Squatting Toilets



Yes, these do exist, and yes, I'm being serious...
Sort of...
Sorry for the visual here, but seriously, this is factual information. The other night Sean was researching these and I was about to die at the thought of him actually getting one put in our house. If you know my husband then you know he is MR. Health Nut. Always finding the newest natural remedies to preventing disease and preserving his health hence the reason we do Isagenix. I love that about him,  for the most part, but sometimes it can be a little extreme.


"Squat toilets are thought to be safer than seated versions. Many believe that sitting on a toilet can lead to bladder, prostate or uterine nerve damage. When this damage occurs, the organ(s) become more prone to disease. This may lead to colon cancer, constipation, IBS, diverticulitis and other prostate or uterine diseases.
Also, using the restroom in a seated position may lead to hemorrhoids. A squatting toilet prevents this from happening. In addition, many suggest that when you sit during a bowel movement, all fecal material is not removed from your body. Any that is left over may stagnate and lead to diseases, such as those listed above."
Information source



I thought this cartoon was hilarious!!! What a nice visual of the difference a squatting toilet makes right. 

Who knows, next time you come over to my house you might just find one of these.



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19 comments:

Real Life Reslers said...

LOL!!!!!! what about knee damage from squatting?

i bet it is a good core workout though!!!

2busy said...

Knee damage, exactly!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I learn something new everyday. Thanks for the education lol

Ode to Motherhood said...

Not the most appealing visual but it's very funny!!! LoL

Missy said...

Very interesting!

Kristina P. said...

I think I will pass. :)

Stacey @ Entropified said...

Please don't walk in on me when I'm a-squattin'.

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I would absolutely fall over. Wouldn't that be hard to explain at the ER!

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

So funny that you posted about this. A few months ago my hubby was doing a cleanse and inside the box was a pamphlet advertising a stool of sorts that goes around the base of your toilet and helps lift and align your body into a squatting position. It apparently has many benefits-one I would assume, would be stronger quads! ;)

On a an unrelated note, a friend of mine is seriously considering home birth, not only is she wanting to avoid drugs like pitocin which can cause jaundice and uterine rupture, but the pushing position, especially with stirrups is all wrong making the baby fight against gravity to get out. Although I'm not pregnant, I'm intrigued by all this new information. My husband and I are totally like your hubby-always researching as much as possible and finding very interesting info along the way.

Blessings,
Karla

Kate said...

Oh my gosh, so funny! Let me know when you get one, I want to come and, uh, use it. LOL

ailinh harris said...

Oh my heck! This just totally made my night! Gosh, I need to invest in one of those myself and set it up in the toilet -- only when guests are over of course.

NatureGirl said...

I am not going to lie...that is AWESOME!

blueviolet said...

Oh come on now....that just isn't a happy thing.

MsBabyPlan said...

In some parts of Italy, Africa and France some people use squatting toilets.

Blueviolet, it works, next time just sit on the toilet and keep only your toes on the floor, you will see the difference ;)!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What a coinsidence is that, I actually remember reading a whole article on it (I think it appeared on slate.com)

Susan said...

I think we will look into that. Not to be too gross but sometimes we do that anyway on the toilet seat and it is kind of hard, having a platform would be a lot easier! We are natural remedy type people too!

Jenn Erickson said...

The cartoon gave me the giggles, and the thought of squatting toilets took me back to my trip to Turkey in 2000, where we encountered many of them!

Lynn said...

Oh my word....makes total sense while at the same time would be hysterical to see someone using it. I'm positive my kids would think it's a new toy and take a header right into the toilet, or put on their galoshes and splash around like a rain puddle! LOL....great visuals.

My best, Lynn

carma said...

OK. now I am scared to come to your house ;-)

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