15 Foods That Help Prevent Colon Cancer and Obesity Caused By An Inflammation Promoting Diet

The Department of Health and Human Services, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (GA) and the National Cancer Institute

2015, state that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America and the third most common cancer in men and in women.(1)

In our gut we have gut microbiota (formerly known as gut flora) - the microbe population living in our intestines. Our gut microbiota contains trillions of microorganisms from thousands of different types of bacterium. Our intestinal microbiota can weigh up to 2 kg!

A Comparison Between the Human and Ruminant Digestive System

The food is taken into the mouth where it is chewed, mixed with saliva which is secreted by glands in the mouth. After mastication a portion of food is collected on the tongue. It is then swallowed and the opening to the larynx is closed off by a small flap of tissue called the epiglottis. This flap prevents the food from entering into the respiratory tract. Should some food stray into this tract a reflux action occurs by coughing to expel the food out.

The food passes from the esophagus into the stomach, contractions of the muscular wall of the stomach ensure further mixing and mechanical disintegration of the food, which at the same time is mixed with the gastric juice secreted by the stomach.

Andreas Moritz on Vitamin B12 - Digestion, Absorption, and Herbivores

This article is based on a video by Andreas Moritz, called Debunking Vitamin B12, which I found interesting and reasonably informative, so I thought, I want to know more.

I was particularly interested in vitamin B-12 for my own health reasons, since finding my energy better after cutting back on meat, fish and high-fat dairy in my diet.

Vitamin B12, also known as cyanocobalamin, is required for every function in the body, and every single cell needs it to work. A deficiency can cause anaemia, brain and nervous system disorders, and severe gastro-intestinal problems.

Belly Bloat - How to Get Rid of Bloating Fast

Mostly overeating, eating foods which do not agree with you thus producing excess gas, and constipation. Other causes include menstruation, food allergy/food intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.

Suffering from belly bloat is a common but annoying disorder. You feel uncomfortable, lethargic, unmotivated, embarrassed because of your bulging belly and the rumble it makes, and are sometimes in pain.

Let us look at how to stop bloating and the basic lifestyle changes you can implement which are especially effective if you feel bloated after eating.

Preventing Periodontal Disease May Prevent Colon Cancer

Scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute in October 2011 found an abnormally large number of "fusobacterium" in colorectal tumor (or colon cancer) samples. Fusobacterium is typically found in dental plaque and associated with gum disease or periodontal disease. This discovery of the bacteria found in both the mouth and the colon is the first time this type of microorganism has been found to play a role in colon cancer. It is an important finding because colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Why Restoring Your Digestive System Can Help Erectile Problems

Why? Because your digestive system helps pass nutrients and the energy that you get from food into your body. If your digestive system doesn't function properly, you do not get the nutrients you need to survive and function in every day life.

In many cases people do not realize that they may have problems with their digestion, and they are missing out on living life to their fullest potential. Most people see persistent heartburn, diarrhea, and constipation as just the consequences of living a fast life or the downside of getting older. For many men, especially when their cast-iron stomachs seem to turn into tin, they just ignore it thinking that it's just how life goes as they age.