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Restrictive Clothing

Western clothing involves some form of under or outer garments-trousers, shorts, girdles, panty hose; etc that must be lowered around ones legs or else removed entirely during the process of defecation, depending on the posture adopted.

If merely lowered, as is customary with the raised toilet seat, these garments may be restrictive and interfere with the adoption of a properly balanced stance which involves spreading of the feet. Moreover, the clothing is in danger of being soiled.

The only satisfactory way to use the traditional form of hole-in the-floor squat closet is to remove all clothing below the waist.

The squat posture for enhancing the evacuation of the bowel involves adoption of the squatting posture either on the raised toilet seat or on a specially built hole in the ground squat toilet so prevalent in parts of Asia and Africa.

This generally involves a hole in the ground with raised steps on either side of the hole for the feet. Various adaptations of this approach are available in the orient.

We in the west have been programmed from childhood to adopt the un-natural posture of sitting on the raised toilet to open or move our bowels for evacuation of waste.
This posture is unnatural because in the sitting and standing postures our body is designed to maintain continence by closing off all the locks or Sphincters that control passage of food matter down the Gastro intestinal canal. i.e. Not allow the passage of faeces or stool out of the body in these postures.

The  purse string type of locks that control passage of matter down the elementary canal are called Sphincters and the rectum and anal area have muscles that make up these sphincters.
These Sphincters or locks are made up of muscle tissue which allows the opening and closing of the rectum and anus by relaxation and contraction of the sphincter muscles in a purse string type of action.
This action tends to separate one part of the canal from the other, helping to control the passage of food matter and waste.
In the sitting (and standing) posture the sphincter muscle is in a contracted state and does not allow an open path for bowel motion.
In order to move the bowel and pass stool in the sitting posture one needs to force open the closed locks and this requires STRAINING and PUSHING. This Pushing and Straining is made worse if the stool is not perfectly formed.

In the squatting posture the sphincter muscle in the rectum is relaxed and so releases its hold on the rectum and allows the creation of an open path towards the anus for the movement of stool. Because the path is open, very little if any straining or pushing is required to evacuate 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.