The Welles Step is a specialized foot stool that positions your body so that you are squatting when you sit on the toilet. Squatting, by supporting the abdominal wall and the bowel as we bear down, brings about a more complete bowel evacuation. In this way, people who use the Welles Step tend to have fewer hemorrhoids, hernias, anal fissures, varicose veins and use less laxatives. The Welles Step is recommended for both men and women, young and old alike, and even children. Pregnant women will find it comforting and relieving. The Wells Step is a simple, but profound solution toward alleviating the suffering of bowel problems afflicting people of all ages. Complete bowel evacuation leads to robust health. The Welles Step has been carefully designed by Dr. Welles taking into full account the anatomical structure of the human body, specifically the pelvis, the digestive tract and the colon; the precise geometric angle necessary for complete bowel evacuation with the application of the laws of anatomy and physics. Sturdy design conveniently fits under the toilet when not in use – simply slide out when needed.