Colon cleansing can help prevent the growth of colon polyps. Developing colon polyps is pretty common nowadays. If you have been diagnosed with them, you may wonder if this condition is severe at all and if they are signs of colon cancer.
What are colon polyps? A colon polyp is a small growth of cells that grows on the lining of the colon. Most often, the type of polyps known as hyperplastic polyps does not lead to cancer. This being the case, doctors usually choose not to treat non-threatening polyps. However, there are other forms that are at risk of developing into cancer over time.
Colon polyps usually inflict those who are middle-age and older. Hence, you are at higher risk over the age of fifty. Other factors that increase the risk of developing polyps include being overweight, smoking, eating high fat foods, having a low fiber diet, and family history of colon polyps or colon cancer.
Symptoms may go undetected for years. Symptoms of the presence of colon polyps include changes in bowel movements, abdominal pain or discomfort, or rectal bleeding. Since symptoms may not appear for a long time and are often subtle, you should take good care in maintaining colon health with proper diet and exercise. Many doctors recommend early screening so that appropriate treatment can be applied if necessary.
As always, prevention is the best way to treat potential diseases. In order to avoid the pain, risk, and inconvenience of treatment after developing polyps, changing lifestyle habits is recommended to keep them from occurring. Prevention techniques can help you to avoid other life threatening illnesses, as well. If you have been living on an average American diet, then you would need to cut back on your consumption of animal fat; maintain a healthy weight; eat a fiber-rich diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; avoid smoking; and keep your colon cleansed.
Natural colon cleansing can help in providing many health benefits above and beyond the prevention of colon polyp prevention. A quick and easy cleansing technique contains the following ingredients and supplies:
o 10 drops of pure essential oil (for example cloves or cinnamon)
o 1 drop flax seed oil
It is important that you use high grade and pure essential oils and flax seed oil. Do not use the types meant for aromatherapy or other uses other than consumption. The flax seed oil should be of high quality. A good health food store should be able to direct you to the correct products. Combine the oils in a bottle and shake thoroughly before taking a few drops of the mixture twice a day.
If caught in an early stage of development, colon polyps can be treated without any dangerous consequences. However, it is best to prevent them in the first place. Colon cleansing on a periodic basis is one of the best measures to ensure that nothing toxic is growing in your gut.