But the fact is that we can pretty much measure how healthy and well we are by the way we eliminate waste from our bodies. It’s one of nature’s downright (and little dirty) facts - a healthy colon means being completely regular and this leads to a healthier, happier life.
But did you know that the simple act of sitting on the loo - something humans have been doing ever since the first flushing toilet was invented by Queen Elizabeth 1’s godson Sir John Harrington in 1596 - is not at all good for us?
In fact, although ever since we were kids we’ve been trained to sit firmly on the seat, this action alone completely prevents our body’s natural flow.
Sure, you might be familiar with popping a squat to pee when you’re communing with the great outdoors. But did you know that if you really want to get the best poo and ace your elimination stations every day, squatting is where it’s at. Yep, it’s a fact. Squatting creates cool stools.
For years, doctors, naturopaths and holistic health professionals have talked about the hazards of the modern toilet or water closet (WC) - as it was initially known when plumbing became all the rage in England in the late 1800s, thanks to a clever dude named Thomas Crapper (no pun intended!). And the reason is that it requires us to sit.
Instead it’s actually the squat position that’s the best, fastest and most natural way to improve our body’s ability to eliminate, as well as prevent a whole heap of issues, including constipation.show less
While today’s toilets might be convenient, the physical act of simply sitting on the toilet seat with our feet firmly on the floor inhibits, rather than enhances, the quality of our poo.
You see, sitting causes an awkward angle to occur in our anal canal. And there’s a key muscle - the technical term being the puborectalis - that basically gets all choked up, making it harder to eliminate the waste from our bodies.
Even for the many of us who have normal bowel movement frequency, we might not realise it but we experience a little bit of constipation regularly because our poo gets all pinched up. The angle also causes other super uncool stool problems to fester including haemorrhoids, bloating and straining
Easy as! Raise your feet off the floor and pop a squat! Yep, we might think that sitting on the White Lady is the civilised way to go but it certainly ain’t the healthiest. The most primal way to poo and create cool stools is to squat.
You see, when you pop a squat, the anorectal angle is in perfect alignment. This means you’ll get cool stools, which are eliminated smoothly and quickly from the colon. There’s no excessive straining - the culprit that causes potential damage not only to the anorectal region — ain’t nobody got time for haemorrhoids! - but also to the colon and other organs.
Instead, it’s time to start working with the natural angles of your body and enjoy the many benefits of going with the flow!
But the reality is the white porcelain device that sits in the corner of our bathrooms isn’t designed to squat. In fact, as anyone whose hovered high above a toilet seat knows, it’s more than a little uncomfortable and quickly becomes the definition of risky business.
That’s why we’ve developed a far simpler squatting solution.
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The Knees Up lets you remain in a natural position, each and every time you poo. What’s awesome about this is that when you squat instead of sit, you’ll be able to fully eliminate all of your waste each and every time.
Not only does squatting straighten your insides up and relaxes your puborectalis muscle, allowing for free flow, but it also complete empties your system without any strain. This prevents fecal stagnation and the accumulation of toxins in your intestinal tract.
The reality is that the Knees Up lets you cleanse naturally from the inside out.
By raising your feet off the floor and getting your knees closer to your torso, Knees Up changes the spatial relationship of your intestinal organs and musculature meaning you can eliminate completely and entirely without a whole lot of strain.
By having a strong functioning digestive system and eliminating properly, we can reduce the risk of many modern-day diseases, especially bowel disease. In fact, did you know that in non-westernised societies where people do squat, there isn’t the same prevalence of bowel disease. Bowel and colon disease is also something that’s rarely seen, if at all, in those hunter-gatherer cultures who continue to live a traditional lifestyle.
Designed in Australia and made from bamboo, purchasing the Knees Up is a true investment in your health. It’s a simple, easy-to-use device that will change your daily life, let you live primal … not to mention minimise the amount of time you spend on the loo.
The Knees Up is designed to fit a standard toilet;
Overall dimensions: 505mm wide x 283mm deep x 223mm high Internal dimension: 270mm wide
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