Colon news, articles and information:
|7/16/2015 - The numbers, quite frankly, are grim: Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in America and the fourth leading cause of cancer death globally. And even if the colon cancer is not fatal, it can lead to radiation or chemotherapy as well as surgical removal of the colon and the placement...|
|5/6/2015 - Switching from a Western diet high in meat and fat to a diet rich in vegetables and beans may reduce a person's risk of colon cancer in just two weeks, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Imperial College London and published in the journal Nature Communications....|
|2/3/2015 - More details on the cancer-preventive benefits of vitamin D have been revealed in a new study published in the journal Gut. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that vitamin D plays a critical role in supporting immune system function, including in the prevention and treatment...|
|12/5/2014 - Colon cancer is third most common cancer for both men and women, and it's the second leading cancer cause of death in the USA. The usual treatments involve surgery and/or chemotherapy.
With surgery, there's a good chance of being saddled with a colostomy bag or ileostomy or ostomy bag worn externally...|
|8/18/2014 - There is an epidemic of digestive disorders occurring in North America, and it comes from a foundation of poor nutritional habits, negative emotions, and improper activity and rest. This results in various disease labels and conditions that ultimately end with prescriptions and surgeries, which only...|
|7/30/2014 - Joshua Strayer was once told by seven different specialists that he had stage 3 colon and prostate cancer and that surgical treatment was necessary.(1) Without it, they told the newlywed that his wife might end up a widow in just six short months, a comment that both angered 330-pound Strayer yet propelled...|
|7/14/2014 - Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the modern world today. A 2010 study estimated that the five-year survival rate of colorectal (colon plus rectal) cancer sufferers in Europe was less than 60 percent, while about one-third of colon cancer sufferers in the developed world die from the disease....|
|4/17/2014 - For years, doctors cautioned their patients against drinking too much coffee. Their fear was that the caffeinated beverage could be responsible for an uptick in cancer, especially cancers of the digestive tract such as colon cancer. In the last decade, though, physicians have come to some surprising...|
|4/16/2014 2:29:05 PM - If the American Cancer Society was interested in bringing cancer cure protocols to the people who struggle the most, then they would invest their time and money into interviewing and broadcasting important testimony from cancer survivors like Chris Wark.
Chris Wark is a stage III colon cancer survivor,...|
|3/15/2014 - Researchers have just discovered that flavonoids extracted from common onions slow the rate of colon cancer growth in mice just as effectively as a chemotherapy drug. And while the mice on chemo saw their LDL cholesterol go up (a possible side effect of the drug), the mice on onion extract actually...|
|3/8/2014 - Good news: If you're a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of...|
|2/8/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new method for inspecting the large intestine, also known as a colonoscopy, a procedure so unpleasant, and arguably painful, that many skip it, despite its high recommendation for those over 50 years old.
While the new, less invasive method...|
|1/15/2014 - For years, cosmetic products companies have been telling us that healthy skin can be attained by applying products on the outside of the body. Once a person has educated oneself about the source of true health, they find that these commercially driven claims aren't entirely accurate. The true key to...|
|1/14/2014 - Evidence continues to mount showing that vitamin D may help lengthen life span and decrease the risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer.
Scientists have long known that vitamin D is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, but recent research suggests that the vitamin...|
|12/9/2013 - Before you become dismayed wondering how the heck you can take advantage of this specially prepared solution injected intravenously (IV) in the land of the medically unfree, continue on for the good news later in this article after the study is explained.
This preparation may not have to be injected,...|
|11/24/2013 - The second leading cause of cancer-related death in America, colon cancer, is projected to take over 50,000 lives in 2013, just in the US. The steep death toll can be prevented, however, because the causes of colon cancer are preventable and are no coincidence. Cancer of the colon is based on risk factors...|
|11/11/2013 - Decline in memory and normal thought processes, as well as increased risk for digestive cancers are ever present on the minds of many aging adults. Degenerative brain health leading to Alzheimer's dementia and a lifetime of poor diet precipitate increased risk for colon cancer, both chronic conditions...|
|11/8/2013 - Colon cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that is rapidly increasing among those who consume a traditional Western-style diet, which has previously been shown to dramatically raise disease incidence due to a lack of fiber and high intake of sugary, processed carbohydrates. Prior studies...|
|7/31/2013 - I wrote recently about Dave the Raw Food Trucker and how his stage 1 colon cancer has subsided from what appears to be the result of an organic, raw food, vegan diet. Or probably more appropriately, the food that he stopped eating.
