What the hell is that? Yep, it's my beautiful 52 year old abs (go ahead . . . throw your head back in laughter). If you look closer there are three scars visible (although I really have four). The one around my belly button I've named my "Harry Potter" scar . . . although I didn't get it from the dark lord Voldemort. I had a little bout with the "Colon Cancer". Yep. Found out on my 52nd birthday and had my colon completely resected within the week. Now, that's some scary shit. Good news . . . I'm healthy and no chemo or radiation needed. So, when I say I want to try a vegan diet . . . I'm searching for health and a way to do a pre-emptive strike on cancer coming back into my body. My oncologist says that Colon Cancer is on the rise and they don't know why. The lesson my friends . . . get your colonoscopy at 50. Do what you can NOW to get healthy (OH YEAH . . . I CAN HELP WITH THAT . . . I'M A HEALTH COACH!). ". . . vegan diets showed statistically significant protection for overall cancer . . . and decreased risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal system." Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Feb;22(2):286-94. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1060. Epub 2012 Nov 20.