If you are a man, take care of your prostate.
An unhealthy prostate may lead you to impotence, incontinence and maybe
for Prostate Problems that your Doctor Will Not Tell You!
All of us men live with a potential
problem every day of our lives. The cause for that problem is our prostate
gland, a small walnut-shaped organ that is responsible for producing the liquid
part of the semen. The problem is that the prostate is in a very sensitive
place in our body - around the urethra, at the base of the bladder. The result
is that even a very simple thing like minor inflammation (prostatitis) can
interfere with our normal urinary and sexual functions.
Prostate problems are a reality of
life for most men - literally hitting us where it hurts. Almost all men will
have to deal with small inflammations or infections in the prostate at least
once in their life. When aged 80 or more, most men are likely to suffer from
prostate hypertrophy or worse. The yearly government and private expenditure on
prostate cancer treatments is considerably high. However, almost nothing is
being done by medical "experts" to modify these frightening
statistics. Is there any interest in maintaining such high costs?
The symptoms of the most serious
problems of the prostate can be painful and debilitating, affecting pride,
sexual performance and even fertility. To make matters worse, most men do not
really know what is the prostate and
how it works, being incapable of making the smart decision after hearing the
two most feared words by men: “prostate problems”. They run blindly to the nearest urologist and
beg for cure. Any cure. Too often, the "cure" suggested is the unnecessary
surgeries, the unnecessary hormonal treatments (with synthetic drugs, which
often have many unpleasant side effects), or the unnecessary radiation
therapies (which may cause even bigger problems).
Thousands of men over the age of 60
will be diagnosed as having Bening Prostate Hyperplasia (HPB) this year alone!
A study in the United States found that 75 percent of us suffer from this
condition in a way after age 50. And according to the National Institute for
Aging, these numbers can reach 90 percent for men over seventy.
When it comes to prostate cancer, the
numbers are even more frightening. For example, in the USA, prostate cancer is
the #1 cancer, causing approximately 40,000 deaths per year. According to the
American Medical Association, 1 in every 10 men can expect to have prostate
cancer during his lifetime. In fact, according to some projections, 25 percent
of all men in their late thirties have already a small number cancerous cells
in the prostate, a number that increases to 80 percent in men over 80 years.
Every year, fear - of incontinence,
impotence, or infertility - sends hundreds of thousands of men running to the
doctor at the first signs of prostate problems.
This doesn’t have to happen to you! Before you access
a conventional procedure that can drastically decrease your quality of life,
let me tell you that you have safer and less aggressive options.
Western medicine does not have all the solutions
Natural therapies have been used by
other parts of the world for thousands of years to successfully deal with all
kinds of health problems, including prostate problems. However, most Western
doctors ignore this huge body of knowledge because it is not taught in their
medical schools. The result is that they misunderstand these proven medical
practices that focus on prevention, which treats the whole person - both body and spirit - and produce results
That's what Complementary Medicine is
all about - to have a general understanding of natural, non-toxic and quite
effective nutritional therapies and avoid the use of risky interventions
(biopsies and surgeries) until they prove absolutely necessary.
The Complementary Medicine – the theory and the practice
As a theory, Complementary Medicine
states that every healing art that is valid should be used together to create
or recreate optimal health.
When suggesting a treatment plan,
Complementary Medicine is more concerned with the identification of the
probable reasons for the disease (which varies from person to person) than with
the name of a diagnosis. It is this personalized care for the patients that
establishes the main difference between Complementary Medicine and Conventional
Medicine (being the latter the one that is most practiced and best known). In
Complementary Medicine, no two patients are treated in exactly the same way
and, yet, most of them get better.
the right treatment!
This book will show you the methods and tools of Complementary Medicine
to control BPH and prostate cancer - without using invasive and destructive
methods such as surgery, toxic radiation or medication. But remember, this is
not a project you can carry out on your own. The treatment is tailored to the
specific needs of each individual and has to be carefully controlled by a
trained physician - the right doctor. If your doctor does not - or is not able
- to do it for you, you will have to keep looking until you find someone who
Prostate cancer - a diagnosis that may be even more dangerous than the
There is uncertainty about whether
prostate cancer should be diagnosed or treated. Although thousands of men
suffering from prostate cancer die every year, most die from other causes, long
before cancer becomes a serious problem. Prostate cancer progresses so slowly
and produces so few symptoms that many men who have it don’t even know it. They
continue to lead active and productive lives - unless they are diagnosed and
then persuaded to undergo a radical procedure that will change their lives.
Those who argue against surgery
(except in extreme cases) advocate what medical professionals call a
"watchful waiting." They believe that once you are diagnosed prostate
cancer, your doctor should "monitor" progress without prescribing any
treatment or medications. In fact, studies (1) have shown over and over that
men who are not subjected to any treatment will live for as long as (or even
more than) those who choose to undergo surgery – and also do not have to live
with the embarrassing side effects.
worst you can do is nothing
A "watchful waiting" may be
a better alternative than an operation on the prostate. But that's not saying
I disagree at all with the theory of
"watchful waiting." I think it's ridiculous to wait for the tumors to
grow when there are simple and highly effective ways to relieve - and even
eliminate - symptoms and thus to greatly reduce discomfort. That is the reason
for the existence of this book.
Conventional doctors say there is
nothing you can do to avoid prostate problems (which is not true). Therefore,
they focus on treating symptoms and nothing more (probably they do not even
know what more to do). They do not go to the cause of those symptoms, to the
cause of the problem. There is much that can be done to prevent, treat and even
cure prostate problems through Nutrition Medicine.
Now, I would like to tell you that you can control the
health of your prostate.
The best part of this program is that you do not have
to wait until you have symptoms to benefit from it. It teaches you how to
prevent disease before it begins - and how to treat your whole being, not only
the symptoms of a hypertrophied prostate or prostate cancer. When you follow
the program, you will become more vigorous, physically capable and free of
tension. You will also be at less risk of becoming a victim of other
debilitating diseases, including other cancers, heart disease and strokes.
The Eight-Step Program (Chapter 6) for Complete
Prostate Health includes the best and most effective treatments practiced over
the centuries by cultures around the world. But before we begin to share the
details of this Eight-Step Program with you, I'd like to give you some
background information on the prostate in general, what it is, and how it
WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS
Although the prostate’s function continues to be a mystery to most men,
you probably have at least a vague idea that your ability to function sexually,
your urinary competence, and your ability to procreate all depend on this
organ. However, because it is so small, you may find it difficult to believe
that it plays such an important role in your physical and psychic life - and
that it is the cause of so many misunderstandings and displeasures.
Having the size of a walnut and weighing only 18 to 20
grams, your prostate consists of a network of tiny glands arranged in lobes,
muscles, blood vessels and connective tissue, all surrounded by a fibrous shell
called capsule. It lies between the
bladder and the base of the penis, surrounding the urethra like a necklace. Because of this position, the urine
carried by the urethra passes through the prostate medium on the way to the
outside of the body. The part of the urethra that crosses the prostate (like
the center of an apple) is called the prostatic
From the moment you are born (when you are the size of
a pea) to adolescence. the prostate does not change much. Growth is very
gradual. But during adolescence, when the body begins to secrete Testosterone,
the prostate has a dramatic growth spurt. In just six to twelve months, it
increases almost to double the size. After that, the growth of the prostate
slows down. From the age of thirty-one until the age of 45 or 50, the prostate
is about the same size.
It is quite common (but not normal) for the prostate
to begin to grow again in size later in life, slowly starting to grow larger
towards the walls of the prostatic urethra, blocking the flow of urine. This
condition is called hyperplasia, or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and
can become serious if left untreated. (I'll talk about BPH in more detail later).
connection to sexuality
The small glands of the prostate produce a liquid that
carries the semen out of the body when ejaculated. This liquid feeds the semen
with enzymes, with zinc, citric acid, amino acids and fructose, all necessary
for the health and protection of sperm. It is injected into the urethra the
instant the sperm passes from the testicles to the urethra. These two liquids,
plus another from the seminal vesicle, join together in the urethra and form
the fluid that is ejaculated when one has an orgasm.
The scientific community has still a
lot to learn about the prostate’s purpose in our body, but the main function
seems to be more reproductive than urinary. A recent theory holds that prostaglandins in the fluid produced by
the prostate can cause a woman's cervix (the opening to the uterus) to dilate
so that the sperm can easily pass into the uterus and fertilize the ovum. If
this is true, it may explain why in some cases removal of the prostate causes
infertility in man.
connection to Testosterone
Testosterone is a natural hormonal
substance of youth produced by the testicles and adrenal glands. Among several
things, it helps promote long bones and muscles - and healthy sexual desire.
However, Testosterone may be decomposed to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a problematic
steroid thought to be responsible for the development of BPH and possibly
cancer in adult males.
The conversion of testosterone into DHT is controlled
by 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that increases as one ages and also by other
causes. If this action is blocked, one can reduce DHT levels in the body - and
avoid or even regress prostate hypertrophy. This is one of the biggest factors
in the diet program to treat prostate diseases. Therefore, the problem is the
control of DHT production and not of Testosterone.
The importance of regular physical exams
All men know - and fear - the symptoms
of prostate diseases:
• A frequent urge to urinate - especially at night.
• Pain or burning sensation when you urinate.
• Poor urine flow, or difficulties in starting or
stopping urinary flow.
