The causes of discolored bowel movement

Just like in the case of yellow stools, discolored bowel movement usually indicates a serious problem with the liver function. Considered one of the symptoms for hepatitis, discolored stools require immediate medical investigation. If hepatitis is the cause of the bowel changes, then it will be accompanied by dark red urine and jaundice, as a general rule. A bowel infection or a severe change in diet could also explain the discoloration of the stool.

Detoxification and discolored bowel movement

The food that goes through all the stages of normal digestion should be completely processed when reaching the bowel and result in a brown stool. If you follow a detoxification program, the digestion will be accelerated and some of the organic matter will be still present in the waste. A discolored bowel movement could therefore indicate that the food is moving very fast through the digestive tract. For such cases, the discoloration is temporary and will soon disappear when the cleansing is complete.

How to prevent the appearance of discolored bowel movement

By keeping an eye open on the health of your colon, you may avoid the risks of various diseases that include discolored stool among their common symptoms. Remember that there is a close connection between stool discoloration, mucus and white chunks that accompany bowel movement occasionally. Therefore, it is  of paramount importance that you avoid the toxin accumulation and stick to a healthy green diet.