The Perils of those toilet bleaching blocks by Philip Waldman D.O. FSCCO, Registered Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Rd, SW10
I apologise in advance for the subject matter of this and the next series of posts, but I hope you find what I have to say informative and useful informative! So onward we go into the depths of the toilet bowl.
My first musings are on my dislike for the toilet bleaching blocks, especially the ones that colour the water (blue or green are the options I think). Great for hygiene and anti-lime scale maybe but…. The reason for this is that the colour of your urine is an important tool in monitoring and maintaining your health. No more than a cursory glance is all that is required to assess the colour of your waters, but should you use one of these products you won’t be able to make use of this facility.
If the water in the toilet bowl is coloured or contains strong bleaching agents this will mask the colour of the urine you are passing. You should be drinking enough water such that you pass clear to slightly yellowish urine. Any darker than this indicates you aren’t drinking enough and is a very obvious and easy to follow system. On a more serious note, should you be passing any blood in your urine you won’t spot it. Unless you are passing a fair amount of blood you might not see it in the actual flow, instead you might spot a pinkish tinge to the water you have passed. Should you pass any blood in your water, or suspect it then please do get a urine test done asap to check this out.
If you have any questions about this then please do feel free to contact me. Otherwise I look forward to bringing you a series of posts on how to stay regular.