So as weird as it may be, science shows that squatting is more healthy and preventative than sitting on a toilet. I remember those “toilets” where you have a whole in the ground and you had to go in there. I always thought it was the weirdest thing and never understood why there is no toilet! Little did I know, this was the RIGHT way to “poop”, for lack of words of putting it. Evidence is in fact out there to show us that the position we use to poop is in fact unhealthy nowadays. They call it the western toilet, though it is in fact everywhere now, every country now has a toilet to sit on. Dr. Mercola tells : ‘‘Sitting on the modern Thomas Crapper-style sit-down toilet is designed to place your knees at a 90-degree angle to your abdomen. However, the time-honored natural squat position places the knees much closer to your torso, and this position actually changes the spacial relationships of your intestinal organs and musculature, optimizing the forces involved in defecation.’’
In fact, our current form of toilet can be the blame for various health problems out there today such as Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Colon Cancer, Hiatal Hernia and GERD, Contamination of the Small Intestine, Gynecological Disorders including Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Uterine Fibroids, Prostate Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, and many more. It is in fact also potentially problematic for pregnancy and childbirth.
I can go on and on about this issue however I will give you this link to follow and read the article written by Dr. Mercola
It is kind of unfortunate, I feel, when I read this! Do you think we can ever go back to the old days? Would our society allow it? And can we actually get back to the squatting position? In fact, do you actually have the strength to do it or have Your legs become so unable to perform such a squatting position for a period of time? I speak of experience when I do squats for a workout and it is quite difficult!