The best gift book to give a youngster that isn’t your own is: Everyone Poops.
For decades, people who have a vested interest in how people poop have determined that toilets are detrimental to releasing the chocolate hostages.
Daniel Lametti of Slate has written that research is now backing up the desirability of toiletless defecation.
Would you squat to (no more clever euphemisms, space does not allow them all) eliminate? It’s estimated that almost 50% of Americans have suffered the heartbreak of hemorrhoids. Would that make you squat rather than sit?
When we’re standing up, the extent of this bend, called the anorectal angle, is about 90 degrees, which puts upward pressure on the rectum and keeps feces inside. In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out, like a kink ringed out of a garden hose, and defecation becomes easier.
In many civilized countries, public toilets are often no more than a hole in the floor. But since this is America, Lametti changed his morning routine by squatting on his toilet.
My 10-minute routine dropped to a minute, two at the most, and within a few days my knees stopped complaining.”
Ten minutes? Ten? Really Daniel?
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