Tag: colorectal cancer

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

High-Carbohydrate Diet Triggers Colon Cancer

Studies have linked the high-carbohydrate Western diet to colorectal cancer, but scientists have been unsure of just how carbs may trigger the development of the disease. In a recent study published in the journal Cell, researchers discovered that microbes inside the gut are able to metabolize carbohydrates from food in such a way that causes intestinal cells to form tumors.…

Gut Microbe Imbalance Linked to Colon Cancer

The gut bacteria composition of people at risk for colorectal cancer differs from that of healthy people, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.1 Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine analyzed stool samples from 141 patients—47 of which had colorectal cancer—and found lower bacterial diversity in patients with colon cancer.…

Magnesium and Your Colon

Magnesium is a mineral necessary to every organ in the body. Whole grains, nuts, and leafy green vegetables are particularly rich in magnesium, and although many foods contain magnesium, most people do not consume enough of this essential mineral. Further, certain health conditions, such as intestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and kidney disease can deplete magnesium levels. So…

High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer And More

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer, involving over 5,000 women from the Women’s Health Initiative study, has found a link between high blood sugar levels and colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women.1…

Cracking the Gut Microbial Code: Are We There Yet?

“In the future, when you walk into a doctor’s surgery or hospital, you could be asked not just about your allergies and blood group, but also about your gut type.” This is a quote from ScienceDaily (Apr. 21, 2011) referring to a recent article in Nature Magazine. The study, published in Nature, also uncovers microbial genetic markers that are related…

Red Meat Has Done it Again

Notable News – I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to red meat, but  believe me, it’s really bad for you. On top of being loaded with saturated fat, studies confirm that red meat increases your risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer, and now it’s being blamed for yet another health problem – prostate…