Is your toilet a health hazard?
“Oh boy. Here we go again. Toilet a health hazard? Seriously!?” Brace yourself, guys. Here’s another one of those “I never thought” posts (like this one and this one)… Today I’m going to talk about how we do our business… you know, the big #2. Yeah, we’re going to do some potty talk. Sorry, but I think it’s time we see the potential health hazard of our toilets.
How on earth is my toilet a health hazard!?
I’m glad you asked! (Okay, I realize that probably none of you actually asked, but I’m going keep going anyway.)
Let’s back up for just a minute. The human body is awesome. Seriously awesome. It can heal itself, work without conscious effort, and has an amazing track record for dealing with less than desirable living/eating/exercising conditions. With all that said, however, the human body was designed to work certain ways. Sure you can put all the junk food you want in it, but at a price. And sure you can live a completely sedentary lifestyle, but at a price. And yes, you can even use your current toilet and do “the job” somewhat well.
But at a price.
What are some of the things that make your toilet a health hazard? Did you know using your toilet can lead to:
- Colon Disease
- Pelvic Floor Issues
- Less Effective Elimination
Did you know the the human body was designed to squat while eliminating? And that specific muscles and organs in your body are compromised when not in the full squating position? In fact, patients with colon issues are often recommended (and sometimes required) to squat as part of their healing protocol.
Honestly, I remember reading an article on this a couple of years ago and it didn’t surprise me at all. After all, we know that there are optimal positions for things like labor (and generally speaking, it’s not on your back like hospitals would like you to believe). And up until recent history (and still in many countries) squatting is just how it is done.
Now, don’t get me wrong… I still love my toilet.
I love the ease, cleanliness, and purpose of my toilet. That is why, despite the fact that I’ve known for several years that sitting on the john is not the best way to go, I still use it. And lest any of you assume I’m about to advise you to throw yours out, you can all take a sigh of relief.
Yes, your toilet is a health hazard, but there is a better way.
Enter the Squatty Potty.
Okay, here is proof of my holistic, hippie, all-natural body-wisdom craziness. I just found out about this little gem of a product over the weekend and I immediately knew I would have one in my possession soon. Everything about it makes sense, but (full disclosure here) I haven’t actually tried it… yet. But I am going to. And guess what? Once I’ve done my own research (and convinced my husband to try it as well), I’m going to spill the beans here and let you know my real thoughts on the squatty potty. So stay tuned! (Update: Here is my review.)
In the meantime, check out their promo video (or any of the other videos). It tells the simple tale: Why your toiled is a health hazard.
Also, if anyone else wants to join me on this squatty potty mission, leave a comment. We can start a club. (Yes, I am maxing out my nerd-factor now… time to end this post).
Happy potty time, y’all!