How long do you sit on a toilet

Spending too much time on the toilet causes pressure on your rectum and anus. This pressure often leads to haemorrhoids. Since the seat is cut out, the rectum is lower than the rest of your body. Gravity comes in and Blood pools to clot in those veins. If you also strain or push to go to the bathroom, haemorrhoids can easily result.

You should only be sitting on the toilet for as long as it takes to go to the bathroom. If you are noticing it takes you quite a while to go, it is a signal that you need more fibre and magnesium in your diet. We should strive for about 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men daily as most people are only eating about half of that.

Foods that are great for fibre are most vegetables, fruits and herbs. Some of my favorites are chia seeds, seaweed, mushrooms like wood ear, fennel, scallions, beans (black, kidney), avocados, berries, artichokes, oats (not instant), nuts, aubergine, pears, citrus, sweet potatoes and lentils. Some of my favourite herbs are great sources like fibrr, especially Astraglus, Burdock Root and Hawthorn Extracts. I eat fermented foods daily as they help to naturally clear out waste.

For magnesium, epsom salt baths and use magnesium oil rubbed onto lower abdomen.

If you like to sit in the bathroom a bit longer for some peace and quiet, you might want to add a bit of me time into your day. Try meditation, going for a walk in nature and sitting quietly without using any devices.

Also, avoid taking your phone, ipads, newspapers, tablets and other devices into the bathroom with you. Research claims that the average cell phone has 18 times more germs than a public restroom. Let your body do one thing at a time and focus on using the bathroom instead of your phone.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All