I was born with a severe case of wanderlust. As such, to sate that proclivity and prepare for future adventures, I enjoy watching travel shows. In many a segment, Western tourists are often dismayed or off put by the “primitive” nature of foreign bathroom habits. I, myself, used to shudder to think about world-traveler, future-Leigh off-balanced, and squatting over a hole in the floor. But, within the last few years, I began reading about a movement (pun intended?) to properly re-align our bodies to operate as they should.
Everybody poops. Hopefully, none of you are clutching your pearls in horror right now after that earth-shattering revelation. And, although everybody poops, if you live in a traditional Western household, you may be doing it incorrectly. Although today’s Western toilet is thought of as more “civilized,” it may be causing more bodily harm to our systems than good. In fact, did you know, that two-thirds of the world’s population still squats to eliminate waste? And for good reason! Squatting aligns our colorectal system for optimum efficiency and ease which becomes hindered when brought into a sitting position. Allow me to let the professionals explain:
You may have seen these guys on TV’s Shark Tank or Dr. Oz. In fact, this concept is quickly gaining popularity thanks to celebrity and medical endorsements. Although I am no celebrity, I too wanted to boost the signal as I recently purchased a Squatty Potty. Without getting into too much detail, let me tell you that it works and the difference is really noticeable. Trust me, guys. Get one. I found my Squatty Potty in a Bed Bath & Beyond store, but you can find yours in our Amazon store under our Things We Like category or our Health and Beauty section!
And if you still aren’t sold, check out their Shark Tank segment:
For those of you unable to watch the videos, here is a link to their website for more information. Although I purchased the basic model (which stores nicely under your toilet) they now make them in more decorative finishes– for those of you who care about such things. Do yourself a favor. Buy this product. Buy it for your loved ones and yourself.
What do you think? Would you give it a shot? Have you traveled abroad and seen a squatting toilet? Do you watch Shark Tank? As always, let us know in the comments!