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9/28/11

Happy Rosh Hashanah!



Poor Elvis. When he died, Elvis' colon was at least 3.5 inches in diameter in some places and in some places as large as four and a half to five inches in diameter. For someone Elvis' size, it should have been 2 to 2 and a half inches in diameter. The mega colon was jam-packed from the base of the descending colon all the way up and halfway across the transverse colon; it was filled with white, chalklike, fecal matter, the hazards of the "goo and glue" diet - cheeseburgers, fries, bacon, fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, overuse of laxatives, and prolonged drug abuse.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. And it can be prevented. Studies have found the people with the highest vegetable intake reduced their risk, while people with the lowest intake of vegetables and fiber were at greater risk. Dietary beef induces those polyps that are pre-cancerous in your colon. Aspirin suppresses them. Rye bran eradicates them. Folic acid plays a key role in prevention, as does Calcium, Vitamin D, and Selenium. OMEGA 3 fatty acids - fish oil - exert protective effects against colon cancer. If you're sensitive to these, Udo's Choice has a vegetarian substitute.

Powerful plant based polyphenols, the sub-groups flavonoids and tannins are compounds found in berries, tea, grapes and wine, olive oil, chocolate, walnuts, peanuts and pomegranates, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Green tea phenols have been shown to produce cell-death in tumor cells. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grape seed skin extract, grape juice, and red wine Curcumin, or tumeric is a spice found in your supermarket which can prevent colon cancer - pour it on your food and let it go to work. The lower incidence of colon cancer especially in Asian countries have been attributed to their intake of tumeric.

Preaching is not my forte, but, seriously, the tonnage is getting worse out there. Four of my friends who like steaks and martinis have been diagnosed with colon cancer, and they're only in their forties! At least 57,000 people will die this year. So, put down that chicken-fried steak, stop with the deep fried turducken. Kale is the new rib-eye, boys and girls. Because if it's not colon cancer, it's heart disease.

Now that you're afraid to eat the blinzes, Happy Rosh Hashanna!

[posted by richardporter for pixelasana]