Do not die from colorectal cancer.
Regular screenings for colorectal cancer will increase your chances of detecting it early, if you develop it. Early detections have better remission rates than late ones.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-cancer compound that does not get absorbed much into your bloodstream. It ends up in your colon and can reverse colorectal cancer in its early stages—and sometimes, even in its late stages!
Phytates are also known to have cancer-fighting properties and can decrease the number of cancer cells in your body by boosting your immune system and cutting off the blood supply to tumors.
Heme iron can generate cancer-causing free radicals by acting as a pro-oxidant, and is found in blood and muscle. However, ensure your diet is supplemented with non-heme iron from plant foods, as too little iron in your body can cause anemia.
- Get tested regularly.
From age 50 to 75, get stool testing every year, stool testing every three years and a sigmoidoscopy every five years, or a colonoscopy every ten years.
- Eat more turmeric.
- Eat more phytates.
These compounds are found in dark green, leafy vegetables and legumes such as beans, split-peas, lentils, etc.
- Control your intake of heme iron.
Heme iron is found in animal foods (meats). Keep your heme iron intake low and increase your intake of non-heme iron (found in plant foods).
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