Easton, MD (PRWEB) March 17, 2008
Each year, more than 40,000 lives are lost to colorectal cancer. The statistics are tragic because this is one of the most preventable types of cancer. It nearly always starts as non-cancerous growths (polyps) that develop on the lining of the colon and rectum. These can often be removed before they become cancerous. Doctors rely on screening to detect these polyps early. Regular screening is one of the best ways to avoid colorectal cancer.
Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, maker of premium fiber supplements, has added important information on colon health to its website, http://www.konsyl.com, in conjunction with March's Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Konsyl provides this information to consumers because some experts believe that dietary fiber helps to keep the intestinal tract clean of debris. Because dietary fiber assists in moving digestion along, toxic substances in food we eat may also be carried along, reducing the amount of time these substances are in contact with the colon. This action may reduce the potential for colon cancer. In general, experts at the National Cancer Institute and American Dietetic Association recommend eating 25-35 grams of fiber per day.
Hundreds of internet visitors arrive at Konsyl's Colon Health info page each month. Thousands more people read other pages at http://www.konsyl.com that detail how fiber benefits such conditions as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulosis, high cholesterol and constipation.
Executive Vice President of Konsyl John Flohr points out, "The information that we provide people is what sets us apart from other fiber supplement makers. Our website has an online store, but that's secondary to teaching people about how fiber contributes to good health." Flohr has recently taken this quest to educate a step further by authoring a daily blog. His weblog includes personal experiences with fiber for health, behind-the-scenes insights from life at Konsyl and responses to customer questions. Two of the blog entries for March contain information on colon cancer and screening tests. The "Notes From the VP" blog is found at http://jflohr.wordpress.com/
About Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. produces high quality, natural fiber supplements and digestive aids for improved intestinal and digestive health. Konsyl products address a variety of digestive issues, such as constipation, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, IBS and diverticulosis. For over 50 years, doctors have recommended 100% natural Konsyl products as a soluble fiber supplement for patients of all ages. The high fiber content of Konsyl products helps consumers to achieve dependable digestive health. Konsyl products are available in fine pharmacies and chain stores throughout the United States. For more information on Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or its complete line of products, contact a company representative at 800-356-6795, or visit the company's website at http://www.konsyl.com.