In Honor of President’s Day!
Okay, so say the president is coming over for dinner, and by the way he is concerned about his colon health. What do you serve? Do you do a 12-course tasting menu with appropriately paired wines that lasts well into the early morning hours? No, he’s the president of the United States. He’s already been around the world sampling the finest cuisine of toadstools and unicorn horns sprinkled with pixie dust, and he does have other stuff to do – like run the country. So, you do some research and find out that the president likes salmon, broccoli and nuts, which makes your job as a chef easier, because all of these foods make for a colon friendly meal. Mr. President, your colon will be in “good hands” with this recipe. (more…)
We might be too old for cartoons and fairy tales, but how many of us wish that genies-in-a-lamp and fairy godmothers were real? If we had a little magic on our side we could look like we were 25 again, win the lottery, have super powers and prevent colon cancer from ever rearing its ugly head. But like many of the notions from our childhood, magic does not exist. Yet, colon cancer remains very real. (more…)
Ok – I don’t even want to know where a lot of your minds went after reading this blog’s title, 1st Time at 50. I can only imagine (okay, I have two sons), but in all honesty, there isn’t much for us to experience for the “first time” at the age of 50, except maybe for getting our colon cancer screening.
If we are supposed to be experts at trying new things by the time we are 50, why do so many of us act like such amateurs at the thought of getting a colonoscopy to prevent colon cancer? I can think of a lot of things that we do for the first-time that are way more difficult than getting a colonoscopy!
I can honestly say that I am very glad that I never started smoking. I can barely stop from eating an entire pack Oreos or a whole box of Girl Scout cookies. I can’t imagine trying to stop smoking. I don’t know how I managed to make it through my teen years and 20s without lighting up, but I can tell you that my choice to not smoke is a huge warrior in my fight to prevent colon cancer.
Seriously though, I can see why a lot of people started smoking. Because it was, and still is, something that many youth consider “cool.” Although, I think today’s youth are a lot smarter about the health risks related to smoking, but I grew up in a different world. (more…)
Butt Seriously welcomes guest blogger, Michael Sapienza. Michael is the executive director of Chris for Life, a colon cancer foundation in memory of his mother Chris Sapienza, who lost her life to colon cancer.
In 2006, my mother, friend and inspiration, Chris Sapienza, was diagnosed with colon cancer. To say that it was devastating is an understatement. This was a women who dedicated her life to others, many would call her was a “force for good in this world.” Mom had a loving husband, four children (two of whom were adopted at a very young age), two successful businesses and a smile that would melt you every so sweetly. (more…)