SquattyPotty Tao Bamboo
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Do you know what damage your toilet is doing to you?
The human body is anatomically designed to squat to poo, but our modern toilets force us to sit. You may not think that this is such a big problem, but actually it puts lots of unnecessary pressure on your rectum and pelvic floor, and can seriously harm your bowels. It's amazing isn't it, when we visit certain foreign countries that use 'foot print' toilets or squat toilets we think of them as less 'civilised' than our own! When you read on about how sitting on a Thomas Crapper style upright toilet affects your bowel, you will suddenly think very differently about those squatting toilets...
Our bodies have a natural continence mode that prevents us from having accidents. In this mode the puborectalis muscle chokes the rectum and holds faeces inside. It is only when we squat that this muscle relaxes, releases the rectum and our bodies change from continence mode to elimination mode.
Squatting is so natural - but we have become so 'civilised' with modern toilets that we are endangering our own health - call this progress?
When we sit, our body does not fully enter elimination mode, so when sat on the loo we end up straining to force the faeces past the puborectalis muscle. This puts our abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, and the blood vessels surrounding the rectum, under a great deal of pressure. Ultimately, excessive straining can lead to haemorrhoids, bladder weakness and, if the muscles become too damaged, incontinence.
Not only this, but when sitting to defecate we don’t usually manage to have a complete elimination, and faeces remains in our bowels which can cause a build-up. This prevents our bodies from being able to absorb all the necessary nutrients from our food.
Built-up faeces can also cause serious irritation and cause the lining of the bowel to become inflamed, and can even cause infection which can lead to bowel disease and appendicitis. So these are the hard facts - but how does it 'feel'?
When we are constipated or our bowel is full we feel miserable! We know that it affects us in so many ways, how we feel, our mood, sluggishness etc - so why not make a real change in the most natural way possible?
Make a pledge to your body and your your health - change your position to change your poo - with SquattyPotty it really works!
The only real solution to this problem is to change our toilet habits, or more specifically, the position we put our bodies in to sit. Squatting is essential for comfortable and complete bowel elimination, and SquattyPotty is the perfect aid.
Designed to lift your feet to the perfect height for that optimal squatting position, SquattyPotty allows you to enjoy the comfort of the sit-down toilet whilst allowing your body to enter full elimination mode and fully empty your bowels. It’s ideal for people with persistent constipation and painful haemorrhoids as it dramatically reduces the need to strain, and it’s also great for people with bowel-related health conditions who are recommended by their doctor to life their feet when using the loo.
However anyone and everyone will feel the health benefits of SquattyPotty. You’ll experience more complete defecation and feel more energetic as your bowels are clear and free of toxins. You’ll notice less bloating, keep bowel disease, haemorrhoids, constipation and appendicitis at bay, protect and even strengthen your pelvic floor and if you’re pregnant you’ll relieve pressure from your uterus when using the loo and prepare your body for a natural birth.
What size SquattyPotty do you need to buy today so you and your family feel better tomorrow?
The Tao Bamboo model of SquattyPotty is a stylish twist on the standard SquattyPotty Ecco. Just as durable and effective, the Tao Bamboo version fits in perfectly in modern bathrooms and is ergonomically designed to be stored beneath the bowl of your toilet. It is available in two sizes; 7 inches and 9 inches. If your toilet is particularly low to the ground, under 15 inches high, use the 7inch SquattyPotty and for toilets over 15 inches opt for the 9 inch model. Measure your toilet from floor to bowl with seat lifted up to determine its height.
Try SquattyPotty for yourself and have healthier, happier bowels.
To read more about the SquattyPotty Revolution take a look at our blog post, How Clean Are Your Bowels?