Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out theother videos on bowel movements. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Bowel Movements: The Scoop on Poop and Poultry Paunch: Meat & Weight Gain.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on bowel movements. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Beachwalker

    Although I’m a vegetarian, I don’t have a BM everyday, Maybe every other day. And on the Bristol stool scale, I’m a type 4 when ever I do have a BM.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Bowel Movements: The Scoop on Poop!

  • Arroyon1975

    So Dr.Greger vegetarians have more BM than meat eaters is that true.

    • Epifurious

      watch/listen at  0:56.  vegetarians (especially vegans) have more BM than meat eaters

  • Epifurious

    i have 3-5 BM’s per day!!! vegan, 6 years and counting.  greatest thing i ever did for my body

    • carmen @Vegan_Nurse

      same here! (9 months vegan). love love LOVE it!

      • Lolatheblackdog

         amazing! i always thought i was “regular” with on average 5 or 6 bowl movements a week. when i went on a vegan diet i was shocked at having 3 a day!!!

  • bellybuttonblue

    I eat a spoonful of psyllium husk every day to enhance my bowel movement. I’ve read studies that it also has a cholesterol-lowering effect: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/2/472.short But this research was done in 2000. Have there been recent studies on psyllium? Are there any adverse effects? 

  • esther

    LOL!

  • tavit

    I proud to say that after I start eat vegan my BM increase from 1 time for 2-3 days to 2 times a day.