To 'Air' is Human: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Intestinal Gas by Joseph WeissTo 'Air' is Human: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Intestinal Gas by Joseph Weiss

To 'Air' is Human: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Intestinal Gas

byJoseph Weiss

Paperback | June 15, 2016

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"To 'Air' is Human, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Intestinal Gas" is a uniquely informative entertaining and well-illustrated volume. Extensive knowledge about the physiology and science of the digestive process and intestinal gas is clearly explained. It covers everything you ever wanted to know about the fart, burp, and bloat, but were too embarrassed to ask. Intestinal gas has been produced and released by virtually every human who has ever lived, yet very few people have been provided with the knowledge that can offer comfort and relief. This volume is overflowing with practical information, fascinating facts, surprising trivia, and tasteful humorous insight about this universal phenomenon. A companion volume "Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart", is a fascinating overview of the fart through the art, history, and literature of human society from antiquity to the present day. This is a seldom told but remarkable tale that informs, enlightens, and entertains. The last volume of the scatological trilogy is "The Scoop on Poop! Flush With Knowledge" This comprehensive and knowledgeable overview of the remains of the digestive process offers information that ranges from the potentially life-saving to the sidesplitting eccentricities and peculiarities of human nature. The wealth of valuable information and trivia in these volumes can sustain a long social conversation, or cut it short abruptly! Joseph Weiss, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF is Clinical Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous books including "Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart", "The Scoop on Poop! Flush With Knowledge" also published under the alternative title "You Don't Know Sh*t! Until You Read This Book", and the comprehensive resource volumes "Digestive Health & Disease, An Illustrated Encyclopedia on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Digestion and Nutrition". He is an award-winning international public speaker recognized for unique and engaging presentations that exemplify 'edutainment'.

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:To 'Air' is Human: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Intestinal GasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:SmartAsk BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943760020

ISBN - 13:9781943760022


Table of Contents

Activated Charcoal 8-10 Aerogel 10-14 Aerophagia (Air Swallowing) 14-26 Aerospace 26-32, 43-44 Air Enema 32-33 Air Fart 33-34 Air, Gas Composition 34-35 Air, Iatrogenic 35-36 Alpha Galactosidase 36-40 Atmospheric Pressure 41-53 Belch 58-59 (see Eructation) Bismuth 54-56 Brain Fart 56-57 Bubbles 57-58 (see Surface Tension, Simethicone) Butt Breathe 59-61 Carbonation 61-67 (see Carbon Dioxide) Carbon Dioxide 68-70 Carminative 70-73 Chili Con Carne 73-74 Crepitation Contest 74 Diet 75-79 Digestion 80-86 Distension (Bloat) 86-89 Elevator 44-45, 89 (see Atmospheric Pressure) Eructation (Burp, Belch) 90-95 Fart (Flatus) 95-100 Fart, Art 100-103 Fart, Diffusion 103-105 Fart, Etymology 105-109 Fart, Flammable 109-116 Fart, Frequency 116-118 Fart, Global Warming 118-121 Fart, History & Culture (Art, Music, Literature) 121-122 Fart, Non-Human 123-130 Fart, Smell (Aroma, Olfaction) 131-139 Fart, Social Standards 139-140 (see Fart, Survey) Fart, Sound (Acoustics, Auditory) 140-146 Fart, Speed (Velocity) 146-147 Fart, Survey 148-150 Fart, Therapeutic Options 150-157 Fart, Underwater 157-159 Fart, Vagina 159-160 Fart, Visual 160-161 Fart, Volume (Quantity) 161-163 Fart, Weight (Mass) 163 Fiber 163-167 Flatology 167 Flatulence 167 (see Fart) FODMAP Diet 167-168 Food Intolerance 169-172 Franklin, Benjamin 172-173 Fructose 173-176 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 176-178 Gastrointestinal Motility 178-186 Gastrointestinal Tract 187-194 Global Warming 195-196 Gluten 197 Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy 197-200 Gut Brain Microbiome Food Axis 200-203 Gut Fermentation Syndrome 203-204 Hiccup (Singultus) 280-281 High Altitude Living 45-47, 204-205 (see Atmospheric Pressure) Hydrogen 205-208 Hydrogen Sulfide 208-211 Ideal Gas Law 212-213 Intestinal Gas (see Distension, Eructation, & Fart) Intestinal Gas, Therapy 213-217 Irritable Bowel Syndrome 217-218 Lactase 219 Lactobacillus 219-220 Lactose 220-221 Lactose Intolerance 221-224 Le Pétomane 224-226 (see Air Enema) Methane 226-233 Microbiology 233-236 Microbiome 236-269 Mountain Climbing 48, 269-270 (see Atmospheric Pressure, Ideal Gas Laws) Nitrogen 270-271 Olestra 271-272 Orlistat 272-273 Oxygen 273-274 Personalized Medicine 274-275 Physics 275 Rumination Syndrome 276-277 Scuba Diving 48-52, 277-280 (see Atmospheric Pressure, Ideal Gas Laws) Simethicone 280-281 (see Bubbles, Surface Tension) Singultus (Hiccup, Hiccough) 281-283 Spelunking 52, 283-284 (see Atmospheric Pressure) Surface Tension 284-286 (see Bubbles, Simethicone) Underground Mines 52-53, 286 (see Atmospheric Pressure, Ideal Gas Laws) Whoopee Cushion 286-287 Yoga 287-292 Afterword 292-294 Appendix A: Colloquialism, Idiom, & Synonym of Fart 295-306 Appendix B: Fart in Foreign Languages 307-308

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 & 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!