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This condition is so common in the populations of the west that everyone over the age of 50 years is expected to be suffering from it even though they may not present any symptoms.

It is a condition rarely encountered among the populations that adopt the Squat posture for evacuation of the bowel.

Diverticular disease is a common condition among the populations that have adopted a western lifestyle. (Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe).
Diverticulosis usually appears after the age of 30 and becomes more common with age.

Nutrients from digested food are absorbed into the body from the large surface of the small intestine.
What is left is food matter that the human body is not able to process further. This matter consists of water, polysaccharides of plant origin, dietary fibre, resistant starches, Bacteria, Dead cells from the lining of the intestines and mucus.
These materials are processed by contractions of the large intestine and re-absorption of most of the water content into Stool. Rhythmic contractions of the muscles that make up the muscular tube called the colon propel the contents from the Cecum on the right side towards the Sigmoid colon and Rectum on the left side of the body.

The remnants of the digestive process of a western diet lacking in fibre leads to the formation of a rock hard stool that requires STRAINING to eliminate.

The sitting down posture adopted by the majority of people in the west only allows for the creation of a partial passage between the rectum and Anus and adds to the problem by requiring even more pressure to pass the rock hard stool.

This chronic situation and the associated repeated straining leads to elevated pressures within the colon.
These pressures cause weakening of the walls of the large intestine, particularly the Sigmoid colon.
The rectum is never affected. The result is balloon-like ruptures in the muscular wall and can be described as a “blow out” of the intestinal wall.
These balloons are called Diverticula and each thin walled sac or balloon is in continuous contact with the contents of the rest of the colon.

The weakest parts of the muscular wall of the intestine are the areas where blood vessels feeding the intestine enter from the outer surface.
As a result, the most common locations within the colon for these balloons are next to blood vessels.
Bleeding is often one of the most common symptoms of this condition. The thin inner lining of the wall bulges out through defects in the muscle layer and creates a bubble or balloon on the outer surface of the colon.
The formation of these balloons in the wall of the large intestine due to a build up of pressure may be compared to a puncture in the rubber tubing of a bicycle tyre. Pressures building up within the rubber tube lead to stress in some weak areas of the tubing. These areas will bulge out and eventually burst to cause a puncture.

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.



A suggested recipe that will help make a well formed stool and provide food for the friendly Bacteria in the Colon, allowing the local production of the health providing Butyric acid.

One RAW Potato............ wash, peel and dice the potato, make sure there are no GREEN or BLACK spots on the potato. You only need the white or yellow flesh. Choose a high starch content or Floury Potato for best results

One RAW Carrot peeled and diced

One Apple washed and diced (no need to peel)

One Beet Root, diced (not pickled—avoids Vinegar)

One small piece of Ginger root or half a teaspoonful of dried Ginger powder

Half a Lemon (peeled)

Half a Lime (peeled)

Liquidize the ingredients in a food processor. Add water or Fruit juice to thin down into a juice.

Drink one large Glassful daily.

This Raw Vegetable juice will introduce soluble fibre, Insoluble fibre and Resistant Starch without much effort into your diet and provide the ingredients that will lead to a healthier Colon.

Colon healthy optional extras you can add to the juice to fortify it with other health providing ingredients.

One tablespoon of Barley malt extract
One tablespoon of Inulin powder
One tablespoon of cracked Flax or Linseeds
One tablespoon of Chia seeds
One teaspoon of Basil seed
One tablespoon of Raw Potato Starch

Always add these ingredients to the COLD juice or Water.
Heat will destroy the health providing starch and fibre ingredients of the chosen materials.