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What did the early Victorians do when the raised toilet or WC was first introduced in the west?

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What did the early Victorians do when the raised toilet or WC was first introduced in the west?

Raised stools were available in Harrods of London to help try and mimic the natural squat posture that had been common before the introduction of the raised throne toilet.

Various devices are available to create a squat posture on an existing raised water closet. All homes in the west (including the US, UK, Canada, most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand) are equipped with a raised toilet and one cannot realistically expect people to remove these and replace them with a squat toilet even though this is the preferred type of toilet and posture to adopt for emptying the bowel as nature intended.
In addition, it is essential for Human beings to adopt the squat posture from childhood. It is nearly impossible for someone who has not used the squat posture from childhood to try and adopt this posture in adulthood. The special muscles or facets
involved in the ability to squat if not used regularly tend to atrophy and may not be useful or strong enough when needed in later life.

Most westerners have lost the ability to squat because of the fact that the muscles involved have not been used much or at all. People who practice squatting (as in the East) tend to use these muscles regularly and so avoid atrophy of these muscles.

Some people suggest that physically squatting on top of the modern raised toilet seat or on top of a raised platform that fits over a regular toilet seat is sufficient to create the squat posture for easy and complete evacuation of the bowel.
However, you cannot do this if the ability to squat at all is not there in the first place due to the failure of the muscles involved.
Most people in the west are not able to squat on the ground for more than a few seconds, never-mind on the edge of the toilet seat or raised platform for a few minutes!
A lot of practice is required in order for a person who has not adopted this posture naturally throughout life to begin to squat again.

The Best option that will cause minimal disruption and require no athletic ability is to mimic the squat posture while sitting comfortably on your raised toilet seat using the SquattLooStool.

 

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.