Friday, January 25, 2008

Coffee and poop

Elliot: My dad's coming in to town for a conference tomorrow.
Carla: You don't seem that stressed out.
Elliot: Well, I haven't pooed in six days.
J.D.: Twice this morning, and I haven't even had my coffee yet.
Elliot: You really pick odd things to brag about.
J.D.: I'm just saying, if I had to get three by lunch, I probably could.

Can I just say how much I love the tv show Scrubs? The show is pure genius. The best part is now Danielle even finds it funny (she has a crush on Turk) so we watch it together. How awesome that there are re-runs on every day!!

Anywho, I thought of it this morning as I drank my cup of Starbucks coffee and two sips in had to poop. It got me thinking about the re-run of Scrubs I saw the other night with the above quote(s). Then after laughing in my head...I began to ponder why does coffee make you have to poop? I researched on the Internet but could not come up with anything conclusive. The answers I saw were because its a diuretic and because it is a stimulant. Neither seemed to be backed up by much fact. So the question remains. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Until then, keep hitting the coffee pot to stay regular.


natesgirl3 said...

This is your sister...the reason coffee makes you poo is becuase the caffiene stimulates the peristolsis (the constant movement in your bowels) of your intestines. Caffiene stimulates all smooth muscle activity including your intestines. Does this help?! Ha ha i figured you knew all this but it was hilarious that no matter how old we get...poop is still so interesting. Love you!

jenora joy said...


What Chelsea was missing was the "insider" secret that I know. In an agreement made back in the 70's between Schultz and the CEO of Charmin, Starbucks began to add laxitives to their coffee... ha ha, obviously not the truth. However, I can say that working around coffee all of the time has allowed me to become a member of the 3+ daily category, if you know what I mean.