Yes you read it right! Today’s’ topic is all about pooping, we all do it! We are all experts in our own way, as we all have done it every day of our whole lives. I’ve discovered the best way to do it and I’m excited to share this recent breakthrough with all of you! I know this is too much information (TMI) but believe me what you are about to read will change the way you ELIMINATE!
It appears that the best way to take care of your business in the toilet is to…. SQUAT! So the people in the province and most of our Asian neighbors have been doing it right all along! All the while we were busy doing our thing using a “western type toilet” sitting on it much as we would on any straight backed chair!
I never realized there was any other way to do it! Now don’t think of me in a weird way; I don’t hop on our toilet seat, squat and do my thing. Apparently there is such a thing called SQUATTY POTTY!! It’s a step stool you use when you poop that puts you in a natural squatting position so you can BEST do number two! It’s a sturdy, custom-designed stool that allows for full squatting and semi-squat seated positions on our existing toilets. And, when it’s not in use, it slides conveniently out of the way under the toilet.
This video says it all!! :)
|My very own throne and "FILIPINIZED" pooping stool! You can find step stools like this in any local mall. :)|
Research shows the following advantages of the squatting posture
· Squatting helps in Un-kinking your rectum taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode.
· Reduced straining and decreased pressure in the anal and rectal veins.
· Easier elimination and efficiency - complete emptying of the bowel.
· Squatting reduces the time required to do our business and has numerous health benefits.
· A non invasive treatment for hemorrhoids; most will heal without relapse when this posture is adopted for bowel movements.
· Making elimination faster, easier and more complete will help to prevent colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
· Protects the nerves of the pelvic floor from becoming stretched and damaged (FLAT TUMMY anyone?)
· Seals the ileocecal valve preventing leakage into the small intestine.
· Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the colon to maintain continence.
· Prevents hernias, diverticulitis and pelvic organ prolapse by using the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining.
· For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus and helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.
The one and only drawback in using a "magic stool" to squat and poop; I look totally weird and it feels really weird at first but I got used to it. Do try it out, you’ve got nothing to lose except loads of poop hehe! :) As they say POOP SMARTER not HARDER!!
SIDE NOTE: Please don't think of me when you try SQUATTING with your very own "magic stool" I wouldn't want that hehe.. but do let me know how it turns out! :)