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The Squatty Potty
I’ve got to be joking right? I thought it was a joke until I saw 6500 reviews and 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Then I had to see what all the fuss was about.
So how does the Squatty Potty work?
The squatty potty is no joke it helps you eliminate faster and more complete by putting your body into a natural squatting position over your own toilet. Using the Squatty Potty during elimination will un-kink your colon taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode. Using the Squatty Potty will reduce straining and decrease the pressure. The reduction of straining will help to heal and prevent hemorrhoids. It is medically endorsed by multiple doctors, including Roger Siddoway, MD, FACG, and the science behind squatting is certified and backed by medical journals and clinical studies worldwide.
Pros about the Squatty Potty:
- Excellent for potty training. It provides them with a place to support their feet which helps to remove the fear of falling. They also don’t have a need to hold onto the dirty toilet seat for balance.
- Easy to clean.
- Discrete. Tucks neatly under your toilet. So it’s out of the way if not in use.
- Height options. The Squatty Potty has 2 sizes that work perfectly with ANY standard (14″”-15.5”) or comfort height (16″”-18”) toilet. If you are a new squatter, the 7” is a great place to start and if you are limber or consider yourself an advanced squatter, a 9″” Squatty Potty will work best.
Did you know the human body is designed to squat while eliminating?
There are specific muscles and organs in your body that are compromised when not in the full squatting position.
The Wester Toilet can cause these health issues:
- Painful Elimination
- Colon Disease
- Ineffective Elimination
- Urinary Infection
- Pelvic Floor Issues
Why is squatting beneficial during eleimination? Squatting relaxes the puborectalis muscle, allowing the anorectal angle to straighten and the bowel to empty completely. It 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. The colon is equipped with an inlet valve and an outlet valve. 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.
Now T.M.I. I had ALL the health issues that come with the Western toilet. Do I have them all from using the western toilet? No, most likely not. To be fair I have many health issues that can cause them. However, I do struggle with them and because I can always use all the help I can get to ease some pain and even if it did not work for me I figured I have 2 little ones that could at the very least benefit from the use while potty training, I decided to give it a try. Fast forward 1 month later and I can honestly say that it has been a big help. My pain has decreased tremendously, my legs no longer fall asleep while using the toilet, that alone is a huge help. I honestly have zero complaints and the other family members enjoy it as well.
How could you benefit from using the Squatty Potty?