Yep. We’re going here.
There are just too many people out there who are constipated or spending far too much time in the potty. It’s because we’re doing it wrong! Did you know that until the advent of the modern toilet, every human was accustomed to squatting when they went #2 – and many millions of people across the globe still do. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a devoted fan of the modern day commode, but when I found out that our bodies are actually designed to squat, I had to look into this more.
Enter the Squatty Potty
Robert and Judy Edwards founded Squatty Potty to solve a problem. You see, there’s a very useful kink in your colon that holds the contents in (otherwise, we’d be walking around clenching all the time!). This kink – the puborectalis muscle – only relaxes fully in squat position (or when our knees are above our hips).
Enter the Squatty Potty. The squatty potty simply puts you in the right position without forcing you to squat over a hole in the backyard. WIN-WIN!
Watch all the fun they had explaining this (and using the word “sphincter”) on national television:
You can watch more hilarity – and see the Shark Tank follow up here.
Because I called them up and asked them to be on the show (and because they’re awesome), Bobby and Judy extended an offer just for us. You can get 15% off any purchases at SquattyPotty.com using promo code ELLA15 at checkout. (You can also get it on Amazon, but the promo code won’t work.) The potties range from $20-$99, and they have other fun stuff on the site, too.
And, as of the time that I am writing this, there’s FREE SHIPPING ON $20 or more (I don’t know how long that lasts), so USE THIS LINK and then enter ELLA15 at checkout!
Have you tried the squat?? Let me know 🙂
And, if you’d like to learn more about how some of the links above help support the show, read this.