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The Squatty Potty: Evolving Our Bowel Movement?

Who knew that a method that could be considered something that is primordial or archaic may actually benefit us all the more? The way we move our bowels may help improve our digestive system, especially the colon.

For their 27th wedding anniversary, the Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston gave his wife, Robin, a gift that promises “to give you the best poop of your life, guaranteed”.
The Squatty Potty is a wildly popular seven-inch-high plastic stool, designed by a devout Mormon and her son, which curves around the base of your loo. By propping your feet on it while you crap, you raise your knees above your hips.
From this semi-squat position, the centuries-old seated toilet is transformed into something more primordial, like a hole in the ground. The family that makes the Squatty Potty says this posture unfurls your colon and gives your faecal matter a clear run from your gut to the bowl, reducing bloating, constipation and the straining that causes haemorrhoids.

Read more on The Guardian.

(Image credit: Squatty Potty)


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