Save Your Pooper!!
Colon Cancer needs a bumper sticker and buttons we can all wear “Save their Pooper!”
Seriously! Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer affecting both men and women, so why do people “poo-poo” going through a “crappy” day of prep and a sleepy day of rest to ‘Save Your Pooper!?”
Guessing you’ve heard the following ‘crap’…
- “Everyone in my family gets cancer”
- Why not try to change that? Many familial diseases are in direct correlation to the family members eating the same foods, using the same household products, drinking the same drinks and having the same level of activity (in other words… making a change can change the family ‘path’). As discussed in many of my blogs- our GENES are not our DESTINY. Epigenetics reveals that our genes are either turned on (or off) by our environment… so this, my friends is a ‘load’ of ‘crap’.
- “Everyone is going to get Cancer someday”
- This statement is simply NOT true. 44.2% (less than half) of men and 37.76% (about one third) of women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Colon Cancer has the highest rate at 5% behind lung cancer at 7% and prostate cancer at 16% (Americans are actually more likely to die from heart disease which is highly preventable)
You can empower yourself
Step on a new ‘stool’ of health by knowing the facts and owning your health by using proven prevention techniques. There are ways to prevent colon cancer:
- Continue a diet high in whole fruits (not juice), fresh vegetables and good whole grains (gluten free preferably)
- Maintain a healthy weight, MOVE daily (yes like in bowel movement… and yes like in Exercise) your Pooper & destress regularly
- Keep alcohol and fatty animal foods to a minimum
- Keep your routine physical appointments & inform them of your family history (there are some cancers that are genetic and some gastric issues such as colitis, Crohn’s or celiac which increase risk).
- Ditch the cigarettes- save your cash & send yourself on a cruise with a clean pooper!
- We recommend a detox cleanse at least once a year to pull the toxins and optimize your body to fight should there be a diagnosis in the future
You may already “know” these…
but will you take control and incorporate them? Will you do this for more than a few weeks to squeeze your pooper into a different size or look great at a wedding, reunion, graduation, etc?
Saving your Pooper is Saving your LIFE.
Isn’t that AWESOME!!! We have seen it many times in clients – people come in with all sorts of GI complaints- we test, tweak, nourish, change habits- they leave feeling great and a longer – healthier- more vibrant life. Isn’t a vibrant (LONG) life what we all strive for? What we all dream of??
Colon cancer symptoms are often ignored as ‘normal’ or hemorrhoids or ‘irritable bowel’. And this is where my SAVE THE POOPER PETITION gets serious… Most providers will recommend a colonoscopy over 50, but for those people under 50, there needs to be a sign or symptom (which is reported) for there to be a Colonoscopy ordered. Sadly, the statistic for Colon Cancer under 50 is rising (with many new diagnoses in our own community in 30-40-year-old young men and woman).
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
- A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
- Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
- Persistent abdominal discomforts, such as cramps, gas or pain
- A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
- Weakness or fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
Unfortunately; most colon cancers do not have obvious symptoms like bleeding or abdominal pain. But, a Colonoscopy done with a GI MD’s can discover and remove a polyp for testing all while you take a nap.
Oh…we know; “But the prep!!” Come on, it is a few ‘crappy’ hours of your (hope to be continued healthy) life which in turn could change the 5% diagnosis and 2% mortality rate. My grandmother died of colon cancer at 64 years old. My father had a colonoscopy which found a polyp that Saved his Pooper! As the commercials say; A few hours of house arrest, a lot of sleeping and piece of mind: Priceless!
We challenge you to book your colonoscopy THIS WEEK. Your ‘inconvenience’ today might be the best gift money can’t buy for your loved ones.