Have you had a colonoscopy? Should you? What are they for? What about the tea and colonoscopies? My own dad died at age 76 of colon cancer, so this is all very personal and important for me and my family. All adults (men and women) over the age of 50 are at risk for colorectal cancer and should be screened for adenomatous polyps and cancer. Colon cancer and rectal cancer can be prevented. Doctors can spot and remove polyps during a colonoscopy, which uses a flexible, lighted tube to examine the colon and rectum.
Your colon will be unusually clean after using My Miracle Tea, but you will still
need to follow the prepatory procedures that your doctor will provide.
There is a less invasive treatment, called a sigmoidoscopy, which is
also good. However, it does not show the whole colon.
You can learn more about colonoscopies, what to expect and the
pros and cons at http://fightcolorectalcancer.org/
Since my dad’s colon cancer and passing, nearly 30 years ago, I’ve had 3 full colonoscopies. (I’m 64)
This procedure is common and we feel it’s important! Some people don’t want them done for fear of perforations, etc. (That’s next week’s article.) But we believe in them!
Several years ago, a dear family friend went in for one, just before leaving for a 3-year assignment overseas with one of the government agencies. They stopped in the middle of the procedure to inform him and his wife that he needed immediate surgery for advanced colon cancer. It was touch and go for at least a year, but he made it! It changed their plans, and their lives. How grateful they are for that required colonoscopy!
Another good friend here in Jackson shared recently that it was during a routine colonoscopy that a tumor was found on her kidney that needed immediate treatment. Without the colonoscopy, they would not have known!
Sometimes There is “Staining” From The Tea and What That Means
Of course, we’ve been drinking the tea regularly for about 11 years now. My own three colonoscopies over the past 15 years have revealed a very healthy colon. The second was actually better than the first with no polyps at all. That was after we started the tea. The third was excellent also with some signs of my age, but nothing remarkable.
Bob’s (about two years ago) was also excellent. There was not a sign of any polyps or problems of any kind. The doctor smiled at me as he came in to report on the excellent state of Bob’s colon, and we actually came home with color photos of Bob’s colon!
He asked me if Bob had problems with constipation. I replied “No” to which he said, “Does he like vegetables? “Oh, yes. Very much,” I said. He then said that parts of Bob’s colon were a dark green, which indicated his love of vegetables, which was a good thing, and not a problem in any way.
My colonoscopy didn’t show anything other than pink. (I think I eat as many veggies as Bob, but maybe not?! Or probably our bodies are each unique …)
The doctor emphasized again that Bob’s colon was in perfect health. He will not need another one for ten years.
Through the years of sharing the tea, others have reported their colonoscopies to me as well. Their doctors have also been well-pleased with the health of their colons. A few have mentioned the same staining, but doctors agree that it is nothing more than that, no different than the stains on your teeth from drinking colas, coffee, etc. That’s a good thing to know about with the tea.
Dr. Miller’s Recommendation: You may want to lessen or stop the tea two weeks or so before a colonoscopy so that if there is staining, it will be lighter.
So I’m looking forward to being with my friend and helping her next Monday with her appointment! I’ll be back next week on the controversy about the need for colonoscopies.