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Date: 08/20/2007    Written by: Jon Barron

Colon Cancer, a Dietary Shocker


This is shocking! A study recently released by the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that diet plays a major role in colon cancer! Who would have believed it? Thank goodness we have researchers who can uncover such things for us.

While there is no shortage of evidence linking the so-called Western diet to an increased risk for developing colon cancer, the study is among the first to examine the impact of such a diet on survival among patients treated for the disease. Who knew?

The study's author, Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts found that cutting back on red meat, for example, has a powerful effect. "It's not really increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables, but really trying to reduce the amount of red meat intake, fatty foods, and sugary 'desserty' foods, that seems to be protective for colon cancer recurrences and survival."

Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt adds, "The biggest surprise is actually the impact that a western pattern diet seems to have." (You see, the researchers actually expressed surprise that diet matters.) Patients who switched to greater quantities of fruits, vegetables, poultry and fish appeared to fare better.

People, let’s get real here. What you eat matters. Of course it matters. It has a huge impact on all the major non-infectious diseases of our time: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. You don’t need researchers to tell you that. To a large degree, you dig your grave one forkful at a time. For more information on diet, check out Chapter 6 of Lessons from the Miracle Doctors. You can download a copy for free.

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    August 29, 2007 - 11:07am

    This is a do-it-yourself site. We cannot diagnose or prescribe for you -- for obvious legal reasons. There is a wealth of free information here that answers virtually all of your questions, but you have to research it yourself. Use the search function at the top of the page. For example: a quick exploration of the site will explain that eating meat has little to do with heart attacks. In fact, there is a whole series of newsletters on the heart starting on June 4 with Secrets of the Heart But before anything else, start with a free copy of Lessons from the Miracle Doctors.

    Submitted by Mark Griswold on
    May 28, 2009 - 3:39am

    Have you had any success with multiple food 'sensitivities'? Some of them are quite severe in fact!

    Submitted by Paul Meier on
    August 28, 2007 - 9:42pm

    Having had a bout with Colon Cancer, and Blood problems i am very interested in how i can keep from having another one. I recently had a heart attack, and it came out of nowhere, because i usually don't eat that much red meat, and i have never had high blood pressure, but my Cholesterol was very high. I need to keep my LDLs low, and my HDLs higher. I am currently on six different perscriptions, and Aspirin daily, and i need to find a Cardiologist who will help me find a substitute for the drugs, without the harmful side effects. I want my heart to heal, but not a the cost of liver damage. Can you Help?

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