15 facts about colon cancer and diet

Diet and exercise

Colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer - here are 15 quick facts on diet and other things to get you up to speed.


1: Colon Cancer, rectal cancer and colorectal cancer have long been considered the preserve of old men with 85% of cases in the over 50 age group.

2: Birmingham University showed localised oestrogen as a possible culprit.

3: Another likely factor are carcinogenic bile acids that you make yourself. Its production is stimulated by animal fats and alcohol.

4: However research has shown that aspirin, fish oils, garlic and ginger can all turn off the production. Vitamin D also has a strong protective influence. All these should be in your diet.

5: Polyps and inflammation are precursors to colon cancer. They too can be "calmed" by aspirin, aloe vera, garlic, ginger, curcumin and fish oils.

6: Japanese research has strongly implicated salt as a major cause. Doubling your salt intake doubles your risk.

7: Another possible cause is yeasts, and thus an imbalance between good bacteria and the bad guys like yeasts, fungi and microbes. Good bacteria are essential to good digestion and production of essential anyi-cancer vitamins like B-12, folic acid, niacin, biotin and vitamin K from whole grains and greens. Antibiotics, steroids and chlorinated water destroy the good guys.



8: Destroying the good bacteria leaves the yeasts free to multiply and flourish, being commonly found in infected intestines. Garlic, Pau d’Arco, caprylic acid and wormwood will kill them off if you add a no-sugar, no-alcohol, no-refined foods, no-yeasts, no-dairy diet.


9: The Boston Nurses study showed that the only vegetable that made a significant difference to colon cancer risk rates was garlic.

10: Parasites are more common than you think. They too may be a culprit. Try Neways Purge/Parafree.

11: Keep a good, natural fibre intake. Fibre should be inside your everyday foods - nuts, vegetables, seeds, fruit - not falsely added to it.

12: Smoking increases the risk of colon cancer. It’s much easier to cut out smoking

Overweight13: Sunshine and vitamin D is a tremendous colorectal cancer preventer. If you cannot spend 30 minutes a day in the sun, take vitamin D supplement.

14: Watch your weight. Your fat will store excess toxins and also make oestrogen - you don’t need either.

15: Everyone over 50 can be screened and accuracy is pretty good. This really is prevention if you catch the problem at the polyp stage. Research is clear, polyps or not: A fish oil (or Krill oil) a day keeps the doctor away.




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