Squatting to Poop

Monday’s post on men’s health (sitting to urinate) tickled a little memory in the back of my mind of an article I had seen on Marksdailyapple.com about squatting to poop. Seeing as Wednesday are exercise blogs and squatting is an exercise I thought this would be a good seemingly-silly (although you’ll see it could really be causing problems) topic. Of course this makes sense, as we’ve looked at every other aspect of primal man. What do you do when you go camping? Yep you’ve got to squat in the woods to do your business. Not until the mid-19th century, did the phenomena of sitting toilets and wide-spread public plumbing become wide spread (before that only royals and disabled sat to go to the restroom). We’ve looked at the intestines and flora several time, but now it is time to check out the shit (literally) causing problems in the intestines/bowels. Mark points the reader to Nature’s Platform, and I too will take the time to say click the link to give credit for these pictures, and for a complete and detailed article on the benefits of Squatting to poop. They point out some of the problems that arise from today’s ‘advances’ in sanitation:

  • Appendicitis
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Prostate disorders

Most importantly is a list of 7 benefits:

  1. It makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This lessens the risk of stagnation that can contribute to appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer
  2. Protects nerves responsible for the prostate, bladder and uterus, by preventing them from stretching out
  3. Seals off the valve connecting the colon and small intestine (ileocecal) that modern sitting can promote leaking of
  4. Relaxes a muscle (puborectalis) that chokes the rectum to maintain continence
  5. It allows you to use your thighs to help the colon and prevent straining (helping here too then with hernias)
  6. Effective and non-invasive treatment of hemorrhoids
  7. For pregnant women it takes pressure off the uterus

Just check out these pictures, I mean it’s kind of awesome. Just another way to live as simply as possible. If you are truly interested and want to combine today’s sanitary advances with old world customs, check out squattypotty.com.



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One Response to Squatting to Poop

  1. Gail Amidei says:

    Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. ,

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