Joseph Weiss, M.D.
Joseph Weiss, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Gastroenterology
University of California, San Diego

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Joseph B. Weiss, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. Accepted to university at age fifteen, he attended the University of Michigan, University of Detroit, and Wayne State University. Reflecting his broad interests, he majored in Medieval English Literature, Astrophysics, and Invertebrate Zoology. Following his graduation from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine. Under the auspices of the World Health Organization and others, he has pursued interests in Tropical and International Medicine and Public Health with extended stays in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Subsequently completing a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, he has remained active on the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist and professional speaker. He has presented at international conferences and conventions, universities, medical schools, hospitals and medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, YPO/WPO, Bohemian Grove, Esalen Institute, Renaissance Weekend, Aspen Brain Forum, international destination spas & resorts, etc. Co-hosting a popular health care radio program on a major network affiliate in California showcased his skills as a communicator with a mellifluous voice.

"Joseph Weiss, M.D. has a gift for books that are uniquely informative and entertaining. Packed with knowledge that ranges from practical health and wellness insights to universal but rarely discussed topics, the books are a cornucopia of health information. Whether read for their potential life enhancing information, or purely for their fascinating entertainment value, the books are a delight to read cover to cover, or peruse at leisure. The books tastefully inform and entertain with just the right balance of science, medicine, humanity, and humor. The information gained will stimulate the reader to want to share their amazing new found knowledge with friends and family!"

Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™

AirVeda: Ancient & New Wisdom, Digestion & Gas, by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

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AirVeda: Ancient & New Wisdom, Digestion & Gas
AirVeda covers the remarkable advances in the understanding of digestive health and wellness. New information about the critical role of genomics, epigenetics, the gut microbiome, and the gut-brain-microbiome-diet axis are opening new avenues to optimal whole body health and wellness. An appreciation of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and other disciplines shows that they had advanced insights into the nature of the human body and the holistic approach. Although intestinal gas, basic bodily functions, and feces have been topics culturally suppressed, knowledge and understanding are needed to achieve and maintain optimal health. This volume, and others in the series, provide an informative and entertaining in depth look at the amazing world of human health and digestion. The volume is authored by a physician and educator who is a specialist in gastroenterology. Written for the intelligent lay public, the medical and scientific terminology is translated into plain English. Extensive knowledge about the physiology and science of the fart, burp, and bloat often associated with the digestive process is clearly explained. It covers everything you ever wanted to know about farts and digestion, but were either too afraid or too embarrassed to ask.

Dr. Deepak Chopra comments:
"Dr. Joseph Weiss' book, AirVeda, provides an informative and entertaining approach to sharing insights about our digestive system and wellbeing by applying the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to everyday life."

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To Air is Human - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Intestinal Gas, by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

To Air is Human - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Intestinal Gas
To Air is Human is a uniquely informative, entertaining, and lavishly illustrated volume. Extensive knowledge about the physiology and science of the digestive process and intestinal gas is clearly explained by an expert in the field. It covers everything you ever wanted to know about the fart, burp, and bloat, but were too embarrassed to ask.

A companion volume, Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart, is a fascinating overview of the fart through the history, art, and literature of human society, from antiquity to the present day.

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Artsy Fartsy - Cultural History of the Fart by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Artsy Fartsy - Cultural History of the Fart
Artsy Fartsy, Cultural History of the Fart is a fascinating and factual overview of the common fart through human culture and history. The cough, sneeze, hiccup, stomach rumble, burp, belch, and other bodily sounds simply cannot compete with the notoriety of the fart. Whether encountered live and in person, or through the medium of literature, television, cinema, art, or music, it may leave a powerful and lingering memory.

The history of the fart in culture and society is a seldom told, but remarkable tale. The very same fart that has triggered wars and the deaths of thousands of innocents (see entry on Josephus Flavius) has also led to the laughter and entertainment of millions worldwide (see entry on Joseph Pujol and Cinematic Arts).

