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Why the Time Is Right for an Inexpensive Bidet

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Bidets have been in use for centuries simply because they work: They clean better than toilet paper and aren't as rough on sensitive areas
  • Some toilet paper may be necessary for patting dry after a bidet; however each American now uses 141 rolls of toilet paper a year, much of which comes from virgin forests
  • Sustainable tissue product options exist but large companies continue to rely on ancient trees from the Canadian forest
  • You can improve your personal toilet habits by eating a high fiber diet, staying hydrated and paying attention to your potty posture
  • Indications of gastrointestinal function include stool color, consistency, size, shape and odor

Who wants to talk about poop? Well, unless you’re 5, it’s likely not a daily topic of conversation. But, if you’re constipated, it may be on your mind nearly every minute of the day until you find relief.

Your poop can tell you a lot about your health. Its color, consistency, shape and form are important factors that reveal information about your intestinal health. How often you go is also an indicator. Straining can increase your risk of bowel and pelvic problems, while how you clean up afterward may have an impact on your exposure to pathogens.

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