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How to Poop - Waste Removal Retraining

Updated on May 26, 2020
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Health ideas that do no harm, wisdom learned from 35 years without health insurance and 10 years lost to bad medicine - scientific study

May 29, 2011 all rights reserved. Updated May 2020

Do Not Rush - Take as much time evacuating as you did eating

The optimum position for evacuation of poo
The optimum position for evacuation of poo | Source

How to Poop - Potty Re-Training Tools for All Ages

How to poop, and potty training for all ages is not a topic discussed much after the last "pull-ups" become panties, undies, or boxers.

As a child learning the How To potty my prevalent memory is the fear of falling into the cold giant ceramic mouth.

The rules we learned best were: Hurry, Hurry, Rush.

Our North American society has morphed into doing everything faster as the goal. Shoveling food in, and getting poo out quickly.

Hurry! Do not stink! Do not take too much time.

In 2020, it is easy to observe North American adults walking around with pounds of feces in their damaged, seeping intestinal tracts. This is because of training by many parents, employers, ministers, and siblings.

Rushing nature and attempts to make pooping a sit-up posture of sterility.

If we eat a Quarter Pounder™, fries, and a shake, but only excavate a spindly turd that may weigh an eighth of a pound of feces, means the rest is hanging up in our digestive tract, kidneys, and colon.

Results of my Potty Retraining

In 2010, I figured out how to poop more effectively. Ten years of practicing what I learned by understanding and listening to my body have resulted in many healthy benefits:

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced stomach
  • Healthy Stools
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • General Better Health
  • I make wiser food choices

Perception, Position and Point of View

When a human being rushes to go to the bathroom for a BM we often experience stools that are thin and puny, with leftover waste lingering behind.

Healthy stools are full, not too hard, not too soft, and healthy browns.

When perched upon a commode seat, sitting stiffly, and being in a rush adds to stress, ignoring what our body is saying, making it impossible to get good free movement of healthy stools.

Sitting up straight while trying to go poop, causes us to take shallow breaths, or holding our breath.

When a pooper sits, staring straight ahead with one hand on the t.p. roll, they are already somewhere else, not attending to the important healthy movements needed for a healthy stool evacuation, and conclusively better health

Unhealthy pooping practices stop up the human waste evacuation system, for years, decades, or an entire lifetime.

There is medical proof that individuals who suffer secondary health problems can associate difficulties with poor waste evacuation, leaking, and impacted intestines.

People can stay ill their entire lives because they have toxins hanging around their stomachs, kidneys, and prostate/colon.

How To Poster - With Tips for Better Evacuation

A small poster, available under community commons
A small poster, available under community commons | Source

Tips and Tools for the Ultimate Poo Position

Upright = Uptight

  • In a hurry to get the job done
  • Upright = uptight
  • Straining for evacuation
  • Small amount of stools vs amount of food ingested

Natural Evacuation

  • First, sit and stretch as tall as possible, stretch forward slowly
  • Stomach over closed thighs - feel lower back relax
  • Breathe deep, breathe into your diaphragm. Keep breathing Deep
  • When the evacuation (poo) starts, relax. Breathe. Do not rush
  • Relax!
  • Smash belly against top of thighs
  • Legs together, buns apart
  • Knees should be higher than buttocks

The Poo in You - Constipation and Encopresis Educational Video

For Older Individuals

The difference a clean digestive system makes on feeling well, is enormous. Many jobs over the decades have required laborers, middle level managers, and others to become ever more productive, sacrificing personal needs.

There are laws and regulations in place, keeping employers from demanding an employee risk their health and well being, for the job.

There remains an unwritten code, in offices, on construction sites, and in retail stores, the worker will, only leave for lunch long enough to nuke a lunch, or wolf a sandwich down quickly.

Many workers, do not take time to eat, or enjoy their midday meals, and they will certainly not take the hour they need to digest a meal.

If a person has eaten dinner the night before, breakfast and lunch, they really need to take a healthy and cleansing poop. This will not happen.

People who find themselves having to poop at work, and evacuate well, are made fun of and harassed. If they do not go fast enough.

People who are good water drinkers, have need to urinate to cleanse their kidney and bladder systems. Many jobs do not allow an employee to "go" whenever they want to.

