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Different types of Motility influencing function

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Different types of Motility influencing function.

The term Motility is not one you come across in everyday conversation. It is used to describe the contraction and relaxation of muscles that make up the muscular tube of the gastrointestinal tract. The squeezing and propelling action generated by these contraction and relaxation provide the ability to churn, mix, knead and propel food during the digestive process and break it down into smaller particles to enhance absorption into the body.

The digestive tube is quite muscular and smooth muscle contractions and the resulting motility are important functions of the digestive process. The motility generated provides the ability of propulsion and mixing of food.

Contraction of the circular muscle is responsible for creating occlusion and movement of food particles through the gut. These contractions can be single contractions or a train of contractions and may create propagated or non propagated waves. The propagated waves may move backward and forward. The non propagated contractions may take place in isolated space along the GI tract and contribute to segmental contractions that help in digestion by facilitating mixing, churning and absorption. These segmental contractions do not contribute to the movement of intestinal contents.

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.