Dr. Barry Sears’ popular Zone program has appealed to many dieters because of it’s moderate balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. With a ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 30% protein, many find the diet easier to follow than the more restrictive Atkins style eating plan and find it to be more successful in [...]
Neal Meropol, M.D. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that oncologists treating newly diagnosed colon cancer patients often do not comply with recommended protocols. The article examined the issue of how to evaluate physicians who treat cancer patients. According to a report by UnitedHealthcare, some patients with colon cancer receive tests and [...]
Robyn was a beautiful, vibrant 25 year old girl. She developed a blood clot in her left shoulder on Sept. 19th, 2008. After a month in the hospital in Austin, Tx. we moved her to MDA. There they did a colonoscopy and found she had a tumor in her colon. She lived 8 weeks after that diagnosis. We lost her on Dec. 20th, 2008.
Body weight exercises require no equipment, no gym membership, and very little space. For this reason, body weight exercises are the perfect solution for exercisers who would like to include strength training in their fitness regime but are turned off by the amount of time and equipment that weight lifting in a health club typically [...]
After two different colonoscopy's (Oct 08 & Jan 09), and the results sent to consultants with Mayo Clinic. My colon doctor called on a Friday evening (February 06, 2009) at 5:45pm on the phone and said, "Craig, you have onset of cancer and the best way to proceed is remove the whole colon and you won't be chasing bad guys any more."
Yesterday, I walked into a coffee shop and saw someone who has touched my life – a teacher. Pacy Erck was one of my teachers growing up and was one of the few with a spirit that made junior high hormones talk openly. Nothing much had changed with her spirit. Strangers, coffee shop personnel, and I all were jabbering with her about everything.
Researchers have confirmed a link between vitamin D and a decreased risk of colon cancer. Previous studies have linked the vitamin to lower rates of colon cancer, but this recent study further confirms that relationship. According to a report at MedicineNet.com, researchers in Europe examined the relationship between the vitamin and colon cancer. “…those with [...]
Whether or not an exerciser reaches fitness or weight loss goals depends on a number of variables. How hard they work is one of the most important factors. A balanced workout program include some days that are hard, some that are easy and most that fall in the moderate range. Measuring the difficulty of strength [...]
Ask the Doctor @ Get Your Rear in Gear is a helpful resource for anyone with a medical or health question, especially those relating to the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. Often, questions about cancer screening, general health, side effects of medication or other inquiries don’t warrant a visit to your physician. Ask the [...]