• Weak erections or occasional impotence, pain during
• Inability to empty the bladder completely
These symptoms, which indicate urine
retention, can have several consequences, including bladder distention, loss of
flexibility, and renal failure. However, your doctor may detect problems even
before any symptoms appear. This is why it is strongly recommended that
urological examinations be performed as soon as some of these symptoms begin to
During the prostate examination, your doctor checks
the size and condition of the prostate by taking a digital rectal exam or by
using sound waves (trans-rectal ultrasound) to produce a visual image of the
gland. It can also be examined with an instrument called a cytoscope. Other
instruments for diagnosis include a flow study and a residual urine test,
during which a catheter is introduced into the urethra after urination to see
if urine residues have left inside.
Doctors can use one or all of these
techniques to make a diagnosis.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
blood test allows the early detection of prostate cancer by measuring the
amount of a certain "cancer marker" (which in this case is an
antigen) excreted to the blood by the prostate cells; this excretion is made in
considerably larger amounts when the cells are cancerous.
PSA readings increase for both BPH and
prostate cancer although a sudden increase may be an indicator of cancer. In
addition, there is a bound PSA test that indicates whether the tumor has
progressed beyond the prostate gland. The results are explained with the aid of
other diagnostic tools (such as ultrasound) and this combination of
measurements is used throughout of the therapy administered to the patient. It
is a safe way to measure the disease and the progress of the disease, and to
verify if the treatment is being effective.
So, if you have any of the symptoms
described above, measure your PSA regularly (Total and Free). Do not be
fooled by the orthodox medicine line of conduct that has decided that PSA
measurements are a waste of time - and money. The reasoning that patients to
whom the disease is detected early do not live longer than those to whom the
disease is later detected, is only true for patients who have been treated with
You should take your first exam as
early as you accomplish the age of fifty-one years - earlier if you have a
family history of prostate cancer or symptoms. If the results are less than 2.5
ng / ml blood, you can wait three years to repeat it. If it is more than 2.5 ng
/ ml, repeat it within one year. If the measurement is more than 3.0 ng / mL,
an ultrasound should be done to obtain an approximate measurement of the gland
size and to detect irregularities in the gland structure.
PSA density (PSAD) - a percentage calculated by dividing the PSA results by the estimated
gland weight (information calculated by ultrasound equipment) - indicates
malignancy with almost certainty if it is more than 0.5. If it is less than
0.12, it is unlikely to be malignant. The intermediate values represent the
"gray zone", which requires a new assessment within six to twelve
If your PSAD is slightly elevated,
your doctor may want to do a biopsy. It may be helpful, but a negative result
does not rule out the possibility of cancer if the PSAD is high. If your PSAD
is too high (more than 15), there is a chance that the cancer has spread to the
bone and you should start a complete program right away.
It is also necessary to take into
account the proportion between Free PSA and Total PSA. Free PSA should be
greater than 25%. If it is inferior, it is advisable to perform a biopsy, even
if the Total PSA is within the range I mentioned earlier, because a carcinoma
another PSA assessment factor not to be overlooked. You can rest easy if the
growth rate is between 0.2 and 0.4 ng / ml per year and the PSA value is
between 1 and 4 ng / ml. Or less than 0.75 ng / ml per year if your PSA is
greater than 4 ng / ml.
DON’T NEED TO BE PART OF THE NORMAL AGEING PROCESS
When you are a teenager, you may
painfully become aware of your prostate when you have the first attack of prostatitis, a very common and easily
treated prostate gland inflammation that can be caused by infections,
congestion, irritation, or a combination of the three things. According to a
study conducted by the National Health Center for Health Statistics (1), 20% to
25% of all visits to the urologist are due to a prostatitis. The symptoms of this
condition include more frequent and painful urination and a hesitant urinary
Acute prostatitis is caused by
microorganisms or bacteria that invade the prostate. Many of these infections
are caused by bacteria that pass through the blood are caused by poor personal
hygiene (especially in uncircumcised men). Another common cause of prostatitis
(such as fungal prostatitis or gonorrhea
prostatitis) is sexual contact with someone who has a vaginal infection -
another reason to use condoms. On the other hand, the cause of non-infectious prostatitis is not
In addition to prostatitis, another
common prostate problem is hypertrophy, also known as Benign Prostatic
Hyperplasia (BPH). According to statistics (in the US), BPH appears in more
than 50% of men over 50, in more than 75% of men over 80 and in 90% of men over
90 years. In most of these cases, the symptoms are not serious and can be
successfully treated without drugs - sometimes even without seeing a doctor.
Is there a reason for existing more than
300,000 cases of BPH per year only in the USA?
Is there a reason for hundreds of thousand middle age
men to have to be overwhelmed with impotence, infertility and incontinence?
Possible causes and risk
No one knows exactly why or how BPH
appears, though we do know that hormonal changes (a consequence of lifestyle
and eating habits that each of us have) are a contributing factor. BPH is also
often due to the taking of certain drugs. One theory blames estrogen, the
female hormone that is produced in small amounts along with testosterone by the
testicles. As you get older, your testosterone level decreases - possibly
causing increased levels of estrogen and BPH. On the other hand, there are
those who believe that BPH is caused by too much Testosterone accumulation (not
all experts agree since, if so, any young man at puberty would have BPH because
of the high testosterone levels that occur during this period). Once it enters
the prostate, Testosterone is converted to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the
enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. It has been found that this potent compound can cause
an excessive multiplication of the cells, which may eventually give rise to a
hypertrophied (enlarged) prostate.
In the beginning, BPH may not cause
any problems. Many men live in their fifties or sixties with very few symptoms
- as long as prostate growth tends to be outwardly, or mainly outward, in the
opposite direction to that of the prostatic urethra. The problem appears when
growth spreads inward. When this happens, the prostate presses against the
urethral canal, which interferes with urination. The problems thus caused can
range from boring to serious. They include a more frequent urge to urinate
(especially at night), a weaker urine flow, hesitant urination, dribbling,
burning or discomfort during urination, inability to urinate, traces of blood
in the urine or in the semen.
Scientists have not yet been able to
indicate which groups are at risk for BPH, although there are indications of
some risk factors associated with BPH. If you are over 50 and take medications
for hypertension, diuretics, tranquilizers, antihistamines or flu medicines,
there are indications of increased risk. In addition, alkaline urine,
tuberculosis and a history of bladder and kidney infections have also been
linked to an increased risk of BPH.
When the growth of the prostate presses against the
walls of the urethra in a way that worryingly decreases urinary flow, the
problem becomes serious. This condition is called obstructive uropathy. At this
point, the bladder is not able to completely empty. The urine that stays in the
bladder can therefore give rise to infections which affect the immune system
and exacerbate the existing problem. Continued urinary obstruction may
eventually lead to kidney failure, bladder infections, or kidney stones.
How do you know if you
The most obvious symptom of BPH is problems with urinary flow. You may have prostatitis or BPH (enlarged prostate) if you have any of
1. You can’t sleep well because you are always waking up to go urinate
2. You have difficulty in urinating, having pain and a burning feeling
3. Your sexual performance
4. You have occasional impotence and / or weak erections
If you go to a urologist with any of
these symptoms, they will probably do one of the following tests:
-> Digital rectal examination (DRE). It is a routine test to diagnose
prostate cancer. However, it is also used to determine if there are problems
with the rectum. Since the rectum is placed just behind the prostate gland,
doctors can easily explore the gland by inserting a finger into the rectum and
probing for abnormalities.
-> Ultrasound. A trans-rectal ultrasound of the prostate (TRUS-P) is
used to get a complete picture of the prostate gland. The images are projected
onto a computer screen as sound waves pass through the prostate. The result is visual
evidence of hypertrophy or tumor.
Surgery is almost never the solution
BPH may be painful, but it is well known that the
symptoms in men even with obstructive BPH vary over time, possibly improving
spontaneously. Often, the condition can be successfully managed only by medical
supervision – without any medication or invasive surgery. The program of
treatments can be adapted to the individual needs of each one. Do not be afraid to ask your doctor
questions - and do not let him persuade you to do unnecessary operations. If
possible, always consult more than one doctor, to have the correct diagnosis
and no doubt.
In some cases, it is necessary to
operate patients with BPH. There is a specific indication for surgery: complete
or near complete obstruction of the urinary stream. If urinary retention is not
treated immediately, it can lead to major medical complications. As said above,
continuous urinary obstruction can give rise to bladder, kidney and kidney
infections permanently. So when you stop urinating or urination causes great
pain, surgery to remove the obstruction is the main form of therapy.
Do not be discouraged if this
situation applies to you, or if you have already had surgery. The Eight-Step
Program (Chapter 6) can help you maintain your prostate health and prevent you
from needing any further medical interventions. It is also great for relieving
the side effects of an operation that has already been done.
Nowadays, transurethral resection of
the prostate (TURP) is a large part of the operations performed per year. This
surgical operation removes parts of the prostate through an incision made
inside the urethra. The problem is that it definitely does not solve BPH.
20% of men who undergo this operation will be forced to do it a second time and
10% become impotent, according to statistics compiled in the United States.
Many others end up with problems in erectile function and urinary
incontinence due to this surgery.
OVERLY DIAGNOSED AND TREATED DISEASE
When cancer appears in the prostate,
doctors usually diagnose it as "primary cancer," meaning it has not
spread to other parts of the body. It starts in the prostate and stays in the
prostate. HBP does not mean that you will have cancer of prostate cancer. There
is no evidence of any kind that the two diseases are related.
