The Scoop on Poop!: Flush With Knowledge by Joseph WeissThe Scoop on Poop!: Flush With Knowledge by Joseph Weiss

The Scoop on Poop!: Flush With Knowledge

byJoseph Weiss

Paperback | June 15, 2016

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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!

Joseph B. Weiss, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. An autodidact and polymath, he was accepted to university at age fifteen and attended the University of Michigan, University of Detroit, and Wayne State University. Reflecting ...
Title:The Scoop on Poop!: Flush With KnowledgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.16 inPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:SmartAsk BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943760004

ISBN - 13:9781943760008


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

Editorial Reviews

Reviews"Dr. Joseph Weiss' books provide an informative and entertaining approach to sharing insights about our digestive system and wellbeing." Deepak Chopra, MD "Joseph Weiss, M.D. has a gift for books that are uniquely informative and entertaining. Packed with knowledge that ranges from practical health and wellness insights to universal but rarely discussed topics, the books are a cornucopia of health information. Whether read for their potential life enhancing information, or purely for their fascinating entertainment value, the books are a delight to read cover to cover, or peruse at leisure. The books tastefully inform and entertain with just the right balance of science, medicine, humanity, and humor. The information gained will stimulate the reader to want to share their amazing new found knowledge with friends and family!" Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™ Reviews on The Fart Side:Five Stars! - Edutainment at its finest: What a breath of fresh air ;) ! This short but sweet book will leave your cheeks hurting from continuous laughter....and you will be all the smarter for it! When you can seamlessly combine education and humor you know you have a keeper. Your friends and colleagues will be happy you shared this with them and you will be remembered with a chuckle. Such a neat little gift and source of edutainment!Five Star! – Buy the series! This was one of the most amusing (and educational) fun books I have ever read. I have now read the whole series and they have taken a prominent place in my (guess where?) library. Thank you Dr Weiss. What's next?Five Stars! - Never knew that being educated could be so much fun. Great read, well done!Five Stars! - Laughter is the best medicine and this book is the best!Five Stars! - Great fun...great read...who knew passing gas could be educational! This should be a best seller!Five Stars! - Can't say enough...this book is not only funny, but I learned a lot too! We should make this a must read for our politicians!Five Stars! - I wasn't sure what to expect when purchasing this book, but was pleasantly surprised to find a lighthearted and fun collection of cartoons and information. Gas has always proven funny to me, but here it was also enlightening! Between the clever single panel cartoons of Dan Reynolds and the uniquely fascinating information and trivia from Dr. Joseph Weiss, "The Fart Side" was a 'breeze' to read!Barnes & Reviews on The Fart Side:Five Stars! - Highly entertaining, well done, puts the fun back in passing gas! The way humour should be.Five Stars! - I don't think I have ever laughed so hard! Cracked me up......Should be a must read for everyone!Five Stars! - Education, the way it should be.....informative and entertaining. I made the mistake of reading this in a public place and laughing out loud......All I had to say is that it was a book on passing wind........everyone wanted a copy.Five Stars! - OMG...stop!! I kept laughing and passing gas at the same time! This puts The Far Side to shame....more educational and more entertaining. Hilarious and yet informative. This is an instant classic........someone will be using this book in a movie!