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Squatting - Another Lesson From The East

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Enders is studying in Frankfurt for her medical doctorate in microbiology. She is utterly, charmingly obsessed with the gut, gut bacteria and poo. She writes and talks about her subject matter with such child-like enthusiasm, it’s infectious. And, yes, we have been pooing all wrong. Enders tells me about various studies that show that we do it more efficiently if we squat. This is because the closure mechanism of the gut is not designed to “open the hatch completely” when we’re sitting down or standing up: it’s like a kinked hose. Squatting is far more natural and puts less pressure on our bottoms. She says: “1.2 billion people around the world who squat have almost no incidence of diverticulosis and fewer problems with piles. We in the west, on the other hand, squeeze our gut tissue until it comes out of our bottoms.” Lovely.

 

But not to worry. Although you can climb on your toilet seat and squat (“It might be fun!”), we can iron out the kink by sitting with our feet on a little stool and leaning forward. The book even has a helpful drawing by Enders’ sister.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/18/truth-about-poo-doing-it-wrong-giulia-enders-squatting

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Just a warning, never squat ON your toilet seat, it can break and cause a very serious injury.

 

Something like this would be a simple solution, you sit as per usual, but put your feet on it, to get the angle right:

 

Squatty-Potty-Review-by-PaleoParents1.jp

 

http://www.squattypotty.co.uk

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it's more hygienic to have squatting toilets because one doesn't actually touch anything, and there are no corners and gaps and stuff where dirt can accumulate. It's basically a hole in the ground, and easier to hose down and clean.

But i did hear that it's more difficult for females to urinate, but i don't know much about that. A sister told me that once, because they don't have that awesome aim us guys have  ^_^  yes us guys are sooo awesome and cool! 

 

so anyway, i think the best solution would be to have both a squatting toilet and a 'normal' toilet i guess. i don't know .. W Allahu Aalam

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it's more hygienic to have squatting toilets because one doesn't actually touch anything, and there are no corners and gaps and stuff where dirt can accumulate. It's basically a hole in the ground, and easier to hose down and clean.

But i did hear that it's more difficult for females to urinate, but i don't know much about that. A sister told me that once, because they don't have that awesome aim us guys have ^_^ yes us guys are sooo awesome and cool!

so anyway, i think the best solution would be to have both a squatting toilet and a 'normal' toilet i guess. i don't know .. W Allahu Aalam

lol, good one

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