Constipation Relief and Prevention
Squatty Potty toilet foot stool helps relieve and prevent constipation
Squatty Potty Helps Relieve and Prevent Constipation!
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What is constipation?
• a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels.
• a high level of constraint or restriction; a pronounced lack of ease.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines constipation as having fewer than three bowel movements per seven days. According to the NIH about four million Americans suffer from constipation.
Are you one of these people? Do you know someone who is?
Am I constipated?One of the biggest obstacles to your success may be not realizing you’re constipated in the first place.
The bowel is the body’s main elimination organ, yet amongst many Americans today, this central elimination system is compromised, as evidenced by high rates of constipation. The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 4 million Americans have constipation, defined as having a bowel movement less than three times per week. Yet, when you consider that most experts believe that it is normal for the body to eliminate after each meal (three times a day), the prevalence of constipation may be much higher.
Constipation Health AffectsChronic constipation can cause all sorts of health complications, from hemorrhoids to fecal impaction to dull skin. Many people also experience related symptoms such as headaches and back pain, which accompany the constipation.
None of this is pleasant, but from the standpoint of detoxification, constipation is one of the largest barriers to the efficient elimination of accumulated toxins. If stool sits inside the colon too long without being eliminated, the toxins contained within may be circulated back into the blood. Furthermore, stools that are held up from being eliminated may generate even more toxins. The bacteria implicated in constipation emit their own wastes, which must be eliminated. With chronic constipation, good bacteria may die off as harmful bacteria flourishes and their toxins may damage the colon, causing further stagnancy.*
Constipation is not only uncomfortable, but also has long term damaging effects on the colon. One of the processes that happens in the colon is the extraction of water. The colon is constantly extracting water from it’s contents transforming the liquid wastes to solid. As a result, if elimination is not regular and complete, too much water is extracted causing the wastes to become too dry and then cemented to the walls of the colon.
*from "The Curative Kitchen" by Susan Smith Jones, PhD.
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Squatting Toilet Posture Helps You Eliminate BetterDid you know that humans are designed to squat to eliminate?
Let’s review the mechanics of going to the bathroom. People can control when they defecate, to some extent, by contracting or releasing the anal sphincter. But that muscle can’t maintain continence on its own. The body also relies on a bend in the rectum (where feces is stored), and the anus (where feces comes out). When we’re standing or sitting the bend, called the anorectal angle, is kinked which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps the feces inside. The sitting posture actually keeps us in ‘continence mode’. This makes elimination difficult and incomplete, creating the need to STRAIN.
Optimal elimination is achieved in the natural squat position when the puborectalis muscle relaxes, allowing the anorectal angle to straighten, resulting in easier defecation.
The Squatty Potty toilet stool is recommended by doctors as the #1 way to help you go #2. It helps to reduce the risk of toxic build-up of fecal matter left in your colon; reduce straining and decrease the pressure in the anal and rectal veins; heal or prevent hemorrhoids; and make it easier for elimination and efficiency to empty the bowel.
Here's How Proper Toilet Posture Relieves Constipation
Squatting toilet posture helps relieve and prevent constipation in four ways:
1. In the squatting position, gravity does most of the work. The weight of the torso presses against the thighs and naturally compresses the colon. Gentle pressure from the diaphragm supplements the force of gravity.
2. Squatting relaxes the puborectalis muscle, allowing the anorectal angle to straighten and the bowel to empty completely.
3. Squatting lifts the sigmoid colon to unlock the "kink" at the entrance to the rectum. This kink also helps prevent incontinence, by taking some of the pressure off the puborectalis muscle.
4. The colon is equipped with an inlet valve (the ileocecal valve) and an outlet valve (the puborectalis muscle). Squatting simultaneously closes the inlet valve, to keep the small intestine clean, and opens the outlet valve, to allow wastes to pass freely. The sitting position defeats the purpose of both valves, making elimination difficult and incomplete, and soiling the small intestine.
No Drugs. No Doctors. No Worries.
We Say - "No More Constipation!"The NIH estimates Americans also spend about $75 million a year on laxatives to relieve constipation.
We think we should go back to our "squatting" roots and listen to our bodies.
Let's do what makes us feel good!
Instead of resorting to using over-the-counter laxatives that can become a habit and spending all that cash - how about creating a healthy digestive system?
Squatty Potty is the natural solution that puts you in the PROPER TOILET POSTURE for optimal elimination. And when you need a little extra help, try adding Good Move! Colon Care to your routine.
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Squatty Potty Testimonials
"The squatty potty has changed my families life, especially my daughters. She is 10 and used to struggle with constipation so badly that she couldn't go for two or three days. Well the squatty potty has changed all that. She now (easily) goes on a daily basis and couldn't be happier. She absolutely loves the squatty potty! We ALL love it. It makes a huge difference in how much faster and easier bowel movements become. My daughter was afraid to go to camp this year because she didn't know how she was going to survive without her squatty potty. Thank you Edwards family, from the bottom of our hearts... and our bottoms. :)"
- Jodie S.
"I purchased the plastic squatty potty a month ago and ever since it has been a breeze to use the restroom. Before I would be constipated and would get hemorrhoids now and then. The first day of using squatty potty it worked instantly! I can't go without my squatty potty and it will be with me for LIFE!"
"I love my squatty potty! I've had it now for 2 weeks and it has made a world of difference to my bathrooms habits. I had chronic constipation for years now and have tried numerous pills, powders and changing my diet but to no avail. Thank you for a wonderful product."
- Sandy L