The Paleo View

TPV Podcast, Episode 139: Colon Health

Ep. 139, Colon Health

On this episode of The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah tackle readers questions on colonoscopies, the liquid diet needed pre-colonoscopy, and how to reintroduce bacteria to the gut after the colonoscopy.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 139, Colon Health

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:56)
    • Excited to see each other at Paleo f(x) next week! And everyone else, and to meet new people!
      • Did you know you can live stream the presentations for free by signing up for the Paleo f(x) newsletter?!
      • You can still buy tickets for the full event, or even for the vender expo alone – more info here
    • This weekend Matt and Stacy will be at Costco stores in Maryland and Pittsburgh – find details here
  • This Week’s Show (9:02)
    • We invite our listeners to ask questions (which you can submit here) and we have a number of questions on poop that we will address today
    • Specifically we have received a lot on colonoscopies
  • Science with Sarah (11:56)
    • The main reason people get colonoscopies is to check for polyps and other factors that lead to issues with digestive health
    • The link of meat consumption to cancer rates is strongest in colon and rectal cancer cases, so this is a very relevant topic as it relates to the paleo diet and overall health
    • Where the studies are flawed in the correlation they are eluding to
    • How the links interact with other factors, i.e. product consumption
  • Questions & Answers (21:50)
    • Sue – how to handle the pre-colonoscopy diet recommendations since they go against all I have learned regarding gut health?
      • In addition to everything else that was recommended, be sure to check this post on gelatin for recipe recommendations
    • Ruth – how to reintroduce bacteria to the gut after a colonoscopy?
      • Prescript-Assist Broad Spectrum Probiotic Prebiotic Complex (Prescript-Assist changed their formula in 2017. Due to lack of validation trials, I can no longer recommend this supplement. – Sarah)
  •  Thanks everyone – we will catch you next week!
  • Outro (43:57)

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