Maintain colon health and eat alkalizing foods. Pay close attention to digestion and if your stools are not well formed and if you are not eliminating the way you did as a child correct it. The condition is not inherited except for the diet in the family if they all eat the same foods. Ever look at a married couple that has been married a long time, one is seldom thin while the other is fat, they both appear to be in the same physical condition and that is of course the diet. same foods eaten at the same times result in the same poor state of health. I fail to understand why people don't wake up and see its the food and the elimination of acids and toxins, along with a good ratio of healthy gut bacteria.