Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why Is My Poop Green?

Obviously, this is not a topic we openly discuss in our daily lives.  However, if you have found your way here, then most likely either you or someone you care about has recently passed a green bowel movement.

Many times a green stool is caused simply by ones diet.  Often it can be traced back to eating green leafy vegetables like spinach.  An increase in iron in ones diet can also cause some green discoloration of your stool.  

Sometimes the bile produced by your small intestine will make its way through your large intestine too quickly, which can also cause a green color in bowel movements.  

Usually, these causes are both harmless and only temporary.  However, if the problem persists, you should consult a doctor to rule out any more serious causes.

On the other hand, if you are experiencing other symptoms along with a green stool there may be another cause.  Diarrhea, constipation, weight gain, bloating, unusually thin stools, and difficulty losing weight in your mid section, along with a green stool can be a sign of undigested food and fecal matter building up inside the colon or even parasites at work.

You might want to look into performing a colon cleanse.  Many are completely safe and can even be done in the comfort of your own home.  

Studies suggest that a normal, healthy colon produces three bowel movements a day.  If yours is not, you might want perform a cleanse today.  Afterwards, many people report renewed energy, weight loss, and an end to constipation.  This free trial might be just what you are looking for.