In about a million years our ancestors carried out the natural bodily functions in a squat. Only in recent times that the toilets have become commonplace. The first patent for a toilet was published in 1775 to a British watchmaker and many might consider your device one of the greatest inventions of modern times. It might have been a mistake instead?
have toilets contributed to GI Pena?
Could it be that our convenient bathrooms sitdown have created all sorts of common ailments of the digestive tract, including hemorrhoids, hiatal hernias, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and diverticulosis? A number of health professionals to proctologists gastroenterologists have proposed that sits instead of squatting may be contributing to these complications.
The bathroom is not a library
A lot of people like to hang out in the sink. They have a wide range of useful reading material and may have a surprisingly long period of time to read magazines, newspapers or watching their smart phones and answering email. But sitting on a toilet is an unnatural act for healthy elimination.
First, changes the angles of the lower digestive tract in unpleasant ways. Without getting too graphic, let’s consider the angle of the anal sphincter and anorectal. In a standing position upright, there are approximately 90 degree angle, which keeps everything where it belongs. Among our sphincter and this right angle, usually do not have accidents
When we sat on a standard toilet, the anorectal angle remains somewhat committed to about 100 degrees. But in a squat, straighten the angle to about 126 degrees, allowing faster, easier removal.
The test is Pooping in Time
An Israeli researcher Dov Sikirov actually tested this concept with 28 volunteers. The measure was the time it took to have a satisfying bowel movement while sitting in front of squatting. Squatters out the task in 51 seconds compared with caregivers, with an average of about 130 seconds. Dr. Sikirov concluded
“In conclusion, this study confirmed that the feeling of satisfactory bowel emptying in a sitting position defecation requires excessive effort compared expulsiva. squatting “
When people feel instead of squatting often have to struggle to overcome the restricted anorectal angle. That can lead to hemorrhoids and damage to the diaphragm, resulting in hiatal hernia. That’s the conclusion of gastroenterologist Stephen Sontag, MD, writing in Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine . It is described in detail and illustrated why this theory makes sense.
Dr. Sontag concludes that a diet low in fiber and chronic stress:
“(a) is the cause of more than 90 percent of GERD [gastroesophageal reflux disease] Stalking the Western world; (B) is a direct result of abandoning the popular practice around the world and squatting to socialize, eat and defecate; and (c) is our just reward for the adoption of high position sitting on chairs civilized and modern bathrooms. we recommend that Western civilization seriously consider returning to some of the practices bequeathed to us by our ancestors. “
Here is a link to text version full article Dr. Sontag
is squatting the solution to make you feel?
it is unlikely that many people have their retired baths and take to squat over a hole in the bathroom floor as is the practice in some other countries. The elderly and people with back problems and knee or muscle weakness in your legs will probably find themselves in extremely challenging squat.
Although it may not be as effective as traditional squat, the Squatty Potty device gives people an alternative that allows them to sit in a traditional toilet without straining your back, knees or legs. (In the spirit of full disclosure, the creators of the Squatty Potty not advertise on our radio show.)
When you visit the website Squatty Potty there are illustrations and Video to demonstrate the philosophy and strategy behind the Squatty potty. In essence, the anorectal angle is improved and reduces the pressure that builds up when people strain to poop
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We have no way to determine if our ancestors suffered hemorrhoids, hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease or diverticulosis. We know that a squatting improves the angle of the lower digestive tract and gets faster and more satisfying poop. We leave it to you to determine if you are prepared to alter your bathing habits in an attempt to improve their results.