At the Paleo Summit I believe it was Dr. Allison Siebecker, a Naturopathic Doctor, that stated your poop should float in the toilet. This is one indicator that it's healthy.
My poop sinks and has been my entire life for as long as I can remember. It will once in a while float.
Does your poop float or sink? Is either way ok or should it really float?
I want to know the truth!
Most people who tell you what your poop should be doing are woefully misguided. Unlike me, of course, who knows a thing or two about poop...
The vegetarian propagandists are fond of saying that poop should float. Namely, because a plant-based diet will lend itself to long, fluffy, frequent poops.
Meat-eaters like me will say the opposite. Dense, wrinkled poops that go "plop" and disappear forever are the apple of my eye...
Is this a specifically American question? I'm in New Zealand, and until I visited the States I couldn't ever make sense of it! Our toilets have a much different design; we have a small amount of water in the base of a narrower bowl, so there's very little opportunity/space for floating! Sorry Toad, not really an answer to your question, but I thought it was an interesting cross-cultural point to make ;).
After some eat, the end result will sink,
Along with that can be quite the stink.
Others can make it float,
earn the right to gloat.
A wise old man says, there is a link.
An undergrad nutrition professor in the mid 70s, said "sink and stink or float and gloat." I really don't remember if he taught SAD or otherwise. That long ago, it almost had to be less SAD than today. I don't have many sinkers, but they can be stinkers. I'm thinking fiber would cause floaters. Malabsorption can also cause floaters, but I would expect other symptoms.
sink i believe but i could be wrong, this website says floating poop is correlated with losing weight:
Anecdotaly, during healthy points in my life, my poop always sank. if your poop floats then it lacks density and either one of two things may be suggested but i could be wrong: A) the poop reflects that you absorbed most of the nutrients from your food in the last meal making it a light poop and a reflection of good nutritious food or an ability for your body to process that food B) your not eating much and your poop is weak son up the calories and see what happens but yeah i really don't know i just wanted to get my first answer on paleohacks out there but check the article since no one has replied to your post yet it may be a good start.
good luck in your inquiry
There can never be enough poop threads. Mine is buoyancy neutral, in that it neither sinks nor floats, it suspends in the middle. In Tibetan Buddhism this is the mark of an Enlightened One, which means I am blessed with eternal life and perfect knowledge of the entire universe.
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