Deepak Chopra’s Weekly Health Tip

While most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our colon, it plays a vital role in our health, balance, and energy levels. Everything we ingest, is eventually processed in our colon, which is exposed to all the indigestible toxins that are left after we have absorbed everything that is nourishing.  After many years of exposure, these toxins can contribute to the development of various digestive illnesses, including colon cancer.

For this reason, medical experts recommend that  anyone who is 50 or older receive regular colorectal cancer screening.  A colonoscopy is an extremely effective test that can detect a cancer in its early stages, before it begins to spread. The benefits of the test far outweigh the temporary discomfort of the screening.

I invite you to learn more about preventing colon cancer and find out about  the process and benefits of screening by watching this new video on

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Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the founder of the Chopra Foundation , and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a clinical professor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New...Read more