Material for the bathroom

“Farfrompoopin”? Sounds like a Swiss over-the-counter laxative! But (pun intended), it is something much better than just a temporary fix-it: it’s an excellent book about colon health!

Yeah, we know. Talking about one’s colon isn’t the sexiest of topics, and neither is the regularity (or maybe irregularity) of bowel movements, but when the poop hits the fan and it ain’t happening, what do you do? Who do you talk to about it? How does someone deal with a truly personal matter like this?

Fortunately, health educator Loree Taylor Jordan has created an easy question-and-answer style book that addresses all those many things that you might be too shy to talk to your friends or family about! Her approach is simple, direct, and best of all funny!

Who wants to read a dry overly-scientific book on health, anyway? It’s always great to be entertained and learn something, too!

So what’s the big deal? So what if you get constipated, or you only go once a week? Well, as the author puts it, it’s “your colon or your life!”

“Farfrompoopin” covers a wide range of topics that can address why your BMs matter and what you can do to help yourself, even if you don’t think you have any issues.

The Art of Mastication; Proper Food Combining; Intestinal Flora; Enzymes; Acid/Alkaline Balance; Cancer; Children, Nutrition, and Potty Talk; Nature’s Pharmacy; Body-Mind Connection. You may not know much about these, but you will be glad you do now!

At the very least, one should read the section on “Fluffy Floaters and Stinky Sinkies”—guaranteed laughs!

Everyone who has a colon (or part of one) should take a look through this book. Even if you try just one of the many suggestions contained within, your body will thank you for it! See you soon!

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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