Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Shit Doesn't Stink

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By Raven Gypsy
Yup, I said it, My Shit doesn't stink.  Oh, but you think I'm lying?  Poop from a healthy individual actually doesn't have a strong odor, but due to our modern diet of fats, refined sugars, additives, preservatives, sterilization, and processing, our poop is now odoriferous, to say the least.  The good news is, there are a few things you can do about it.

Let's start with the easy solution - cover it up.  That's right, we love our junk food, admit it.  And if health and energy and weight loss and all those other good reasons to change your diet haven't worked, I'm not foolish enough to think that lessening the stink of your poop will really be the reason that pushes you over the edge.  However, commerical air freshing sprays and their ilk are ladden with toxic chemicals that really aren't safe to be inhaling and touching.  For some of us, the smells are more offensive then what they are covering up too.  In addition, did you know that many of the plug in air fresheners have been known to start house fires?  That is certainly one way to change the smell of your bathroom, but I wouldn't really call it an improvement!

Essential oils can provide a safe, natural and affordable solution.  A few drops of essential oil mixed with water in a spray bottle makes for a fantastic air freshing spray.  The best kept secret though, is to add a couple drops of oil directly to the toilet water, BEFORE, doing your business.  Sounds strange, I know!  But it really does work.  Just try it, it's the only way to believe me.

Bonus: Essential oil bottles are so small they can easily be carried in a purse or pocket or kept in a drawer at work.

Best Essential Oils to cover up the smell?  Strong ones, duh.  Eucalyptus, peppermint, wintergreen, and lemon are some good places to start.

TIP:  If you live somewhere with Mexican grocery stores, pure eucalyptus oil comes in huge bottles for way cheaper than the natural stores.

Strong odor in your stools is actually a sign of poorly digested food in a slow moving gut.  These factors lead to the growth of bacteria - smelly bacteria.

If you are one of those few people who are interested in preventative steps to improve the odor of your stool, then here are a few to get you started:
1. Chew your Food well.  Well chewed food is better digested.
2. RAW apple cider vinegar
3. Eat raw, unprocessed, natural foods
4. avoid liquids with meals
5. consume bitter herbs such as wormwood, fennel, or nettles infusions
6. avoid antacids
7. avoid artificial preservatives
8. avoid dairy and gluten (difficult to digest)