Your Evacuation Dump Site Needs to be Accessible

Bars placed for use by the handicapped and elderly can help a person who is needing to be more comfortable in pooping
Bars placed for use by the handicapped and elderly can help a person who is needing to be more comfortable in pooping | Source

Potty Re-Training is a Little Difficult at First

To get your poo flowing once more, and slowly release any excess foods and, or toxins, remember how long it took to get in the condition the intestines and colon are in.

At the beginning, it may seem impossible to bend at the waist for the optimum position, but in weeks, you may see a noticeable difference. At least at the beginning, will require time, relaxation, and focused breathing. Time. This will take time.

There is a follow up Hub for those who have questions after starting to use these tips.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2011 Lori J Latimer


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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from Central Oregon

      Moon Willow Lake, thank you.

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      Moon Willow Lake 

      9 years ago

      Thank-you for all of the really good information. I have always tended to lean forward a little bit and I never thought much of it nor knew why, until now. I will see if I can try to teach my young son that to help him out.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      9 years ago from Central Oregon

      Thank you for commenting! I am happy you are finding some of this useful, the feedback is encouraging. Smiles

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      9 years ago from USA

      Hey LillyGrillzit, very good article. I was "sick" a few weeks ago with the constant "trots" to the bathroom, and some of the stuff that came out of me was... strange to say the least! After about three and a half days of my body purging itself, I didn't "go" at all for a few days.

      I think my body had had all it could take and I actually noticed when I was sick that I automatically had the tendency to lean over into my own lap. Which did in fact make the "proccess" more "productive".

      Since then I have notice a better... consistancy, and regularity.

      It never dawned on me to continue to lean!

      Voted up!

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      Smiles Ms. BobbiRant! I felt 'moved' to write this as a public service, it has gotten a lot play... :0) Seriously. I am happy to know you liked this! Thank you.

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      10 years ago from New York

      Well this is some good advice that few people ever talk about, like the elephant in the living room thing.I book marked this. I wonder if I'm the only one who bookmarked it? You can tell how my mind runs. Voted up!

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      Mimi you are so right. We can tell a lot about our well-being or not, by poop monitoring. Thank you!

    • Mimi721wis profile image


      10 years ago

      It's amazing the number of people that don't know who healthy a good dump is. In health care not monitoring poops is considered neglect.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      Always Exploring. Thank you so much for the read, and comments. I took a chance that it wouldn't be published at all. This one has been a topic I wanted to write about for some time, but was worried about getting it flagged, or pulled. This will hopefully help many people be healthier, and get rid of that weight that does not go away. Waste Removal

      Tina, Thank you. I understand about the boredom. The really deep breathing is helping. Thanks for the visit and comments!

      Ms. Dee, so glad you got a kick out of it! Enjoy!

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      Deidre Shelden 

      10 years ago from Texas, USA

      What a hoot! Especially "the optimum poo-position-poster". Love it! Great advice.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      10 years ago from Sweden

      I think this hub will help many people, and you are right of course:) We do not have time to sit and poop for long! But we really should. The problem is that it is so boring to sit there! Thanks for all good tips and great information, you are marvelous and can make a good hub about everything!


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      10 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lilly, only you would take on the subject of poop HaHa This is a real problem for many people. I've had to remove many impactions and it's no fun for me or the patient. I used to hate to see this particular Doctor come on the unit, he was famous for ordering an impaction removal. I've found that a high fiber diet is the key. Poor Elvis, I bet he was full of bananas and peanut butter. Thank's for a good informative hub.


    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      10 years ago from Central Oregon

      Greg, thank you for being brave enough to comment on this! One of my avenues of research, was to get the medical findings on one of my heroes; The Duke. Research concludes that John Wayne did not have an autopsy. He was under a physicians care, at the time of his demise. Another Icon; Elvis was found to be impacted in his autopsy. With all due respect.

    • gg.zaino profile image

      greg g zaino 

      10 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

      Hey gypsy lady; quite a topic here- :) ur a braver woman than i am- i don't buy toilet paper- good thing lib doesn't mind.. ha!

      thanks Lori- ur so correct- folks just got to be stopped...up.

      John Wayne was found with 5lbs of undigested beef in his colon at autopsy.

      thats a lotta poop!

      peace girl- write on!



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