Colon Mug -Colon Gift - Colon and CoffeeWake up and smell the colon! We all know coffee ☕️ helps us poop, but we still don't know exactly why. A 1990 study published in gastroenterology journal Gut (yes, our new favorite mag!) showed that coffee produced a "gastrocolonic response" -- aka 💩 -- in some people. However, we still don't know what exactly in coffee is sending us running for the bathroom 🚽. Could it be: 1. Caffeine (unclear because decaf can also get your bowels moving) or 2. Gastrin? Coffee stimulates the release of this stomach hormone, which tells you when you're hungry and also gets those bowels going, or 3. Something else? Coffee acts on the stomach lining and small intestine. We don't know for sure, all we do know is, we sure do like our morning coffee and poop! P.S. You'll find that colon mug at our print-on-demand shop and that cuddly colon plush here.

Here are colon care tips in five easy-to-digest chunks! 🚽💩

Need a daily reminder to tend to your intestines? Get a colon care pillow!

 

Intestines and poop -- always together, inseparable besties forever!!!! Or... at least until you go to the bathroom. 💩

How much poop do our intestines carry around every day? Your large intestine is a pretty awesome trash compactor -- it takes in 500 mL of indigestible food and turns it into 150 mL of feces. That's like turning a pint of liquid into a heaping half cup. Wow!

"I'd like to buy a bowel, Pat." No, for real, I actually really want a new bowel.
Happy Crohn's and Colitis Week to all you Intestinal Warriors out there!