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The puborectalis muscle
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The puborectalis muscle

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The Puborectalis muscle

The puborectalis muscle is a muscle that contributes towards the maintenance of faecal continence.

This muscle is made up of skeletal muscle and its function can be manipulated by posture and conscious thought.
This muscle loops around the rectum like a sling, pulling the rectum forward to create a more acute angle between the rectum and the anal canal.
This is referred to as the ano-rectal angle. 

The posture you adopt for defecation affects the relaxation of the puborectalis muscle and can affect the ano-rectal angle.
Sitting allows creation of a partial opening whereas squatting allows a more open angle to create a straight and clear passage for stool to pass through the anal canal.


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.