Health Benefits Research has indicated that squatting toilets have several advantages. Makes elimination faster, easier and more complete. This helps prevent "fecal stagnation," a prime factor in colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease. Protects the nerves that control the prostate, bladder and uterus from becoming stretched and damaged. Securely seals the ileocecal valve, between the colon and the small intestine. In the conventional sitting position, this valve is unsupported and often leaks during evacuation, contaminating the small intestine. Relaxes the puborectalis muscle which normally chokes the rectum in order to maintain continence. Uses the thighs to support the colon and prevent straining. Chronic straining on the toilet can cause hernias, diverticulosis, and pelvic organ prolapse. A highly effective, non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids, as shown by published clinical research. For pregnant women, squatting avoids pressure on the uterus when using the toilet. Daily squatting helps prepare one for a more natural delivery. Urine is a relatively sterile liquid and the urination on feet and legs during squat toilet use helps keep the legs free of fungi, in countries where there is a lack of clean water Educational video about the effects of improper toilet posture and how it can affect your health. Help prevent common colon problems such as Hemorrhoids, Pelvic organ prolapse and constipation with squatting to eliminate. A great healthy solution.