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6 Ways to Slash Colon Cancer Risk

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6 Ways to Slash Colon Cancer Risk

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers.  Making some simple dietary and lifestyle changes can cut your risk in half.  Here’s how:

1.  Eat more vegetables. We know we should eat more veggies.  Research shows that eating more vegetables can cut a person’s risk of colon cancer in half.  Eat a daily salad, a homemade vegetable soup, or add steamed or sauteed veggies to your main dish.  Better yet, make vegetables the main course and meat the side dish.

2. Avoid foods high in saturated fats and nitrates. That includes processed luncheon meats, bacon, cold cuts, hot dogs, and sausage.  The saturated fat is linked to inflammation while the nitrates they contain are known carcinogens.

3.  Choose chicken (or turkey or Brazil nuts). According to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, eating lean chicken several times a week decreases a person’s chances of developing precancerous polyps in the colon by 21% and the risk of malignant tumors by 39%.  Researchers believe the mineral selenium may be to thank.  Looking for vegetarian sources of selenium, choose Brazil nuts, which are one of the best sources of this mineral.  Brown rice and walnuts are also good sources of selenium.

Discover the spice that dramatically reduces your colon cancer risk on page 2…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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11:06PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

very interesting

5:03PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Thank you

9:34AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

super info

2:56AM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

I'm going to continue munching on almonds.

3:14PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Great information to know...Thanks!

6:23PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

have to have one done in 2 weeks..ewww

6:18PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

I hate colonoscopies, but I'll take them.

3:55PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

Colonoscopies don't prevent cancer - true. However, my sister-in-law died of colon cancer. If it had been caught sooner (i.e. through a colonoscopy) she would have had a much better chance of surviving to see her son (who was 8 when she died) graduate from high school this year.

3:16AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

great article, thank you for sharing!

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