Let’s talk about poop

Lincoln log, dirt, shit, turd, doo-doo, dropping, dung, excrement, excreta, ordure, poop, scat, slops, soil, waste, dookie, scheisse, poo-poo, brownies. – I know… all embarrassing words that mean poop.

Disgusting, right?


I closely watch my poop for signs of poor health. I find our bodies are WAY better at helping us watch our health than any physician.

Poop includes waste products that are eliminated from our body. It may include undigested food particles, bacteria, salts, and other substances.

Apparently, our poop comes in 7 basic “types”. And there is even a scientific definition of our bowel movements…

Specifically, the Bristol stool scale (a.k.a. the Bristol stool chart, Bristol stool form scale, or BSF scale) help us diagnose our wellbeing.

Type 1 is several hard lumps. This might warn us about being constipated.

Type 2 is lumpy and sausage like. This might indicate slight constipation.

Type 3 is a sausage shape with cracks in the surface. This is known as normal.

Type 4 looks like a snake. This is normal and healthy.

Type 5 is soft blobs with clear-cut edges. This might indicate that our diet is low in fiber.

Type 6 has a mushy consistency with ragged edges. This might indicate that our body is inflamed.

Type 7 has a liquid consistency (a.k.a. diarrhea). This might indicate that we are dehydrated and/or inflamed.

Quite frankly, I do not use any stool scales to figure out my health.

Instead, I prefer the “wipe test”. That is, if my second wipe is clean, I am in good health. Thus, more than 2 wipes are a sign of bad health.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post – it is all about pee.

SHOCKING: cholesterol is good for us (no matter what doctors say)

On this blog, I talk a lot about cholesterol myths.

Because once we understand that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, we can make better health choices.

Uffe Ravnskov (an independent researcher who pays for his research with his own money) wrote this nifty post dispelling the myths of cholesterol.

Here is a quick summary of his findings on the truth about cholesterol:

People with high cholesterol live the longest.

Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals.

High or low levels of good and bad cholesterol have nothing to do with heart disease.

Our body produces three to four times more cholesterol than we eat. So dietary cholesterol has almost no influence on whether we get heart disease.

Scientific studies show there is no evidence that too much animal fat and cholesterol in the diet promotes atherosclerosis or heart attacks.

Neither heart mortality or total mortality has been improved with cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Fact: modern cholesterol-lowering drugs disturb the functions of the muscles, the heart and the brain. Even worse, pregnant women taking statins may give birth to children with malformations more severe than those seen after thalidomide.

Many scientific journals ignore these facts and continue to push lies about cholesterol causing heart disease.

The media and press are complicit in covering up the truth about cholesterol. Why? Because drug companies are usually their biggest advertiser.

Punchline: The healthiest people I know enjoy a diet focused only on eating nutrient-dense foods. And these foods are (usually) high in cholesterol. I never count calories or fret about foods high in dietary cholesterol. And I am in the best shape of my life right now.

Should we ban air conditioning here in the USA

This article in the Washington Post claims Europeans want us good people of the USA to turn off our air conditioning

And I quote (which is now behind a paywall… click here for an archive version):

… Many Europeans visiting the U.S. frequently complain about the “freezing cold” temperatures inside buses or hotels. American tourists on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, however, have been left stunned by Europeans’ ability to cope with heat, even at work spaces or in their private homes.

Cool: divide and conquer at its finest.

And then there is this nonsense:

The U.S. has been the world’s leader in air-conditioning ever since, and it’s not a leadership Americans should necessarily be proud of. According to Stan Cox, a researcher who has spent years studying indoor climate controlling, the United States consumes more energy for air conditioning than any other country. In many parts of the world, a lack in economic development might be to blame for a widespread absence of air-conditioning at the moment. However, that doesn’t explain why even most Europeans ridicule Americans for their love of cooling and lack of heat tolerance.

This is more propaganda to make us feel guilty about global warming/climate change/geo-engineering… which is nothing more than an Al Gore, hidden tax on us. Question: how will a tax-collection scheme go to fight global warming? Ridiculous.

Reading this crap just inspired me. I am protesting this garbage and will lower my air conditioner’s thermostat once the hot weather returns. I hope the sweat on my forehead will turn into face icicles in the middle of July!

Why in the world is our water supply chlorinated?

For some strange reason, water companies love to take highly toxic chemicals and force it into our water supply under the guise of health benefits.

For example, sodium fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate is added to “help fight cavities”. Yet, there are no scientific studies proving this wild claim. In fact, there are lots of correlated evidence that fluoride causes Fluorosis. Dental fluorosis is the appearance of faint white lines, streaks or pitting of our teeth – like this:


And I saved the best part for last: The Lancet Neurology… one of the most prestigious medical publications on the planet confirms that fluoride is a neurotoxin.

Another toxic chemical added to our water supply is chlorine. We are told it is needed to “kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans.” And this might be true…

But ozone is a much better solution. Ozone has greater disinfection effectiveness against bacteria and viruses compared to chlorination. Adding ozone to our water supply does not add chemicals to the water. And ozone ends a wide variety of inorganic, organic and microbiological problems and taste and odor problems.