The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone… but that’s not the whole story.
Turns out your knees may have something to do with a totally different body part — one that you may be sitting on right now — because new research shows how what’s good for one is GREAT for the other.
And if you’re taking one of the most common natural supplements for knee pain… if you’re among the millions who rely on the duo of glucosamine and chondroitin for a little arthritis relief… you could be getting an incredible bonus.
You could have a lower risk of one of the nation’s DEADLIEST cancers!
Colorectal cancers kill some 50,000 men and woman alike every year, mostly older folks. It kills more women than breast cancer… and twice as many men as prostate cancer.
But if you’re taking glucosamine and chondroitin, your risk of colon cancer plunges by 23 percent, according to the new study in the International Journal of Cancer.
On the face of it, this might not seem to make a heck of a lot of sense.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are used to rebuild the innards of your joints, helping to stop your cartilage from rotting away and even re-growing the stuff to cushion your knee against the grinding pain of arthritis.
Obviously, you don’t have any cartilage in your colon!
But these guys do something else, too: They slash inflammation.
That helps ease pain in the knee — and that’s probably what helps block the growth of colon cancer, since these tumors feed off inflammation.
That makes perfect sense, because other natural anti-inflammatories also cut the risk of this killer disease, including one of the most delicious inflammation-fighters of all: ginger.
Ginger supplements aren’t all that popular, but glucosamine and chondroitin are used daily by millions — and if that cuts the risk of this killer disease in seniors, that’s excellent news.
But don’t rely on glucosamine and chondroitin alone. This is just one study, after all.
Besides, there’s a far more reliable way to save your rear end: Get a colonoscopy.
A lot of cancer screenings are BS, but not the colonoscopy. This one’s the ultimate two-fer: It not only screens for cancer, but it also plucks out any potentially dangerous polyps at the same time.
If you’ve been putting off your own colonoscopy, it’s time to get it done.
But before you get on the horn to make an appointment, there’s something you need to know: The success or failure of the procedure depends on everything from the doctor who does the job to the time of day of your appointment.
Learn more on how to get it done right in this free report from my Daily Dose archives.