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The Scoop on Poop by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

The Scoop on Poop!
The Scoop on Poop! is a uniquely informative, tastefully entertaining, and well-illustrated volume that is full of it! The 'it' being a comprehensive and knowledgeable overview of all topics related to the remains of the digestive process. Whether you call it poop, feces, excrement, manure, dung, or by one of the more than one hundred euphemisms, shit happens, and it happens a lot! Tens of billions of pounds and kilograms of it or deposited every day by wild diversity of animal and microbial life. Humans alone contribute over three billion pounds a day, and only a small percentage of that is treated by a sewage system.

Whether you disdain it, or appreciate it, it is part of the human (and animal) experience. The purpose of this volume is to share rarely discussed, yet very important, knowledge about poop. The information ranges from the potentially life-saving to the sidesplitting descriptions of the eccentricities and peculiarities of human behavior. The wealth of information and trivia can sustain a long social conversation, or cut it short abruptly!

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You Don't Know Sh*t - Until You Read This Book by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

You Don't Know Sh*t - Until You Read This Book
You Don't Know Sh*t - Until You Read This Book has the identical content as The Scoop in Poop, the only difference being a 'cheekier' title for those who like a little more provocative reading or gift giving. The book is a uniquely informative, entertaining, illustrated volume that is full of it! The 'it' being information, knowledge, eccentricities, and peculiarities of the remains of the digestive process. Although these remains are more politely described as feces or excrement, it is more commonly and properly known as shit. The book covers everything you ever wanted to know about this primitive but most ubiquitous of subjects. We all generate it, carry it around with us in our bowels, and eliminate it on a regular basis.

Whether you disdain it or appreciate it, it is part of the human (and animal) experience. The purpose of this volume is to inform the reader that there is a lot more to know about shit, and that the information can be useful, possibly life saving, and downright entertaining. The trivia in this volume can sustain a long social conversation, or cut is short abruptly. After reading this volume you will have a newfound appreciation that the title may accurately reflect the state of knowledge of those who have not yet read the book.

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How Do You Doo?: Everybody Pees & Poops! by Nancy Cetel, M.D. and Joseph Weiss, M.D.

How Do You Doo?: Everybody Pees & Poops!
By Nancy Cetel, M.D. and Joseph Weiss, M.D.

A delightfully informative, entertaining, and colorfully illustrated volume with valuable practical insights on toilet training. Tasteful color photographs of animals answering the call of nature allows the child to understand that everybody does it! Additional informative relevant content to entertain the adult while the child is 'on the potty' is included.

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The Quest For Immortality: Advances in Vitality & Longevity by Danielle Weiss, M.D., Nancy Cetel, M.D., and Joseph Weiss, M.D.

The Quest for Immortality:
Advances in Vitality & Longevity
By Danielle Weiss, M.D., Nancy Cetel, M.D. and Joseph Weiss, M.D.

The Quest for Immortality, Advances in Vitality & Longevity provides an informative and enlightening overview of the revolutionary discoveries in the life sciences and medicine. Written in clear engaging language and richly illustrated, it allows for an understanding of the remarkable progress in a wide diversity of fields. From bioengineering and nanotechnology, to genomics, stem cells, and other disciplines, the advances are exceptional. While the traditional progress of modern medicine continues to enhance disease prevention and treatment, the secrets of vitality and longevity are finally being revealed.

 
Food for Thought: Brain, Gut, Microbes, Diet - DVD by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Food for Thought: Brain, Gut, Microbes, Diet
DVD by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

This newly released DVD, Food for Thought explains how the brain-gut-microbiome axis is revolutionizing our understanding of mental and physical health and wellness. The microbiome is the term used to describe the trillions of microbial organisms that normally live within and on our body. Science has revealed that humans are actually a super-organism and the microbiome is in continuous communication with the body. The microbiome and diet are intimately interconnected with human health and wellness.

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Expanded Full Blast Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Pocket Rocket Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Expanded Full Blast Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Pocket Rocket Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Expanded Full Blast Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Pocket Rocket Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Expanded Full Blast Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

Pocket Rocket Edition
The Fart Side Series by Joseph Weiss, M.D.
The Fart Side Series
by Joseph Weiss, M.D.