If that wasn't exciting enough, I want to share another healing story...|
|6/13/2013 - A common saying in natural health is that "Death begins in the colon." Enemas have been a key tool to cleanse the colon by many cultures all around the world throughout history. Organic coffee beans were originally cultivated and used as a powerful liver cleanser by native American tribes. There are...|
|3/28/2013 - Oligosaccharides from apples killed up to 46 percent of human colon cancer cells in vitro, and outperformed the most commonly used chemo drug by a wide margin at every dose level tested. And unlike toxic chemo drugs, oligosaccharides are natural, health-promoting compounds widely present in fruits and...|
|3/2/2013 - Constipation, or the inability to properly and regularly eliminate waste from the digestive system, is a growing problem for millions. Particularly among aging "baby boomers" and the elderly, chronic constipation is an issue with potentially life-threatening consequences, including organ disease, diverticulitis,...|
|2/2/2013 - While few people can deny that the modern flush toilet - pioneered in 1591 by Sir John Harrington but refined numerous times thereafter - is a marvel of engineering, an increasing number of researchers are starting to question the health implications of the 'sitting' position they force their users...|
|1/15/2013 - Gastrointestinal problems are prolific in today's society, and this is largely due to the fact that the modern food supply is greatly lacking in the nutrients required for healthy digestion (not to mention a widespread overload of toxins from vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides). But the good...|
|1/8/2013 - Colon cancer continues to be a leading cause of cancer deaths, as the number of newly diagnosed cases continue to grow concurrent with the rate of overweight, obesity and processed food consumption. This may come as no surprise to natural health followers who understand that fried and hydrogenated foods...|
|11/24/2012 - Newly diagnosed cases of colon cancer continue to rise in the U.S., affecting more than 150,000 people each year. Many of these incidences may be avoidable by altering diet and other pertinent lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and using household chemicals and cosmetics that contain potentially...|
|11/21/2012 - The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining interest among researchers because of recent studies showing protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent, and...|
|8/21/2012 - Colorectal cancers represent the fourth most prevalent form of the disease with more than 150,000 cases diagnosed each year and more than 50,000 deaths. Forward-thinking nutrition researchers understand that this particular form of the disease is largely preventable through lifestyle changes including...|
|7/6/2012 - Do you really think that a colonoscopy is still the best screening test or the screening test of choice when it comes to checking a person for signs of colorectal cancer? It turns out that something called the sigmoidoscopy may be just as good as a colonoscopy for testing or even better!
For a long...|
|5/4/2012 12:32:41 PM - "Our sole source of income and our livelihoods, both taken from us in an instant," Shea Baird explained to me, struggling to fight back the tears. This veteran colon hydrotherapist and her husband Stephen Barlow are the latest victims of the medical establishment's rogue authoritarianism, as they were...|
|2/8/2012 - Researchers publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting...|
|2/6/2012 - Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths annually, a statistic that remains constant despite increased awareness of the deadly disease. Researchers from the Science and Technology Institute of Food and Nutrition in Spain have published the result of a study in the journal Molecular Nutrition...|
|2/6/2012 - The result of a body of research published in the journal BMC Gastroenterology has found that consumption of the plant flavonoid luteolin is able to inhibit the activity of cell signaling pathways (known as IGF and PI3K) important for the growth of colon cancer. Extensive research has preceded this...|
|1/30/2012 - A recent scientific study found that yerba mate tea induces death in human colon cancer cells. Scientists discovered that in vitro cancer cells died when exposed to the bioactive compounds present in one cup of the beverage long valued for its medicinal properties by South American traditional healers.
|10/31/2011 - Since ancient times, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory...|
|10/20/2011 - The colon is an essential organ that contributes greatly to the proper digestion of foods and the excretion of waste. Without a properly working colon, bacteria, toxins, fats, cholesterol, and other potentially harmful substances could build up in the gastrointestinal tract, causing colon cancer and...|
|10/19/2011 - Ginger has been used as a natural treatment for a host of illnesses -- especially gastrointestinal problems -- for thousands of years in ancient healing traditions including Ayurvedic medicine, ancient Chinese medicine and western folklore, too. In fact, countless grandmas have recommended ginger ale...|
|10/11/2011 - Staying fit and active is obviously important for overall health, but few people know that exercise can decrease the risk of colon cancer. Exercise creates an overall more efficient gastrointestinal system that has an enhanced amount of circulation and blood flow, allowing the colon to perform at an...|
|10/8/2011 - The colon is a highly important organ in the body, as it plays a major role in the successful functioning of the gastrointestinal system. When the colon is damaged or does not function properly, the body is susceptible to many different health risks. Damage to the mucous membranes of the colon and the...|
|10/4/2011 - Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association provides details on how specific fruit and...|
|9/20/2011 - Just in case you needed more proof that low blood levels of vitamin D represent a significant health concern, researchers publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that small increases in the sunshine vitamin can add precious years to your life. For nearly a decade scientific...|
|7/29/2011 - It is unfortunate that American doctors have contended for decades that the number of bowel movements an individual has is unrelated to health. They have convinced most of us that they are correct. Most people think that they are not constipated if they are having one bowel movement a day. Yet, we eat...|
|5/20/2011 11:31:28 AM - Recently someone in my community asked how to get rid of pesky critters. A neighbor who own a garden center said that they use Diatomaceous Earth. Well - that seemed to me to be a golden opportunity to reveal my little secret to the world - that I have been eating Diatomaceous Earth for about a year...|
|4/16/2011 - You are what you eat. We`ve all heard the saying many times before. Perhaps a more fitting way of coining the phrase would be `the foods you eat daily determine the diseases you will develop in later life`. It`s amazing how many people have a disconnect between the type of foods they eat and how energy...|
|4/8/2011 - Pterostilbene is garnering much attention as a powerful nutrient found naturally in the skin of many berries and fruit varieties. According to research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the compound is more potent than its close cousin, resveratrol, in preventing the development...|
|4/7/2011 - Colon cleansing has become a very popular way to help detoxify the body and restore regularity. However, it has overshadowed the more important part of colon health - your everyday diet choices. Colon cleansing, while at times useful, has mostly been advertised as a way to help jump start weight loss...|
|4/1/2011 - In the video Clear HIV/AIDS Naturally says Luc Montagnier who Discovered HIV (http://www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=BAFF5F717402273DE60822231FDE9D45) Dr. Montagnier explains something that Naturopaths and Homeopaths working with HIV/AIDS in Africa have known for years: Proper nutrition and nutritional therapy...|
|2/22/2011 - Evidence in support of the health-promoting properties of vitamin D continues to mount as new research shows a direct link between blood levels of the super-nutrient and the risk of developing colon cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides statistics showing that colon cancer is the second most...|
|2/17/2011 - Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death in the US. But this potentially deadly disease doesn't just strike out of the blue -- for the most part, it can be prevented in the first place with healthy lifestyle choices. As NaturalNews has covered extensively, strategies like regular exercise, eating...|
|2/9/2011 - Some of the most miserable and painful chronic diseases known to humankind involve inflammation in the bowel. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of these relapsing conditions. They affect more than a million people in the United States and cause weight loss, diarrhea, sometimes excruciating...|
|9/3/2010 - Dr Oz was recently found to have a precancerous colon polyp which was surgically removed. Following this experience, he appears to be surprised and confused about the origin of the condition, and he credits colonoscopy screening with saving his life.
Dr Oz even seems to think he has a perfect health...|
|7/17/2010 - Ulcerative colitis is a serious disease that affects about a million people in the U.S., causing inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon that bleed, produce pus and cause frequent diarrhea. Although drugs, especially steroids, can sometimes soothe symptoms, Big Pharma has been...|
|7/15/2010 - A study released by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has found that high omega-3 consumption helps to prevent colon cancer. Dr. Sangmi Kim and her team discovered what many other studies have already found, mainly that omega-3s are anti-inflammatory cancer fighters.
|1/25/2010 - When scientists gathered in Houston recently for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, they heard groundbreaking evidence about how colon cancer can be prevented. The new data wasn't about drugs or surgery, either. Instead, two separate...|
|1/21/2010 - Take a bite of a juicy, sweet mango and you are experiencing a delicious taste enjoyed by countless people from ancient times until today. According to the Orlando-based National Mango Board (NMG), a mango industry-sponsored research, promotion and consumer information program, mangos are known to be...|
|12/2/2009 - Most of the population wakes up with bad breath, or what's known as morning breath. However, it's not widely known that bad breath, including morning breath, is a sign of a toxic colon and a toxic body. It's a direct path from your mouth to your colon, and the reverse path is also true. So, when you...|
|10/26/2009 - Kava is a well-known herb that originated in the Pacific. Also scientifically known as Piper Methysticum, the roots and stem hold the key ingredient that has been used for medicinal purposes both in traditional and modern times.
Traditionally chewed or crushed to form a liquid, Kava can now be commonly...|
|10/6/2009 - Vitamin C has always been claimed to be an essential nutrient for overall health and well being. Humans are not able to produce this vitamin themselves and it is therefore recommended that we take a supplement, or eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily, to ensure the correct dosage. Recent research...|
|9/8/2009 - There's been quite a bit of debate about colon cleansing in recent years. People who do it swear by it; they're often walking testimonials of the disease that can be swept from the body in this manner. But, people who've never done it can think colon cleansing sounds a bit strange, and really, who can...|
|8/19/2009 - Eating a clove of garlic might not be the tastiest snack in the world, but it will give you some powerful health benefits. Benefits include managing high cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of various cancers. Garlic has been used for ages as a folk remedy for several diseases. Science is just...|
|7/13/2009 - There are many different kinds of home remedies for hangovers. In this article you will learn four natural ways of getting relief and helping your body heal the havoc that alcohol caused. Common symptoms of a hangover include feeling dizzy, sweating, muscle aches, rapid heartbeat, irritability, anxiety,...|
|7/6/2009 - In 2006 a raw food diet study was made by Lenka J. Zajic, who went on to obtain a Masters in Vegan and Live Food Nutrition, where she conducted an in-depth 500-participant survey of raw food eaters. The study showed that people who ate 80-90 percent raw foods showed significant improvements in immunity,...|
|6/30/2009 - Folic acid is also known as Vitamin B9 or Folacin. It is water soluble and essential to many bodily functions such as producing healthy red blood cells and preventing anemia. There are many benefits of folic acid; it inhibits colon cancer, prevents heart disease and is beneficial for pregnant women....|
|6/13/2009 - Natural herbs have been used for almost as long as humankind has existed. Herbs are powerful and the right ones may treat and alleviate serious diseases. In this article you will learn about a few popular herbs and what they are used for.
#1 - Basil
Basil is a common herb that is commonly used in...|
|6/3/2009 - In this article you will discover some interesting facts about grapes and how incredibly healthy they are for you. Spanish explorers brought the grape to America about 300 years ago. It is about 80 percent water making it a delicious low-calorie snack. Read on to read about some of the health benefits...|
|5/22/2009 - Acupuncture is an old eastern form of medicine. It deals with putting needles into specific points in the body to relieve pain or to help with other therapeutic purposes. According to Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on energy meridians alongside which qi flows. This study set...|
|5/15/2009 - Blueberries are not only delicious, but also very high in fiber and nutrients. They have been proven to lower blood pressure, protect against oxidative stress and now a recent study shows that blueberries might help you lose that hard to get rid of abdominal fat.
A new study published in Experimental...|
|5/15/2009 - Many studies have shown that eating red meat in high quantities can be harmful to your health. The general consensus seems to be that we should eat less of it. Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in both men and women in the U.S. It affects over 145,000 people and kills over 56,000...|
|5/14/2009 - 30 years ago the famous Nobel laureate Linus Pauling said that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a highly controversial statement at the time. Now a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that vitamin C stops the growth of some tumors in mice.
The study was lead by Chi Dang,...|
|5/10/2009 - Colon cancer was one of the most common cancers in the U.S in 2005 according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. About 150,000 Americans are told each year that they have colon cancer and about 35 percent of these will die. There are many contributing factors in why someone gets colon...|
|5/7/2009 - Drinking a glass of freshly squeezed juice every morning will not only bring your body joy, but a new study now shows that it will lower the risk for obesity. That glass of fresh orange juice is looking tastier than ever. Previous studies that show the downfalls of fruit juice have failed to distinguish...|
|5/6/2009 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (April 20th, 2009) shows the difference in how the sugars fructose and glucose affect the body. Fructose showed more harmful effects such as increasing belly fat, higher cholesterol levels and increased insulin resistance. The study was...|
|5/5/2009 - We've all heard by now that being overweight carries significant health risks -- including upping the odds you'll have cancer one day. But now a Michigan State University (MSU) scientist has identified a specific connection between colon cancer and body fat.
