The Scoop on Poop! Flush with Knowledge is a uniquely informative, tastefully entertaining, and well-illustrated volume that is a comprehensive and knowledgeable overview of all topics related to the remains of the digestive process. Easy to read and colorfully illustrated, the book can be opened at random to unique entries, or read cover to cover. Digestion, genomics, gut-brain-microbiome-diet axis, and poop are just some of the important topics covered that profoundly impact human health and wellness. Whether you call it poop, feces, excrement, manure, dung, or by one of the more than one hundred euphemisms, the proper Old English term is 'shyte' or 'shite'. Now using proper Modern English, shit happens, and it happens a lot! Tens of billions of pounds and kilograms are deposited every day by a wild diversity of animal and microbial life. Humans alone contribute over three billion pounds a day, and only a small percent of that is treated by a sewage system. Whether you disdain or appreciate it, it is part of the human (and animal) experience. The purpose of this volume is to share rarely discussed, yet important, knowledge about poop. The information ranges from the potentially life-saving to the sidesplitting eccentricities and peculiarities of human behavior. The wealth of information and trivia in this volume can sustain a long social conversation, or cut it short abruptly!
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About the Author
Dr. Weiss is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a Senior Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Double board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Weiss has over thirty years of clinical, administrative, and research experience. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Clinical Board of Governors of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and Chancellor's Associates of the University of California, San Diego
He is the author of more than ten books on health (www.smartaskbooks.com), and has had numerous papers published in prestigious national and international medical journals, as well as in the lay press. Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist and professional speaker member of the National Speakers Association, having given over two thousand presentations nationally and internationally. He has presented at universities, medical schools, hospitals and medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, YPO/WPO, Aspen Institute, Bohemian Grove, Esalen Institute, Renaissance Weekend, International Destination Spas & Resorts (Golden Door, Canyon Ranch, Rancho La Puerta), corporate events, etc. Co-hosting a popular health care radio program on a major network affiliate in Southern California showcased his skills as a communicator.
Combining a razor sharp intellect within a compassionate humanist, he is as comfortable with heads of state, celebrities, Nobel laureates, and CEO's as he is with the most menial of laborers and the unemployed. With a winsome and personable disposition, he can easily assume a contrarian viewpoint in order to engage and encourage discussion and exploration. Having experienced more than his fair share of both tragedy and the heights of success, his life view philosophy is well earned, knowledgeable, and insightful. A naturally gifted communicator, teacher, and student, sharing and expanding knowledge are an overarching passion. With a great sense of humor, he shares the deprecating story that he used to consider himself conceited, but with the development of an extraordinary degree of modesty, he is now absolutely perfect. Continuing as an inquisitive life-long student of everything, volunteer philanthropic and community activities, and world travel are just a few of the avocations he enjoyably pursues.
Table of Contents
Introduction 5 Digestion 8 Anal Canal 19 Anal Columns 22 Anal Expulsiveness 23 Anal Glands 24 Anal Glands, Musk 25 Anal Glands, Skunk 26 Anal Hygiene 27 Anal Hygiene, Toilet Contamination 40 Analingus 43 Anal Reflex 44 Anal Retentive 46 Anal Sex 50 Anal Sphincter, External 47 Anal Sphincter, Internal 48 Anal Stimulation 50 Anal Valves 51 Anal Wink 52 Anoscopy 52 Aroma, Feces 53 Asshole 75 Assume 75 Autointoxication 76 Barium Enema 76 Bashful Bowel 77 Bidet 78 Bismuth 80 Bowel 83 Bowel Management 83 Bowel Movement 84 Bowel Sounds 87 Bristol Stool Scale 87 Bullshit 88 Chamber Pot 89 Chickenshit 90 Close (Night) Stool 91 Coffee, Enema 160 Coffee, Kopi Luwak 277 Clyster 161 Colon 92, 285 Colonic Hydrotherapy, Proctoclysis 94 Colonography 95 Colonoscopy 98 Composting Toilet 102 Constipation 103 Constitutional 108 Continence, Fecal 108 Coprolith 113 Coprographia 115 Coprolalia 117 Coprology 118 Coprophagia 119 Coprophilia 128 Copropraxia 128 Defecation 129 Defecography 134 Dentate Line 135 Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) 136 Diarrhea 137 Dietary Fiber 144 Digestion 8, 148 Dung 155 Dung Beetle 155 Dung Fuel 157 Dysbiosis 223, 310 Encopresis 160 Enema 161 Enteric Nervous System 175, 241 Epigenetics 178 Eproctophilia 182 Evacuative Dysfunction 182 Excrement 183 Exercise 185 Fart 185 Fecal Continence 108 Fecal Impaction 188 Fecal Incontinence 191, 265 Fecalith 196 Fecal Occult Blood 196 Fecaloma 197 Fecal Oral Contamination Route 198 Fecal Transplant 200 Feces 201 Feces, Aroma 202 Feces, Density 214 Feces Waste Management 215 Fiber 144, 269 Flora, Gastrointestinal 223, 310 Gastrocolic Reflex 230 Gastroenteritis 231 Gastroenterology 232 Gastrointestinal Motility 232 Gastrointestinal Nervous System 175, 241 Genetics 177 Genome 177 Gong Farmer 241 Groom of the Stool 242 Guano 243 Gut-Brain-Microbiome-Food Axis 246 Gut Feeling 249 Gut Flora 223 Hemorrhoid 250 Honey Bucket & Honey Wagon 253 Horseshit 254 Hydrogen 256 Hydrogen Sulfide 258 Ileum 262 Incontinence, Fecal 191, 265 Indole 269 Insoluble Fiber 270 Intestinal Fortitude 273 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 273 Jejunum 275 Keriorrhea 276 Klismaphilia 277 Kopi Luwak Coffee 278 Lactose Intolerance 280 Large Bowel (Large Intestine) 285 Laxative 286 Laxative Abuse & Dependence 290 Levator Ani 291 Malabsorption & Maldigestion 293 Manure 295 Mass Movements 298 Meconium 298 Melena 299 Methane 300 Microbiome, Gut 223, 310 Mucoid Plaque 353 Mucus 355 Night Soil 356 Night Stool 357 Olestra 358 Orlistat 358 Outhouse 359 Panchagavya 360 Perineal Body 361 Peristalsis 361 Pit Toilet 364 Prebiotic 365 Probiotics 365 Proctology 368 Proctoscopy 368 Pruritis Ani 369 Pubococcygeus Muscle 370 Puborectalis Muscle 372 Rectal Bleeding 374 Rectal Examination 378 Rectum 380 Runner's Trots 381 Scatology 381 Scybalum 382 Septage (Septic Field & Tank) 382 Sewer 382 Shart 384 Shit 384 Shrimp Coprophagia 384 Shyster 385 Sigmoidoscopy 385 Skatole 386 Small Intestine 388 Steatorrhea 391 Stinkbug 392 Suppository 393 Toilet 393 Toilet Gods 395 Toilet Paper 27 Toilet (Potty) Training 395 Transverse Folds of Houston 399 Traveler's Diarrhea 399 Valsalva Maneuver 402 Villi 403 Afterword 406 Appendix A (Foreign Languages - Shit) 409 Appendix B (Euphemisms for Shit) 411 Index 415