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Gut motility and bowel function
What is peristalsis and mass waves
Gut motility and transit time
Colonic Motility
How to manipulate gut motility


The Gastrointestinal tract is made up of a long muscular tube with hollow, cavernous segments in parts.
The tube serves as a food processing unit and a pathway for the conversion and delivery of nutrients from the environment into the blood stream.
Food entering the system is converted to its basic principles so that it can be absorbed through the wall of the tract and made available to the body for use as fuel, nutrition, tissue repair and growth.

Partly processed and processed food particles are propelled towards the exit called the Anus by a process called peristalsis.
Different foods are converted into nutrients which are delivered and absorbed along this pathway until no more digestion can take place.
The indigestible “waste” is delivered into the Cecum, which forms the beginning of the large intestine, for the formation of “faeces” or “stool” that can be evacuated by the body.

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.