What is The Proper Way To Poop?
Do you think that you might be pooping wrong? However, the Western civilization is pooping wrong for years. According to the scientists at the Standford University Pelvic Floor Clinic, have opinions that the human bodies are not made for sitting but for squatting.
It all makes sense if you take a look at the history of the bathroom habits. The improper fecal elimination may be caused and the reason for inflammatory bowel disease, appendicitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, hernias and hemorrhoids.
It all may be caused by improper fecal elimination!
There is a research from 2003, where the researches in this study observed 28 people pooping in several positions: squatting, sitting on a high toilet and sitting on a lower one.
The results form the study are that pooping with squatting is much easier to do and it takes about a minute less.
According to the gastroenterologist Anish Sheth, MD, co – author of the books What’s Your Poo Telling You? And What’s My Pee Telling Me? – There is definitely some physiologic sense to squatting. Simply said, it straightens out the colon.
When we are standing, the colon (where all the waste is stored) gets pushed up against the puborecatis muscle, which stops the fecal continence until it is time for fecal elimination. Our muscle is only partially relaxed when we are sitting down, and with squatting it is fully relaxed, essentially straightening out the colon. That, eases the elimination pooping process, in turn.
According to the Bockus’s Gastroenterology, which is a standard medical text dating from 1964, “the posture for defecation is the squatting position, with the things fixed upon the abdomen.” This is the main reasons way our ancestors eliminated daily until the middle of the 19th century.
Health Benefits of Squatting:
- It prevents waste from entering into and contaminating the small intestine.
- The eliminations is made easier and faster.
- It protects the pelvic nerves and the pelvic floor which are responsible for the health of the prostate, sexuality and bladder control.
- It prevents stagnation of waste which can later lead to colon cancer.
- It protects the nerves responsible for controlling the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged.
- Squatting helps with a natural birth, for pregnant women. Squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when the women is using the toilet.