|Not everyone's favourite view of our insides|
The workings of the human digestive system have always been a somewhat embarrassing topic (until one gets older and we are all in the same boat). So approaching the topic with humor is obviously the way to go. I've just listened to the author Mary Roach, who writes books about popular science, being interviewed on the radio. Her latest offering is entitled : "Gulp" and its about, I gather, how to keep oneself 'regular' amongst other related things. We should live in constant appreciation of our marvelous digestive systems, she says. In fact "we should give a round of applause to the human rectum!" which functions perfectly well if we treat its needs with respect and 'go' immediately we feel the urge, preferably at the same time each day. The author mentions that she was born when her father was 65 (good for him), and that the mood of their household was 'somewhat bowel dependent'. This was a hilarious interview (BBC Woman's World, some time this week). Apparently, titles of the author's previous books include: "Stiff" (death) and "Bonk" (self-explanatory). I am sure they are just as entertaining with much sage advice.