Over the years, I’ve warned you about the cancer-causing chemicals that can be found lurking in cosmetics… tap water… and even the food you eat.
But this new source of colon cancer risk even surprised ME.
New research has revealed common prescription meds could be painting a target on your colon.
It’s a real low blow. But that’s Big Pharma for you, hitting you below the belt… in this case, literally.
There’s a common class of meds that you’ve almost certainly taken before… probably even recently.
In fact, I’d guess there’s a 100 percent chance you’ve not only been on this type of drug but have taken it more than once.
But don’t worry, I’m not just here with a warning. I’m here to HELP too.
I don’t only have the scoop on this URGENT new warning. I’ve also got just the key to help you turn that colon camcer risk around and give you the total protection you deserve.
The common drug that could lead to colon cancer
Antibiotics are the classic double-edged sword.
They wipe out dangerous germs and can be real lifesavers. But they can also kill off the GOOD ones you need causing a bacterial imbalance. That, in turn, can set the stage for new problems, including secondary infections with any harmful germs that weren’t killed by the drug.
But new research shows the damage can go much deeper than that.
And if you’ve taken these drugs yourself… as I’m sure, you have… you could be at a higher risk for colon cancer.
Taking the drug for up to 30 days can increase your risk of the disease by eight percent.
The longer you’re on the meds, the bigger the risk: If you’re on them for more than 30 days, your risk jumps by 15 percent.
The study concludes that antibiotics can have “significant off-target effects.”
Yeah, no kidding!
The belly bug secret to slashing cancer risk
But let’s stay ON target here – and right in the middle of that bullseye is a life FREE of colon cancer.
Obviously, if you’ve been on antibiotics, the risk is there. But it’s likely due to that bacterial imbalance I mentioned earlier, as other studies have repeatedly linked certain germs to this disease.
And that’s where the good news comes into the picture.
Certain other bugs – good bacteria – could help reduce your risk for colon cancer if you don’t have it. And they may even be able to help you fight it if you do.
One of the best for colon protection is Lactobacillus reuteri. This common bug is found naturally in the gut. But it’s often wiped out by antibiotics.
In a study on mice bred to be prone to colon cancer, L. reuteri cut the risk of tumors in half. Plus, the good bugs were linked to smaller and less harmful cancers when they did form.
Fortunately, L. reuteri is found at the heart of many high-quality probiotic supplements. If you’re ever on antibiotics – or have been on them recently – consider taking a probiotic to help replenish what you’ve lost.