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A word about colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men (behind lung and prostate cancer) and women (behind lung and breast cancer). It is estimated that 1 in 15 men and 1 in 16 women will develop colon cancer in their lifetime, and that 1 in 29 men and 1 in 31 women will die from colon cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the following factors can increase the risk of developing colon cancer:

  • poor diet
  • obesity
  • physical inactivity
  • heavy alcohol consumption
  • smoking
  • living with an inflammatory bowel disease (colitis or Crohn's disease)
  • the presence of polyps (small growths on the inner wall of the colon)
  • family history
  • age - particularly after age 50

Each one of these factors can either directly or indirectly contribute to the accumulation of putrefactive waste in the colon, and in most instances, their cumulative effects over time may prove especially harmful. The fact that colon cancer tends to manifest after the age of 50 may have less to do with aging than with the fact that toxic waste material has been left to linger in the colon, sometimes for decades, eventually causing damage to surrounding cells and tissue.

A common predisposing factor for developing cancer is the presence of polyps in the colon. Initially, polyps are usually benign and cause no noticeable symptoms. However, most colon cancers develop from polyps. For this reason, medical health practitioners recommend that persons over the age of 50 undergo a colon screening every 3 to 5 years in order to detect polyps in their early stages when they can be surgically removed. Once tissue growths have advanced into cancer, symptoms of colon cancer are typically non-specific, and can include fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, changes in bowel habits, abdominal bloating, constipation or diarrhea, narrow stool, and red or dark blood in the stool. These symptoms are not necessarily indicative of colon cancer, but may be a sign of a precancerous condition. Unfortunately, colon cancer can be well advanced before it is detected. Presently, the most common treatment for colon cancer is surgery, whereby the affected portion of the colon is removed.

While surgery may be effective for removing precancerous or cancerous growths, it cannot prevent cancer from occurring, and it does nothing to address the cause of the cancer. Cancer is an opportunistic disease, which means it can only exist in an environment conducive to its development. A clean, strong, healthy colon is not conducive to cancer. In fact, the medical community recognizes the importance of keeping the colon clean by recommending a higher intake of fibre. The following quote is taken from MedicineNet.com, an allopathic medicine information source:

“...high fibre in the diet leads to the creation of bulky stools which can rid the intestines of potential carcinogens. In addition, fibre leads to more rapid transit of fecal material through the intestine, thus allowing less time for a potential carcinogen to react with the intestinal lining.”

The message is clear: potential carcinogens are less likely to form, if at all, in a clean colon. Keeping the colon clean, however, poses a challenge for most people with modern dietary and lifestyle habits. Fibre alone is inadequate to remove hardened, putrefactive toxic waste matter which has adhered to the colon wall, and which poses a serious risk of cellular degeneration. Colon hydrotherapy helps to restore the normal, health-promoting functions of the colon as it loosens and rids the body of encrusted fecal waste, while at the same time improving the shape and muscle tone of the colon. This unique therapy with unique preventive and curative potential is for virtually anyone interested in safeguarding their health.

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