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Insoluble fibre

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Insoluble fibre

Insoluble fibre is made up from the cell walls of plant material. This type of fibre does not undergo much digestion in the human gastrointestinal tract and arrives intact into the colon for incorporation into faeces.

Insoluble fibre can absorb and retain water and fluids to swell up. The fibre, along with the water is incorporated into the faecal mass in the ascending colon by the kneading and churning action of the colon muscles and provides the resulting stool bulk.

Insoluble fibre tends to hold on to the water during the process of absorption of fluids by the colon. This makes for a soft and moist stool that is easy to pass.

The bulk created by the swelled up insoluble fibre distends the colonic wall and provides tone to exercise the muscles. Muscle tone is important to maintain colonic motility.
The bulky faecal mass is also responsible for distending the rectal wall to initiate the defecation reflex.

The retained water in the insoluble fibre adds weight to the stool and this weight provides momentum during the process of defecation. The momentum creates a drag on the exiting stool and allows gravity to finish the job by literally dragging the firm and well formed stool out of the anal canal without effort or straining once the defecation process has started.

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.