The Squatty Potty: A Treatment for Constipation and Other Hush Hushes

By on June 30, 2014

As soon as I saw the Squatty Potty I ordered three of them without batting an eye. I am well aware of the benefits of squatting for birthing and evacuation. (Evacuation is just a nice Southern word for #2). It turns out that Western civilization has been pooping wrong for too long. According to scientists at the Stanford University Pelvic Floor Clinic, we’re meant to squat not sit when we go to the bathroom. In fact they not only suggest it but REQUIRE it for patients with colon issues. When you use the restroom and sit at a 90 degree angle you actually keep your rectum partially blocked by the puborectalis muscle. When you squat you release the pinch from your rectum allowing for the proper flow of “things”…

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Your body may not take to the new position right away. It can take two weeks for your body to adjust to the new position. Once it does adjust you will be in optimal evacuation position and you will be doing your body a serious favor. When your plumbing works you can help fight off diseases like Colitis, Colon Cancer, IBS, Constipation, Gas, Bloating, Hemorrhoids, and other Hush Hushes.

How does the squatty potty work?

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I wish I could tell you that everyone in my house was excited as I but that wouldn’t be true. Both of my boys looked at me in disgust and my husband decided we should call them anything but “Squatty Pottys”. Reluctantly they all agreed to try the Squatty Potty out of love, not desire. My husband’s first experience was less than stellar. He said the position cut off his circulation but it turns out he wasn’t leaning forward in a full squat. My son said it was fine but didn’t want to share more than that. I on the other hand enjoyed it from the start. I don’t have a miraculous 8 pound weight loss story like some nor can I say it changed my life but I can unequivocally tell you that I finished feeling completely done.

Now ladies with all this talk about poo I have to tell you that my favorite part of my Squatty Potty is using it to go #1. After the birth of my son I felt like I was constantly going to the bathroom. My bladder always felt a little full and on occasion irritated. When I am at home and able to use my Squatty Potty I notice a marked reduction in the amount of visits to the bathroom. Not to be crude but my urine flow is stronger when using the SP and it feels so good.

What are the potential benefits of squatting?

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  • Relief from Constipation
  • Relief from hemorrhoids
  • Better colon health possibly preventing things like colon cancer and diseases
  • More effective and complete bowel movements (I can vouch for this one)
  • Possible effective in preventing colitis
  • May Help Prevent Pelvic Floor Issues
  • More effective bladder elimination (I can also vouch for this one)
  • Relief from IBS
  • Relief from Bloating

How does the Squatty Potty naturally relieve constipation?

In addition to adding a healthy diet and exercise anyone experiencing colon related ailments should test out the Squatty Potty. According to the experts at Squatty Potty. The 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.

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