Pa­leo Pete on the right way to poo: us­ing a stool

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE - — Made­line Hoskin

IS THERE a cor­rect way to go to the toi­let?

Ac­cord­ing to con­tro­ver­sial TV chef “Pa­leo Pete” Evans, a lot of us could be do­ing it bet­ter – and he seems to be onto some­thing.

Pete re­cently shared a pic­ture of a stool de­signed to rev­o­lu­tionise the way you re­lease your ... err, stools.

It’s de­signed to help you squat over the toi­let, rather than cramp your rec­tum’s style by sit­ting – and Pete and his fam­ily have been us­ing a sim­i­lar thing for years.

As the prod­uct’s web­site reads, “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.

“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.”

Gi­u­lia En­ders, au­thor of Charm­ing Bow­els, told The Guardian squat­ting is not only faster, it’s a lot more natural for our bod­ies.

“1.2 bil­lion peo­ple around the world who squat have al­most no in­ci­dence of di­ver­tic­u­lo­sis and fewer prob­lems with piles. We in the west, on the other hand, squeeze our gut tis­sue un­til it comes out of our bot­toms.”

A lot of the com­ments on Pete’s In­sta post seem to agree.

“I have a cheaper ver­sion af­ter my son suf­fered years of bowel trou­ble,” one wrote.

“Feel funny now when I use a toi­let that’s not mine and doesn’t have a squat stool. My friend loved it when she used my toi­let and has now pur­chased one for her­self. Ev­ery house­hold should have one!”

“My hus­band first bought a lit­tle step for me back when I was preg­nant with our el­dest,” shared an­other. “We still use it!”

A lot of doc­tors rec­om­mend preg­nant women and peo­ple with bowel prob­lems opt for the squat method – and there are cer­tainly proven ben­e­fits to this style of ex­pul­sion.

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