Incomplete emptying of the bowel
The Dangers of too much fibre, Failure to complete the job in hand
Some people find that they are able to start the process of defecation and feel unable to finish the job.
This is a very common complaint among men and is usually due the creation of a stool that is soft and pasty.
Initiating a bowel movement is not a problem because of the soft consistency of the stool and the whole process is finished within a few seconds.
However, this wet, soft and pasty stool has the habit of breaking or flaking half way out of the anal canal and is often found attached to the perianal skin, refusing to fall off.
Often, more soft faecal matter is left inside the rectum.
This gives one the feeling of “unfinished business” or rectal fullness.
This inevitably results in voluntary STRAINING in order to dislodge the offending material.
The wet consistency of the stool means that repeated wiping is necessary to clean up and can cause friction burn and anal itch from retained faeces near the anus.
It is better to use a wet wipe or better still wash using water in this situation.
Complete rectal elimination can only be achieved if the rectum is filled with a Solid, Bulky, firm and Soft stool that can distend the wall of the rectum to initiate the contraction wave in the colon and rectum necessary for expulsion. This wave should be strong enough to initiate and complete evacuation when the posture adopted helps to create a clear passage for stool to pass and compression forces within the abdominal cavity.
There should be no need for STRAINING to complete evacuation. If the stool consistency is SOFT, FIRM, SOLID, BULKY and SLIMY gravity will play the major role in aiding the elimination process. The momentum created by the bit of FIRM and well bound stool out of the anal canal will literally drag the other bit out.
Fibre plays an important part in the formation of stool but too much soluble fibre in the diet can result in the formation of a stool that has too soft a consistency. A proper balance of SOLUBLE and INSOLUBLE fibre is necessary to achieve a stool of the perfect consistency.
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.