What do you usually do first thing in the morning?
Wash/Clean your face? Brush your Teeth? Maybe take a shower?
Whatever your morning ritual is, I bet it involves making sure you look and smell clean–which is totally fine. But have you thought about cleaning your body from the inside?
Failing to take care of our digestive system can lead to a lot of health problems which if not taken seriously may even lead to colorectal cancer. A disease that both former President Corazon C. Aquino and Pope John Paul II battled for a long time.
Colorectal cancer is among the top five most common cancers in the Philippines today. However, recent statistics show that the Philippines has a higher colorectal cancer mortality than other countries.
According to the Department of Health this form of cancer, which is also known as colorectal cancer, is among the top five cancers in the country for both sexes. Global estimates even reach as high as 1.4 million new cases every year, of which 50 percent may develop into advanced stages.
Colorectal cancer starts in the digestive system. It usually starts as polyps, which are abnormal growths in the inner lining of the colon or the rectum. Symptoms are rare in the early stages, but when they occur, the following maybe experienced: rectal bleeding; prolonged diarrhea or constipation; abdominal pain, and body weakness.
In a health bulletin, the DOH says that “the disease’s signs and symptoms include constipation, or intermittent constipation and diarrhea, difficult bowel movement or change in bowel habit, blood in the stool, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, extreme tiredness, nausea or vomiting, jaundice, abdominal discomfort, and gas pains or cramps. Rectal bleeding or anemia may also occur in persons over 50 years old.”
But despite all the warnings, what is truly concerning from a public health stand point is the almost complete lack of awareness by many Filipinos about the easy steps that can be taken to help prevent this disease.
BOY ABUNDA TALKS ABOUT TOTAL COLON MANAGEMENT
It has been two years since the King of Talk, Boy Abunda was hospitalized due to some stomac infection, brought about by his love for street food and for taking a lot of food supplements, to help him lose weight.
So when he was first approached, with the idea of ToCoMa or Total Control Management, he admitted to be very hesitant.“I got hospitalized two years ago, I’ve been very careful about the supplements that I take. So what I did, I asked my doctor, Dennis Ngo, to check it first if it was safe,” said Abunda.
This was the revelation made by “Tito Boy” at the launch of Tocoma Total Colon Management a fiber-rich herbal supplement from Healol Pharmaceuticals Malaysia, last Thursday at the Luxent Hotel.
After a couple of weeks, Tito Boy said Dr. Ngo finally gave him the go signal after trying out ToCoMo himself.
Watch his story below:
“Some relationships are made in heaven some encounters turn into meaningful friendships, and that is my story with Latif Khabir, president of Rana Pharmaceuticals, who first came to me with ToCoMa,” narrates Tito Boy.
“And after trying it out for myself, I was willing to do more than just endorse Tocoma, I told Latif i wanted to be a partner, I wanna go all around the country not just selling or marketing the product but will talk about health risks of colon cancer and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”
What does ToCoMa do? watch this video
Because colon cancer attacks the intestines, keeping them clean through regular bowel movement is essential. Tocoma provides the necessary fiber and other essential nutrients in our diet, making this easier for our bodies to perform.
Together, they hope to educate Filipinos on how they can better take care of themselves.