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How and where are Faeces made?

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How and where are Faeces made?

By the time Chyme enters the Cecum via the one way Ileocecal valve, most of the water has been absorbed by the small intestine.
However, there is still a large amount of water present in the content arriving into the Cecum. Re-absorption of this water from the content by the ascending colon and transverse colon by the churning, mixing and kneading action of the colon by the haustral contractions and slow peristaltic movement results in a mass that contains water that is retained only by the bacteria, mucus, dead cells and insoluble fibre present in the faecal mass.
The dead cells, Bacteria and mucus bind together the insoluble fibre, inorganic salts and other food debris to make stool.
The consistency of the final product depends on the proportion of each component present, which in turn may depend on the diet and strength of the intestinal muscles that knead the stool into form.  Up to 60% of the stool may be composed of Bacterial cells.

This means that stool form and consistency is governed largely by the presence in the diet of food for the bacteria and the presence of suitable or desirable species of Bacteria in the Colon.

This is the soluble fibre and resistant starch that human enzymes cannot digest and is available for consumption or fermentation by the resident bacteria. These bacteria feed upon the undigested material and increase in numbers, contributing to the formation of stool.
The movement of the faecal mass from the Cecum is upwards into the ascending colon and towards the transverse colon and into the sigmoid colon.
The upward movement of faeces is limited by gravity when standing.
When one is lying down or asleep in the horizontal position, movement towards the ascending colon is not impeded by gravity and is more productive, resulting in the Orthocolic reflex and evacuation in the morning on rising, for most people.

 

How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat. The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.