These Antibiotics May Raise Your Colorectal Cancer Risk
It’s the second most common cancer among men and women. Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people a year… And that’s just in the U.S. alone.1
It shares common risk factors with other cancers. Like obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, and diabetes.2 But poor diversity of gut bacteria is another.3
Most people think gut health is about the stomach alone. But “gut” is just an easier way of saying gastrointestinal tract. It runs from your mouth to your anus.4 And it’s a delicate system.
There are about a trillion bacteria in your gut. It relies on a diverse population of “good” bacteria to defend against outside invaders, help lower inflammation, and fight disease. Without enough of these helpful little germs, you risk some serious health problems…
New research presented to the American Society for Clinical Oncology looked at data from nearly 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Researchers wanted to determine if antibiotics disrupt gut health and lead to a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer.
They found that people who had taken penicillin-derived antibiotics up to 10 years before diagnosis were 11% more likely to develop colorectal cancer.5
It’s a familiar process. People get sick. They go to the doctor. The doctor gives them medicine. Few will second guess it. But they may not be aware that these drugs can do more harm than good…
Antibiotics don’t just kill harmful bacteria. They also destroy good bacteria. And the good bacteria that don’t die are still in danger. They may not be able to make protein, absorb nutrients, or digest certain foods.6
Even short treatments can cause drug-resistant genes to be present up to two years later. And if you already have these bad bacteria in your gut, there may not be any good bacteria left to fight it off.7 But there are natural ways to support gut health… Even help lower your risk for colorectal cancer.
It all begins with diet. Getting rid of sugars, grains, and most carbs is a great place to start. But it’s not just about what you cut out. It’s also important to add fiber, healthful fats, and leafy green vegetables. These are things that gut flora thrive on. This well help keep your gut bacteria balanced and working at its best.
Magnesium and niacin are essential for colon health. They may also help lower colorectal cancer risk. Wild-caught salmon will give you both of them. You’ll also get niacin from goods like grass-fed beef liver and pastured chicken. Other sources for magnesium are spinach, avocado, and cashews. But these aren’t the only natural weapons you have against cancer…
Deep in the Austrian Alps, a thawing glacier has uncovered a medical secret older than the pyramids of Egypt.
Today, a medicine developed from this discovery is the most popular natural cancer treatment in the world. Dr. Georges Halpern, a UCLA researcher, calls it a “major anti-cancer agent,” and “effective in treating many kinds of cancer.”
In human trials, this plant-like organism boosted the blood cells that can kill cancer by 547%.