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  • #16
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    The first step in the poop arena is optimal pooping. Which means that the astronauts' diet consists of that which can be mostly processed by the body with little to no poop.
    AIUI, from purely a medical point of view, optimal pooping is roughly once per day. With low throughput, food in a pill, meals, the non-digested residue (and there’s always some) remains in the gut and soon becomes toxic.

    That, coupled with the inevitable chronic constipation, will make for a crew with sub-optimum efficiency and a less than sunny disposition

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Markus River View Post
      AIUI, from purely a medical point of view, optimal pooping is roughly once per day. With low throughput, food in a pill, meals, the non-digested residue (and there’s always some) remains in the gut and soon becomes toxic.

      That, coupled with the inevitable chronic constipation, will make for a crew with sub-optimum efficiency and a less than sunny disposition
      What you described is obviously not optimum if it results in an inefficient crew. Perhaps you're confusing "minimal" with "optimum".


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      • #18
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        What you described is obviously not optimum if it results in an inefficient crew. Perhaps you're confusing "minimal" with "optimum".
        Perhaps I didn’t express it clearly enough. It wouldn’t be the first time. From a medical standpoint, digestive throughput should be roughly once per day. This prevents the build up of toxic residues in the gut, which should always be avoided.

        Highly refined, low residue meals, of the kind that will reduce the volume of digestive throughput, and frequency of pooping, will necessarily slow the passage of toxic residue through the gut and quickly lead to sub-optimum crew performance.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Markus River View Post

          Perhaps I didn’t express it clearly enough. It wouldn’t be the first time. From a medical standpoint, digestive throughput should be roughly once per day. This prevents the build up of toxic residues in the gut, which should always be avoided.

          Highly refined, low residue meals, of the kind that will reduce the volume of digestive throughput, and frequency of pooping, will necessarily slow the passage of toxic residue through the gut and quickly lead to sub-optimum crew performance.
          I believe what is getting at is not how often but how much.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Markus River View Post
            Perhaps I didn’t express it clearly enough. It wouldn’t be the first time. From a medical standpoint, digestive throughput should be roughly once per day. This prevents the build up of toxic residues in the gut, which should always be avoided.
            For the average human. Astronauts are by no means "average humans", nor are they treated accordingly with regards to diet, and much research goes into that.

            Highly refined, low residue meals, of the kind that will reduce the volume of digestive throughput, and frequency of pooping, will necessarily slow the passage of toxic residue through the gut and quickly lead to sub-optimum crew performance.
            And the "optimum" would be a balance that takes that into consideration.

            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              And the "optimum" would be a balance that takes that into consideration.
              Agreed

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Markus River View Post

                Agreed
                So now we're poop buddies?
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #23
                  Aren't there organisms that can eat poop and then be eaten by something rlsr? Can you have an ecosystem in a spaceship? Wasn't there a biosphere experiment that failed?
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                    So now we're poop buddies?
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                      So now we're poop buddies?
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