June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month, with a positive message - saving lives through early detection and managing health with the right lifestyle choices.
We want to encourage you to take it one step further by PREVENTING Bowel Cancer.
Bowel cancer is potentially one of the most preventable cancers through the early detection of abnormalities from screening. If it is time you arranged a screening visit this link (click here) for more information.
As part of our role in helping people prevent or recover from chronic illness such as this form of cancer, we can teach you about an anti-inflammatory dietary concepts as well as other lifestyle factors which should be considered in improving your health.
A healthy diet can drastically help you prevent chronic illness catching up with you as well as proactive screening measures and blood tests.
Following a Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat (LCHF) diet may be protective against bowel cancer. An LCHF diet includes large amounts of fibrous, nutrient dense vegetables, whereas the typical western diet contains far less fibre and a lot more processed foods (containing a range of additives and sugars which are pro-inflammatory in the gut).
A healthy diet also contributes to a healthy gut microbiome, decreased intestinal inflammation, healthy body weight and a decreased risk of obesity all further reducing risks.
If you would like to minimise your risks of developing bowel cancer by implementing a protective diet, contact us today!
Some starting tips: If you would like to learn more you can access our range of eBooks -here
Who is most at risk of Bowel Cancer?
- Those aged over 50
- Those who are excessively consuming alcohol
- Those who are overweight/ obese
- Those who are smoking
What are some symptoms to look out for?
- A persistent change in bowel habit, especially going to the toilet more often of having looser, more diarrhoea-like movements
- Blood in the bowel movement or rectal bleeding
- A change in appearance of bowel movements (e.g. narrower stools or mucus in stools)
- Unexplained anaemia causing tiredness, weakness or weight loss
- A lump or swelling in your abdomen
Note: Any changes to your diet should be made in consultation with your General Practitioner and/ Registered Dietitian. Contact our friendly team today for more information about our services and let us help you take back control of your health, enquire today - here.