tigger- so if I'm not having a problem having bms then do I still have to do IF#1?
Does IF#2 encourage constipation?
B2reflect-- there's little foldable platforms that you can buy.
here's an article and a couple of pics:
my colon hydrotherapist had this little stool that I'd elevate my feet on, and then bring one knee up to my chest...awkward. I tried it at home and always felt I had to wiggle a little bit to get that last bit out.
So, after reading this article, I tried squatting on my toilet. Now-- it's not for overweight people, because balancing on a toilet seat would be a little hard I'd imagine. But for younger folks who don't have any physical problems would probably do fine just squatting. I take off my bottoms and undies, place my heels a little forward of the midline point of the toilet seat, and put most of my weight on my heels. I'm able to manuver my body that way pretty easily-- and the position coupled with going the second I need to go instead of waiting minutes or longer, has really made the bm happen immediately and finish quickly.
at least it's worth a try that way before getting one of those platform thingies-- though my colon hydrotherapist swears by her little stool saying she never has problems with her hemmorroids-- so perhaps that's a compromise.