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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and the prep has horrible for a vegetarian. No fruit or vegetables for 4 days before. Eat meat, eggs and diary. They obviously haven’t read the CDC, AMA or numerous universities reports on animal protein causes cancer. So I have to eat the very food that causes cancer for a cancer screening test. Who’s thinking here?

Eat Meat before a Colonoscopy?

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Endoscopic image, 1 of 4, of an endomucosal re...

Endoscopic image, 1 of 4, of an endomucosal resection of a sessile colon polyp. Next Image Stephen Holland, MD Category:Endoscopic images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My fiancée was told she shouldn’t eat vegetables and fruit before her colonoscopy but it was OK to eat meat, white bread (not whole wheat) and diary. She asked “So I am getting a colonoscopy to check if I have colon cancer and I should only eat the foods that cause colon cancer?” The medical communities lack of understanding the dietary side of epigenetics and how it can cause cancer is concerning. We need the young doctors coming out of medical school to take a hard look at the affects of epigenetics and understand our environment is what is affecting out health and the answer is not drugs and certainly the old school thinking needs to be updated. Lawyers could have a field day with this one.