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Polyps


About
Growths that occur in a stalk-like shape on the intestinal, cervical, bladder, and nasal linings are called polyps. Polyps are not limited to these areas, however. They usually do not cause noticeable problems unless they are extremely large, in which case rectal bleeding, abdominal cramping, or pain may occur.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Removal of familial polyps sometimes requires a colectomy.
  • Rest, humidification, and speech therapy can help treat polyps on the vocal cords. In some instances, surgery may be required.
  • Saturated fats may contribute to malignant polyps.
  • Surgical removal is the most beneficial treatment for polyps. It is usually an outpatient procedure.


Advice
  • After forty, get regular rectal exams.
  • Contact your doctor if you notice bloody stools or rectal bleeding, as a more serious condition may be present.
  • Do not consume highly processed foods, fried foods, caffeine, or alcohol. Avoid tobacco use.
  • Drink a lot of water when taking fiber. Failure to do so could cause gas, bloating, pain, and constipation.
  • Eat a lot of fiber. Eliminate animal fats from your diet. The following foods are good sources of fiber: figs, raspberries, bananas, strawberries, oatmeal, apricots, garlic, cauliflower, onions, green peppers, cabbage, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, spinach, whole grains, brown rice, broccoli, cantaloupe, and carrots.
  • Supplemental fiber is recommended, but should be taken apart from other supplements and medications. Psyllium husks, oat bran, rice bran, barley, and legumes provide needed fiber.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Betatene
Importance: Very High
Comments: Contains beta-carotene and carotenoids. Prevents damage to the mucous membranes.
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Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Very High
Comments: Supplies needed nutrients in balance.
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Calcium
Importance: Very High
Comments: May help prevent colorectal polyps and colon cancer.
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Magnesium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Aids in calcium uptake.
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Vitamin A
Importance: Very High
Comments: Guards against damage of the mucous membranes. Emulsion form is recommended.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Very High
Comments: Decreases number of polyps. May do away with them for good.
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Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Antioxidant. Prevents lipids from peroxiding. Lack of vitamin E can cause damage to cells.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Aloe vera
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion. Cleans out intestines.
Dosage: Juice form is recommended.
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Butcher's Broom
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Cardamom
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Cayenne (capsicum)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Cinnamon
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
Cautions: Pregnant women should use cinnamon sparingly.
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Garcinia cambogia
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Ginger
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Green Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Mustard Seed
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances digestion.
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Cascara Sagrada
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleanse out the intestines. Encourages bowel movements.
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