Jenifer Fenton, an MSU food science and...|
|5/4/2009 - Breast cancer is the one of the most common cancers among women from the United States. The chance of getting invasive breast cancer sometime in a woman's life was around 12 percent in 2008 according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. In addition to invasive breast cancer there were another...|
|5/1/2009 - Studies show that breastfeeding decreases the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
The biggest and most extensive study of its kind done by scientists from Cancer Research UK found that the longer mothers breastfeed, the more they reduce the risk of disease. This means that...|
|4/30/2009 - We all have that hunch that going to sleep after midnight feels bad for some reason, but we just can`t put our finger on it. Now you have the answer, and if you love being awake after midnight, it isn`t good news! A recent study shows that men who go to bed after midnight show increased hardening of...|
|4/28/2009 - Alfalfa sprouts are extremely beneficial for our health but now it seems like they are causing trouble. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention announced on Sunday to avoid eating raw alfalfa sprouts, saying they may be contaminated and could cause salmonella....|
|4/26/2009 - Red and processed meat in excess has long been suspected of being less than good for your health. A recent study confirms that higher consumption of red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer, heart disease and other related illnesses.
The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute...|
|4/1/2009 - A so-called Western diet eaten by the majority of Americans and many Europeans is loaded with meat, fat and processed foods. It also lacks complex carbohydrates. Put these facts together and you have a perfect recipe for developing colon cancer, Professor Stephen O'Keefe from the University of Pittsburgh,...|
|3/30/2009 - Trans fat is now linked with yet another troubling health concern: colon cancer. Recent studies are showing people who consume the most trans fat increase their risk of colon cancer by a staggering 86 percent. These findings are highly relevant considering that colon cancer is among the top three cancers...|
|3/18/2009 - Higher consumption of trans fatty acids can increase a person's risk of precancerous colorectal tumors by 86 percent, researchers have found.
"These results suggest that consumption of high amounts of trans-fatty acid may increase the risk of colorectal neoplasia [abnormal cell growth], and they...|
|1/29/2009 - The emerging area of nutritional science continues to identify new compounds in foods which play a crucial role in preventing or reducing the risk of a number of chronic conditions. One of the oldest foods known, the nutritionally-rich olive, is once again in the news due to a new European study.
|1/5/2009 - We are living in an age of increased toxicity in our society. Poor digestion; reduced liver function; poor elimination practices through the kidneys, respiratory tract, and skin; and colon sluggishness all contribute to people experiencing increased toxicity in their bodies. Many of the toxins that...|
|10/8/2008 - If you want to experience your best health, an essential requirement is keeping your colorectal region clean and healthy. Keeping your colon and rectum clean and healthy provides a number of health benefits, the main ones being:
1. A lowered risk of developing colorectal cancer, the second or third...|
|8/24/2008 - Colorectal cancer is a devastating kind of disease that invades the large intestines of approximately 153,000 people each year. To remedy this cancer, most people undergo painful surgeries and dangerous chemotherapy/radiation regiments to keep the cancer at bay. It is another type of cancer that presents...|
|8/1/2008 - Flax oil and flax seeds have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and to help reduce damage to cell membranes. Flax is also important in the body's ability to reduce inflammation and prevent the many degenerative diseases associated with it. Studies have shown that women with a high...|
|7/23/2008 - Former White House press secretary Tony Snow died in July 2008 at the age of 53, following a series of chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer. In 2005, Snow had his colon removed and underwent six months of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Two years later (2007), Snow underwent...|
|7/13/2008 - To anyone keeping count, the number of high-profile personalities and celebrities dying while under the care of conventional doctors and oncologists is truly staggering. Some of the more notable deaths in recent memory include actor Heath Ledger's death following the consumption of doctor-prescribed...|
|5/22/2008 - Turmeric, containing the active ingredient curcumin, is one of nature's most powerful healers. The medicinal properties of this spice have slowly revealed themselves over the centuries. Turmeric is documented as effective in conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. New research is now...|
|5/12/2008 - Hi everyone, this is Kevin Gianni, and I'd like to welcome you to a very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about raw and living food technologies for you to reach optimal...|
|5/7/2008 - Specific vitamins and minerals in the diet appear to prevent the development of colon cancer. However, too much iron may cause malignancies to grow. Emory University scientists recently announced these findings, based on biological markers that influence colon cancer risk, at the American Association...|
|3/12/2008 - Two recent studies conducted on animals suggest that eating blueberries may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels and help stave off colon cancer. In the first study, conducted by researchers from the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural...|
|1/24/2008 - The rates of recurrence or death from colon cancer were nearly 3.5 times higher among patients who ate a typical Western diet than among those who followed it least closely, in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Researchers collected data on 1,009 people who had...|
|12/10/2007 - Inulin seems to be the latest health food craze. In this article, I will present both sides of the inulin story. Is it for everybody? Most certainly not, but very few things are. A personal experience drove me to research inulin. This past May, when I first started eating what I call real food (nothing...|
|12/6/2007 - Dark-colored fruits and vegetables may provide a colon-cancer-fighting effect, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.
