Is A Colonoscopy Worth The Risk?

Summary: When it comes to colonoscopies, does the benefit outweigh the risk?
Air Date: 8/3/22
Duration: 30:19
Guest Bio: John Barson
John Barson has been working in the health industry since he built his first health website in 1996. That same year he designed and built the first Healthy Living Guide (magazine) website which Yahoo rated as the Best Health Website on the Internet. John is an avid reader, health researcher, writer, and long-time radio broadcaster that loves cycling, hiking, sailing, and pretty much any activity that gets him outdoors. For three years Mr. Barson broadcast Total Health Radio talk shows from his radio station studio in New Westminster, BC. He is now the web designer/editor/producer and interviewer for Total Health magazine.

    When it comes to colonoscopies, does the benefit outweigh the risk? We review the statistics on this matter and question whether a colonoscopy is worth the risk of perforation, taking the gut out of balance, or bacterial infection. 

    Beyond these inherent risks, a colonoscopy is not a foolproof test. In fact, 17% of cancers are missed with a colonoscopy. Are there other tests that can be used as a substitute for a colonoscopy that is less invasive and more effective? 

    Prevention is key, today we'll discuss some things you can do to help keep your colon (and body) healthy:

  • Mediterranean Diet

  • Vitamin D3 

  • Probiotics 

  • Chew your food thoroughly 

  • Intermittent fasting

  • Tablespoon of olive oil (or avocado oil) a day

  • We also discuss some important supplements which help to maintain a healthy colon:

  • GutConnect 365, rebuilds the lining of intestines 

  • MegaSporeBiotic, closes the gaps within the intestines to ensure that nothing toxic gets into your bloodstream

  • Gut FX Formula, reduces inflammation in the gut 


    You can find Dr. Bens on his website or reach him via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .