According to Mayo Clinic, stools can be softened by a person eating high-fiber foods like fruits, oats, bran and vegetables. Eating whole-grain cereal and drinking additional fluids can also help to soften stools. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Some products that soften stool include Colace, Correctol, Ex-Lax and Fleet Sof-Lax, according to MedlinePlus. Combination products that soften stool include Gentlax S, Senokot S, Peri-Colace and Ex-Lax Gentle Strength. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Vegetables, fruits, high-fiber cereals and even certain spices can soften stool, reports Pelvic Exercises. Some fiber supplements can soften stool as well. Soft stool can be helped along by eating 25 to 30 grams of fiber... More » Food Food Facts

One natural treatment of constipation is the consumption of fiber, whether as a supplement, such as Citrucel or Metamucil, or by ingesting high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, according to Every... More »

For people with IBS constipation, vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grain breads, along with other high-fiber foods, are helpful, according to WebMD. For people with IBS diarrhea, foods with soluble fiber such as oats,... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Eating sand is not likely to be very harmful to a person unless he eats very large quantities of it, according to the medical experts at However, eating too much dirt may cause abdominal pain, diarrhea o... More »

According to the Mayo Clinic, excessive gas is caused by high-fiber foods, fiber supplements, carbonated drinks, chronic issues such as diabetes and an inflammatory bowel disease, swallowing more air than usual, constipa... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues