Share a Story In Honor Of a Loved One

Each year more than one million people in the United States get cancer, and the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women is colorectal cancer. When detected early, this type of cancer is easily treated, but it is still the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. In an effort to raise awareness about … Continue reading »

National Colon Cancer Screening Day

Join March Gladness!  March 8 is National Colon Cancer Screening Day for Colon Cancer Awareness.  Join the campaign for wellness and be one of 2,013 individuals to get a first colonoscopy.  If you are turning 50 this year (45 if you are African American), make an appointment to schedule a colon screening.  If colorectal cancer runs in your family, make … Continue reading »

CBS Cares and Join Together for National Colon Cancer Screening Day

Leading up to March 8, National Colon Cancer Screening Day, CBS Cares and are teaming up for March Gladness to fight colon cancer with awareness campaigns in four major markets: Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Dallas.  If your in that area, be on the lookout for PSAs from some of your favorite coaches who will be talking about the importance … Continue reading »

Why Your Baby is Giving You a Pain in the …

During pregnancy, if you feel like you don’t recognize your own body, you are not alone!  I remember being startled at my own appearance at many stages of my pregnancy. Nothing looked or felt right as everything inside my body shifted to make room for a growing human being.  As my pregnancy progressed, my lifelong innie become an outie, veins … Continue reading »

Foods that Prevent Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are by no means pleasant. They are embarrassing and uncomfortable, and they are common. They affect half of all adults by age 50. A good way to prevent hemorrhoids is to have an active lifestyle, but there are also some foods have been known to help prevent hemorrhoids as well. Drinking plenty of fluids not only helps soothe the … Continue reading »

Health Benefits of Adding Fish to Your Diet

Fish is rapidly becoming a new super food. Not only do people who eat fish two to three times a week reap the benefits of better heart and circulatory health, enhanced brain function, better weight management and improved skin health, but they also can enjoy the benefits of better colon health as well. Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids … Continue reading »

Meditation and Health

Stress and the way we deal with stress can lead to a number of health complications. Stress can irritate symptoms of Irritable Bowel Disease and Crohn’s disease and cause flare-ups. Stress also usually leads to stress-eating, and when that happens, people don’t usually go for a bag of carrot sticks or an apple. Junk food is the only thing we … Continue reading »

Your Heart and Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are just one of many types of blood vessel blockages.  Blood collects in the veins and is not returned to the heart because of vascular weakness or an obstruction.  Pregnancy, obesity, inactivity, constipation and a weak vascular system are all common causes of hemorrhoids.  Sometimes, in the case of pregnancy for example, the symptoms will eventually subside and the … Continue reading »

Adding Leeks to Your Diet Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

Leeks, vegetables that resemble an oversized green onion, are not only a great low-calorie option for one’s diet, but they also contain anti-cancer compounds that can help strengthen the body’s immune system as well as good digestion health to prevent and heal hemorrhoids. The compounds, also known as allyl sulfides, have shown to protect cells from cancer-causing hormones and chemicals, … Continue reading »

A Gift to Yourself: Hemorrhoid Banding

Taking care of yourself is one of the best gifts that you can give.  How often do we just decide to deal with discomfort instead of taking the step toward wellness?  Hemorrhoids can be annoying and uncomfortable, but many people just endure the discomfort because they don’t know that they have treatment options.  Yes, you do have more choices than … Continue reading »