Singing the praises or cursing in the places where you have to squat to eliminate
How's that saying go "YOU DON'T KNOW SQUAT" In this case most of us may not and it could have many of us ending up in a hospital sooner or later.Eliminating the problem may be as simple as doing just that "Squating"Squating is so natural that people the world over who know better do it .Unfortunately ignorance or vanity has caused most people in the west to sit on it rather than squat.Maybe it was because the toilet was invented by an Englishman by the name of Thomas Crapper that we all seen to think it's fashionable to sit rather than squat.Squating is associated with those who are not sophisticated enough to appreciate sitting as chairs were considered a luxury as few could afford one in the not to distant past. A chair or sitting was considered something nobility did and was a vain but much sought after vice.Whatever the case it has become part and parcel of everday life in the western culture.
The western traditional toilets bad points
There are two big problems with a seating toilet. (1) You're seating naked on a seat that has been used by who knows how many people. How many did not clean themselves properly when they bathe? How many have not bathed for 3 days. How many have skin diseases? How many people had previously urinated on the seat, and the urine dried, but the seat not washed? (2) If your butt cheeks are squished together, how can anything exit your anus easily? Hemorrhoids are much less common in developing countries that still use squat toilets.
The facts show that the colon does not completely evacuate when using a traditional western toilet where your body is in the seated position especially if your feet don't reach the floor.Having your feet hanging off the end of the toilet puts more pressure on your backside while at the same time making it harder to eliminate properly if that is in fact what you are doing in the seated position.I'm sure you noticed they don't make toilets custom tailored to each one of us.In fact a person with a very small backside could even fall into a toilet if they are not careful and a heavy person with a huge rump would barely fit on some toilet seats.I know there are elongated toilets in most public restrooms because of this fact ,,but there is still the issue of height off the floor and width for someone too small to fit properly without falling into one
Squating toilets bad points
If the stalls are "cleaned," they are simply hosed off, so the water mixes with the urine and the poo and you are walking on a wet sewer slippery surface. The trash can full of fecal paper and no-one washing their hands with soap afterwards is the worst part! Anything you eat has been touched by such hands. And yes, the walls are covered in snot, spit and whatever else!
Some people say squating is not natural.That's because they haven't been brought up to squat.In fact squating is more natural than some people think it is.Not only is it natural,it is good exersise for your abdominal mucles which by the way help your body eliminate more completely by putting pressure where it's needed and suspending the colon properly for evacuation.Of course if you haven't grown up doing it as most of us in the western world haven't then trying it for the first time can be aukward to say the least.I think it would help if you had a way to help you up in the case of older or people who have a physical disability.Although I dare say some individuals would find it difficult if not impossible to squat in anycase.Be that as it may for those who can ,it's the best way to go for not only your abdominal muscles but for the rest of your body too.The less toxins that stay in your body the better off your overall health and the better you will feel the rest of the day as long as you also eat a balanced diet with enough healthy foods to help your body eliminate comfortably.Hard stools are a problem no matter how you eliminate,but squating is still the best way to go.
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