A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Colon Cancer
I had a question the other day about colon cancer.
In order to understand colon and rectal cancer, collectively known as colorectal cancer, it might first help to understand what parts of your body are affected and how they work.
Your colon is a 6-foot long muscular tube connecting your small intestine to your rectum.
Your colon, along with your rectum is called the large intestine.
It’s a highly specialized organ responsible for processing waste so emptying your bowels is easy and convenient.
Your colon removes water from your stool, and stores the solid stool.
Once or twice a day it empties its contents into your rectum to begin the process of elimination.
The rectum is an 8-inch chamber connecting your colon to your anus.
It’s the rectum’s job to receive stool from the colon, to let you know there’s stool to be evacuated.
Cancer beginning in your colon is called colon cancer, and cancer beginning in your rectum is called rectal cancer.
Cancers affecting either of these organs also may be called colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer occurs when some of the cells lining your colon or rectum become abnormal and grow out of control.
The abnormal growing cells create a tumor, which is the cancer.
In some people it’s clear why they developed colorectal cancer — they inherited it; but, in most people, there’s no identifiable cause.
Without a known cause it makes preventing the disease tricky business.
To deal with colon cancer, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to keep hydrated and flush toxins, whether thirsty or not. Add Performance for electrolytes.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich fresh, raw fruits and veggies; organic whenever possible; consider juicing.
*Consider increasing dietary intake of brassica family (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, etc.)
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Balance Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats.
*Consider including freshly made kefir in your diet.
*Review my posts on digestion and bowel health.
*Avoid constipation. Ensure at least 2 movements per day to remove wastes and toxins.
*Consider liver, gallbladder and/or colon cleanses.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora; review my post on Candida; this is crucial for immune function.
*Exercise; yoga; deep breathing; oxygenate cells.
*Fresh air, sunlight, spend some time in nature.
*Relaxation techniques; meditation; prayer.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine.
*Address any emotional issues; trauma connections.
*Research energy medicine techniques, like EFT.
*Replace cleaners with non-toxic products.
*Consider having iron levels tested.
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metal toxicity.
*Consider hormone level testing.
*Consider monitoring blood tumor markers and immune function markers.
*Consider thermography testing.
*Consult medical AND complimentary health professionals.
*Do everything possible to strengthen immune system and support ALL cellular function/strength.
*Detoxify, detoxify, detoxify.
*Consider 180 tea for its antioxidant value.
*Remember cancer cells are confused, so keep the faith.
*Investigate all views and alternative before deciding on any particular treatment, therapy, surgery, etc. Decide what best suits your desires, beliefs, lifestyle and situation.