will not produce healthy poop.
You should keep this one in mind: healthy poop can actually help you fight bacteria, if you eat it. I’m not telling you to do it. But be careful because I read that some Japanese scientists just developed poop burgers.
So, our earth needs your excrements. Human fecal matter is full of nutrients, phosphorus, and nitrogen to help enrich our earth’s soil. In modern times, people with sedentary lifestyles cannot just go out, dig a hole, and do their business everyday. Most people do not live in the woods, nomadically, moving from place to place. This usually only happens when camping, but you can consider a composting toilet. There are a few companies out there who can pick up your fecal matter for agricultural purposes. Their process involves ‘cooking’ the matter, destroying beneficial and harmful bacteria. Or, you can use the composted poop in your yard.
You should question all of our so-called sophisticated advancements, and just get back to the basics.