Prostate cancer is one of the least understood forms
of cancer because we do not really know what causes it. What we do know is that
cancer prostate cancer appears mainly in older men. Slightly more than 80 percent
of these cancerous problems are in men over 65; by the age of 80, about 80
percent of men have some form of prostate cancer. Often these cancers remain
inactive for years before symptoms are noticed - and many men may never develop
symptoms. Despite this, statistics show that about 10 percent of men will
develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
It's never too late to take care of your
The Eight-Step Program presented in
Chapter 6 is designed to help prevent you from becoming one of these
statistics. But even if you have already been diagnosed as having cancer at an
early stage, this program can help you. We are not telling you to stop visiting
your urologist or general practitioner; instead we ask you to tell your
urologist/medic how these recommendations can be inserted into your treatment
regimen. When you do, you will see that you have more options than you thought.
The simple lifestyle changes outlined
later in this book can greatly reduce or even eliminate any symptoms that are
already present. And if it's an advanced case that needs a standard form of
treatment, this program can help you ease the pain and improve the treatment
PSA – a controversial
If you have prostate problems, your
doctor probably will want to use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) to determine
if your problems are due to cancer - most doctors do. This blood test measures
the level of a protein that is only found in the prostate. If the test results
in a high level of Total PSA (and low free PSA, bottom 25%), a carcinoma is
We have to tell you that recently the
PSA test has been attacked. The problem is that it can give positive results
when there is no cancer or negative results when there is. So, according to a
recent article in the Health magazine, many researchers and some american
physicians now find that "the results of PSA ... represent an
unsophisticated instrument and may give rise to an operation that may
unnecessarily ruin more than arrange."
Should you agree to take the
So what do you do if your doctor wants
to use PSA in your case? This is a tough problem. For men who have pain and
other symptoms - men who may be in terminal stages of cancer - testing may be
necessary. But if you are in the early stages of cancer that is confined to the
prostate gland, it may be better without it.
Positive PSA results may encourage
your doctor to persuade you to undergo surgery and to undergo other radical
procedures that are simply not needed if your tumor is small or limited to the
prostate. As Health magazine says, "This is why the National Cancer
Institute does not sanction the PSA tests ... This is not like cutting your
hair. It's a blood test about which men should know something before they
The best your doctor can do for your prostate problems is nothing. You,
on the other hand, must realize that there is much you can do right now to
drastically reduce your symptoms - and even eliminate them at all. In most
cases, prostate cancer can be controlled with proper diet, exercise and natural
therapies - the pillars of the Eight-Step Program we provide you (Chapter 6).
But before you get into the details of this program, you have to realize how
prostate cancer develops.
Prostate cancer staging
Staging of prostate cancer is the
process by which doctors rate the malignant potential of prostate cancer.
Nowadays, the most used system of
stages of prostate cancer is the TNM system. In the TNM system, stages of
prostate cancer are described using three different parameters of cancer growth
T - for tumor - describes the size of
the main area of prostate cancer.
N - for lymph nodes - describes whether
prostate cancer has spread to any lymph node and to what extent.
M - for metastasis - means distant spread of
prostate cancer, for example, to the bones or liver.
According to these parameters, the TNM system will classify the cancer in
4 stages: I, II, III and IV.
Stage I cancer is usually only found when a
biopsy is done for what is thought to be BPH. A Stage I tumor is usually
limited to the prostate gland. It has not spread to any other part of the body,
making it relatively passive. Stage I cancer rarely produces symptoms and
cannot be detected with a rectal exam or a blood test. It usually goes
Some doctors hope to get a test that
will detect cancer in this stage - but we truly hope they will not: if
doctors could detect prostate cancer this early, it would only lead to more
fear, more unhappiness, and more unnecessary surgery on younger men who would
otherwise have normal lives.
Stage II prostate cancer is also confined to
the prostate. It appears on palpation as a rigid nodule and thus is detectable
with a digital rectal examination. If the tumor involves more than half of a
lobe of the prostate without involving both lobes, the cancer is classified as
stage II-a. If the tumor involves
both lobes it will be classified as stage II-b.
The symptoms are the same as for BPH - a frequent and urgent need to urinate
and an interrupted or reduced flow - but sometimes there are no symptoms.
Twenty to thirty percent of men
diagnosed with prostate cancer fall into the category of stage II prostate
cancer. If you are one of them, we strongly urge you not to let your doctor
convince you to do radical treatments. First tell him about the Eight-Step
Program. If he continues to bombard you, find another doctor - or at least get
a second opinion or even a third opinion. Find a doctor who is qualified to
suggest natural methods that apply to the whole body - a method that is far,
far more effective in the long run than the philosophy of surgery-and-drugs
philosophy - the only philosophy for too many conventional doctors (urologists).
Stage III prostate cancer is larger and is no
longer limited to the prostate. In general, this means that the tumor has
already spread to the seminal bags. This state is easily detected with a rectal
examination. The tumor is hard and feels like it has spread behind the base of
the prostate and over the testicles. Symptoms may be similar to those of stage
II cancer, but are usually more pronounced - and can be painful.
It is important to remember that
prostate cancer grows slowly. Although hormonal and radiation-based therapy is
often suggested for stage C prostate cancer, it does not produce as many
benefits as alternative or complementary treatments. Alternative medicine
incorporates medicinal plants and natural ways to boost your own immunity to
prevent tumors from spreading. This is where Ayurvedic Medicine, Nutritional
Medicine, Homeopathy and Acupuncture can play an important role in controlling
(normally suggested by
It is important that you know the
facts about all kinds of prostate cancer treatment that exist - conventional
and alternative/complementary - so you can make an informed and intelligent
decision. In this chapter, an extensive list of options for treatment to recover
and maintain a healthy prostate is presented. Before making big decisions, make
sure that you take all methods into account. Take the time to discuss them with
your doctor and do even more research on the methods you think might be
appropriate for you. Do not allow yourself to be rushed and pushed to choose a
drastic and conventional method before taking into consideration other
alternative options. While in some cases an operation may be required, in most
cases it is not.
Standard prostate cancer treatment is based on the
assumption that the cancer starts with a localized tumor that eventually
spreads through the body. Based on this assumption, conventional treatment has
concentrated on eliminating the tumor by cutting it off, burning/freezing it or
even flooding it with dangerous chemicals/drugs.
Nowadays, the standard treatments of
cancer in all forms are radiation that are often suggested therapy or
chemotherapy. These two treatments are instigated by conventional medical
doctors as completely infallible, even though they know they can cause a
debilitating death for the patient, not to mention the terrible collateral
damage such as irreversible early destruction of the immune system, hair loss,
vomiting, etc. Most of the time these therapies can prevent the immune system
from being as it once was, leaving the patient with very few defenses. When
this happens, disease spreads like wildfire in a forest.
Fortunately, few doctors are tempted
to use chemotherapy for prostate cancer simply because prostate cancer, in
particular, does not respond to this form of immuno-repressive barbarism.
Radiation therapy, however, is presented as one of two great options for
patients suffering from prostate cancer. In addition to affecting the immune
system, irradiation of the prostate can damage the adjacent healthy tissue,
often causing radioactive colitis or proctitis, which can be permanent. The
other option is surgery, a radical prostatectomy, that is, cutting of the
The surgical removal of the prostate
gland can have as permanent effects impotence and/or incontinence. According to a recent Harris study, 75 percent of the men who underwent
the operation "suffered after from impotence." Official statistics
admit that 40 to 50 percent suffer from impotence and 10 to 20 percent suffer
from incontinence (1). At best, it is a drastic surgery with a long and painful
But the worst aspect of these two
methods, which are the only two options offered by 99 percent of urologists, is
that they often fail.
A study of the results obtained at
UCLA Medical Center, known by its high-quality urology department, demonstrated
a recurrence rate (measured by increasing PSA levels) in 31% of treated
patients after five years and in 52 percent after 10 years. (1)
Another study was done in a group of
men, mostly older than 70 years (whose results were published in the Journal of
the American Medical Association). It was shown that people who have not
undergone any of these therapies have done equally well. Hence the idea was
created that men with the prostate cancer had a third option: a watchful
waiting - doing nothing.
If the only
options were actually radiation and surgery, you might have begun to think that
a guarded wait was better than these miserable therapies of orthodox medicine. But because there are so many effective,
safe and non-risky alternative treatments, it can be said that a watchful waiting is the height of madness.
conventional physician's prescription
(the majority of the physicians we know)
There are not many options for
treating prostate cancer with conventional/western medicine. The choices depend
on how much the disease has progressed and yet the treatments are very similar
and involve great risks and consequences.
For stage A prostate cancer, all that is done in
general is to cause a complete hormone blockage to try to obtain a complete
remission – the so-called combination of hormone therapy (CHT). This
administration of hormones basically results in castration.
For stage B cancer, here are some
options for treating patients:
=> Radical prostatectomy is a major surgical operation during which
the entire prostate and surrounding tissue are removed. There are several
consequences that result from this operation, however it is not a safe cure
because the true cause of cancer is not addressed. Doctors have to be
absolutely certain that the disease is limited to the prostate; if not, will
continue to spread even after the operation.
=> Radiation therapy is often used after residual cancer is found on
the margins of the tissue that was removed during a radical prostatectomy. An
external ray is thus used to destroy normal tissue, with no guarantee that it
will destroy malignant cells. Radiation therapy also has several serious
consequences and prolonged effects.
=> Brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation therapy. During this
method, radioactive seeds are placed in the prostate to destroy the malignant
tissue. It is essential to put the seeds well to ensure that the operation is
effective. Again, the consequences of radiation have to be taken into account.
=> Cryosurgery ablation is a therapy that results in the destruction
of the prostate and surrounding areas by freezing. The operation consists of
introducing three to five probes into the gland. Liquid nitrogen circulating at
negative temperatures within the probes freezes the malignant tumor(s) and
induced hyperthermia is exactly the opposite of cryosurgical ablation. This
operation consists in exposing the malignant cells to temperatures above normal
body temperature. It is still at an experimental stage and to be investigated
by the medical community.
caused by laser, another operation under investigation, consists of the use
of laser fibers that bend at 180º to create areas of hyperthermia.
=> Laser fulguration of the prostate is another treatment under study.
A right angle laser fiber has recently been produced that allows deeper
penetration of the laser beam into the prostate gland.
For prostate cancer in stage C,
complete hormonal blockade is generally effective in reducing tumor size so
that it can be treated as a disease in stage B. If it does not work, doctors
resort to even more dangerous treatments such as cryosurgical ablation.
Although cancer in the D stage can’t
be cured, doctors continue to try to eliminate the disease with prolonged or
indefinite hormone therapy or with chemotherapy.
None of these treatments gives any
guarantee and all have very serious side effects.
The conventional treatment for prostate cancer in the D1 stage consists of
unlimited combined hormone therapy for a complete hormonal blockade. This also
has many side effects.
If you suffer from BPH, conventional medicine does not give you much
choice. Normal treatment is a horrible operation called "transurethral
resection of the prostate" (TURP).
Let me tell you what it is so you can
know why you should avoid it until you have tried all the options offered by
Complementary and Nutritional Medicine (Chapter 4).
that cut tissue are introduced through the urethra above until reaching the
prostate. Once there, the hypertrophied areas of the prostate are cut off. The
idea of cutting an organ, bloody slice by bloody slice, always horrified me.
Patients who have gone through this clearly know that the post-operative period
is also not a "picnic." There is a tendency to bleed and lose fluids;
postoperative infections are likely to appear. You may be surprised to learn
that, according to several studies, life expectancy declines - largely due to
an increase in cardiac mortality.
Some long-term side effects may be urinary incontinence and permanent impotence. But most
post-TURP patients suffer from "reverse ejaculation" (the semen goes
in and not out). This certainly affects male fertility. And 70% of those who
suffer from reverse ejaculation also suffer from decreased or change in
intensity of orgasm.
Nowadays, the most recent procedure
by doctors is ROBOTIC surgery ... it is the new "star". But Prostate
Robotic Surgery can put a patient's health at risk.
robotic surgery looks and sounds like one of those miracles of modern medicine. A robot doing
the surgery. What could go wrong with that? After all, robots are
perfect, do not tremble, do not hesitate and are accurate, right? Mistakes
should not happen. You shall not have to worry about a scalpel or a tremor in
your doctor's hand. Well, unfortunately, things have gone terribly wrong with
Many who thought they
were just beginning routine procedures ended up with ripped organs, torn blood
vessels and damaged muscles. Some will even need colostomy bags for the rest of
their lives. So if you are considering having any surgical procedure and your
doctor says you want to use the da Vinci robot, here are some important things
you need to know now, before it's too late. Destruction is expected to happen.
Dr. Richard Ablin, a
professor of Immunobiology and Pathology at the University of Arizona Medical
School, calls robotic surgery "a train that is ready to get off the
rails." In fact, it looks like it has already been "derailing".
Dr. Ablin says that when the da Vinci robot was approved for prostate surgery,
there were no actual studies to evaluate its safety or efficacy. All that was
needed and experienced was a pig bladder being removed with the device.
But the da Vinci robot
is more than just putting men at risk, who need prostate surgery. It has been
used for all types of operations, including hysterectomies, gallbladder and renal
Now, just because it's
called a "robot" does not mean a doctor is not necessary. The surgeon
looks at the camera that shows a three-dimensional image of where it is
operating. He then manipulates tiny instruments and the computer on which the
robot translates this into "hand" movements.
You can see that this does not
just require a skilled surgeon, but one who knows how to make the robot do
exactly what it wants ... That's a big part of the problem. It takes many, many
hours of training.
When the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approved the da Vinci robot in 2000, he said doctors
needed to have "extensive" training in how to use it. So intuitively
the company that sells the Da Vinci robot, a 3-day hands-on training session with
the robot (as if that were enough for the surgeon to gain sufficient experience
before operating a person). But in 2002, this workout was magically replaced by
an online questionnaire of 10 questions and only one day of practice. Thus,
they saved doctors' training costs with robots. It seems that the training idea
was too “extensive”, making it difficult sell these robots in hospitals.
The documents also show
that instead of doctors, it was often the da Vinci sales team who was doing the
"training." An email from a sales manager in 2011 asked the other
vendors for the surgeons to use the robot and not let "security or
accreditation get in our way." And ... wait until you hear this:
salespeople often went directly to the operating room to give doctors advice!
And to think that your doctor, someone who spent years and years learning the
profession, should be advised - during the actual surgery - by the commercial
representatives of the Vinci, is unbelievable.
But this only came to
the fore because of the tragedy that the Taylor family suffered. Fred Taylor
was told that prostate surgery would be less painful, safer and he would have a
faster recovery because of the da Vinci robot. Instead, Fred, who was 67 and a
very active man, ended up incontinent, using a colostomy bag, and suffering
from septicemia. He later had a stroke. After Fred died, his wife decided to go
to court ... She's not the only one. There is a whole list of lawsuits against
this company and its robot. Still, this does not change the fact that there are
thousands of these robots doing thousands of surgeries all over the world with
doctors operating with them while are still trying to figure out how they
actually work using you or a loved one as a guinea pig.
Simply put, if you do
not agree to let a member of the da Vinci sales team operate on you, just say
"No!" when the doctor suggests robotic surgery. Or better yet, start
taking care of your prostate today by taking the alternative methods and avoid
horrifying scenarios like being operated by a robot; there are actually lots of
alternative and effective paths (about which you can learn by reading this
book) you can take before you surrending yourself to operation. But if you
really, really, must have surgery, think about refusing the robot and look
for an EXCELLENT surgeon.
Think for a moment about the rest
of your life if you are not in the symptom-free group! But these concerns do
not have to concern you. Because, using the Natural Alternative Method,
a hypertrophied prostate can almost always be managed without surgery.
(often known as natural
Alternative or complementary treatment of cancer is based on the premise that the immune system has the ability to
destroy cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. But when the immune
system fails because it is weakened due to the free radicals and stress
inducers with which the body is bombarded every day, it is no longer able to
fight off the cancer cells which allows them to progress until they form a tumor.
Alternative or complementary treatment focuses on rejuvenating the immune
system, giving the body the boost it needs to heal itself. It strengthens the
body to be able to fight the disease with full power, unlike conventional
medicine that seeks to weaken the disease instead; the problem with the latter
is that, almost always, it also weakens the body in this process.
The basis of the
alternative program against cancer
The method is based on several principles that allow people with cancer
at an advanced stage, to live complete and happy lives. The program's
background is defined by the following precepts and nutrition support:
· A less emphasis on the
importance of the tumor itself. We do not know what
causes cancer, but we know that the disease is not limited to the tumor itself.
In fact, the cancer disease is by definition an internal imbalance that leads
to uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. Therefore, decreasing or destroying
malignant growth does not eliminate the disease. In fact, you will not have the
slightest hope of curing the disease if it does not restore the body's ability
to control the growth of abnormal cells.
If the tumor slows down because of the
action of the body's defense system, great - but the destruction of the tumor
at any price is useless. Killing healthy tissues or weakening the body's
defenses to lessen a tumor is of no use at all.
· The power of the immune
conventional treatment of cancer is probably the only example in the glorious
history of conventional medicine in which 100% of the treatment is dedicated to
destroying the disease and no effort is made to strengthen the person who has
the disease. Therefore, all conventional/standard treatments mutilate or
destroy the immune system. Boosting the immune system is essential to restore
the body's ability to tame abnormal cells. This prevents pre-malignant changes
from turning into tumors.
Taking pancreatic extracts virtually
all the time is also crucial. Cancer cells appear
to surround themselves with a protective shield that makes them invulnerable to
destruction by the immune system. But apparently the pancreatic enzymes
deactivate this barrier.
· Diet. Many diets seem to fight cancer - macrobiotics, wheat diets, the
Gerson diet, etc. - and many have been quite successful in individual cases. In
general, these diets are without sugar (and without most of the starchy
carbohydrates) and mainly include fresh and organically produced raw
vegetables. The diet reasoning is based on the work of Otto Warburg, Director
of the Max Planck Institute for Cell Physiology in Germany, a two-time Nobel
Prize winner, who has shown that cancerous tumors need glucose and that plants
are full of enzymes and phyto-nutrients which have remarkable anticancer
properties. We also emphasize the importance of wild-caught/hunted meat, fish
and poultry (which do not have chemical additives or hormonal substances) to
provide the protein needed to boost the immune system.
What you eat (your diet) may reduce or increase the risk of cancerous
disease in the prostate.