Researchers used both animal and cell-culture studies to examine the effects of a group of chemicals called anthocyanins...|
|9/11/2007 - You have just been diagnosed with cancer. Your oncologist is pushing you to begin chemotherapy immediately. You know that chemotherapy will make you sick, your hair fall out and leave you completely debilitated and dependent on someone to care for you. You will suffer severe side-effects that may...|
|8/31/2007 - Researchers may have discovered a relationship between the risk of colorectal cancer in women and their consumption of choline, which has until now been thought to be an essential nutrient. The link was reported in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Choline is a nutrient...|
|7/26/2007 - A compound found in blueberries shows promise of preventing colon cancer, according to a new study. Scientists at Rutgers University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a joint study on animals, and found that the compound -- called pterostilbene -- lessened pre-cancerous lesions and inhibited...|
|12/15/2006 - Exercise activities like swimming -- when done for about an hour per day -- can lower the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study. Even two hours of less-strenuous activity like housecleaning or similar lower-intensity exercises can also have an effect on lowering the risk of colon cancer.
|10/30/2006 - Regular, moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise significantly reduces a risk factor associated with the formation of colon polyps and colon cancer in men, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The findings, from the first randomized clinical trial to test...|
|10/9/2006 - In July, standing before a press conference in Washington, Vice President for Education for the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Jeffrey R. Prince said that researchers were shifting focus from the effects of high-fiber diets on colon cancer to the effects of a high-meat diet on the disease.
|9/29/2006 - A small but informative clinical trial by Johns Hopkins investigators shows that a pill combining chemicals found in turmeric, a spice used in curries, and onions reduces both the size and number of precancerous lesions in the human intestinal tract.
In the study, published in the August issue of...|
|9/12/2006 - People who have been treated for colon cancer can substantially reduce the risk that the disease will return and improve their overall chance of survival by engaging in regular exercise, according to new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists.
In a pair of studies published on the Journal...|
|8/31/2006 - Two different three-year studies determined that although the Cox-2 painkiller Celebrex slightly lowers the occurrence of pre-cancerous polyps, it more than doubles the risk of serious heart problems.
The larger of the two studies -- conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston...|
|8/14/2006 - An unexpected entry in a traditional medicine book from the Republic of Guinea has led a University of South Carolina cancer researcher to study whether medicinal properties in the bark of mahogany trees may hold clues to understanding colon cancer.
Funded by a $300,000, two-year grant from the National...|
|8/3/2006 - A small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that natural compounds in onions and curry, called quercetin and curcumin, may significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The study, which appears in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology,...|
|7/11/2005 - Taking a daily 10 to 15 minute walk in the sun not only clears your head, relieves stress and increases circulation – it could also cut your risk of breast cancer in half. At least that's what Esther John, an epidemiologist at the Northern California Cancer Center, recommends. And there's plenty of...|
|4/27/2005 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a doubling of the risk of colon cancer for people who are heavy consumers of red meat. More specifically, it shows that the risk doubles compared to those who consume smaller quantities of red meat. But how does this compare...|
|1/16/2005 - Forty-four years of age is too young to die of anything, much less colon cancer. With this story being all over the news, there will no doubt be lots of articles pointing out the irony of it all, given the current awareness of the health risks associated with certain products served at fast food restaurants...|
|7/22/2004 - Cost of prescription drugs to treat colon cancer are skyrocketing beyond belief. Adding just a few months to patients' lives can cost as much as $31,000 per patient in drug costs alone. And that means big profits for pharmaceutical companies. As always, the American consumer is getting shafted by Big...|
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|12/11/2003 3:19:10 PM - Ginger is one of several powerful healing foods that exhibit strong, well documented effects on the human body. In this case, it's being shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Eat a little ginger with each meal, and your risk of developing colon cancer drop significantly. But you can...|
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help children and expectant mothers around the world.
Food Investigations is
a series of mini-documentaries exposing the truth about dangerous ingredients
in the food supply.
alternative health programs, documentaries and more.
The Honest Food Guide is
a free, downloadable public health and nutrition chart that dares to tell the
truth about what foods we should really be eating.
a free online reference database of healing foods, phytonutrients and plant-based
medicines that prevent or treat diseases and health conditions.
a free, online reference library that lists medicinal herbs and their health
a free online reference database of phytonutrients (natural medicines found in
foods) and their health benefits. Lists diseases, foods, herbs and more.