Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions

Bowel Health~Part 2

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In my previous blog on this topic I discussed the importance of Bowel Health. In this blog I will present some examples of how we can maintain a healthy bowel. The first way is through a proper diet. The inner lining of the bowel is directly exposed to everything we eat. The best diet for a healthy bowel and for our general health is the Mediterranean diet or the Japanese diet. They are actually very similar. These diets are rich in vegetables, fruits, and lean protein sources such as fish and poultry. Avoid processed foods. Processed foods, especially the ones rich in animal fats, contain substances which when digested are converted to carcinogenic compounds (i.e. compounds that cause colon cancer). This is why trans fats in beef and pork may predispose us to colon cancer in the long run. Processed foods also often contain preservatives and artificial coloring agents. All these compounds are toxic to our cells and can also act as carcinogens.

Another very important point is to keep your natural population of good bacteria at a high level. This keeps the bad bacteria in check, and this in turn keeps the exposure of bowel cells to toxic and carcinogenic compounds to a minimum. The best way to do this is to drink kefir or sour milk. These two products are filled with probiotics (i.e. the good bacteria). For those of you who are lactose intolerant or if you simply do not want to drink kefir all the time you can easily supplement with probiotic products….Read more….

Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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