How to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

Going Nuts with Rainbow of Colors

The general definition of cancer is when normal cells start to change and grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Tumors can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Colorectal cancer is when the cells in the lining starts to change and grow rapidly and continue to multiply without dying as a result developing into polyp that can over time develop into cancerous tumor.

What are the triggers or carcinogen that makes a normal healthy cell to change into abnormal cell?

  • Environment
  • Poor nutritional diet
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity

How to avoid colorectal cancer by at least 80% by:

  • Eating less red and processed meat, fried food, and high in saturated fat.
  • Avoid being over weight, especially around your waist has about 45% avoidance rate.
  • Try and exercise 30 minutes a day either by going to gym or at work. According to American cancer society, active people have 24% less likely to get cancer.
  • Low fat diet that includes plenty of fiber and at least five servings of fruits and vegetables day. Eating fat stimulates bile production which is needed to digest fat. When access bile is produced and is allowed to stagnate in intestine for a long period of time it converts to apcholic acid, which is proven carcinogen for colorectal cancer.
  • Not smoking or if you are a smoker should think about stopping. Recent studies have shown that smokers are more likely to die from colorectal cancer than non smokers.
  • Cut back on alcohol consumption. Scientific reasoning is it reduces the natural level of B vitamin (folic). Folate is considered major player in protection against cancerous cell growth. In order to boost the natural levels of folate, you should eat vegetable such as asparagus, beans, peas, and spinach or supplements.

Going nuts with rainbow of colors in your every day diet will help avoid colorectal cancer. Peanuts are not a nut it is a lagoon. Peanuts have 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients and have more protein than nuts. It has 7 grams per once and contains high level of arginine and resveratrol, which studies show it lowers the risk of cancer. Other nutrients peanuts have are Vitamin E, folate, niacin, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus. Macadamia Nuts contain significant amount of calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, vitamine E, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, panothenic acid and folate. Cashew nut also contains folate which protects against cancerous cell. Generally speaking nuts are high in fiber and good for digestive health and promoting the feeling of being full. It is a good source of protein which is essential for body’s growth and repair and immune function, and production of enzymes and hormones. Iron gives energy, better metabolism, and healthy blood cell activity. The B vitamins promote energy, metabolism, and new cell synthesis which support healthy nervous system function. 1-2 ounces of nuts a day either by eating raw nuts or by using nut butter such as peanut butter, cashew, and almonds which is good alternative to cheese and meat. This is one of the best of source protein. Daily nutrition consisting rainbows of color in vegetables and fruits such as Asparagus, beans, peas, and spinach or supplements will help avoid colorectal cancer. A fruit, such as Acai berry that is found in Amazon Rain Forest, is rich in antioxidants, amino acids (cell building blocks), essential fatty acids (good fats), fiber for digestive health, phytosterol’s (immune support), and trace minerals.

  • Helps defend the body from radical damage.
  • Lower cholesterol and boost energy
  • Help reduce inflammation
  • Enhances immune defense
  • Promotes the health of our skin, muscle, heart, and digestive system

Half a cup of Wild Blue Berries can provide up to five times the antioxidant than other common fruits and vegetables, such as peas, apples, and broccoli etc….

Antioxidant in the form of anthocyanins and other polyphenols are thought to help body from free radicals which damage our bodies and contribute to the aging process. They are 25 to 30 different types of anthocyanins. USDA recommends 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 4 servings of fruits a day. A survey conducted by National Cancer Institute in 1991 found that 42% of American eats less than two servings per day. Vitamin D is important in regulating the balance between calcium and phosphorus in our body tissues, including the kidneys, intestines, parathyroid, and bones. One recent study concluded that women taking calcium and vitamin D supplement had 60% lower incidence of all cancers than women not taking the supplement. The foods contain vitamin D are: Tuna, mackerels, cod liver oil, sardines, smaller amounts are available in eggs, beef liver, and Swiss cheese. Only significant food source of a vitamin D is in fortified milk. It’s important to recognize that the vitamin D requires adequate calcium and phosphorus in take as well. Most of your vitamin D is produce by sunlight absorption by your skin. Because of fear of skin cancer, we protect our skin by lathering on sunscreen. The sunscreen blocks the vitamin D which causes our deficiency. So in order to get enough we have to take supplements. According to Anthony Norman, international expert on vitamin D, published a paper in August 2008, he listed 36 organs tissues that respond biologically to vitamin D and which may affect negatively to the decencies. The list includes bone marrow breast, colon, intestine, kidney, lung, prostate, retina, skin, stomach, and uterus.

By avoiding the triggers and consuming at least 9 servings of vegetables and fruits, adding nuts in your diet so that you get plenty of fiber and taking supplements will help with healthy balance of your body and avoid most cancers.