Oprah's poop report
Oprah Winfrey is probably not aware of the impending release of Dave's book about poop, but she may very well be creating widespread societal demand for it just in time for the big event. Thanks to Oprah, Dave's book will most likely be flying off the shelves faster than toilet paper during a diarrhea epidemic.
Oprah has begun to have Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Turkish-American thoracic surgeon and author, appear on her show on a somewhat regular basis. The forty-six-year-old Ohio native performs about four hundred heart surgeries annually, and his book entitled You: The Owner's Manual is listed on the New York Times bestseller list. During the episode Oprah did with Dr. Oz concerning colon health, the doctor made reference to poop, explaining that a healthy person should be producing poop that is more or less "shaped like an S."
Just one mention of the word "poop" by a well-known celebrity on national television, it seemed, was all it took to break down the walls of embarrassment and fear and allow folks to inquire about issues regarding bodily functions that have concerned and intrigued them for years. Because once this little tidbit was released to the unsuspecting public, the result was a flood of emails to Harpo Productions from people wanting to know more about poop. So great was the demand for more answers, in fact, that Oprah devoted yesterday's show to answer some of the most common poop questions asked by viewers.
Among other "embarrassing questions," Oprah asked Dr. Oz about poop color, consistency, frequency, and the presence of blood in poop. There was even a query or two concerning the intensity of stink, or lack thereof. Dr. Oz gave answers to those questions in easy-to-understand language and also used several animations in order to help viewers "see" how poop is made and how things are supposed to work inside the body. He was able to provide an entertaining, yet very informative, presentation concerning poop and our health relative to it.
You've already heard it from me. Now hear it from Oprah and Dr. Oz.
- How long does it take food to digest?
- Why is poop brown?
- Why does poop smell?
- Why do I get diarrhea?
- Which way should I wipe?
- What causes farting and burping?
- Can I get an STD from a toilet seat?
Dave says: I was looking on Youtube to see if there were any clips of Oprah talking about poop. There weren't, but there was this response to Oprah's poop show by Jimmy Kimmel. "Find out once and for all: Where does Oprah's poop go?"