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Evacuation and the process of Defecation
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Evacuation and the process of Defecation

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Evacuation and the process of Defecation

When we bear down to evacuate the bowel, the anal sphincter and pelvic floor muscles relax. This leads to the opening up of the anal canal and creation of a passage which permits faeces to pass under pressures created within the colon by muscular contractions. These contractions may be enhanced by pressures generated by conscious STRAINING of the abdominal muscles.
Ideally, straining should not be necessary if the stool is well formed and the whole process should be easy and pain free to initiate and completed within minutes.
The Squat posture for evacuation enhances the creation of an open passage between the rectum and the anus and also helps create intra abdominal pressures due to the compression of the thighs on to the abdominal wall where the Cecum and Sigmoid colon are located. This posture eliminates the need to strain.

It is not unusual for an individual to get a feeling of pleasure, general wellbeing or even elation after this comfortable emptying of the bowel.


For a lot of people the simple act of a visit to the bathroom to empty or move the bowels can be a trying and exhaustive experience filled with anxiety, stress and fear.

The whole process of defecation or emptying the bowel is a complex process that depends on several factors:
1.The simultaneous and timely creation of  propulsive forces within the colon by contraction of the muscles in the colon and rectum by normal reflexes as well as those created by adoption of the correct posture for defecation. A lot of people find it necessary to STRAIN to create these pressures.
2. The presence of a well formed stool in the sigmoid colon and Rectum.
3. Relaxation of the pelvic floor and Anal sphincter muscles by conscious thought and by adopting the squat posture helps to relax the puborectalis muscle and release its grip on the Anorectal junction to widen the Anorectal angle and create a clear path between the rectum and anus facilitating an easy exit of the stool.

Failure of the ability to completely empty the rectum may be due to one or more factors but the common denominator appears to be excessive STRAINING to eliminate all the faecal waste.
Some people are unable to start the process of defecation and others are unable to finish the job. More find that they suffer from a bit of both.

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.