What is it

Let’s look at why using the Poopstool is such great idea.

Why use a poopstool ?

We know “talking poop” is somewhat taboo in our culture, but hey, after our experience we thought maybe it’s time we give this important aspect some well deserved attention.

You know that funny feeling when you just sat on the toilet for half an hour, pushing, sweating and working away, and you finally give up and get up, just to realize there was more stuff in there that didn’t come out?

Well, the Poopstool will make you experience the exact opposite of that! Sit down, put your feet up and voila..a few seconds later, you’ll have taken the fastest, easiest, most “complete” poop of your life!

Why use a poopstool

Ancient wisdom

Our ancestors have followed nature in most things and just like being really smart about their nutrition, they all knew that when it comes to poop, the best way to do it, is obviously to squat. That is why most traditional civilizations still use squatting toilets. The sitting WC “throne” we use today is a fairly new invention of Western culture, one that cared about comfort more than wellness.

Natural position

The natural human way to take a poop is to squat. Think about the way kids instinctively crouch down when they want to go potty. When squatting, a 35’angle is formed between the legs and the body, this angle is the natural anatomical position where all parts involved in the eliminating process are aligned and “ready to go”. Or as we like to call it: Proper Pooping Posture

Medical facts

First and foremost, you have to realize that improper Pooping Posture can lead to hemorrhoids, colon disease, varicose veins and overall difficulties in elimination. These in turn have a negative effect on many other physiological functions.

Medical Studies

There are three main medical studies that confirm the importance of squatting vs sitting when pooping:

2002

Iranian study

This study showed that the use of the Turkish-style toilet yielded a much wider anorectal angle, and a larger distance between the perineum and the horizontal plane of the pelvic floor than the European style. Bowel evacuation was also more complete using the Turkish-style toilet.

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2003

Israeli study

This study confirmed that sensation of satisfactory bowel emptying in sitting defecation posture necessitates excessive expulsive effort compared to the squatting posture.

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2010

Japanese study

This study's results suggest that the greater the hip flexion achieved by squatting, the straighter the recto-anal canal will be, and accordingly, less strain will be required for defecation.

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Practicality

Just like you,when we first heard about the squatting idea, we thought: you mean you have to climb on your toilet and do some crazy poop yoga in order to keep your colon healthy? Forget about it!

But here comes the beauty of the Poopstool: you don’t. All you have to do is sit down, pull the stool out from underneath your toilet, put your feet on it and poop away…

Your colon will thank you, your body will thank you, and your family will thank you for not keeping the bathroom occupied forever! And yes, kids can use it, elderly people can use it, everyone can and really should use the Poopstool. Whether the ones we make or one you make for yourself, it really doesn’t matter as long as you will finally start pooping the right way. The Poopstool gospel dear fellow humans says that we are all welcome to poop haven!