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 December 2002 Vol. 1     No. 12

Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer – The End Result of Daily Dietary Abuse

This article is the last in a series exploring the health of your intestinal tract. Consider the strongest contact with the world around you is through your food, processed and absorbed by your intestine.

In the Western world, colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second most deadly cancer.   Each year in the United States and Europe 130,000 to 180,000 new cases are diagnosed.

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American Forces Roll on Top of Iraqi Troops
The Atkins Diet Would Aid the Enemy

As America prepares for war with Iraq, have our generals considered all of the assets of our fighting men?  We must be developing plans to take advantage of the fact that 53.9% of our US military personnel over the age of 20 are overweight.  Billions of dollars of taxpayer money has been spent fattening these men and women up for the battle.  The size differential should be exploited to our advantage.  Here are some possibilities.

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Diet For the Desperate

John Smith writes, “I have constant pains in my head, my body tingles all over, my stomach rumbles constantly, the third toe on my left foot throbs at night – I have tried all the pain killers and antidepressants my doctor knows to prescribe.  Help!  I have been a vegetarian without results. Do you know of any diet that might solve my problems?”

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Exercise Does Not Lower Cholesterol

I meet people every week who are surprised and upset to find their cholesterol levels did not go down after they started an exercise program.  This failure to lower cholesterol is even more astonishing when they hear claims from exercise enthusiasts that people who run marathons never have a heart attack –even though the cemeteries are filled with long distance runners who have died from this disease.  The famous runner...

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Heather McDougall with a degree in English and a love for cooking, especially with her mother, will be a frequent contributor to the newsletter. We invite you to contribute your thoughts and recipes to the McDougall Newsletter also. Write

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