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What is an Anal Fissure?

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What is an Anal Fissure?

An anal fissure is a SPLIT or TEAR in the lining of the lower rectum or anal canal (ANUS).

The condition is quite common and creates real dread at the prospect of a bowel movement.

Even though the tear is only about 5mm long and 2 to 3 mm deep it can cause intense anal pain and sometimes bleeding during bowel movements.

During a bowel movement the passage of stool splits the tear apart and may cause fresh bleeding and intense, tearing pain. The aching and throbbing around the anal area can last for several hours.

What causes an Anal Fissure?

The main cause of anal fissures is due to the passing of LARGE and HARD stools during bowel movements and the associated STRAINING during the attempt to evacuate the bowel.

STRAINING to defecate can be avoided by including the correct foods and fluids to make a well formed stool and adopting the squat posture for elimination.

 

Rectal prolapse

This is the sliding down and protruding of the entire circumference of the rectum from the anal canal.
The symptoms of a minor mucosal rectal prolapse resemble those of haemorrhoids and may include the typical bright red bleeding, protrusion and mucus discharge.

Weakness in the structures that support the rectum and hold it in place (the pelvic floor muscles) is thought to be the main reason for a rectal prolapse.
For this reason, it is often seen in the elderly and explained away as age related muscle weakness.
When minor rectal prolapse is encountered in the young and generally fit person, the aggravating factor is often STRAINING during defecation.

Adopting the squat posture for defecation may help eliminate the need to strain and also prevent damage to the pelvic floor muscles that help keep the rectum where it belongs.

 

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.

 

 

 

A suggested recipe that will help make a well formed stool and provide food for the friendly Bacteria in the Colon, allowing the local production of the health providing Butyric acid.

One RAW Potato............ wash, peel and dice the potato, make sure there are no GREEN or BLACK spots on the potato. You only need the white or yellow flesh. Choose a high starch content or Floury Potato for best results

One RAW Carrot peeled and diced

One Apple washed and diced (no need to peel)

One Beet Root, diced (not pickled—avoids Vinegar)

One small piece of Ginger root or half a teaspoonful of dried Ginger powder

Half a Lemon (peeled)

Half a Lime (peeled)

Liquidize the ingredients in a food processor. Add water or Fruit juice to thin down into a juice.

Drink one large Glassful daily.



This Raw Vegetable juice will introduce soluble fibre, Insoluble fibre and Resistant Starch without much effort into your diet and provide the ingredients that will lead to a healthier Colon.

Colon healthy optional extras you can add to the juice to fortify it with other health providing ingredients.


One tablespoon of Barley malt extract
One tablespoon of Inulin powder
One tablespoon of cracked Flax or Linseeds
One tablespoon of Chia seeds
One teaspoon of Basil seed
One tablespoon of Raw Potato Starch

Always add these ingredients to the COLD juice or Water.
Heat will destroy the health providing starch and fibre ingredients of the chosen materials.