International travel is rewarding and a great deal of fun, but sometimes it exacts a price. Activities we take for granted--eating, bathing, and going to the bathroom--can range from challenging to risky in unfamiliar territory. Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth knows plenty about these quandaries, having spent eleven years running health clinics and doing research in the Himalayas. In SHITTING PRETTY, she takes a humorous, sympathetic approach to one of the most basic human activities, interweaving anecdotes from fellow travelers with sensible tips and techniques for how to avoid diarrhea, parasites, and scary diseases such as malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis. Dr. Wilson-Howarth covers the basics of how to eat and drink safely, explains symptoms and cures, and also tells why gastrointestinal diseases--the traveler's most common complaint--occur. More than just a how-to (though it is that), SHITTING PRETTY aims to inspire the traveler to be adventurous and unashamed when dea! ling with foreign toilets, and to heed the fascination cultural lessons to be learned from the simple act of using the bathroom.


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Shitting Pretty:
(How To Stay Clean And Healthy While Traveling)
by Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth

Travelers' Tales Inc
May 7, 2000
ISBN #1885211473
208 pages
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