12 Proven Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk
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Saturday, 7 October 2017

12 Proven Ways to Drastically Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

We all know that food is medicine, but when it comes to drastically reducing your colon cancer risk, it could not be truer. Simply making a few dietary tweaks can slash your colon cancer risk. Here are the 12 proven ways to do so.

1. Avoid Processed Meats
Processed luncheon meats, bacon, cold cuts, hot dogs, sausage and other types of processed meats have been classified by the World Health as “Group 1” carcinogens, in the same category as cigarette smoking and asbestos. In addition to high amounts of saturated fats, processed meats typically contain nitrites and nitrates that are known carcinogens and are best avoided.

2. Eat More Curries
Curcumin, one of the phytonutrients found in the spice turmeric, has been found in numerous studies to reduce colon cancer risk. A study found in Cancer Prevention Research showed that curcumin suppresses the ability of colon cancer cells to proliferate, suggesting it is helpful both in the prevention and treatment of the condition.

[b]3. Reduce the Fat in Your Diet[/b]
The connection between a poor diet and colon cancer has been well-established for many years, but the mechanism by which a poor diet increases the risk has been largely unclear. According to research from the Cleveland Clinic, a high fat diet drives the growth of cancer stem cells. Cut back on fast foods, processed foods, prepared foods, meat, butter, and other fatty foods. 

[b]4. Eat a Plant-Based Diet
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While we’ve already established that processed meats, and fats from meats are factors, research also shows that diets high in animal protein are also linked to colorectal cancer. This is especially true of red meat, which has also been linked to colorectal cancer in research published in the Journal of Gastroenterology. Additional Canadian research published in the Nutrition Journal found a “meat diet pattern” increased the risk of colorectal cancer.

5. Cut Back on Sugar and Sugary Foods
The Nutrition Journal study also found a correlation between a diet that contains sugary foods and colorectal cancer. Choose fruit over refined sweets.

6. Eat More Grapes
Research published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that resveratrol found in purple and red grapes may actually suppress colon cancer stem cells, suggesting a possible prevention and treatment strategy. Cancer stem cells perpetuate the creation of new cancer cells and tumors. Resveratrol found in grapes not only suppressed cancer stem cells, it also reduced the number of cancer tumors by 50%.

7. Eat Raw, Unsalted Walnuts Daily
Simply adding one ounce of walnuts to your daily diet significantly cuts your colon cancer risk.  The researchers hypothesize that walnuts act like probiotics in the intestines to ensure a healthy gut, which in turn protects against cancer.

8. Add Nutmeg to Your Daily Diet
Research published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), reduces the precursors of colon cancer.

[b]9. Eat More Fermented Foods[/b]
The Journal of Proteome Research found a little-known connection between the toxins secreted by harmful gut microbes and colon cancer, suggesting a possible link between gastrointestinal (GI) tract infections and colon cancer. Eating more fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, dairy-free yogurt, can help keep harmful gut microbes at bay.

10. Eat a High Fiber Diet
While many experts suggest that we aim for 35 grams of fiber daily, research shows we should aim higher than that. Researchers found that even switching to a high fiber, low fat diet for 2 weeks, significantly reduces colon cancer risk. Cell multiplication drastically drops while the formation of cancer-killing compounds significantly increases, making the colon less vulnerable to cancer.

11. Get Adequate Calcium
In a study, researchers found that women who obtain at least 800 mg of calcium daily had a 25% lower colorectal cancer risk than those who had 400 mg daily. Dairy products are not recommended as they have been shown to rapidly change microbes present in the gut in favor of inflammation-causing ones. The best calcium-rich foods to include are: carrots and carrot juice, kale and other dark leafy greens, sesame seeds and tahini, almond butter and almonds, broccoli, oats, and navy beans.

12. Drink Green Tea Daily
Green tea contains a variety of potent anti-cancer nutrients known as polyphenols, including the most notable one epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which has been proven effective against cancer in many studies. EGCG is highly anti-cancerous and can prevent tumors from forming in the colon. Drink at least 3 cups daily to maximize protective effects.
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This sounds awful. No cold cuts, sausage, or bacon? Maybe as well shoot me now. 

I was hoping when it was saying fermented that we'd include beer and wine.

Anyway, I tend to believe that cancer is more genetic than anything else. Sure, eating a good diet and being physically fit may help prevent it, but there are people who are super health freaks who end up with cancer, while others who eat like crap their lives live long and and healthy lives.
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(10-09-2017, 10:16 AM)GangGreen Wrote: This sounds awful. No cold cuts, sausage, or bacon? Maybe as well shoot me now. 

I was hoping when it was saying fermented that we'd include beer and wine.

Anyway, I tend to believe that cancer is more genetic than anything else. Sure, eating a good diet and being physically fit may help prevent it, but there are people who are super health freaks who end up with cancer, while others who eat like crap their lives live long and and healthy lives.
Whilst I have become a semi-vegetarian in order to share meals with my DVW, no one, I repeat, no one, will ever take my bacon and kubasa from me! And I agree about the wine and beer, but at least I eat kraut with my kubasa!

As to the hereditary element in cancer, I am quite familiar with four generations (not counting the fifth generation of grandchildren who are still young) of my family, going back to the mid-1800s, and absolutely no one on either side in over 150 years has had cancer. And I can guarantee you that none of us, until the last few years with a few of us changing our habits, has 'eaten healthy'. My great grandfather was a German butcher, and we were all big meat eaters!

Oh, and most of us are/were inveterate smokers and no one has had lung cancer. COPD and heart disease yes, but no cancer.
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I have been watching this site that the article comes from for a while and this guy seems to be leaning toward a Vegetarian/Vegan sort of bent. That's not so bad, on the surface, but realistically, it hard to accomplish either extreme and maintain purity in the finish. Like Henry David Thoreau said; everything in moderation.

A vegetarian diet is not such a bad diet. It is not one that a person should seek out if they want to live longer, however. Statistically, vegetarians do not live longer than we omnivores. It is about equal, with an edge to the omnivorous. The vegans, on the other hand, have many problems, especially with their immune systems and fighting off disease. You need animal protein to feed the immune system. Dairy (especially with eggs added) can provide some of this, but meat is best. One article I read said that there are around 96 essential amino acids and other nutrients that the body needs to maintain good health. Vegetarian diets provide less than 67 of these and vegan diets mush less still. I suppose that is why I see so many Vegetarians, and especially Vegans, that always seem to have a cold or other mild illness, especially during cold and flu season. Additionally, it is very hard to find truly organic foods. Many are not and some of the 'organic friendly' chemicals used to fight off insects and other blight can be equally as toxic/allergenic as the standard chemicals.

As for 'processed' meats, the mass produced ones are loaded with Nitrosamines and other smoking or artificially added byproducts in the commercial meat curing processes. Buying from the local butcher, who makes these sausages and kielbasi (et al) on the premises, probably will not have these additives in significant amounts. So don't feel guilty not eating these things, just seek out healthy sources.
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Art Bell
 
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Fiction has to make sense
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