Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is the least prevented! Today, we want to talk about several ways to reduce your colon cancer risk.


Colon cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death for men and the third highest for women. It is usually only a concern once you are over 50 years old. However, the past decade has seen a rise in the number of colon cancer diagnoses and deaths for people 35 to 50, with an overall increase in cases by 14% is not good news.


In the past, recommendations were to begin colon screenings at age 50. However, based on the new evidence, my opinion is that if you are eating the typical American diet rich in refined carbohydrates, fried foods, red meats, BBQ meat, processed meats, cheese, eggs, and alcohol, I would change my diet considerably.


These foods are found to be colon cancer promoters in one way or the other.  Meats, when cooked in dry heat methods such as BBQ or smoking, increase the cancer potential by producing carcinogenic compounds called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and acrylamides.  I would also consider having a colon screening done at an earlier age.


Reduce your risk of colon cancer!


Get screened


If you think you may be having colon problems, please see your doctor immediately. Colon cancer is often difficult to detect just by symptoms. It’s best to catch it early. If colon cancer runs in your family, get screened more often. The simplest test is a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)/Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). This test can be done once a year.  You can also choose other, more invasive methods.


Avoid Processed foods


According to several large-scale studies, the regular consumption of refined carbohydrates such as chips, cookies, pastries, cereal, bread, sugary drinks, ice cream, processed foods, fried foods, (excessive) alcohol consumption, beef, lamb, pork, processed meats, and cheeses increased the risk of colon cancer by more than 30%. This is the typical American diet.




There is no doubt that fiber plays an important role in a healthy digestive system and colon. Fiber makes stuff move and exit the body. The longer digested or undigested food particles sit in your colon, the more damage is done to colon wall cells. Over a period of time, the cells become damaged and replicate in a sick state. If they do this enough, it isn’t long before you have precancerous cells ready to rapidly multiply into colon cancer.


I highly suggest changing your diet and lifestyle to a healthy one rich in fiber, nutrition, and exercise. Please get screened. For more information on how Vive Shake can help with your wellness routine, contact us today at or 877-878-3009.


Vive Shake and the recommendations contained on this site and our blog are not and should not be considered medical advice. They are for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.