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My 51 year old wife recently had a colonoscopy, which detected two small polyps.


Q. Dear Terry, “My 51 year old wife recently had a colonoscopy, which detected two small polyps. What would you recommend to help ward off any future polyps and support her overall colon health?” — Jeff C., Charleston, WV

A. Dear Jeff, When it comes to supporting colon health, the first place to start is diet. You wife should be working to gradually increase her daily fiber, in addition to eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. To read more about my recommendations for nutrition, click on my healthy diet plan. In addition to modifying her diet, there are some natural ingredients that your wife may want to consider adding to her daily regimen.

When it comes to supplementation, I would first recommend adding a clinically studied, uniquely standardized boswellia extract to your wife’s daily regimen. Boswellia is a specific inhibitor of 5-LOX, an enzyme that activates leukotrienes, which induce inflammation. Since 5-LOX is the culprit behind chronic gut inflammation, boswellia is extremely effective for any irritable/inflammatory bowel conditions. I recommend taking 1 softgel (500 mg) of boswellia twice daily. Be sure to look for a boswellia extract that provides 500 mg of Boswellia serrata gum resin extract standardized to contain 70% total organic and boswellic acids with 10% AKBA. It’s also important to find a formula that features a boswellia extract that has filtered out the majority of beta-boswellic acid. Unlike most boswellic acids, beta-boswellic acid is actually pro-inflammatory. Removing it greatly enhances the potency of the boswellia extract – look for an extract that contains 5% or less beta-boswellic acid. This is the right ratio for a strong – yet natural – boswellia extract.

Your wife may also want to consider adding grape seed extract to her daily regimen. When choosing a formula, look for one that is standardized to contain 95% polyphenols. I recommend taking 300 mg daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

 

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