Monday, July 13, 2009
TO SQUAT OR NOT??
Sorry if I offend anyone with this post, but having lived with Crohn's disease my whole life, I thought I needed to share this.
The unnatural sitting position for using the toilet has become the norm in western society only during the last 160 years, since the non-ergonomic sit-down toilet was invented. Victorian attitudes towards ‘toilet issues’ are as old as the ‘throne’ itself and get in the way of preventing disease.
Seven Advantages of Squatting
Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent "fecal stagnation," a prime factor in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged.
Securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine.
Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence.
Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse.
A highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research.
For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.
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My Lillipad will be here soon, I will update you on my progress =D