The way we poop could be contributing to issues like hemorrhoids, constipation, heart attacks, and more! The modern toilet requires us to change the position we use to evacuate our bowels, how could this be a good thing?
You may have assumed this would never be something you were thinking about and even now you may think it sounds crazy but this is true! How do you sit on the toilet? You know sitting on the toilet like shown in the photo below is actually sealing off your intestines natural passageway? Forcing poop out this way can lead to a plethora of health issues one being colon cancer.
When we poop we should be at a thirty-five degree, squatting so to speak. This is the position that allows nature to take its course. Why is it that we assume sitting on the toilet is more ‘civilized?’ Are we really that lazy? When you think about it we are the only ‘animals’ that actually sit to poop, while some people won’t think too intensely about that others see it as what it is. You can see below the rectum is much more strained when sitting than when squatting.
The benefits of squatting far outweigh the negatives of sitting. Of course, at this point it would not make much sense to convert every single toilet here in the US to be squatable but adding a stool or even a box to your bathroom may be what you need. Try doing what is shown in the picture below.
For more information on why you should be squatting to take a poop rather than sitting please take the time to watch the video below. (While it may seem a bit overly funny it makes some great points and recommends a fantastic product. We all need a squatty potty!) There is no reason as to why we should be straining our rectum to this extent. You only get one, don’t blow it!