Regular Bowel Movements

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Let’s talk about Waste Disposal, and no, I don’t mean arranging for someone to get rid of your husband. 😀

This blog is about Pooing and one of my best ever buys, the “Step and Go” or “Squatty Potty”.

My bowel movements have been hit and miss over the years due to several reasons.

One major reason is the number of diets I have been on.

I think I have done every diet known to man. I am a bit of an encyclopaedia when it comes to diets. If you want any information on a diet, then I am the one to ask for advice.

In fact, my best advice would be to sort your digestion out. (separate blog topic). Diets didn’t help my bowel movements that’s for sure.

Another reason is dehydration. For me this causes20141013_133127_ 

Constipation

Constipation can be debilitating.

Not only are you uncomfortable, it can lead to bloating, fatigue, heart burn, lower back pain and the list goes on.

The number of clients I see that believe it is normal to go to the toilet 2-3 times a week, or even less, is astonishing.

There is no way I could do that!

Sometimes, when things aren’t working well for me I might go 48hrs and then I feel terrible.

Just think, all that food (waste) that you haven’t gotten rid of is fermenting and rotting inside of you creating god knows what. YUK!

 

Squatting

So, to sort out my bowels movements, the first thing I started doing before my “great buy” was Squat.

I still do it.

If I have to bring on my daily bowel movement I squat for a few minutes. Sometimes before doing this I have a glass of warm water to help things along. It’s very effective, why not give it a try?

Squatting is the most natural posture to use for bowel evacuation.

Man, has always used the squatting position for resting, working and bowel movements. Small children instinctively squat to relieve themselves. You might think it strange because living in the West we are not taught to do this.

However, the human body was designed to function this way. Our ancestors performed their bodily functions squatting until the middle of the 19th century. Chair-like toilets had only been used by royalty. Then in the 1800’s, the throne-like water closet was invented. And the rest is history. From then on we were considered “Clean”.

The downside to this was our new posture for bowel evacuation. Sitting instead of squatting obstructs the waste passage through the colon. 

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Advantages of Squatting

By squatting you eliminate faster, easier and complete. No straining! Which seems to be very common. Constipation can also be avoided by switching to a squatting posture toilet.

Gravity does most of the work. Your body weight presses against your thighs and naturally compresses the colon.

For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using this type of toilet.

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Step and Go

Which now brings me to my  Step and Go

I like the name Squatty Potty which is another brand, but it is essentially the same product.

The height is important. It’s about 7”. When you sit on the loo you place your feet on either side of the bowl on the foot rests and it helps if you lean forward slightly. Things start shifting very quickly and before you know it you are 1kg lighter or there abouts.

It tucks under the toilet bowl when not in use so it doesn’t get in the way of a man having to stand up.

Since we have had this, my pooing experience is a pleasure.

No more waiting, and waiting.

No more straining.

No more feeling like there is still more to go.

Just a sense of satisfaction and ease.

I thoroughly recommend getting one of these. Even my husband loves it and he was sceptical. I don’t think they are expensive when you consider you will use it every day and you will feel much lighter and energised as a result of emptying your bowels properly. I wouldn’t be without mine.

Here is a Video about the Squatty Potty. It’s a bit wacky but you get the idea.

 

 

 

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