Healthy Dieting & Digestion Made Easy with Ayurveda
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Written by John Immel
Frequent bowel movements may be a sign your bowels are irritated. You may also experience frequent bowel movements before a stressful event, such as performing in front of a large group.
The ideal stool resembles a banana in size and shape, with a deep brown color that it neither too light nor too dark.
Symptoms Tell A StoryThe first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
3+ bowel movements a day indicates one or more of the following doshas and qualities are imbalanced:
Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.
Stage of Disease: 1 - Affecting DigestionIf you have symptoms in this category, your body is sending you a warning sign. Ayurveda recommends paying careful, close attention to correct these warning signs before they weaken your body's resistance.
Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for 3+ bowel movements a day.
The following herbal actions and effects have been traditionally suggested for '3+ bowel movements a day'.
|Apple (cooked)||Apple (raw)|
|Poppy Seed||Rose Petals|
|Strong hunger||Stool in mushy pieces mixed with liquid|
|Strong/frequently thirsty||Soft Stool|
|Voiding large quantity of stool||Yellow stool|
|Malabsorption||Colic / spasm / cramping|
|Diarrhea quickly after eating||Anal Itching|
|Stool thick mud||Indigestion / Upset stomach|
|Food allergy||Frequent Nausea|
|Foul odorous stool||Undigested food in stool|
|Burning abdominal pain||Nervous stomach / butterflies|
|Sharp abdominal pain||Worms / Tropical / Parasites|
|Celiac Disease||Dizzy / Light-headed|
|Discomfort in abdomen||Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)|
|Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces||Smelly Gas|
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