We're not supposed to be sitting on toilets.....lol

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   Posted 9/3/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Comical read. Totally negates my long standing proclamation in my family - that I will not go primitive camping and poop behind a tree! No thank you.....

If my hubby read this article, he'd be packing up our camping gear. lol


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   Posted 9/5/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
should not laugh at this.....I read the article when it was published, and said, why not try it? 
It does make a difference!!  I was able to squat over the toilet bowl...the stool came out more easily than ever!  I have IBS-C  and MS..to others who have difficulty, give it a try....
It seemed like a good idea at the time

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   Posted 9/5/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
You're right, maybe we shouldn't laugh at this. Sitting on toilets is rather a new habit if you read the article. I myself get into a stool stage where if I lean way over, placing my hands on the floor in front of my shoes and my stomach flat on my thighs, the stool naturally comes out and with little effort. There probably is something to all of this.

I guess I just personally thought it comical because all these years - 11 - I've been telling my family of 4: husband, two daughters, that I will not go primitive camping. So after reading the article, you realize, huh, maybe that position - squatting - is just what we need to do!

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   Posted 9/6/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting article.
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   Posted 9/6/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting article. I wouldn't doubt that we're meant to squat. tongue
I prefer to sit on toilets lol..more comfortable for me. I lean over with my arms crossed in my lap.

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   Posted 9/12/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I was surfing cable channels yesterday morning when I came upon the Dr. Oz show, on the CW network. He said to correct our incorrect position of sitting on toilets (which kinks up the colon, making it difficult to relieve ourselves), all we need to do is place our feet on a stool in front of the toilet.

I tried this and it did seem to help.

Just thought I'd share (edited my original post, it was far too wordy, lol)

Post Edited (Marsky) : 9/12/2010 10:53:47 AM (GMT-6)

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