Saturday, February 20, 2010

Keeping the Colon Healthy

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide, with colorectal cancer being third in the list.

The American Cancer Society lists several lifestyle-related factors that increases one's risk to colorectal cancer:
  • Certain types of diet like one rich in red meat and processed meat (ex., hotdog, luncheon meat). Cooking meat at a very high temperature (frying, broiling, grilling) creates chemicals that also increases cancer risk.
  • Lack of physical activity and obesity.
  • Smoking and heavy alcohol use.
An ounce of prevention is a better than a pound of cure: a healthy body weight which results from regular exercise and healthy diet; staying away from alcohol and smoking; and, most importantly, regular colorectal cancer screening and testing. It is also important to maintain a healthy colon by cleansing. There are many colon cleansing products available so that one can even do it at home. How do we know which one works and which does not? Seek medical advise and read colon cleansing reviews.

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