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My Doctor Wants Me To Have A Colonoscopy — Should I?

I am 55 years old and recently went to my doctor for a ‘check-up.’ He wants me to go for a colonoscopy just to check to determine if everything is ok. Would that be a wise thing to do or rather should I not do it? Thank you for your response.
M.C.

EDITOR RESPONDS: It is not my place to tell you whether you should or should not do what your doctor advises.

However, as for me personally, after being on The Hallelujah Diet for over 35 years, a colonoscopy would not be an option. I have never had one and would never submit to one. Because I am eating a 100% plant-based diet and living a lifestyle that supports both gastrointestinal and prostate health, I see no need in submitting to a potentially dangerous invasive medical test.

My concern for a colonoscopy is that I have had a few folks write me in the past who told of the doctor accidentally perforating the lining of the colon during the procedure and causing monumental problems. Below you can read what I found on the internet regarding colonoscopies:

“While rare, death can occur during the colonoscopy procedure. Most deaths during colonoscopy result from perforation, however, there is certainly potential for death from adverse reactions to the anesthesia, or as a result of either hemorrhaging or stroke should the procedure precipitate those adverse reactions.”

Read more on the dangers of a colonoscopy here.

Comments

  1. But if this person has not been as faithful on the hallelujah diet as you have been, he should definitely have a colonoscopy! The risk is far too much to not have one! As far as the risk in having one, people die everyday crossing the street!

  2. I am a LPN with over 25 years expirence, and I would not have one. The first thing I would be asking this doctor is, “How many of these tests have you preformed?” His answer better be in the thousands.

    The Medical community thinks everyone should have these tests, this is all directed by the insurance companies. If YOU do not have a reason for them to go poking around in the inside of you, don’t let them!! Don’t let them scare you into being a ginny pig for their research!

  3. Hello friends at HA,

    I totally agree with Reverend Malkmus. I am 66 years old and have never had a colonoscopy and never will. But like the reverend, I cannot dispense medical advice. I have been eating a near optimal diet for 8 years. If I had not learned the truth about nutrition back in 2003, I would probably be having the routine colonoscopy like nearly everyone else my age.

    In researching for my book, I found that a $50 billion dollar a year business in the USA has evolved JUST screening for colon cancer. It falls under the heading of “preventive” medicine; yet it doesn’t prevent anything. It just identifies cancer patients and sometimes it causes big problems, including death.

    Recently Dr. Oz shared his own story on this topic on the cover story of Time Magazine. His story inspired me to write a blog on 6-9-11, entitled “Dr. Oz shares colon story; cancer screening business gets bigger.” (See link below for full blog.) Good luck and may God bless you.

    http://hpjmh.com/2011/06/09/dr-oz-shares-his-story-as-the-huge-colon-cancer-screening-business-just-got-bigger/

    J. Morris Hicks.

  4. rawfoodwiz August 16, 2011

    Dear Donald,
    I think the spirit and understanding is that people run to the industry earning over a trillion annually expecting that they are the gods of everything.
    You said: But if this person has not been as faithful on the hallelujah diet as you have been, he should definitely have a colonoscopy! The risk is far too much to not have one! As far as the risk in having one, people die everyday crossing the street!
    I say that a plant based approach can certainly help quite a bit. It’s like having a scab. It is ugly and itchy, but, it is protecting us from outside elements that may be problematic to our system. Increasing healthy fibrous vegetables and fruit can help the colon to clean itself. Meat residue in the colon remains 2-5 days or there abouts, and the colon has to deal with the cleanup while it rots away.
    Our body wants to be a top performing machine and we beat the daylights out of it with poor diet, lack of sleep and no exercise! We is not me, we is the sad American Human that will not change.
    There are so-called miracles everywhere as a result of changing the diet. Don’t be a perfectionist! That will kill a person faster than a so-so diet. I started this journey in 2000 and have no regrets! Hallelujah Acres is a resource and a half! George, Rhonda, Paul and Ann go beyond the call of duty to get this life saving info out here. (This includes all the employees at HA too!)Good Living!

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