This very important bathroom tool may help you in more ways than one, including with constipation, hemorrhoids, polyps and other colon issues. I've been using one of these for years now and I wouldn't even feel right going to the bathroom without it.
Many of you know that our daughter Oria who is almost two years old now has never used a diaper. Since she was able to stand, she has been instinctively and naturally squatting whenever she goes to the bathroom.
This is the natural position in which we are designed to go to the bathroom. Besides all of the westernized countries where our standard sitting toilets are used, the majority of the rest of the planet continues to squat when they go to the bathroom. Angela and I are adamant about supporting Oria in continuing the natural way she goes to the bathroom. Instead of making her sit on the toilet, we had the local blacksmith create her this fancy squatting platform contraption in the picture to the left!
Why is this so important to us that Oria is supported in squatting instead of sitting on a toilet?
In any other position besides squatting, God has deliberately created obstacles to evacuation so we don't spill all over the place at any given moment.
As seen in the chart to the right, when seated, your anal canal is unstraightened and accordingly "choked"! Have you ever felt that you still have something left inside your bowel after you just exited the bathroom? That is because sitting is not the right posture to do bathroom business at all. The sitting position bends the final pathway between the rectum and anus, hence it obstructs waste from being evacuated easily.
Moreover, unlike squatting, sitting creates no pressure in your abdominal cavity, which is required for natural elimination. (The pressure I am talking about here is beneficial pressure which compresses the colon and creates a natural urge to evacuate.) As a result, in frustration, you need to strain while holding your breath in order to push downwards. Yet even so, you still get constipated, and your colon is not as empty and clean as it should be.
Squatting, on the other hand, helps you relax your puborectalis muscle and straightens your rectum. The pressure from your thighs while squatting also facilitates expulsion of waste. Most constipation sufferers notice significant comfort improvement within seven days after switching their potty position from sitting to squatting. Hemorrhoids also heal quickly, as the squatting posture is adopted for healthy bowel movements.
The GoStools that we are offering 'At-Cost' today are the ideal alternative from actually standing on your toilet and squatting. When you put your feet on the GoStool, your anal cavity is straightened, which makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. It's has the potential to be a highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids and may also help with constipation among other colon issues.
Many of you also know that Angela naturally birthed Oria in 1 hour and 17 minutes. We feel that one of the main reasons that this happened was due to her colon health through colon cleansing and using the GoStool. For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery.
Every once in a while I will use Oria's green metal squatting toilet, but most of the time I just don't feel like it. The GoStool is perfect, especially for those who suffer from knee issues, obesity, arthritis and other challenges that might make it difficult to climb on top of a standard toilet to squat. I've been using the GoStool for years now and it would just feel weird not to use it.
In the past, I used to just use the nearest trash can or 12 pack of toilet paper to elevate my feet on. I would get so fustrated when the 12 pack turned into only 3 rolls left ;-) Also, my feet would sometimes hurt after putting them on the edges of the trash can as it shook back and forth as I tried to balance it. I finally bit the bullet and got one of these GoStools. They are absolutely beautifully made and stylish. These GoStools come in Amber Bamboo or Light Bamboo. They are a high quality design and are a hand-crafted bamboo squatting stool using FSC certified sustainable bamboo panels.
Made in the USA
Assembled Dimensions: 11.5" x 16" x 8.6"
Indigenuity- Ancient wisdom, ingeniously brought to our times!
A high quality design and crafted bamboo squatting stool, for a healthy and natural position for a bowel movement.
Made by real Portlandians by a cabinet maker in Portland, Oregon for YOU, of FSC certified sustainable’ bamboo panels. Parts are finished with very, very low VOC water based polyurethane, and shipped flat with easy to use assembly hardware. Orders are processed immediately from inventory.
Sitting on a toilet, which you probably think is a natural way to do bathroom business, is actually very unnatural and dangerous for your health. It can cause constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and even difficult childbirth delivery. The squatting position which may seem uncomfortable and rather too primitive, on the other hand, is an easy and proper way to your wellness. Here are some reasons why:
• When seated, your anal canal is unstraightened and accordingly "choked"! Have you ever felt that you still have something left inside your bowel after you just leave the bathroom? That is because sitting is not the right posture to do bathroom business at all. The sitting position bends the final pathway between the rectum and anus, hence it obstructs waste from being evacuated easily.
• Moreover, unlike squatting, sitting creates no pressure that you need in your abdominal cavity. (The pressure I am talking about here is beneficial pressure which compresses the colon and creates a natural urge to evacuate.) As a result, in frustration, you need to strain while holding your breath in order to push downwards. Yet even so, you still get constipated, and your colon is not as empty and clean as it should be.
• Squatting, on the other hand, helps you relax your puborectalis muscle and straightens your rectum. The pressure from your thighs while squatting also facilitates expulsion of waste. Most constipation sufferers notice significant comfort improvement within seven days after switching their potty position from sitting to squatting. Hemorrhoids also heal quickly, as the squatting posture is adopted for healthy bowel movements.
Bamboo is the most beautiful and functional renewable resource in the world. The use of bamboo will remarkably reduce the consumption of timber, so as to preserve the forests and environment. Our products 100% biodegradable: the best choice to displace poisonous pollution as well.
Think bamboo ... think exotic
The very thought of bamboo conjures up images of exotic tropical scenes - tall, green bamboo forests gently swaying in the soft, warm breeze. Bamboo has helped humankind since time began for shelter, weapons, food, and medicine. Something about bamboo fulfills a basic human need of getting back to nature and a more simple life.
12,000 Documented species & varieties
Bamboo is actually a grass that grows to a harvestable height between 3 - 5 years. Some species grow up to 2 feet per day. After harvesting, bamboo does not require replanting, it has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots, naturally replenishing itself, making it one of the most renewable resources known.
No old growth forests are touched, no trees are cut.
Bamboo is 16% harder than maple wood, 1/3 lighter in weight than oak, yet in some instances as strong as steel. Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective, and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread clearcutting of our old growth forests.
The bamboo we use Phyllostachus, Pubescens, more commonly referred to as "Moso"is grown 500k west of Shanghai in China. This part of China has a temperate climate which encourages a slower growing bamboo and therefore producing a much denser, harder and durable culm or stalk. Unlike most other hardwoods, it absorbs very little moisture and consequently does not shrink or swell as much making it a superior choice of material for cutting boards.
Bamboo is not only a "plant" it's a way of life.
We have been bitten by the "bamboo bug". We don't know why but it seems everyone involved in bamboo is so passionate about it - it must be contagious. Bamboo is such a beautiful and useful plant, not to mention an ecologically friendly material.