A new review on average daily diet has
assessed whether some dietary modifications have a beneficial effect on
prostate cancer prevention. The results suggest that a diet rich in fruits
(especially the red colored ones) and vegetables is beneficial in the
prevention and treatment of cancer.
The researchers conducted an
evidence-based analysis of dietary recommendations for the prevention and also
treatment of prostate cancer.
Consumption of tomatoes, cauliflower,
broccoli, green tea and vitamins and minerals such vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc
seems to lead to a decreased risk of cancer of the prostate.
However, the consumption of highly processed or
overcooked meats (for example, barbecue charred meat) seems to be related with
· The increasing importance
Damage caused to cells by oxidation due to free radical molecules can
give rise to cancer. To protect against such damage, prostate cancer patients
should consume the full set of antioxidants - the same antioxidants for
patients with BPH, but at much higher doses.
· The power of positive
thinking. Diseases worsen or improve depending on
your state of mind. It’s a fact. To be horribly ill-disposed by radio or
chemotherapy and sitting in a waiting room where there are other, even sicker
people does not do very well to the psyche. Meditation and physical activity
are excellent ways to ensure a good mental state.
The Method which is Alternative and Natural
A basic part of the overall program
for good health is diet - a diet specifically tailored to each patient's
metabolism. For a patient with BPH, a low carbohydrate diet is often
rationale is as follows:
-Prostate disease is a condition that
progresses slowly and responds quite well to the MAN. Other diseases, such as
heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, can be a greater threat than prostate
problems. Diets with processed fats have been implicated, from an
epidemiological point of view, as a possible cause of prostatism, but this was
not proven. One of the most obvious considerations is that all groups with a
high incidence of prostate problems are also large consumers of sugar, corn
syrup and other refined carbohydrates. These foods deplete our reserves of zinc
and essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and the lack of these substances can be
the cause of malignant changes.
Some foods that are worth
incorporating into our diet include cruciferous and fish (fish oil) from cold
water oceans. The combination of the right diet with food supplements in the
MAN may result in such radical improvements in men in the early stages of BPH
that other treatments become unnecessary and may continue to be unnecessary for
many years. If you are over 50 - even if you do not have symptoms - you should
think of the following:
· Antioxidants: We are not just talking about the Big Three of which you hear so
much talk - beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Also very important are
selenium, cysteine (or acetylcysteine), glutathione, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid
and bioflavonoids. Source: Eat more fruits, especially red ones and rawer
· Essential Fatty Acids
(EFAs): Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are of vital
importance because they help overcome the deficiency of specific prostaglandins,
which may be a contributing factor to BPH. The best dietary sources of EFAs are
flaxseed oil, cod liver oil and/or salmon. One can also take EFAs in capsule
form. (Look for the Nutritional Supplement called "NORMALINNE",
formulated with the best fatty acids).
· Zinc. Zinc exists in large concentrations in the prostate. If the prostate
is hypertrophied, it probably has low levels of this essential mineral. In my
experience, zinc supplements often decrease the prostate: several studies in
the medical literature have indicated similar results. In one study, for
example, of 19 patients with BPH treated with zinc supplements, in 14 there had
been a measurable decrease in only two months.
· Manganese. Since it protects the zinc in the body, this mineral should also be
added to your regimen to maintain a good balance.
· Amino acids. You should also consider taking a capsule that contains a
combination of three amino acids: L-glutamic acid, L-alanine, and L-glycine.
Medical studies indicate that approximately 75 percent of men see urinary
frequency decrease with the help of these amino acids.
· Saw Palmetto berries
(Sabal Serrulata). Many people have shown dramatic improvement in symptoms after taking this
substance - a decrease in prostate size, better urinary flow, less need to
urinate at night and less discomfort. But not everything that is on the market
is effective because it has to have the right proportion of sufficient fatty
acids and also some extra micro-nutrients which are synergic with Saw Palmetto,
which raises the cost of producing the product. For this, pay attention to what
you buy. The natural supplement SSP3-FORTE has the synergistically balanced
formula and is manufactured in a laboratory certified with ISO 22000. It
is a good option.
Apart from these observations,
independent studies have shown that Sabal Serrulata's standardized extract of
berries not only blocks the action of 5-alpha reductase (the enzyme that
converts testosterone to DHT), but also blocks receptors that allow prostate
cells to absorb DHT. This substance (Sabal Serrulata) is quite effective when
compared with the chemical version: Finasteride. Finasteride is an expensive
drug that has been approved by the FDA, Finasteride inhibits too the production
of DHT, but does nothing to prevent DHT from binding to prostate cells. In addition, it has been shown to work only
in 37 percent of patients who take it for a full year, compared to 60 percent
to 90 percent success rate in patients taking Sabal serrulata only six weeks. And, unlike Sabal Serrulata, Finasteride
can cause very unpleasant side effects, such as:
volume in ejaculation,
altered sexual function,
unusual growth of breasts in men
- pains in the testicles.
The rate of men who suffered from impotence, after
using finasteride, reached 18% in some studies. This is a very high value,
which alarms any man.
Similar problems occur with Dutasteride, which is
another drug heavily prescribed by physicians for BPH. You must always take
into account that all the drugs have harmful side effects. For this, ALWAYS
read the package inserts.
Thus, some companies, through Nutrition Medicine,
focused on the development of alternative and natural remedies (nutriterapic
supplements), which may act in the treatment of BPH without provoking the same
adverse effects as the drug finasteride.
"SSP3-Forte" is among these new products
which are natural and safe for health. You if you want quickly some more
information on this effective supplement that treats BPH, you may find by
searching it on Google.
· Pygeum africanum. The powdered bark
of this perennial plant found in Central Africa has been used for centuries to
treat urinary problems. Several European clinical trials have shown that
supplementing with this substance helps to improve urinary function without
toxic side effects. Pygeum africanum
may also be effective in lowering blood cholesterol levels, which researchers
think can cause an excessive cellular growth in the prostate.
• Beta-Sitosterol rich
in Urtica Dioica, which
prevents the conversion of Testosterone to Dehydrotestosterone (DHT), thus
reducing the causes of prostate enlargement.
• Vitamin E, one of the most
important for the health and well-being of the male reproductive system, of
which the prostate is a part.
• Modified citrus pectin. There is an
exciting new discovery in the ever evolving horizon of Complementary Medicine.
It is citrus pectin, a component of fiber derived from citrus fruits. An animal
study at Wayne State University found that this fiber prevented prostate cancer
from producing metastases in rats (Journal of the National Cancer Institute,
Vol. 87, 1995, pp. 348-353). Although it is a bit early to reach broad
conclusions about the medical benefits of citrus pectin, this natural nutrient
certainly does not hurt. 10-15 g doses are already recommended by nutritionists.
Here are some alternative therapies that are not
mentioned by conventional doctors. They include therapies that are not recognized
by official entities, such as diets, immunotherapy, and herbal remedies.
Diet therapy. Many alternative therapies
for cancer - including the Eight-Step Program for complete prostate health
which we'll cover in Chapter 6 - are based on enhancing the body's ability to
prevent and treat cancer through nutrition. The best-known diet programs -
Pritkin, McDougall and macrobiotics - are focused in generous amounts of fiber,
fruit, and vegetables. In addition to this restricted vegetarian diet, these
therapies emphasize the importance of physical fitness and a strong and
positive mental attitude. The "back to basics" and "you are what
you eat" philosophies behind diet-based therapies have been quite
effective for thousands of people, including many of my patients.
Metabolic therapy. Fortunately, there are
more and more physicians who join the philosophy of alternative or
complementary methods; with complete knowledge, they have taken dietary therapy
a step further. Gerson therapy is the foundation of many metabolic treatments.
The program was designed by the late Dr. Max Gerson, a physician born in
Germany, who was responsible for healing Albert Schweitzer's wife of advanced
lung tuberculosis. The Gerson program aims to rid the patient of deadly toxins
by adhering to a diet that includes flaxseed oil (a source of Omega-3 fatty
acids) and carrot and liver juices (sources of vitamin A). The treatment, which
is provided by the Gerson Institute in Tijuana, Mexico, proved to be successful
for those who manage to adhere to the demanding regimen. Many metabolic
treatments include laetrile, the symbol of alternative or complementary
treatment of cancer. Laetrile (also known as vitamin B-17) is a derivative of
amygdalin, a biomolecule found in the seeds of all common fruits and in 1,200
different plants. It was used by ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans
to treat diseases (including cancer). When used along with a metabolic diet
that includes huge doses of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, laetrile has been
shown to inhibit the growth of tumors. Unfortunately, it has not been accepted
by the FDA nor conventional medical community. And why is that? Probably it has
something to do with not being possible to make a patent out of it.
Interestingly, the center for the treatment of cancer
in Tijuana, Mexico, is also not accepted. There, at the biomedical center, the
Hoxsey treatment for cancer is given. This alternative therapy is perhaps the
most difficult to believe, but it has been proven to work. At first it was formulated
as a tonic for horses and was given to Harry Hoxsey, who began prescribing it
to humans in smaller quantities along with a restricted diet in the 1920s. The
tonic contains several herbs that have known anticancer properties, such as
licorice, red clover, burdock root, American Phytolacca root, and sacred shell
bark. You can read more about Hoxsey's treatment in Judith Glassman's Cancer
Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy focuses on
the use of substances produced by the body of the patient to strengthen the
immune system so that it itself can attack the cancer cells.
One of the most well-known immunotherapy treatments is
the Immuno-augmentative therapy (IAT) developed by Lawrence Burton, Ph.D. (who
was an oncologist for 15 years at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City). Dr.
Burton has discovered that certain proteins have to be present in the blood so
that the immune system can fight cancer. IAT consists in injecting patients
with missing proteins twice a day. Despite the testimonials of numerous notable
recovery patients, this method, which seems so simple and logical, was
denounced by the medical community of the United States. Because of his
methods, Burton was exiled to the Bahamas, where he runs an outpatient
department called the Immunological Research Center at Rand Memorial Hospital
IAT is not toxic and has very few secondary effects.
The Livingston treatment is a holistic form of
immunotherapy developed by Dr. Virginia Livingston, a former professor at the
University of Rutgers. This treatment consists of two vaccines - one prepared
from a culture of the patient's bacteria, the other a vaccine against
tuberculosis (BCG) - along with a restricted vegetarian diet and psychotherapy.
For more information about the Livingston treatment, contact the
Livingston-Wheeler Medical Clinic.
Therapies based on medicinal plants. In
Germany, Sabal Serrulata is a treatment taken in high regard for prostate
conditions. Sabal Serrulata is a small palm tree native to Florida. The tree
gives a fruit that is used to relieve the problems and discomfort of the
prostate for centuries. The lipid (fat and sterol) extract from Sabal Serrulata
berries has been shown to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of a
hypertrophied prostate due to the inhibition of Dihydrotestosterone, the
compound suspected to be the cause of prostate hypertrophy.
American Indians had great confidence in these berries, eating four or
five a day to improve their sex life. Only recently Sabal Serrulata is finally
getting the recognition it deserves as a potent prostate medicine. The
researchers documented a recent case of a 70-year-old man who successfully
normalized prostate function by eating the berries. And even urologists, after
years of dismissing it as a fantasy cure, are prescribing Sabal Serrulata to
help alleviate prostate problems.
Cumin is another herb that has important anti-cancer properties. In a study
of patients with urological cancer, including prostate carcinoma, urologists at
the Western Galilee Regional Hospital found that cumin consumption played a
role in cancer prevention. Researchers determined that 40 percent of those who
did not have cancer used cumin regularly in food, compared to only 12 percent
of those with cancer. Animal studies at the Adyar Cancer Institute in Madras,
India, support the Israeli results. The Indian research studied 20 spices and
leaves of different plants looking for anticancer properties. In a series of
tests, Cumin has greatly increased the activity of the chemical GST in the body,
a detoxifying enzyme that is known to protect against certain types of cancer.
In another test, cumin blocked 83 percent of the damage generally produced on
chromosomes by a highly carcinogenic chemical, while poppy seeds blocked 80
percent and saffron 54 percent.
It has also been shown that bee
pollen effectively treats chronic prostatitis. In a study done by Liker
Johnson, a doctor at the Urology Unit of the University of Lund, Sweden, gave
ten patients with advanced chronic prostatitis bee pollen supplement for a
year. At the end of the year, five of the patients had no symptoms. And yet
another study was conducted by Yutaka Saito, a physician in the urology
department of the Medical College of Nagasaki University. Dr. Saito gave the
same bee pollen supplement to 30 patients with chronic prostatitis over a
six-month period. 16 of the patients improved drastically, 13 showed remarkable
improvements and only one patient did not improve.
Essiac. Essiac is another alternative or complementary treatment for cancer that
has been highly successful but has been completely ignored by conventional
medicine. Essiac is a tea made from Indian rhubarb, sorrel (Rumex acetosa), elm trees (Ulmus fulva), and burdock roots. The
treatment was first made known to the public in the 1920s by Rene Caisse, a
former head nurse at the Providence Sisters Hospital in Haileybury, Ontario.
Caisse came across this ancient Indian remedy when he met a woman in Canada who
had used the treatment to cure a cancer of the breast. Caisse was smart enough
to take note of the prescription and use it later successfully to treat her own
liver and stomach terminal cancer. After two months of tea, her aunt got better
and lived another 22 years. Caisse began to treat all his "terminal"
patients with the tea, with great success.
Essiac (spelled Caisse backwards) has
been used as an herbal medicine in literally thousands of patients for 70
years, and yet almost no one has heard of it. Essiac, now used to fight against
the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), exists in the United States.
SSP3-FORTE. It is one of the best nutritional supplements on the market which works
as an alternative natural treatment that has achieved great success in the
treatment of BPH since 1995 in Europe.
Many men are now looking for an alternative natural
treatment, since they know that this is a better solution for the well-being of
their prostate and for avoiding surgery. SSP3-FORTE supplement is not just a
proven product. It is also manufactured in accordance with the demanding
European Union standards of quality control and safety. SSP3-FORTE contains a
natural formulation based on specific plant extracts that are proven to treat
BPH, plus vitamins and minerals important for the proper functioning of the
Prostate. Anyone looking for a treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
should try SSP3-FORTE. Its formula is purposely synergistic to increase
efficacy, including even the powerful anticancer Lycopene, among other
nutrients vital to the proper functioning of the prostate.
Antineoplastic therapy. Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a biochemist from Poland and working in
Houston, Texas, has discovered that a group of peptide chains (short chains of
amino acids) and amino acid derivatives that are naturally present in our body
inhibit the growth of cells cancerous. It gave these peptide chains the name of
antineoplastons, because of their ability to inhibit neoplastic or cancerous
cell growth. Burzynski found that cancer patients have few of these peptide
chains in the body, and that when they were reintroduced into the patients'
blood orally or intravenously, they achieved a reduction or even complete
remission of the tumor. Dr. Burzynski opened the Burzynski Research Institute
in 1977 and has successfully treated more than 2000 cancer patients, most of
whom are in advanced stages of the disease. At this time, this therapy was
approved for clinical trials by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Anti-neoplastic therapy has been successfully used in the treatment of
patients with prostate cancer. It can also be used along with other therapies
for cancer. Scientists in countries like Japan, Poland and the Commonwealth of
Independent States are actively investigating neoplastons, while researchers in
the United States continue to drag their feet.
Acupuncture. Acupuncture is particularly useful in minimizing the ill-effects of
treatments prescribed by Western Medicine. If you decide to undergo a
conventional treatment, I advise you to try acupuncture as a complementary
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system based on the belief that health
is determined by the equilibrium flow of vital energy (qi or chi) through the
body. In acupuncture certain body points are stimulated with the introduction
and removal of needles to direct the flow of energy in the body. This effective
and essentially painless operation stimulates the immune system and relieves
pain. It is a proven non-invasive method that does not cause side effects.
Shark cartilage. Research has shown that shark cartilage can stop blood flow to tumors,
thereby stopping tumor growth and eventually shrinking tumor size. Tumors grow
with their own blood vessels in a process called angiogenesis. Cartilage, on
the other hand, does not produce its own blood vessels because of its anti-angiogenic
content. Robert Langer, MD, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has
shown that cartilage of sharks has 1000 times more of this angiogenesis
inhibitor than any other type of cartilage.
Therapeutic touch. Therapeutic Touch Therapy was developed in 1972 by Dr. Dolores Krieger,
Emeritus Professor at New York University, and by Dora Kunz, a Healer.
Therapeutic Touch has been taught at more than 80 colleges in the United States
and 68 countries. Ironically, this therapy essentially involves no contact
between the healer and the patient. Instead, the healer determines the
blockages in the patient's energy field by placing his/hers hands at a 2 to
6-inch distance from the patient’s body and moving them in slow, rhythmic
movements. The healer then works to replenish the flow of energy with hand
movements similar to where needed. It is effective in relieving congestion and
removing obstructions. Therapeutic Touch has been shown to reduce anxiety,
tension, pain, and inflammation. Like acupuncture, it is an excellent
complementary therapy if you decide to undergo conventional treatment.
Marma Therapy. Practitioners of Ayurveda use the sensitive points on the skin that they
call marmas (similar to the meridians of Chinese medicine). The stimulation of
the marmas directs the flow of energy and makes the connection between the mind
and the body. The massage therapy marma stabilizes the energy in the body
stimulating any of the 107 marmas. Transcendental meditation is an effective
way of stimulating the three primary marmas from within. These marmas are found
in the head, heart and lower abdomen and have a strong influence on the
remaining 104 marmas.
Practitioners of Ayurveda first determine the specific energies that are
unbalanced in the patient. Once determined, the practitioner can point the
marmas to massage to re-establish the harmony between the energy fields.
Practitioners often use a daily massage with sesame oil (abhyanga) that reaches
all the marmas. Another marvel stimulant treatment that strengthens the immune
system is pachkarma. This highly stimulating and soothing therapy consists of
dripping various types of oils on the forehead along with special herbal
medical treatments introduced through steam therapy and herbal enemas. Ayurveda
patients testify to how effective marma therapy is for relieving tension, pain
and other chronic illnesses. It is also an invaluable technique for achieving
vital health and well-being by unifying the mind and body. Marvel therapy is
offered at Ayurveda clinics as an inpatient or outpatient therapy.
Hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to maintain good health. The
process involves the use of water (hot, cold, cold, steam, etc.) in a sitz
bath, shower, Jacuzzi, sauna, shower, bath, cataplasms, foot baths, wrap, etc.
The most common hydrotherapy treatment for BPH is a partial immersion of the
pelvic area. It can be made in hot water, cold water, or in a combination of
hot and cold water. A warm sitz bath is often given initially to relax and open
the urinal. This bath is taken for three to ten minutes in water between 40.5
and 45 degrees centigrade, followed by a sponge lavage of the pelvic area. A
warm foot bath between 43 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit along with the sitz bath
caused even greater relief. A neutral sitz bath (given between 33 and 35 ° C,
from 15 minutes to two hours, is effective to reduce acute inflammations.
Additional therapies for
Tumor markers are crucial to the
method. In general, if and when they increase indicating the growth and spread
of cancer, along with another effective alternative treatment to the patient's
cancer defense arsenal, increasing the dose or frequency of effective
treatments that I am already administering. In the case of prostate cancer, PSA is a reliable tumor
marker; and the additional therapies usually make it back to normal.
Following is a partial list of the
natural therapies against cancer or that help
establish the resistance, which my patients have received en route to prolonged
remissions of cancer are defined as incurable by traditional medicine.
Large amounts of pancreatic enzymes are an integral
part of some of the most successful alternative cancer treatments, including
those devised by Drs. Nicholas Gonzalez and William Donald Kelly, by most
German and Austrian programs and by the Americans who administer “metabolic
therapy". When enough enzymes are administered orally, it is quite common
to see a "healing crisis" due to the rapid breakdown of cancerous
tissue. Tumor collapse is more likely to be caused by pancreatic enzymes than
by most forms of chemotherapy. For this reason, internal cleaning techniques
have to be used together with high doses of enzymes.
Although oxygen-based therapies have
not yet been approved, more than 10 million people worldwide have benefited
from them. Hundreds of studies have been demonstrating that these
immune-enhancing therapies are effective in more than 50 diseases - and 100
percent safe as long as they are administered by a qualified professional.
The application of oxygen
to cancer is another therapy based on the work of Nobel Prize winner Otto
Warburg. Dr. Warburg has shown that in tissue cultures, normal cells become
cancerous when deprived of oxygen - and that oxygen can kill cancer cells. His
theory is that an oxygen deficiency may be the leading cause of all cancer. And
he suggested oxygen therapy as a form of treatment.
There are many, many options
There are many other alternative
treatments: germanium (an element capable of killing tumors and enhancing the
functioning of the immune system), holly (used by many European physicians
since the 1920s and supported by dozens of published studies), hydrazine
sulfate (best agent ever invented to reverse the weakening - called
"cachexia" - in patients with cancer), tonsil / laetrile, cat's claw,
Maitake's D fraction, Hoxsey herbs, and dozens of others.
We return to the still controversial
issue of whether prostate cancer should be treated locally when it is detected
early and if it is confined to the prostate alone. The conventional way of
thinking is that cancer removal is curative, as it is usually the case with
breast cancer. But prostate cancer is very different. The advantages of local excision/radiation
for patient survival are insignificant. It seems that better results are
obtained with intermittent hormonal therapy as the main orthodox contribution.
But there is a local therapy that may
account for much of our success rate with patients. It is hyperthermia (heat
treatment), the same treatment that works so well with benign prostate
Hormonal therapy is almost always started along with hyperthermia treatments. The effectiveness of hyperthermia in
destroying cancer has been known for some years. It focuses on the biological
characteristics of cancer cells (and also benign, fast-growing tumors) that
make them much more susceptible to heat damage than normal cells. By increasing
blood flow in the prostate, hyperthermia directs and enhances the effectiveness
of other treatments.
Since hyperthermia also increases the
permeability of cancer cell membranes, the therapeutic agents penetrate the
cells better to exert their therapeutic effect.
Dr. Mendecki offers several
explanations for this phenomenon. Heat promotes the release of enzymes that
help digest cancer cells; inhibits DNA and weakens the replication of cancer
cells; also, tumors are more easily damaged by heat than normal tissue. In
addition, several studies have shown that hyperthermia in conjunction with
radiation can achieve cancer destruction while causing much less damage to the
immune system and bone marrow when compared with the radiation therapy alone.
Another local therapy that physicians
can use to highlight the curative effect of non-toxic natural therapies is
called "accelerated charge neutralization" (ACN) which reverses the
(usually negative) electrical charge around the tumor using an electrical pulse
with an opposite charge to that of the tumor. According to its inventor, Dr.
Robert Bradford, the decrease in size caused in tumors was very satisfactory in
the case of prostate cancer.
Since all of these treatments are
mild, exceptionally safe and well tolerated, we think it is not worth relying
on only one. All these therapies are "puzzle pieces" and all make
"watchful waiting" look like a real crime.
Cancer can be managed. Most importantly, understand that you have many
safe alternative treatment options. Conventional
therapies (those normally prescribed right away) can have detrimental
effects. If you try them first – you risk your life. Alternative therapies, on the other hand, do not hurt you. They do
not weaken your immune system and they leave your male anatomy intact.
The recent non-natural
invention for prostate treatment.
Until a few years ago, if your
prostate continued to bother you, you would not have much choice. Even after
experiencing all the complementary therapies you would have to consider the
surgery. For most men, it is no longer necessary to do so. There is a better
option - a much better option: transurethral or transurethral hyperthermia. It
is a high temperature microwave treatment that was first proposed by Dr. Jozef
Mendecki in 1980 (though only recently approved by the FDA). He developed the technology
with one of the leading microwave companies in Israel.
Based on the principle that it is
possible to warm and destroy the hypertrophied tissue inside the prostate
without unbalancing the functions of the gland, hyperthermia was first used
with a special applicator placed in the rectum, from which deep hyperthermic
microwaves were sent to the back of the prostate. The rectal area was protected
with a cooling device as microwaves warmed the prostate tissue to 43 degrees
Celsius. In the last two years, a new method, invariably used by more clinics,
has been invented: a tiny microwave wand is introduced painlessly through the
urethra (the urinary canal of the penis) to reach the central part of the
prostate and precisely heats the area where the gland most often causes
obstruction of the urinary stream.
A hyperthermia treatment takes 60
minutes and is given weekly for four to eight weeks. It is completely pain
free, does not require anesthesia and is an outpatient operation. It is highly
effective in more than 70 percent of cases and generally costs $ 1,000 to $
2,000 compared to $ 10,000 to $ 18,000 for a TURP with the required
After all, there has been no great rush to adopt or
speak in this operation. Why? Economics, I guess. TURPs are the financial basis
of urology, and hyperthermia threatens a safeguarded surgical technique that
means 400,000 highly profitable operations per year.
Other non-natural treatments in the horizon
In addition to hyperthermia, there are
two treatments under investigation at this time that look promising as
effective alternatives to the risky and bloody method of TURP. One is
cryosurgery, during which super-cooled liquid nitrogen freezes and kills
hypertrophied prostatic tissue. The other is laser surgery, during which an
instrument is introduced into the penis to shave the part of the prostate that
is causing the blockage.
At the moment, however, the best way to treat advanced
HBP is with hyperthermia and food support - a completely risk-free combination.
Two-thirds to three-quarters of all men who follow this method have
satisfactory results, with which they can live without side effects.
EIGHT-STEP PROGRAM TO KEEP
In this chapter, an informative and entirely natural program is described.
This program leads you 8 steps towards optimal prostate health.
Avoid known irritant food substances. Alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, and
milk are as bad for your prostate as for any part of your body, so keep away
from them. (Very tasty whiskeys, such as Scotch whiskey, contain aromatic oils
that cause special irritation of the prostate). And once fluids get rid of the
harmful substances in the body, make sure you drink lots of them - especially
active. Sexual activity is natural, healthy and
good for the prostate. We know that the incidence of prostate problems is lower
in sexually active men. We also know that sexual activity maintains healthy
blood flow to the reproductive organs - which is important because men with
vascular problems often become powerless. Ejaculate 5 times a week is good for
the health of your prostate.
Abstaining from sex can unbalance the
whole system and cause irritation in the prostate, but too much sex can do so
to. Use your common sense. If you spend all night making love - especially if
you delay ejaculation over and over again - it will irritate your prostate. And
if you do not use a condom to protect yourself, you are asking for an
And the "party or hunger"
attitude toward sex can also be dangerous. Dr. Monroe Greenberger, one of the
greatest authorities on prostate problems, tells the story of a sailor who was
away from his wife for long periods of time while he was out at sea. When he
returned home, he and his wife tried to make up for lost time as best they
could. Then he returned to his duty, leaving her again. Needless to say, he
ended up having to go and visit Dr. Greenberger because of a very irritated
Leave the sofa and
move. Even just an everyday walk helps.
Physically active men tend to have fewer prostate problems to begin with, and
those who already have problems realize that exercise alleviates their symptoms
- probably because exercise increases
the flow of oxygen and blood to all tissues, including those of the prostate.
Exercise is one of
the best things you can do for your complete well-being. It tones the body, gives it more energy and even feeds the mind. People
who exercise regularly are more optimistic and able to solve health problems
with a positive attitude. And a positive attitude, by itself, has already
proven to have a dramatic effect on the cures.
Pay attention to
your food. In general, an Ayurvedic or
macrobiotic diet is recommended to prevent and treat prostate cancer. All
Ayurvedic practices increase the level of T cells and increase the activity of
the immune system, which helps your body fight disease. And the amount of
sugars (carbohydrates) you eat, affect the level of the hormonal system. Too
many, can cause problems in the prostate, among others.
