Beets and Toilet Humor

Okay, I was born and raised a New Jersey Italian, so at no point were beets part of my diet—until recently. Over the past month I’ve been eating beets at least a couple times a week. Why? Well to quote Dr. Fuhrman, “They are high in fiber and antioxidants compounds such as cartonoids and betacyanin, a powerful cancer protective agent found to inhibit cell mutations.”

But, there’s one thing about beets Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t tell you. To explain, I now present a recent email conversation I had with the good doctor:
Oh, and Joel, I just wanted to mention this, because I think its funny, lately I've been incorporating more beets into my diet. They're wonderful, but, they do have a tremendous coloring effect on one's evacuations—both varieties. This was quite a distressing realization for me. Let’s just say I uttered a few obscenities upon discovering this.
Sorry to be gross, but my sense of humor is generally in the toilet.
Dr. Fuhrman
Gerry, all of us long time health nuts, know that beets are a fun way to change the color of our pee and poop. Glad you are enjoying it too.
Here’s where I had a good idea. But I was too nervous to proceed without Dr. Fuhrman’s blessing.
Joel let me know how you feel about this. I'd love to make a post about beets using our little dialogue here, what do you think? I totally understand if you don't want to use it, the subject matter is a little grimy, but I think it’s very funny.
Get ready, Dr. Fuhrman’s response is just classic.
Dr. Fuhrman
I have no problem talking about pee and poop.
Who said doctor’s don’t have a sense of humor!
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