2016-01-22
Joybynature.com Team
Jan
22

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Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer or bowel cancer is considered the third most common form of cancer. Colon cancer is the result of abnormal cell growth in the colon that can lead to organ system failure and spread to other parts of the body. There are ways of managing or treating the condition by herbal and home remedies such as discussed below.

  1. Ginseng

Ginseng tea remains a popular recommendation for a wide variety of ailments, particularly serious conditions like cancer. The high concentration of antioxidants directly inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, and can even induce apoptosis (automatic cell death) in cancerous cells.

  1. Green Tea

Green tea is a rich source of catechins and epicatechins, organic compounds that are directly linked to decreasing the presence of free radicals and lowering the risk of cancer; by preventing the spread of cancerous cells and displaying an anti-tumor effect, adding green tea to your daily diet might be the best way to not only treat colon cancer, but prevent it from developing in the first place.

  1. Exercise

Regular, moderate exercise is highly recommended for general health and wellbeing, but when suffering from colon and other cancers, getting the blood flowing and the metabolism operating a high level is particularly important. Exercise can help to detoxify the body and stimulate the immune system, while also eliminating some peripheral causes of chronic disease and cancer, such as diabetes and obesity.

  1. Garlic

Raw garlic or garlic extract can be used to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and repair damage to tissues, and in fact, double-blind studies have shown that garlic can neutralize cancerous cells without damaging nearby healthy cells. This is one of the major complaints with more formal treatments for cancer, so garlic truly is one of the best anti-cancer agent in your pantry!

  1. Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and this form of ‘good cholesterol’ is actually essential to your overall health, but many people have imbalances in their cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fatty acids decrease or inhibit pro-inflammatory molecules throughout the body, including the colon, thereby preventing the spread of cancer.

  1. Salmon

As with flax oil above, and many other oily fish, such as mackerel and tuna, salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Not only can this directly prevent cancer due to its antioxidant behavior, it can also help to reduce peripheral symptoms or health issues that normally contribute to cancer, such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries have extremely rich content of antioxidants, including catechin, quercetin, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, proanthocyanidins, and many more. All of which can have a positive effect on cancerous cells and the strength of your immune system. By eliminating free radicals and reducing cellular mutation, you significantly lower your risk of all cancers.

  1. Spinach

 The nutrient dense nature of spinach, as well as its high content of fiber, makes it an ideal remedy for colon cancer. Some of the issues that can exacerbate colon cancer include constipation and hemorrhoids. One of the best ways to naturally treat those issues is through consistent fiber intake and regular bowel movements. Spinach provides both of those things, in addition to an impressive nutrient profile.

  1. Quitting Smoking

In terms of colon cancer, smoking does increase the speed at which polyps develop in the colon, and thus the speed at which some of them can become cancerous. By quitting smoking, you eliminate dozens of carcinogens from the system that all contribute to compromising the body and immune system.

  1. Olive Oil

It is  not only a good remedy because of its rich phenolic content that works to eliminate cancer, but also because it promotes important enzyme production in the gut and intestines to improve nutrient uptake and protect against cancerous invasion. Olive oil can work as a double blow to colon cancer if used regularly.

  1. Turmeric

 Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been directly linked to apoptosis in a number of lab and study settings. It releases suicide-inducing wave of antioxidants into the system, successfully stopping cancer in its tracks.

Colon cancer is one of the most deadly and common cancers around the globe. Therefore, it is important that you have regular checkups, particularly regular colonoscopies after the age of 50. These home remedies are intended to be complementary treatments and ways to prevent and speed the recovery process, not as replacements.

 

 

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