Colon Cancer Prevention (Holistic)

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Studies show that diet and lifestyle changes may reduce risk of getting this cancer. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

  • Eat risk-reducing foods
    Load up on healthy portions of fiber, tomato products, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts), garlic, and onions, and eat less meat
  • Try selenium supplementation
    Taking 200 mcg a day of this essential trace mineral may offer protection against a variety of cancers
  • Go for green tea
    Drink several cups of green tea a day to benefit from the protective polyphenols found in tea leaves
  • Try vitamin C
    Vitamin C has been shown to improve precancerous conditions in at-risk people

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