Squatty Potty Toilet Stool Tao Bamboo 9 inches. (23 cm)
Squatty Potty Toilet Stool Tao Bamboo is an ergonomical stool to allow for proper alignment for easier and efficient elimination. The Squatty Potty Tao Bamboo is the luxury model - bamboo is as strong as steel, and the finish is as soft as satin! 100% natural, renewable and handmade, this is the perfect stool for those that love a little extra luxury. Your morning routine, refined. Because toilets come in many heights and people have different flexibility, the Squatty Potty Ecco comes in a 7" and 9" size. Get the 7" if you are new to squatting. If you are advanced, limber, or have a tall comfort height toilet, get the 9". Squatting benefits include:
- Avoid Constipation
- End Hemorrhoids
- Prevent Colon Disease
- Pelvic Floor Issues
- More Effective Elimination
- Economical & Durable
Discover the Benefits Of Elevating Your Feet!
Squatty Potty Toilet Stool Improves Anorectal Angle. When you're sitting this bend, called the anorectal angle, is kinked, which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps the feces inside. This creates the need to STRAIN in order to eliminate. Compare sitting on the toilet to a kinked garden hose - it just doesn't work properly. In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out and defecation becomes easier.
Assuming the squat position is the natural way to achieve easier and more complete elimination. Research has shown that in some people, the kink is completely gone while squatting.
The Squatty Potty Stool is a simple, 100% natural solution for better elimination. This sturdy, custom-designed stool allows for full squatting and semi-squat seated positions on your existing toilet. And, when it's not in use, it slides conveniently out of the way under the toilet. What could be simpler or more effective? There is so much benefit in such a simple change of habit!
While sitting to do your business may have been sold to you as "civilized," this seemingly small change of position is very important. Irregular bowels have brought on a number of health problems that plague many today.
This unique toilet stool helps you to eliminate faster, and more completely, by putting you in the squatting position right over your own toilet. There are many health benefits to squatting including:
- Un-kinking your rectum taking your body from a continent mode to an elimination mode.
- Reduced straining and decreased pressure in the anal and rectal veins.
- Easier elimination and efficiency - complete emptying of the bowel.
Squatting reduces the time required to do your business and has numerous health benefits. Squatting to eliminate is healthier.
Squatty Potty is hardly the first to feel strongly about this: doctors, naturopaths, and assorted holistic health professionals have pointed out the hazards of the modern toilet for years. This is not the superstitious distrust of all things modern or internet quackery that one occasionally comes across in the holistic world. There is empirical evidence that suggests that elevating your feet during elimination is healthier. The problem is that modern day toilets aren't designed for squatting. The modern-day toilet is convenient, but definitely not perfect.
It's all about proper alignment! Your body is designed to be in the squatting position to eliminate. You can control to some extent your need to defecate by contracting or releasing the anal sphincter. But that muscle can't maintain continence on its own. The human bodies rely on a bend between the rectum, where the feces is stored - and the anus - where the feces comes out.
Using the Squatty Potty provides a stable platform to elevate the feet and legs, allowing great hips flexion and straightening out the anorectal angle (kink). Using the Squatty Potty:
- Will unkink your rectum, taking you from a continent mode to an elimination mode.
- Will allow for easier elimination and efficiency to empty the bowel.
- Help reduce episodes of constipation and help those who suffer from chronic constipation.
- Reduce gas and bloating, making you feel lighter and healthier.
The anorectal angle in a kinked position while sitting forces you to strain in order to move the bowels, which is the main cause of hemorrhoids. While squatting, the angle straightens out, allowing fecal matter to eliminate quickly and easily without straining.
The ideal posture for defecation is in the squatting position. In this way, the capacity of the abdominal cavity is greatly diminished and intra-abdominal pressure increased, thus encouraging expulsion.
Squatty Potty helps to align the pelvis during bowel movements to promote more complete evacuation. The design of the Squatty Potty is simple, clean and allows it to be easily kept under the toilet, where it can be used every day. Small children can sit on an adult toilet with the Squatty Potty there to support their feet that don't reach the floor.
The most successful medical appliance breakthroughs are based upon improvements to current appliances. In this case, you are dealing with a reintroduction of what has worked for millennia: the squatting bathroom position. The Squatty Potty realigns the associated internal organs slightly, creating an adventitious angle for both the elimination of urine and fecal matter.
For all of those who dread the strain involved in going to the bathroom, now there is a revolutionary device that will change your life and the lives of those you love. Sadly, the effects of incomplete or difficult urine and fecal elimination can absolutely shorten and complicate one's life. With the rise of colon cancer, it should be noted that fecal material in a stagnant, non-motile form laying against the colon walls can create multiple medical problems. With the advent of the Squatty Potty, a patient that has historically suffered from difficult and incomplete fecal elimination that faces possible colorectal disease, can find relief. Those that strain while eliminating fecal matter are at a severe risk of developing microtears in the rectal region that can lead to a prolapsed rectum, where the rectal walls are actually passed through the anus and lie exposed on one's backside.
Correspondingly, women who have difficulty emptying their bladder can greatly benefit by using the Squatty Potty. By slightly altering the angle of the urinary organ alignment during the urinating process, the urological organs are more relaxed. This aids in more effective and complete draining of the bladder. In short, this new device based on historical practices will benefit ALL who use it. The Squatty Potty is a functional, practical means to help one live a longer and healthier life.
Defecography shows that squatting one the floor physiologically allows the knee-hip angle to open to a degree that is most efficient. It is not usually recommended that people squat on the floor because for sanitary reasons, there are toilets and plumbing. So the use of a stool is the next best thing.
The toilet is a western, modern luxury that is not necessarily equivalent to efficiency and what is best for your medical health. When people squat, it is probably not safe to try and balance on the toilet. That is why many doctors recommend the use of The Squatty Potty.
Trying to get from the angle of 90 Degrees to an angle that provides less resistance because if the angle is less, there is less for the stool to work through to evacuation. When the pubal rectalis muscle in its sling, and individual can gain assistance just by repositioning or squatting. Squatting causes a forced change in the knee-help angle changes from a 90- to 45- degrees so the stool has less resistance to move through. Ideally, the use of a stool helps people to be more effective in their evacuation. In addition to angle and positioning, the other piece of the puzzle is using proper pushing techniques. The Squatty Potty allows for less work and more efficiency with evacuation.
The Edwards family are the designers and and owners of the Squatty Potty, LLC. They operate Squatty Potty out of St. George, Utah. They have always been a very health-conscious, but after a few years of of some colon issues, they were seeking to find a natural and inexpensive solution that would help correct and heal the problems they were experiencing. That is when they found a wonderful and simple solution ... Squatting!
The simple knowledge of getting your knees up while going to the bathroom made a remarkable difference. But they could not find a good, permanent solution for putting themselves in a squatting position. After trying different stools, books and buckets - and stubbing their toes many times in the middle of the night - they decided that there had to be a nicer-looking and better solution to this problem. That is when they came up with The Squatty Potty.
They feel they have designed the perfect stool that wraps around your existing toilet and out of the way when not in use.
It is Squatty Potty's goal to change the way we poop ... one "stool" at a time.