Search This Blog

Friday, March 19, 2010

What Increases The Risk Of Getting Colon Cancer?

The foods that we eat has a major role in the development of colon cancer as well as the other cancers in the different organs of the body. If we keep on eating “unhealthy foods” like foods rich in fats, carcinogens, salty foods and foods which are too sweet, we increase our risk of suffering from the different kinds of disease later in life. One of which is colon or rectal cancer. Others even administer symptoms even at an earlier age.

A healthy diet and lifestyle is necessary in order to combat these diseases. Colon cancer takes years to develop. It is the result of the accumulated unhealthy diet and lifestyle that we have been living for many years. A sufficient amount of anti-oxidants is necessary in order to strengthen our immune system so the healthy cells that we have in the body won’t be destroyed. They need to be healthy enough to fight-off the many free radicals that our body gets from the foods we eat, stress and the polluted environment. Vitamin A and C will help neutralize the cancer-causing substances that the foods we eat brings with them. Diet is one of the risk factors that we have to control within ourselves. A healthy diet results to healthy cells and thus, away from these diseases.

Another risk factor is heredity. An inherited condition called familial polyposis is a not so common tendency to develop polyps in the colon. These small to large growths in the colon looks like mushrooms which may not be cancerous at the start. However, in time they may become cancerous. Also, as a person ages, these polyps may develop even if you don’t have an inherited tendency. It is important that these growths are examined early so they can be removed soon if they are cancerous. Some though are not cancerous but it is still advisable to have them removed.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How To Lose Weight With Barley Juice

Barley kernels

There are many diet programs that an individual can follow. There are tried and tested methods that even celebrities follow. Some people though resort to natural ways to lose weight. Drinking herbs and other juices that helps them curb hunger or give them a feeling of fullness are some of these methods that they follow. These herbs and juices help them minimize their tendency to eat . One of these natural solutions is by drinking barley juice. More and more people are saying that they were able to lose weight by drinking barley juice regularly. They have continued the process for weeks and they were surprised that they were able to lose some extra pounds. 

So, what is there in barley juice that helps our weight loss goal attainable? Drinking Barley juice will give you a feeling of “fullness” in your stomach. This minimizes your tendency to eat and crave for your favorite foods. This enables you to discipline your body and thus attain the desired figure. It is important to note though that as in any diet and weight loss program, self-discipline is necessary. Barley juice may help you lessen your tendency to eat more, however, it is also important that you choose the right foods you eat. If drinking barley juice is accompanied by eating foods which are lower in calories, fat, sugar and rich in fiber foods, the desired number of pounds that you want to lose will be achieved soon.

There are available barley powder being sold in the market. You can always buy barley in this form and dilute it with water. For some people, they buy roasted barley kernels and boil it with water like tea. The juice produced, you can store in your favorite water container and use it as your health drink every meal.  

Barley juice will not only help you lose weight but is a very healthy drink to supply you with the necessary nutrients needed by your body. It is rich in protein, it is high in alkalizing nutrients, has all the 8 essential amino acids and many more vitamins and minerals needed by the body. Amino acids are needed by the body to produce energy, repair our wounds and most importantly, they are the building blocks of protein which helps build body cells.  You will get regular supply of these nutrients if your drink barley juice regularly.  Barley juice also strengthens the immune system because of its rich nutrients that make the body healthy. It also gives you a youthful glow.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Factors That Increase Our Risks of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is sometimes referred to as “colorectal cancer”. It is a kind of cancer that starts in the large intestines (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon).  We may wonder what causes this kind of cancer. How does it develops? Is it due to the foods that we eat or the unhealthy lifestyle one is leading? What are the risk factors? What are the chances of getting well after undergoing the many series of treatments? Is there still hope for colon cancer sufferers or there is only false hope? 

The large intestines which includes the rectum and the colon is about five centimeters in width.  It connects the small intestine and the anus at it’s opposite ends.  It’s length is about 150 to 200 centimeters.  The colon extends from the caecum (the large intestine part that joins to the small intestine) to the rectum (short length of large intestine about 12-15 centimetres long).  The small intestines absorbs the nutrients from the foods we eat. After this process, it is the colon’s major function is to extract the fluids left from this process.  Solid wastes  are stored  in the colon.  The colon provides the necessary channel needed by these wastes for their removal from the human body.