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Monday, January 25, 2010

Prostate Health/Cancer Truths/Advice

In the year 2009, a count of more than 218,000 American men were diagnosed with some form of prostate problem, from BPH to cancer.

A report by the mainstream medical community on clinical studies regarding this topic, indicated that of seven prostate cancer treatments offered by mainstream medicine, ranging from prostate removal to radioactive implants, not only did none of these mainstream recommendations have any redeemable merit, but they also were indicated as causing "harm", with the most superior treatment being to do nothing at all medically. Studies have also indicated that the PSA test for prostate cancer saves few lives and generally leads to the introduction of the aforementioned "harm", doing more harm than good. We did NOT make this up -- there are links at the bottom of this post to the report and an article from the New York Times about the report.

But first, we have to relate that we have personally experienced relatives being inflicted with this cancer and had already come to this same conclusion long ago because of that experience. The point which we came away with is that while mainstream medicine admits that their treatments are not only not effective in this scenario and conversely "does harm", that there are alternative treatments that are effective not only in treatment of the cancer, but most importantly in preventative measures to avoid every contracting the cancer in the first place.

We list some advice based on our acquired knowledge from our personal experiences below. Note that this is still in a draft stage and that we are posting it with what information we have managed to document at this point, but that we intend to get back to this and add to the list...

Considerations for Prostate Health

The mineral zinc is hailed as the most effective measure in avoidance of prostate disorders -- note that men deplete zinc when they ejaculate.

A daily supplement of 50 to 100 milligrams of zinc for men is the general recommendation, depending on the degree of zinc depletion and also ingestion of foods rich in zinc. Be careful to avoid consistently consuming the equivalent of more than 100 milligrams of zinc for prolonged periods of time.

Although animal based foods such as meat and dairy products are rich sources of zinc, they should generally be avoided as the modern day products are heavily tainted with contaminants that can lead to prostate cancer...

Lycopene is an antioxidant agent that is said to be beneficial for prostate health.

Saw palmetto extract and nettle leaf are highly recommended supplements for the prostate.

Fermented soy products such as tofu, tempeh, and miso are said to be beneficial for prostate health -- non-fermented soy is not recommended.

Genistein and isoflavinoids, which are found in soy, have been found to be particularly effective against hormone dependent cancers such as prostate cancer.

Beta-bitosterol, one of many beneficial plant sterols, is said to be very important in many health conditions including prostate health -- good sources are pecans, cashews, saw palmetto, avocados, pumpkin seeds, black cumin seed, pygeum africanum, rice bran, wheat germ, sea buckthorn, and wolfberry (also referred to commercially as goji berry).

The spices circumen and cayenne pepper contribute to prostate (and overall) health.

We should note that some studies have indicated that increased sexual activity in men under forty tends to increase the incidence of prostate cancer but the opposite is true of men over forty. What the studies failed to address and clarify on the former point, was that the high level of ejaculations led to zinc deficiencies which cause prostate problems. And, to emphasize the latter point, older men that remain sexually active have a lower incidence of prostate cancer. The bottom line is to clean out that prostate gland, but don't overwork it unless you supplement with zinc to compensate...

Link to NYT article on the report.

Link to Annals of Medicine report.

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