DECODING STOOL BASED ON DOSHAS
by Harsh Shah on Sep 12, 2022
Ayurvedic Stool Analysis
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, Ayurveda recommends using your unique constitution otherwise known as your doshic picture of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha — to understand what a healthy poop is for you. Read to learn more about the three Ayurvedic doshas and their impact on your life.
Vata Dosha Stool Analysis
Vata dosha body types are governed by air, which means they are more prone to dry, sluggish bowel movements, constipation, and bloating. A healthy Vata stool will be gas-free, have a firm texture but not too hard, be dark brown, have little odor, and be eliminated through your digestive system once a day, usually within 2-3 hours of waking.
When the Vata is out of balance, the stool is dry and/or hard, may resemble rabbit droppings small, thin pellets, occurs irregularly, causes gas before and during elimination, is darker almost black, and smells foul. Vata may have the impression that his or her bowel movement is incomplete.
Balancing Vata Stool
Consume plenty of water. Water is the most important factor in maintaining a healthy stool. Vata types are dry and prone to constipation because they are governed by air. As a result, stay hydrated throughout the day and keep a glass of water next to your bed at night.
Have food as medicine, Your body will thrive when it has the nutrients it requires to function properly based on your unique constitution. Eat foods that are as close to their natural state as possible local, whole foods are best, and avoid anything that has been overly processed and contains chemicals, harmful additives, and preservatives.
Pitta Dosha Stool Analysis
Pitta dosha body types are governed by fire, which means they are more prone to digestive irritation or inflammation. A healthy Pitta stool will be brown-yellow, firm in texture, and have a mild odor. It will be passed twice a day, usually in the morning within an hour of waking and not the following coffee, and again after lunch.
When the Pitta is out of balance, the stool is loosely ranging from soft-serve consistency to watery and more frequent occurring more than twice a day, often urgent and causing bloating and gas, yellow-brown due to increased bile, may burn or be painful to eliminate, and has a strong odor.
Balancing Pitta Stool
Avoid heating foods: Chile, raw onion, garlic, and cayenne irritate the pitta dosha, which is already fiery. Eat cooling foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, rice, quinoa, and leafy greens to calm pitta. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol: Stimulants like caffeine and alcohol aggravate the pitta digestive system and should be avoided. Drink herbal teas and plenty of water instead.
Kapha Dosha Stool Analysis
Kapha dosha body types are governed by earth and water, which means they are more likely to have mucousy, sticky, difficult-to-clean poop. A healthy Kapha stool will be brown, odorless or possibly sweet, well-formed, complete, and passed once per day typically in the morning. When the Kapha is out of balance, the stool will be sticky, pale brown, or clay-colored indicating liver congestion and/or containing mucus, indicating an intestinal wall imbalance.
Balancing Kapha Stool
Avoid overeating: Because Kapha types have a slower digestive system, eating too much can cause them to become sluggish and backed up. Instead of overindulging, eat only when you are truly hungry, and avoid snacking in between meals. Rather than eating heavy foods like red meat, fried foods, dairy, and anything that is overly oily or fatty, which will cause lethargy and slow digestion, opt for light, warm, airy foods that are appropriately spiced, which will stimulate digestion. Cooked fruits and vegetables, for example.
The stool is not the end, but rather the beginning of feeling your best. The digestive tract is where good health begins. Take a moment each time you go to the bathroom to examine your feces. This simple practice will assist you in identifying warning signs your body is sending you, and we can assist you in addressing them early on. Digesting, assimilation and elimination are essential for feeling good and staying healthy.
You can consult your family doctor first, or you can contact our Health Expert or connect us at +919867667699 to obtain the most accurate diagnosis to obtain the most accurate diagnosis. To be sure, stool analysis with Ayurveda is fascinating, but it is only one assessment tool AADAR can use to help you feel your best. Consider the insights gained when developing a daily plan for you that takes the tongue, stool, pee, sweat, hair, and so on into account.