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Backus offers free seminar called “Nutrition for a Healthy Colon”

March 23, 2018

NORWICH –The news is full of information about how what we eat affects how we feel and it can be confusing. Help navigate the supermarket aisles and keep your colon happy with a free educational seminar called “Nutrition for a Healthy Colon.”

The talk – presented by Dr. Eric Secor Jr., ND, associate medical director of integrative medicine with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute – is set for Thursday, March 29, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Hartford HealthCare System Support Office, 11 Stott Ave., Norwich (across from Dodd Stadium).

“It can be a challenge to navigate all of the research and news about healthy eating. We’re going to talk about nutritional and lifestyle choices that promote colon and overall health,” Dr. Secor says.

That includes addressing such things as: 

  • The American Institute for Cancer Research lifestyle recommendations for Cancer Prevention.
  • The fiber controversy – what’s better for colon health, dietary or supplemental fiber?
  • How does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect the risk of colon cancer?
  • What role do dietary supplements play in colon health? Which vitamin and mineral levels should be tested by your primary care physician? Which nutrients may be harmful and should be avoided?
  • Can stress management improve outcomes and help patients through cancer treatment?

Registration for “Nutrition for a Healthy Colon” is required. To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or go to



Backus Hospital

Backus Hospital is celebrating the 125th year of providing quality healthcare to the residents of eastern Connecticut. The not-for-profit, 213-bed hospital in Norwich offers a variety of primary and specialty services, including the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties serviced by LIFESTAR helicopter services, in partnership with Hartford Hospital. Backus offers wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Mako robotic-arm assisted hip and knee replacement services, Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ surgical guidance system for spine procedures, a comprehensive cancer program affiliated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, minimally-invasive surgery program using the daVinci® surgical robot, surgical and medical weight loss, advanced cardiology and vascular care, and the state-of-the-art Dr. Frederick S. Eadie Birthing Center. Other services – including a diabetes center, arthritis center and anti-coagulation clinic – are offered in the Backus Outpatient Care Center and other off-site locations.