"Why do I see food in my stool?"
It's a question we get asked a lot.
There are simple answers to seeing undigested food in stool such as poor chewing and eating fast. And sometimes the food is tough to digest because it is very fibrous. For some of you the issue may be a temporary stomach "bug."
Other times, the causes are more problematic: Crohn's, Celiac Disease, enzyme deficiency, low stomach acid, lactose intolerance, IBS, etc.
Obviously, stomach acid and enzymes break down foods. When either is lacking in any way, food does not break down properly. These are two of the most common causes for seeing undigested foods in stool.
Autoimmune issues or inflammation of the gut lining can cause problems with digestion too.
If you are frequently seeing undigested food in your stool that is a sign you may have stomach problems. Your gut health protocol should address that. If it doesn't, the protocol isn't working. It does take time though. You can't expect to correct big problems in the gut in the first week.
Gut health protocols should improve stomach acid secretion, improve enzyme production, and decrease immune activation via cleaning out toxins and strengthening the gut barrier.
Check out our protocols here. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.