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What is sitting?

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What is sitting?

Sitting is a posture whereby the weight of the body is supported by the buttocks and the legs may be left to dangle on the side (as in young Children) as when sitting on a chair to dine, relax or work in the office,  or may be bent at the knees if sitting on the ground.

The ideal posture for Defecation is the full squat, which provides the abdominal muscles with the proper support during the expulsion process, as contrasted with the familiar “sitting on a chair” posture that is so commonly assumed on a standard raised water closet or toilet seat.

In the “sitting on a chair” posture the person trying to empty the bowel is essentially passive and unable to aid the body’s natural mechanism of evacuation.

It is possible by doubling over, folding the arms across the stomach and drawing the feet back on tip toes to assume a fair approximation of the desirable squat posture even on a standard raised toilet.

For most of Humanity (several thousand years) we humans have squatted to open our bowels for the most important function of eliminating wastes.
Even in the twenty first century we have billions of people on our planet who do not have the luxury (?) of owning a sit down toilet and so have to squat.(lucky them?)


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.