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My cousin recently passed away in his mid 50's after diagnosed with stage 4 last year. Most charismatic guy you've ever met and worth millions, can't take it with you.

With colon cancer being one of the top causes of death, how do you guys adjust your diet to postpone it? Anything you are doing as a preventative measure?
 

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No processed food, no smoking, stay in shape, no v*ccine.
 

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Get colonoscopies starting at 45, it’s very survivable you just need to stay on it. A literal PITA, but it can save your life.
 

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It’s the guidance from the American Cancer Society, but I see no reason not to start earlier:

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Why that late? Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed stage 4 at 43. I would say at start at 35. I got mine done at 32, then every 3 years.
 

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My cousin recently passed away in his mid 50's after diagnosed with stage 4 last year. Most charismatic guy you've ever met and worth millions, can't take it with you.

With colon cancer being one of the top causes of death, how do you guys adjust your diet to postpone it? Anything you are doing as a preventative measure?
No processed foods, exercise regularly (even if only walking-its still really beneficial), no smoking, get proper sleep regularly...

A big one many don't realize...reduce alcohol consumption to as little as possible...it's been linked to 5-6 types of cancer.

Also, check with your doctor to see if they offer free ColoGuard screenings you can do at home. Basically it's a free test they send you and you send a poop sample in and they test it for colon cancer...fairly accurate(above 90%) and recommended to start doing it in your mid 40s so if you do have it, they can catch it early rather than later when there may be nothing they can do at that point.

If you have a cancer or cancers that run in your family, you will be at higher risk nostnlikely regardless of how cautious you are...nothing trumps genetics, you can only lower your risk to the point genetics allow, but your risk floor may be higher than another person's risk ceiling. This means you should get screenings regularly starting at an earlier age than otherwise you would get them.
 
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I don’t do anything special for it. Just eat lots of fiber, in the form of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Exercise regularly. And don’t eat so much red meat.

I’m naturally regular. I shvt 3 times per day consistently. Every meal should ideally have a bowel movement. If you eat 3 times, better be dropping a deuce 3 times daily. I probably eat 50-75 grams of fiber per day.
 

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Processed meats have been linked to colon cancer in multiple studies. And fast food should be avoided by everyone, but I would guess it is especially bad for the colon.
Processed meats might be one of the worst foods you can eat for many reasons
 

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I don’t do anything special for it. Just eat lots of fiber, in the form of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Exercise regularly. And don’t eat so much red meat.

I’m naturally regular. I shvt 3 times per day consistently. Every meal should ideally have a bowel movement. If you eat 3 times, better be dropping a deuce 3 times daily. I probably eat 50-75 grams of fiber per day.
From what I've read, processed meats are really what we should be concerned about. The studies that linked red meat consumption to cancers of various types also lump processed meats, like sausages and other deli meats, into that category. I've also seen a lot of studies showing HOW meat is cooked can play a role, it should things like BBQ and charring the meat as increasing this risk. Most Americans that are eating meats of various types aren't consuming things like salmon, chicken breast, lean cuts of red meat (sirloin, etc.) lol. Most Americans are eating high quantities of things like chicken nuggets, fatty hamburgers, deep fried fish sticks, etc. It's really not rocket science but a lot of these fad diets and nutrition gurus make it out like it is to sell books, meal plans, etc.

I also totally agree with your comment about having regular bowel movements. The average American eats very little fiber, which should be of no surprise. If you ate a healthy amount of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, etc. this should not be an issue. With that said, what's regular for one person may not be the same for another. I eat a lot of these high fiber foods and I usually have one very large bowel movement per day, though on some rarer occasions I may go twice.
 

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I don’t do anything special for it. Just eat lots of fiber, in the form of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Exercise regularly. And don’t eat so much red meat.

I’m naturally regular. I shvt 3 times per day consistently. Every meal should ideally have a bowel movement. If you eat 3 times, better be dropping a deuce 3 times daily. I probably eat 50-75 grams of fiber per day.
That's actually not true. People process things at different rates. Anywhere between 3x a week and 3x a day is considered normal and healthy and it's more the shape of it that is of note.

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Hi Chowdah,
The most dangerous food you can eat is burnt meat,barbeque in particular,it is full of carcinogens....Before I eat any Red Meat I marinate it in cheap Red Wine for at least six hours before cooking this leaches out alot of the toxins.
 

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That's actually not true. People process things at different rates. Anywhere between 3x a week and 3x a day is considered normal and healthy and it's more the shape of it that is of note.
That’s what they say… but i would still err on the side of you need to poop daily or there is an issue. More water, more exercise, and eat a lot more fiber.
 

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That’s what they say… but i would still err on the side of you need to poop daily or there is an issue. More water, more exercise, and eat a lot more fiber.
I go pretty much once a day like clockwork in the morning after waking up but sometimes more than that.
 

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Get colonoscopies starting at 45, it’s very survivable you just need to stay on it. A literal PITA, but it can save your life.
I've heard about these sh1t tests.
 

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My cousin recently passed away in his mid 50's after diagnosed with stage 4 last year. Most charismatic guy you've ever met and worth millions, can't take it with you.

With colon cancer being one of the top causes of death, how do you guys adjust your diet to postpone it? Anything you are doing as a preventative measure?
I am not a certified nutritionist or dietician so I can properly advise. But to your point, yes nutrition can absolutely have a positive impact on your body. We all know that. However, cancer for the most part is genetic. So no amount of balanced and healthy food can prevent or stop certain conditions.

Always refer to a specialist, preferably a holistic one. Also, at a certain age regular check ups are key in giving you the best chance to overcome a condition.
 

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I am not a certified nutritionist or dietician so I can properly advise. But to your point, yes nutrition can absolutely have a positive impact on your body. We all know that. However, cancer for the most part is genetic. So no amount of balanced and healthy food can prevent or stop certain conditions.

Always refer to a specialist, preferably a holistic one. Also, at a certain age regular check ups are key in giving you the best chance to overcome a condition.
Cancer is genetic but it definitely has a nutrition and exercise part to it that can help, environmental factors, as well as some luck with not getting certain infections (virus/bacteria/fungal) that they are now finding out can cause cancer decades down the road somehow in way they don't fully understand as of yet.

Effectively how to look at it is that every person has a risk "floor" in terms of how likely it is they get a certain type of cancer in their lifetime from genetics. However outside factors DO play a large role in terms of how much MORE likely you are to get it, ie, you can greatly raise your risk of getting it with poor diet, not exercising, being obese, or working/living in a place that has a lot of chemicals or toxins that cause cancer.

So say you have poor genetics for getting colon cancer and your base floor risk might be 35% versus another person who might be 5%...if you have a good diet, exercise regularly and live in a relatively unpolluted environment, you may only add 5% risk to it to make it 40% whereas the person who only has a 5% risk initially has a crappy diet, doesn't exercise, is largely sedentary and is 150 lbs overweight and now has a 50% risk of getting colon cancer because of it when they had a lot they could do to ensure it didn't get that high
 

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Hi Chowdah,
Reading the other day that the senior pathologist at High Wycombe Hospital in London,had never once operated on a West Indian person for Colon or Bowel problems,despite this being endemic amongst Caucasions there being large numbers of these Guys in his area he opined that their heavy consumption of Sweet Potatoes/Yams was the reason,their high fibre content brushing out the toxins before they do harm.
 
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