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Polyps Are Our Friend


Polyps in our colon are our friend. They are there to protect us. The conditions that bring them about are unnatural but they are natural and we can thank nature for them.

Our colon is supposed to be protected by the mucosal lining. When we have antibiotics they kill off this lining and we no longer have anything protecting the tender skin that makes up the colon wall. It is just skin that is no different than the skin on the palm of your hand. This allows the harsh stomach acids and passing food to make direct contact with it. This irritates the tissue and over time will cause damage.

To prevent or minimize this the body will create polyps which are nothing more than extra layers of skin to protect this tissue. A good analogy is if we are shoveling a hole. If we take our gloves off and keep digging we will eventually develop blisters. If we keep digging we will eventually develop calluses on our hands. A polyp is a callus. If we don’t get calluses in our colon what we get is colitis. If we don’t get the proper care (putting the gloves back on) which is replacing the mucosal lining we will get a colon full of calluses / polyps. At that point the polyps will no longer be our friend. We will loose the function of our bowel and if left unattended we will be a higher risk for colon cancer.

How do you prevent all of this? By putting our gloves back on and keeping them on.

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  1. i personally a few years ago;had bloody stool and intestinal lining coming out into the toilet with i am constipated and in terrible pain with frequent gas.what can i do naturally to treat this and repair the damage?

    1. Dr. Albert Snow

      I am sorry to hear that you have suffered so much with this. It sounds like you may have colitis & the constipation could ome from the bowel muscle tissue being traunatized—-spastic-not allowing for normal muscle function—-constipation. We would need to tread the lie in treating you for the colitis—-rebuilding the bowel wall & at the same time softening the stool enough to make it easy to pass. If you are indeed losing part of the bowel tissue-breaking down – you don’t don’t want that to go on much longer—–if you loose too much tissue it could be too late. I suggest you give me some more details to see if I can give you some good-accurate advise. Either call me @ 888-571-1855 or email me @—-I will help you in any way I can.

    2. Dr. Albert Snow

      Hi Lori—-I am not sure if I ever replied to your question-I am sorry if I did not. If you would still like my help it may be better to send me an email — It sounds as though you have ulcerative colitis & sometimes the bowel goes into a spasm where it closes the passageway causing constipation. This part will come & go. You do not want to wait too long to have this properly treated. Please get in touch with me.


    Dr.Snow, colon cancer is big in my family. I just turned 50 and had my second colonoscopy which had a small .5 cm adenoma polyp. My first was 6 years ago and everything looked great. What are your thoughts? I will be scheduling and appointment on Saturday with you.

    Thank you!

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