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Hi,

Since i am now eating loads more green leafy foods and loads of veggies my stool is now sort of greeny brown colour eusa_sick.gif, i know its gross.

Is this to do with it not being digested properly?

Is there anything that i can do?

Thanks for any help,

Tom


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Oh right, thanks for clearing that up for me smile.gif.

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When you alter your diet by adding high fiber foods, the pressure within the colon is reduced, stools loosen, and you may get constipated. The colon is responsible for removing water from waste. When the waste moves through the colon too quickly, the colon isnt able to absorb as much water.

Oh, and btw... the opposite is true when people dont take enough fiber...the body has a hard time eliminating waste...

"The straining produces pressure on all of the abdominal wall, forcing the development of hernias, varicose veins (due to pressure on the long veins of the legs)" lol.gif

http://www.wehealny.org/healthinfo/dietaryfiber/

If you reduce the amount of fiber in your diet by eating less vegtables/fruits, those symptoms will go away in a few days. You can continue to alter the fiber your diet gradually without everdoing it.

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Thanks alot for that info, much appreciated. smile.gif

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I noticed that the more I flushed, the more my stools became dark and green. Then I read that that meant that my bile flow was improving. I do notice that the better I eat, that my stools are darkish green.

Man! The stuff we talk about on this board!!!!!! YEESH! eusa_doh.gif

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That's normal. That's the color your poopy is supposed to be.

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Okay, this is a bit disgusting but I'll give it a go...

Your poo can change color from almost anything in your diet (especially if you're not doing a cleanse). A huge culprit that people might not be aware of are artificial dyes. Certain Red and Blue dyes can make your poo bright green! These dyes are common in fruit loop cereals, Fruity Pebbles, and Purplesaurus Rex Kool-Aid.

Check out this funny article:

http://www.poopreport.com/Intellectual/Content/Dye/dye.html

If you're scared of the different color, change your diet for a couple days. If it's not serious, a change in diet should change the color. If it's something serious (like blood) then I'd get worried -- particularly if you have a history of color cancer in your family.


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Well that is true Guppy, but if you don't have a lot of junk in your diet, then your stools should be darkish green. Clay colored stools are indicative of a lack of bile flow. If I make a fresh juice drink and I use some beets, of course my stools and even urine look bloody. eusa_doh.gifdoubt.gifconfused.gif

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Hi,

Since i am now eating loads more green leafy foods and loads of veggies my stool is now sort of greeny brown colour  eusa_sick.gif, i know its gross.

Is this to do with it not being digested properly?

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Most poop is brown because of bilirubin. This is the products of your liver, marrow,etc... no longer needing red blood cells and this is the dead cells. The reason bilirubin is brown is becaues of iron(It's also what give live blood cells their red colour).

Yellow poop is because your liver doesn't break down red blood cells as readily or easily and thus a less brown colour. This also happens when dieting.

Green poop is because that person ate a lot of leafy green veggies, or because they have way too much iron in their blood(Iron salts are green) and you can't properly digest it. In some cases it is because of the iron salts in bile but usually veggies have more to do with it.

Black poop can be caused by a bleeding ulcer.

Whether stools are brown or green or whatever is usually not connected to health or the healthiness of foods. No, green poop is not healthier than brown poop.

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Whether stools are brown or green or whatever is usually not connected to health or the healthiness of foods. No, green poop is not healthier than brown poop.

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