Helping Your Family Understand Poop and Digestion
During my 50 years as a doctor, I have spent the most time discussing gut concerns with parents – what goes into the top end (food) and what comes out of the bottom end (poop).
There has been a surge of new research about the importance of dietary fibers, prebiotics, and probiotics, so I started looking more closely at the data. I quickly realized there was a big gap in the information available about digestion, especially how it relates to children, teens, and moms!
Martha and I decided it was time for parents to have a new resource to help them better understand issues related to digestion.
The result is Dr. Poo, The Scoop on Comfortable Poop. This clear, easy-to-review book is a teaching tool for parents and children, led by my imaginary partner in practice, Dr. Poo. As you go through this book and learn an important poo point, Dr. Poo will give you the “bottom line” to remember it. It covers:
- Constipation Cures
- Poo-Perfect Diet
- Poo-Friendly Fiber and Prebiotics
- Poo-Friendly Probiotics
- Regular Poo
- Baby Poo
- Toddler Poo
- You Poo
We hope this book will be an invaluable resource in your parenting library.
Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his “little patients” call him, has been advising busy parents on how to raise healthier families for over 40 years. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the world’s largest children’s hospital, where he was associate ward chief of the newborn intensive care unit before serving as the chief of pediatrics at Toronto Western Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. He has served as a professor of pediatrics at the University of Toronto, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California School of Medicine, and University of California: Irvine. As a father of 8 children, he coached Little League sports for 20 years, and together with his wife Martha has written more than 40 best-selling books and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. He serves as a health consultant for magazines, TV, radio and other media, and his AskDrSears.com website is one of the most popular health and parenting sites. Dr. Sears has appeared on over 100 television programs, including 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, Today, The View, and Dr. Phil, and was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in May 2012. He is noted for his science-made-simple-and-fun approach to family health.