Common Questions: Whole30
What is Whole30?
What can you eat on Whole30?
What’s not allowed on Whole30?
Can you eat pickles on Whole30? What about bananas?
Do doctors recommend Whole30?
Common Questions: Colon and Rectal (Colorectal) Cancer
What are the early warning signs of colorectal cancer?
How long does it take for colorectal cancer to develop?
Can you die from colorectal cancer?
Where is the first place colorectal cancer spreads?
Is prostate cancer curable?
Whole30 is a 30-day elimination diet that involves avoiding certain foods that, according to the founders, can cause inflammation and cravings, and negatively affect hormones and gut health.
Blood in the stool, a change in bowel habits marked by constipation or diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain, bloating, and weight loss are among the early signs of colon cancer.
Common Questions: Depression
Eat real food. As defined by Whole30, that includes meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruit, healthy fats (like olive and coconut oils, and ghee), herbs, spices, and seasonings.
Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as a polyp, and it may take as long as 10 to 15 years to become cancerous. For this reason, regular screening to identify and remove polyps is the best way to prevent colon cancer.
You’ll avoid grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol, added and artificial sugar, and foods with common additives like carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites. You also can’t use Whole30-approved ingredients to make treats, such as pancakes, bread, muffins, brownies, pizza crust, or ice cream.
Colon cancer begins in the colon and rectal cancer begins in the rectum, but both areas are part of the digestive system. Because of this, cancers that occur
in either area are sometimes referred to as
Are colon cancer, rectal cancer, and colorectal cancer all the same?
Yes, both pickles and bananas are allowed on Whole30. Yet if they are a potential trigger food for you (for instance, the sweetness of bananas sets off a craving for other treats or makes you want to binge on the fruit), then you may consider including them on your “don’t eat” list.
Yes. The odds of survival are highest for colorectal cancers caught at an early stage. For example, localized colorectal cancer that has not spread outside the colon or rectum has a 90 percent five-year survival rate, while those cancers that have spread to nearby or distant organs have 75 percent and 14 percent five-year survival rates, respectively.
While safe, this is not a diet that’s typically recommended by the medical profession, as there are no peer-reviewed studies to prove its efficacy. Some experts have expressed concern about how restrictive it is, as well as how it eliminates nutrient-dense foods like whole grains and beans.
Colon cancer typically spreads to the liver first, though it can spread to other areas of the body, including the lungs and brain.