Inspired by this thread on “BM cycle time”, I want to know: What is the mechanism by which I can guarantee that I’ll take a nice big dump about 45 minutes after my two cups of strong coffee each morning?
I know: coffee is a diuretic. But what does that mean? Does the coffee somehow send my GI tract into peristaltic spasms? Does it somehow flip a switch that signals my large intestine to go for it?
With me, it’s a dramatic thing. I’ll be sitting in front of my computer, feeling like I’m a million miles away from my next BM, when all of a sudden, my bowels will assert themselves and I’ll want to sound a klaxon, because it’s gonna happen Real Soon Now. Actually, I’d like to own a klaxon just for that purpose, but that’s for another thread.
Somewhat related to the thread above, does that beautiful, dangerous mystery known as coffee somehow slide around the rest of the solid stuff and rocket towards my colon to smooth the way?
Just curious. I’d appreciate any answers, even those that cannot be cited – I think the paucity of information about this matter may be the result of conspiracies centered around the large coffee cartels.