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What happens inside your body when you try to evacuate

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What happens inside your body when you try to evacuate, open or empty your bowels in any posture?

Three factors need to be addressed in order to evacuate the waste product s of digestion and Toxins from the body.

Before defecation can begin we need the Urge to go.
Trying to empty the bowel before you receive the urge to go will be futile and can only lead to unnecessary and unproductive and injurious straining and pushing.

Always wait for a strong urge to go and try not to ignore the urge for too long.

Gut motility plays a huge role in promoting elimination of waste products of digestion but we can make the actual process of defecation easier and strain free by physically manipulating the whole process by adopting the correct posture.

Step1

All the exits that are normally closed in order to maintain continence need to be aligned and opened to make the exit of a well formed stool easy and strain free.

Posture determines the angles at which the colon, rectum and anus align.

A clear and aligned passage between the colon, rectum and anal outlet needs to be created to allow the well formed stool to slide out of the opening without much straining or pushing and due to gravity alone.

Step 2

Once a clear path has been created, the contents of the sigmoid colon and rectum need to be expelled.

This can be achieved by various ways, some good and safe and others that can lead to excessive and unnatural pressures that may lead to problems, some that are apparent immediately and others that appear years later (in old age)

The muscles of the Diaphragm reside just above the transverse colon and contraction of this muscle can create pressures within the abdominal cavity and the colon. This is STRAINING.

The aim is to assist the passage of stool out of the anal canal by creating compression within the abdominal cavity so that faecal waste is SQUEEZED out towards the direction of the ascending Colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon and into the rectum and finally the anus and out of the body.

PUSHING should not be necessary.
Unnatural pressures created within the Abdominal cavity by STRAINING is known to cause damage to the pelvic floor muscles and nerves that control its function.

The easiest and most natural way of creating compression forces within the abdominal cavity and directly on the area where the Colon is located is to Squat.
When you squat, you raise your legs and thighs so that the thighs touch and press against your abdomen at a place where the Cecum and Sigmoid Colon are located. This creates gentle but very effective compression which aids in squeezing waste out.
Pressure on the Transverse colon by taking a few deep breaths is all that is needed then to move the waste out.

Step3

The last hurdle before stool can exit the anal canal is the final lock called the EXTERNAL ANAL SPHINCTER.
This is a muscle that is under conscious control and can be manipulated by thought. We contract the muscle to keep the lock shut when we want to ignore the urge to go because it may not be convenient. We relax the muscle to open the lock and allow the stool to pass when it is convenient to do so.

 

 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.