You can turn your poop darker by eating blueberries and black beans but that won't solve your problem. High calprotectin means you have bowel inflammation. Stronger medication than whatever you're currently taking would probably help.
You’re right I have noticed that about
black beans and blueberries. And it doesn’t really solve the problem.
Bile is what causes the stool to darken. It can not have the opportunity to darken if moving too quickly. However even when my digestion is slow, it still won’t be brown. This tells me that there is an issue purely upstream from the colon. My hypothesis is that the small intestine microbial balance isn’t right, causing bile reabsorption to not happen. Or that even earlier upstream, the gallbladder/liver is not producing enough bile and/or not ejecting it into the small intestine in sufficient quantity.
I think an anti inflammatory would maybe reduce inflammation (maybe) but would likely not solve this upstream issue. By the time food enters the colon, it should have already been treated by the bile, darkened, and the bile is reabsorbed and recycled.
Since the stool is light colored, in my understanding, there is still bile or fat in the stool, so some sort of that bile/fat absorption process was hindered.
I know that when my liver/gallbladder is working better (there are times this is the case), my upper GI symptoms disappear and my stool is much better quality and dark. So therefore, my hypothesis is that there is an issue upstream from the colon, where food is not being delivered into the colon in a satisfactory condition for it to be processed there, and it is likely irritating the colon.
Therefore, an anti-inflammatory will never solve the issue.