The Fart Side - Life is a Gas!
The Fart Side - Windbreaks!
The Fart Side - Bottoms Up!
The Fart Side - Blowing in the Wind!


The Fart Side! Series is an enjoyable and informative collection of tasteful hilarious cartoons, fascinating factoids, and obscure trivia that will entertain and enlighten. Combining the award winning talents of a master cartoonist and physician professor is proof that Laughter is the best medicine! Each Expanded Full Blast Edition is 122 pages with 60 full color original cartoons in a standard 6" x 9" format. The Pocket Rocket Edition is 96 pages with 45 full color original cartoons in a compact 5" x 7" format. The Pocket Rocket Edition is also a available as an e-book.

Read what others have to say:

5.0 out of 5 starsI don't think I have ever laughed so hard! Cracked me up...Should be a must read for everyone! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsHoly Sh@t this was funny. Buy the series!!! This was one of the most amusing (and educational) fun books I have ever read. I have now read the whole series and they have taken a prominent place in my (guess where?) library. Thank you Dr. Weiss. What's next? ~ Shelby S.

5.0 out of 5 starsA real motivator and great laugh to help me get up each morning and clear the air, room, car, airplane and blame the dog! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsNever knew that being educated could be so much fun. Great read, well done! ~ Peter R.

5.0 out of 5 starsOMG...stop!! I kept laughing and passing gas at the same time! This puts Far Side to shame...more educational and more entertaining. Hilarious and yet informative. This is an instant classic...someone will be using this book in a movie! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsLaughter is the best medicine and this book is the best! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsEveryone does it but nobody wants to admit it....Everything you ever wanted to know about farting but were afraid to ask. This delightful little book combines hilarious cartoons along with interesting scientific information, historical facts and obscure trivia about this bodily function. The cartoons and anecdotes will keep you laughing for a long time. I especially liked the story about President Reagan and Queen Elizabeth II. It was hilarious. ~ Linda W.

5.0 out of 5 starsVery funny (and I learned a lot). The perfect book to share with my grandson! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsEdutainment at its finest! What a breath of fresh air ;) ! This short but sweet book will leave your cheeks hurting from continuous laughter....and you will be all the smarter for it! When you can seamlessly combine education and humor, you know you have a keeper. Your friends and colleagues will be happy you shared this with them, and you will be remembered with a chuckle. Such a neat little gift, and source of edutainment! ~ Dawn C.

5.0 out of 5 starsCan't say enough...this book is not only funny, but I learned a lot too! We should make this a must read for our politicians! ~ Pete W.

5.0 out of 5 starsBlew me away. I can now say I have read the whole series and all are equally amusing and educational. GI Joe--you and Dan have done a great job. Keep it up. ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsIt's hard not to make fart jokes when reviewing this book. Actually, all four books in the series are terrific. I laughed till I .... ~ Judith K.

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat fun...great read...who knew passing gas could be educational! This should be a best seller! ~ PRW

5.0 out of 5 starsI wasn't sure what to expect when purchasing this book, but was pleasantly surprised to find a lighthearted and fun collection of cartoons and information. Gas has always proven funny to me, but here it was also enlightening! Between the clever single panel cartoons of Dan Reynolds and the uniquely fascinating information and trivia from Dr. Joseph Weiss, "The Fart Side" was a 'breeze' to read! ~ Jeremy L.

5.0 out of 5 starsAs a sailor, we're always looking for where the wind breaks, reading this great book I was passing the laughing gas like a hurricane! ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsHard to believe there are so many fart jokes. And all funny. Well worth buying. Does it mean I'm immature? ~ Anonymous

5.0 out of 5 starsWhen I was growing up fart was a four-letter word. Wish I had this very funny/smart/entertaining series all those years ago. ~ Judy K.

5.0 out of 5 starsFabulous and funny, what a break from today's news stream! Bruce B.

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