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PHYSICIAN'S ENDORSEMENTS

       

Jerry E. Block, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Alejandro Cardona, MD

Michael I. Freilich, MD

Leo Sorger, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
(& Elizabeth Noble)

Donn Wiedershine, MD

 


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Dr. Jerry E. Block, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a Board Certified Internist and the founder of Southeast Kansas Internal Medicine Associates. Dr. Block and his staff of 34 health-care professionals practice the art and science of Integrative Medicine. His most recent book is A Horse and Buggy Doctor Caught in the 21st Century.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Block's recent newspaper column on the importance of squatting: "Dr. Denis Burkitt was the celebrated medical researcher who discovered the power of fiber when he studied traditional African societies 60 years ago. He made the observation that the squatting posture was at least as important as eating fiber for preventing [intestinal] diseases. The squatting posture keeps the bowel naturally clean, preventing the fecal stagnation that creates a breeding ground for infection and inflammation."


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Having reviewed all the scientific literature available on the squatting posture and having had some personal experience with this ancient, time-tested method for natural evacuation, I have no hesitation in recommending it to my patients. 'Natural Position' toilets allow those who are new to squatting, as well as those who have done it all their lives, to use this method safely and comfortably. Many ailments can be prevented and alleviated by their widespread use.

Alejandro Cardona, MD
General Practitioner
Department of Medicine
University of Valencia
Spain



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Back in 1979, when former President Carter had a hemorrhoid problem, Time Magazine called and asked me to explain the cause of hemorrhoids. In the magazine, I was quoted as saying, "Man was not meant to sit on a toilet, but to squat in a field."

Michael I. Freilich, MD
Retired Surgeon
Marina del Rey, CA



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Fifteen years ago, we wanted to import a "squat toilet" for our new house in Massachusetts. It was then not permitted by the building code!

Squatting is the activity of daily life that Westerners (and regrettably, more and more Easterners) have given up at their peril. The use of toilets and chairs lead to myriad problems that plague modern society.

Natural Position toilets go a long way toward their prevention and cure.

Elizabeth Noble, P.T.
Founder: Section on Women's Health
American Physical Therapy Association.
Author of 8 books     See her biography

Leo Sorger, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Former Clinical Instructor, Boston University Medical School
(Husband of Elizabeth)


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Dr. Donn

The many health benefits of the use of the 'Natural Position' are not a joke. Here in America and Europe we are so used to our Western way of using the toilet--sitting and waiting and straining. Well, it just so happens that the ancient method of squatting makes use of gravity to help Nature do Her job. So much of the world, in its apparently primitive style, is really way ahead of us in many ways, including even our elimination. Sitting is not as relaxing and effortless in this process--squatting is far superior. Strain can lead to many disorders in this area of the physiology.

A 'Natural Position' toilet allows us Westerners to make use of natural laws to aid in elimination. I wholeheartedly endorse this wonderful product that is so advanced and yet so beautifully primitive in aiding a daily and quite human and very important behavior. Let us be ready to answer Nature's call in the most natural way.

Donn Wiedershine, MD
Staten Island, NY



 

 

         

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