March 20, 2008

Who Else Wants to Know About Natural Help Against Prostate Cancer?

You are probably reading this article as either you, or somebody you know, is suffering from this all too common man's ailment.

Prostate Cancer, or its sister ailment BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or non-cancerous enlarged prostate) affects over 50% of men over 60, and more than 80% of men over 80.

In a quote from Wikipedia "A prostatitis diagnosis is assigned at 8% of all urologist and 1% of all primary care physician visits in the United States."

Being one of those unfortunate sufferers of many years now, I have been on medication from my doctor for at least two years. Although the symptoms have not got any worse, they definitely have not gone away, or reduced the problems.

Having done some of my own research (you know what they say - a little knowledge is a dangerous thing...) I came across a couple of instances where drugs commonly prescribed for prostate issues, and in particular a drug called Proscar frequently provided in the States, would seem to be highly dangerous, and according to the US Veterans Association, is no more effective than sugar pills.

Well, totally assured by that, and other articles I had seen, I decided to look at more of a natural remedy, if indeed such a remedy existed.

The first scare that I came across was that of the side effects of mercury used in the amalgam filling of our teeth. Mercury is such a dangerous metal to the human body that it is a felony in the States to put one drop of the stuff in the ground, but many of us have many of our teeth stuffed full of this stuff. And, as you may or may not be aware, with all of this metallic compound in our mouths, which is then covered in salvia, our mouths become small electrical batteries, with the result that mercury will be leached out in to the body. And guess what effect mercury has on the prostate - it encourages cancerous cell growth. There was an instance reports in the press of a patient suffering with prostate cancer who was so ill, he was sent home to die. After having a biological dentist remove all the mercury based filling s from his mouth, and a course of some of the natural drugs mentioned later in this article, he slowly made a miraculous recovery.

Now, there are two things you can do to immediately reduce the risk of prostate issues.

The first is regular daily exercise. Not too much is needed, but a brisk 40 minute walk, or a workout down the gym, will improve your chances of fighting off prostate cancer tremendously.

The second is to drink copious amounts of water every day - at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. Oh! and watch out you don't include too much alcohol in that water!

Thirdly, anything that raises your cholesterol levels increases your chances of getting prostate cancer, so watch your diet as a matter of course.

There are a lot of natural products that can not only reduce the risk of prostate cancer, there are some natural products that can actually seek out and destroy prostate cancer cells. The technical term for that is to induce apoptosis, or cell death, to the malignant cells.

You should look at natural ingredients to include in your diet such as garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, apricots, watermelon, pink grapefruit, and supplements that contain Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Zinc, Corn Oil, Soy products.

Armed with this information, if you have a prostrate issue, please discuss these ideas with your physician. As I said earlier, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing but if you are aware that there are natural products out there to help you, make sure your doctor discusses them with you.

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