So having Ulcerative Colitis, basically a pooping disease, I have spent a massive amount of my time in bathrooms and discussing what goes on during that time with any one who will listen. Even though I’m no GI doctor, I can tell you almost anything you are curious about in that department of the body.
Recently there’s been a lot of hum bug about “pooing properly”. And it seems that everyone’s immediate reaction is “How the hell am I supposed to be shitting?!” Well my response is, “It’s not really a ‘you HAVE to poo this way’ it’s just an easier alternative that we’ve been doing since the beginning of man. JUST POP A SQUAT! The squatting method has been used, and still is used literally all over the world. People do it around here when they go camping. I myself have done it on multiple occasions and to be honest it is a much better alternative. There’s less strain, less effort, less energy used, it is certainly the way to go when the old bowels start moving.
By now I hope you are imagining a human squatting on a toilet in Wal-Mart or some random bathroom in their home.
Yeah…That’s a weird image, my apologies but you get the picture. I can safely say that I have never squatted on a conventional toilet before because let’s be honest, that can get a little awkward or unsanitary what with putting your feet on the seat..or do you lift the seat? how do you not fall over? Lots of random questions but eureka I’ve got a solution 🙂
When you feel that urge, and you head to the bathroom, turn on the fan so no one hears anything strange… Don’t strain and push like you’re giving birth to something, simple solution….
LEAN BACK AGAINST THE TOILET SEAT! AND LET IT GO! LET IT GO! CAN’T HOLD IT BACK ANYMORE!
Most of the time when we poo, we want to lean forward and clench our stomachs, if it’s not a very happy poo, and we think that will help to speed the process along. IT ACTUALLY MAKES IT HARDER FOR YOUR WASTE TO COME OUT. The way our intestinal track and all those guts down there are positioned in the body it is naturally and medically better for you to be at an angle (squatting or leaning back) while getting rid of waste. When you lean forward the natural flow of your colon/rectum area is disrupted and bent at an unhappy angle for your body. Just taking a load of and reclining against the back of the toilet has become my new favorite alternative.
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SQUAT OR LEAN BACK NEXT TIME YOU POOP, RELAX ON THAT PORCELAIN THRONE, AND SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT IS.
You’ll never poop the same way again.
And if you like it so much, invest in a squatty potty (or make one yourself) those little things are a clever invention!
Some sources if you don’t believe me 😉