Is My Poop Normal?

Updated: Mar 14, 2020

Yes, I'm serious!

I always laugh that as a dietitian, we talk a lot about poop...

Yes, we really do... A LOT.

But one thing I love about helping nurses is that you get it!

I know this isn't something new for you either and that you too are often asking people about their BMs (bowl movements for anyone who might not know what that is).

Just a note, I started working on this blog post a while ago, yet with all the talk about toilet paper right now... it just felt like a good time to talk about poop. I mean, aren't we all in some way or another already?

Now, as a healthcare professional, I am going to guess you might already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health.

You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that "doesn't agree with you," or when you're super-nervous about something.

And what about fiber and water? If you’re not getting enough, it’ll probably show in your poop.

What about the all-important gut microbes? If they're not happy, it'll probably show in your poop.