If you are familiar with the I Am Don Rogers website, you know that we tackle the hard questions that nobody else wants to talk about. The following is no exception as we track the journey from food to shit. (Originally titled, Shit About Shit.)
Did you know that the body holds between 2 and 8 lbs of shit travelling through your system at any one time?…….It is of course, a lot more in politicians and lawyers.
If you eat a healthy and balanced diet of nuts, figs and other roughage it’s closer to 2 lbs but I mean, really, who does that?
Lets average it at 5 pounds of shit in your body right now.
First of all, it’s no wonder that so many people have bad breath…. and B,…. how can I believe anything anybody says at any time when I know for a fact that they are all so full of shit.
Whew, that was a mouthful!!
The Long and Winding Road
The total time from food to shit for fruit and vegetables is about 12 to 24 hours, red meat can take as long as 72 hours. The journey of food has several stages, kind of like life, except that in life, shit can occur during the journey as well as at the end of it
The Digestive Tract
It usually takes between 6 to 8 hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. That is only the start of this important journey. If you are new, don’t worry, anybody can turn food into shit. You can just relax, knowing that all the good stuff, like protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and fats will be taken out of the food before the deuce is dropped.
Don’t sweat it. This is done automatically. All you have to do is eat and let nature and the digestive tract take care of the details. Just go about your business until you have to do your business and the whole internal, nutrient thing will look after itself.
Digestion is just food moving through the gastrointestinal tract. It’s just an assembly line in the bodies warehouse. The mouth chews and transfers the stuff to the small intestine. It mixes with digestive juices such as wine and beer which causes the food to break down into smaller pieces making it easier to puke. This comes in handy if you are a busy person (or a model) and don’t have time to wait for the whole process, life is wonderful.
The Gross Part
The muscles in the walls of our intestines move and (yuck) propel the food and liquid through our intestinal tract, (Think of a snake eating a child.) Our system is so disgusting! I don’t think we really need to know the details.
Intestines, esophagus, chyme, sphincter…..stop, I can’t handle any more of this. Just let the enzymes do their work. I don’t want to hear about the baby (I mean food) anymore.
Tonight, a delicious cheeseburger and tomorrow an enjoyable dump.
That’s all I really need to know.
Forget the details.