This is an important question. As a practicing gastroenterologist with over two decades of clinical experience, let me give you my best and thoughtful answer.
Firstly, is the colon especially prone to diseases? Answer: YES. I would say it is rivaled only by the
Why am I writing about constipation? Because up to 20% of Americans suffer from constipation. That’s over 60 million people. Since I’m a proponent of colon health, it’s appropriate that I address this common ailment.
Let’s first define constipation. To
It is known that consuming a diet high in red meat is a risk factor for developing colon cancer. Now we have a report that specifically demonstrates that a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer.
A report this month in
Two recent studies have highlighted a disturbing trend that shows the rate of colorectal cancer among people ages 20-50 is on the rise.
Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among non-smokers. One in 20 (5%) Americans will
Vitamin D plays an important role in helping to promote colon health. It helps with bone health and is an important factor in muscle, heart, lung, brain, and immune health. It's also one of the ingredients in The Colon Vitamin.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitami