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Amended Workshop Date! Do You Have a Family History of Colon Cancer?


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Caruso Homeopathy
April 2014 • Issue 1

Do You Have a Family History of Colon Cancer?

MP900385812_1_.jpg     In Canada the risk of developing colon cancer for men is 1 in 13 and 1 in 15 for women. On average 65 Canadians are diagnosed with colon cancer every day and 25 die of it. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. If caught early it is very treatable. My father developed colorectal cancer and despite having bloody and flat stools, he was not diagnosed in time. The doctor had said he had hemorrhoids and later had to have a resection of his bowel with a permanent colostomy. Needless to say all of my family has underwent a colonscopy for early detection. In later years, my father developed prostate cancer and it was far advanced by the time they got to him. Thus he died a terrible death. I have decided that I would rather be hit by a car than go through that but the man upstairs has plans for us that we cannot always control. However, colon cancer is a type of cancer that can be controlled greatly by lifestyle. On the upside, there is plenty of research on preventation of colon cancer.

     Factors related to an increased colorectal cancer risk:

  1. Diabetes, high blood sugar, Ha1C levels are correlated to an increased incidence of colon adenomas. High levels of sugar in the blood causes oxidation or damage to cells which can lead to wild abnormal cancer cells.
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is linked to an increase in colorectal cancer.Those with ulcerative colitis do well avoiding sulphites in animal meats, wine, cheese etc. They seem to not be able to transform the sulfites for excretion and it increases the risk of abnormal cells in the colon.
  3. Obesity is linked to an increase in breast and colorectal cancer and is linked to a poor prognosis. It may be due to the inflammatory signals that enlarged fat cells emit. 
  4. Sedentary work is linked to distal colon and rectal cancer.
  5. Low Fiber Diet is linked to colorectal cancer. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Increasings one's fiber intake 10 grams per day has been linked to a 10% less incidence of colon cancer.
  6. High intake of cured and smoked meats such as ham, bacon, sandwich meat and sausages are linked to a higher incidence of colorectal cancer.
  7. Polycyclic hydrocarbons from charred meats (think blackened BBQ meat) are linked to an increase in digestive cancers in general.
  8. Heavy or regular alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, breast, colon, and rectum.

How Can You Do Your Best to Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

  1. Exercise every day. It is best to exercise for one hour per day, but that can be done in smaller time slots. For example, two half an hour walks or a 15 minute jog and 45 minutes of cycling. Women who exercise regularly have less incidence of colon cancer.

  2. Take vitamin D3. It is helpful to heal the gastrointestinal tract lining and also prevents colon, breast and prostate cancer. Women who have higher amounts of vitamin D and calcium seem to be better able to prevent colon cancer.

  3. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits and minimal whole grains. Whole grains have more sugar per gram than fruits do and as mentioned earlier high blood sugar leads to oxidation of cells and increases colon cancer risk. Thus in our clinic we recommend modest servings of grains and more focus on vegetables. Avoid any high glycemic foods such as white bread, flour, rice and sugar. Both men and women  sexes do well with a higher fiber diet but men have more benefit from a higher fibre diet than women do in preventing colon cancer. 

  4. Eliminate or reduce your alcohol, smoked/cured meat and BBQ intake. Try sauteeing, baking or using tin foil wrap to BBQ meats and fish.

  5. If you are overweight or obese follow a whole food diet rich in vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, fish, legumes and fruits. Those who come to our clinic are set up on a program that is tailored to their unique metabolism to help them lose weight healthfully and maintain a goal weight that is based on their frame instead of insurance chart recommendations.

Have a look at our upcoming workshop

     Do you want more energy? This seminar is for you. If you haven't been to one of our talks it will be very informative and you will have great take away practical information you can use. If you know Heather, she doesn't do many speaking engagements and this talk will no doubt fill up quickly. If you plan to attend, please contact us, and put "Spring Seminar" in the Subject heading. Let us know if you are bringing any friends. Space is limited so register early.


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About the Clinic

     While many other clinics have not succeeded in staying in practice, the Caruso Clinic has been serving Guelph and its surrounding area for the past 15 years. Heather Caruso's experience and thousands of hours of study has helped her to acquire a vast amount of knowledge on autoimmune, gastrointestinal, heart and neurological diseases, skin conditions, hormonal imbalances, immune health and weight loss.

     This long term experience and knowledge benefits your health outcome. At the clinic we use a unique system of screening that sets us apart from other clinics. During a one on one session of care, we determine which type of screening, if any, would help our clients to achieve their health goals. We support the individual's unique biochemistry and supply it with missing nutrients and/or remove barriers to good health. We love our clinic because amazing things happen here! 

New to the Clinic?

     We offer one on one personal consultations where you will be given the tools and care to get to the bottom of your health issues naturally. New to our clinic? Please contact us to book a risk free, complimentary session to learn more about how we can help you.




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