I offer up some toilet humor in this episode, as my family got dubbed the shit family after my brother decided to share his insights into human behavior of going to the bathroom He came up with an interesting set of acronyms to detail the types of bowel movements that people have, many of which are true and are detailed in the Bristol stool chart.
Having worked in various community residence, it was part of my work to record the type, size and color of my clients bowel movements. While many have a taboo about bathroom behavior, if you have digestive compromise, your stool is a diagnostic tool for telling you about the health of your body.
I talk about constipation, what it means, and how I worked with 2 people who died of fecal impaction. I also mention some bowel movements Q & A’s that I often get asked: