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The Squatting posture
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The Squatting posture

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About the Squatting posture
The Ideal Posture for Defecation
Toilet posture
Toileting posture
Emptying the bowel
Squatting-the ideal posture for moving the bowel

Quote from Dr Bernard Jensen:
"It is my sincere belief that one of the bowel's greatest enemies in civilized society is the ergonomic nightmare known as the (raised, sitting) toilet or john."

“I believe that it is very important to educate our children and future generations about the health hazards of the (raised, sitting) toilet. It is time to break the short-lived and ignorant  tradition of using the (raised, sitting) toilet by returning to the squatting posture. By adopting the squatting posture instead of sitting, we allow the bowel to resume its function as nature intended”


Most people in the west today tend to use the raised sitting toilet seat and are totally unaware that there is an alternative and natural posture for defecation or going to the loo.
These populations remain ignorant of the fact that the sitting toilet may be contributing to ill health.

The Squatting posture has been and still is to a large extent a natural posture for resting on the ground, washing ones clothes as well as body, preparing meals, sweeping and mopping the floor and most importantly, for the evacuation of the Bowel for the populations residing in Asia (India, China, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia) and Africa.
Certain European countries still use the squat toilet, including parts of France, Greece and Eastern European countries.

It is a fact of life that these populations do not generally suffer from medical conditions relating to the Gastro intestinal tract (Constipation, Haemorrhoids, Anal Fissures, medical conditions attributable to Straining, etc).

It is interesting to note that people who have emigrated from these parts of the world to the west and have been forced to adopt the sitting posture for evacuation tend to suffer from these ailments that are so common in western countries in Europe, USA and ,Australia .
This includes  those people who have been vegetarians all their lives proving that plant fibre is not the only factor that determines whether one will suffer from Gastro Intestinal problems.

Sadly, some affluent people in parts of India, Africa, and Japan have begun to adopt the sitting posture by installing the western raised toilet in their homes in the false belief that it is either more civilised or a superior posture to assume.

The human race has historically had to deal with the problem of human waste and different cultures and religions have adopted various methods of handling the issue of elimination and waste disposal.

Factors necessary for easy elimination of faecal waste or stool from the body:

1. A perfectly formed stool (Solid, Firm, Soft, Bulky and Slippery) which will slide out of the rectum and anal canal without flaking or breaking, with the aid of gravity and very little or no straining or pushing effort required.
This factor is addressed by including the correct types of plant foods that provide soluble and insoluble fibre in your diet and drinking sufficient amounts of water and fluids to keep the body hydrated at all times.

2. The creation of an open passage between the colon, rectum and anus so that there are no restrictions or kinks in the pathway of the passing stool.
This is achieved by adopting the squatting posture for emptying the bowel.

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.