Decembeard 2021

Updated: 5 days ago

This article was written by Julie, our registered associate nutritionist, helps you to understand the importance of Healthy Eating.

December 1st – 30th

Across the nation, men will be hanging up their razors and growing a beard to raise awareness and support vital research to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

It doesn’t matter if you’re already a seasoned beard grower or new to facial fuzz you can still join in.

If you already have a beard, not to worry, you can sport a new look for the month or be a daredevil and dye or beard or be festive with lights or Christmas decorations.

Bowel cancer is the third most commonly occurring cancer in men; however, it is treatable and curable if diagnosed early. In fact, research from the World Cancer Research Fund states that the survival rate is 90% if an early diagnosis is made compared to 13% with a late-stage diagnosis.

Lifestyle factors can increase or decrease the risk of bowel cancer, let’s take a closer look at these:

These can DECREASE the risk:

  • Being physically active

  • Consuming whole grains

  • Consuming dairy products

  • Eating foods containing vitamin C (fruit & vegetables, limited evidence)

  • Vitamin D (limited evidence)

These can INCREASE the risk:

  • Eating red meat

  • Processed meats (ham, salami, bacon, pastrami and some sausages, e.g. salami)

  • Consuming alcohol

  • Being overweight or obese

So, come on all you fellas out there, help to stop bowel cancer this month by doing something different!

For more information or to join in see here:

Why not book a free 15-minute discovery call with Julie today to talk about your individual requirements? About

Julie is an Associate Registered Nutritionist and believes in providing a personalised approach to her clients to help them reach their health and lifestyle goals. Julie has experience working with clients on a one to one basis to support digestive disorders, weight management and women’s health, in addition, Julie is a qualified chef and lecturer, and is able to support clients with their culinary skills, education and training.

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