Concerned and backed-up asks:
I was recently informed of a 'health product', if you will which I
quote, was supposed to result in "humungous shits!". I expirienced nothing of this nature, so far... So tell me anyone if you have heard of kefir. If you have expirienced its phenomenon let me know. I am a regular shitter-at least once a day, and since ingesting this product about 4 days ago, I have taken no more than 3 measly shits. (okay, one was normal size, but nothing to write home about) anyways...this product is not to cause diarrhea or anything of the like. It is just supposed to make you have really big shits. so here i am waiting..if i could just shit the size i used to i would be happy. But now my cats shit is bigger than mine.
concerned and backed-up
Dear Concerned and Backed Up,
Kefir is basically a cultured bacterial product that also contains yeast. It is beneficial to the person using it because of the colonization of the good bacteria in the digestive system that results from the consumption of this stuff.
Kefir is intended for long-term continued use to promote a healthy environment in the digestive system. Like other health food supplements, the benefits from using them appear over a period of time, not overnight.
It is not intended to be used as a "colon cleansing" product.
In fact, the makers of this product recommend that before a person even begins to consume the kefir, that they first use some kind of colon cleansing product that is intended specifically for that purpose. In order for the bacteria in the kefir to be able to take up residence in the digestive tract, the intestines must be clear of any build-up.
It sounds as though you may have stopped yourself up with this stuff since you did not go through a cleansing process before taking the kefir. You should get some "colon blow", or some TNT or something and blow all that shit out of there and start all over.
Thanks for asking Motherload!
Motherload is a Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.