Colon Cleansing

What can you do to fight colon cancer?


March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so it's a good time for people to make sure they are doing all they can to boost their health of their colon. For example, taking an herbal colon cleansing supplement may promote detoxification of the intestinal lining and colon cells, but it takes a healthy lifestyle to prevent cancer.

Recently, The Huffington Post published an article by Mache Seibel, M.D., who offered advice on what people can do to help prevent colon cancer.

First, Seibel said to eat a balanced diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and low in red meat. Also, this diet may help people maintain their weight, which is important since obesity is a risk factor for colon cancer.

Next, the doctor said that people should discuss their medical history with their physician.

"Time with the doctor is often limited, but be sure to discuss your personal medical history. Believe me, your doctor wants and needs to know your medical history, so tell him or her. Make sure they know if you have a history of polyps, certain cancers, or chronic inflammation of the bowel, all of which increase your colon cancer risk," said Seibel, quoted by the news source.

The Mayo Clinic recommends that people begin getting regular colon cancer screening between the ages of 45 and 50.

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