If you follow a low carbohydrate diet (the Paleolithic
or the Ketogenic diets, for example), it will help keep your whole body in
optimum physical condition. What's more, if you're fat, it helps you lose those
extra pounds and avoid the various problems (including prostate problems) that
obesity can cause.
Here are some specific recommendations
that can help you, too:
> Eat more vegetables and moderately red meat. Do not accompany
animal protein (meat, fish) on your dish with starches like potatoes, rice,
pasta, grain and beans. Choose cooked or raw vegetables and roots (salads with
carrots, onions, turnips, sweet potatoes, cassava, radish, beet, etc) instead.
Vegetables contain all kinds of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
(which boost the immune system and circulatory system) and phytochemicals
(which increase the number of T cells in your body).
> Eat foods
rich in vitamin E, zinc and magnesium. You can obtain these micronutrients
in vegetable oils like olive oil and coconut oil, whole foods, seeds such as
almonds, cashew nuts, brazilian nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and green leafy
vegetables. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc (a crucial ingredient in
maintaining a healthy prostate) and magnesium (which French scientists have
proven to be effective in treating prostate problems).
> Make sure
you eat plenty of fatty acids (EPA, DHA, LA) in your diet. Fatty acids
appear to influence the production of prostaglandins. Therefore, since
prostaglandin deficiency may be a cause of BPH, add (in capsules) cold-water
fish oil (salmon, cod, mackerel, sardines) or also coconut oil or linseed oil.
Fresh berries are also a good source of fatty acids (and phytochemicals).
> Avoid soft
drinks, alcohol, coffee (and all beverages with caffeine), margarine,
hydrogenated vegetable oils and fried food. They interfere with the
production of prostaglandins.
> Foods that protect the prostate and more. Scientifically proven foods that have a good
influence on the prevention of cancerous disease in the prostate and many
others. According to scientific studies, these foods may also help during
conventional treatments (those that are usually prescribed today).
Here are the main protective foods for prostate cancer (and other
Tomato, Peppers: contain the carotenoid lycopene, which
protects against prostate cancer.
(Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage): Cruciferous vegetables have a sulfuric substance called
"sulforaphane", which acts on cell damage.
Flaxseed: acts in control of testosterone dosage
Olive Oil, Cold Water
Oceans Fish Oil (cod, salmon, mackerel and sardines), Coconut Oil: The fatty acids contained in them are powerful
anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
Carrot and Papaya: contain the carotenoid beta-carotene.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and ALL red fruits: contain lycopene.
Ginger: is anti-cancerous.
Dry Seeds of Pumpkin: rich in Zinc, an essential mineral for good
Avocado: contains fatty acids anti-cancer nutrients
Foods to avoid or
eat very little:
Sugar and all other sweeteners
White flours, potatoes, white rice, pasta, cereals
Barbecued or processed meat.
Refined foodstuffs and processed products (which are
package or inside cans)
Refined oils (almost all, LESS olive oil and coconut
processed fats (manufactured vegetable oils, which
do not exist in nature, canola oil and margarine, for example)
Beverages containing alcohol.
Milk and dairy products
Eat more foods that
are nutrient-rich and less foods that are calorie-rich. In addition to the
protective foods, it is necessary to consume at least five servings of fruits
and vegetables a day. This habit assists from the prevention of diabetes,
hypertension and even most carcinomas in general.
> Avoid drugs that can affect your prostate and your sexual potency. Here
are the most common:
· Medications for blood pressure
· Medications for anxiety
· Medications to regulate heart beat
· Medications for intestinal spasms
· Medications for the bladder
for Parkinson's disease
· Medications for allergies (antihistamines)
· and others... (Also, as one may easily infer, these drugs also affect the female
always take into account that drugs are chemicals invented by the mankind. As
such, they are not natural; not part of nature! For this reason, the human body
does not tolerate them properly, suffering side effects.
> Eat honey. In Cambodia, natives eat pollen and honeycombs to keep
the prostate healthy. This natural preventative has another benefit - it helps
treat impotence. Modern scientific studies have shown that pollen helps the
prostate to function under conditions. It is full of vitamins and minerals
important for glandular function and the production of Testosterone, the most
important male hormone substance.
Take supplements of vitamins, minerals and
antioxidants. You can’t depend only on fruits and vegetables for the nutrients
you need, because many of them grow on soils lacking minerals. So you could
supplement your diet daily with vitamin A (up to 10,000 U.I.s), vitamin E (up
to 400 to 800 U.I.s), vitamin C (500 to 1000 milligrams) and selenium (200
The most important for prostate health is zinc (60 mgs
per day). Many doctors who prescript natural
therapies for prostate problems have zinc as their basis. This is because there
is evidence that men suffering from prostate problems have low levels of zinc
in prostate fluids. Supplementing your diet with zinc can increase levels and
reduce prostate hypertrophy. In fact, in one study, 14 of 19 prostate patients
who were treated with zinc exhibited a decrease in prostate size in only two
Step 6. Add the natural supplement
“SSP3 Forte” – Prostate & Virility Formula
Plants, Vitamins and
very careful when buying prostate supplements because the ingredients in the
formula may not be the best and may not have the best synergy between them.
For the best results look for a product that contains
in its daily dose at least 160 mgs of extract and that comes with a high
percentage of fatty acids and phytosteroids (which is the case of SSP3-Forte).
It is advisable to be aware because there are other forms of Sabal Serrulata
which include ground berries, or dyes or powder from the leaves or the stem of
the plant, in tablets or capsules, which have little efficacy.
Below, you may find all of the
ingredients in SSP3-FORTE, and they all act or help to act positively on the
Prostate. Examine for yourself:
Natural Ingredient # 1: a berrie extract
(instead of the extract from the leaves or stem of the plant, as it happens in
some competing products); it will help you minimize the tendency that your body
has to convert free Testosterone in its most malignant form, called
Dehydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes excess cell reproduction in the Prostate,
which can eventually lead to an increase in this organ (a.k.a. HPB). Sabal
Serrulata berry extract inhibits the conversion of Testosterone to DHT.
Further, recent studies have shown that this natural ingredient has an
antiestrogenic effect, which is beneficial since it is known that estrogen
contributes to prostate problems by inhibiting the elimination of DHT.
Ingredient # 2: a Beta-Sitosterol-rich medicinal root, which also prevents the conversion of Testosterone to
Dehydrotestosterone (DHT), thereby reducing the causes of prostate enlargement.
ingredient # 3: a
medicinal plant widely used by the ancients in the treatment of prostate,
kidney and bladder maladies. Helps in improving the urinary blast.
Ingredient #4: Zinc. This essential mineral,
known to fight disease and increase immunity, is also considered the most
important nutrient for the overall health of the male reproductive system. Your
body stores Zinc in only two places: the Retina and the Prostate. It is not
surprising that Zinc is known as a guard against blindness, as well as a
regulator of Testosterone in the Prostate. Studies have shown that Zinc reduces
symptoms by inhibiting the activity of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that
converts free testosterone to Dehydrotestosterone. In a more recent study, 14
of the 19 patients who were treated with Zinc showed prostate swelling in only
Ingredient # 5: a powerful anti-oxidant that
helps and protects your Prostate from cancer.
Ingredient # 6: a Vitamin that, among other functions,
serves to help decrease PSA.
Other herb-based treaments you can try:
> Ambrosia -
has been shown to actually reduce the size of tumors - and the side effects of
tea – it can be effective for any urinary tract problems, including BPH.
Parsley is a good source of vitamin A and is also diuretic, which promotes
Try aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the
therapeutic use of essential oils. Oils can be taken orally or put into the
body after a shower or soaking. Sometimes I prescribe a specific oil to be
applied at bedtime so it can take effect while my patient sleeps. If you are interested in using
aromatherapy to treat or prevent prostate problems, consult an Ayurvedic
practitioner or homeopathic practitioner.
Unwind. Some studies have shown that people
suffering from heart disease, stroke, or cancer, as well as other diseases,
benefit greatly from a positive mental attitude and willingness to improve. All
Oriental medical methods emphasize the importance of a peaceful mind for total
well-being. And they have good reasons for that. Your body reacts physically to
the emotional tension in your brain - even if you do not realize it. Tension
gives rise to hypertension, the so-called "silent killer" that is at the
origin of heart attacks, strokes, and even kidney failure. Tension is also a
contributing factor to ulcers and has been indicated as a possible cause of
weakness of the immune system. The simple fact is that learning to control the
tension can keep you healthy.
We advise everyone to practice a form
of relaxation therapy - one that gives well-being to the mind and body and at
the same time gives them energy. This prevents the body from literally being
wasted and susceptible to illness and disease.
> The best medicine I know for the mind/body is transcendental meditation (TM) - a
technique that allows you to achieve a stable state of relaxation that is more
restful than sleep.
and acupressure are also excellent. These techniques
give energy and balance the functions of the mind and body, so that they work
more effectively and in better harmony with each other. Both have to do with
the pressure points that influence pain, and "imbalances" in your
system - some of which specifically affect the prostate. It is known that
acupuncture and acupressure have alleviated the symptoms of BPH, prostate
cancer and prostatitis.
> Tai Chi
is an extraordinary exercise for the treatment and prevention of diseases. This
ancient Chinese art tones the body, channels the mind and energizes the body
All of these relaxation techniques
need personal instruction - which exists in almost every city. Search the
Internet or make recommendations to friends.
This program has helped hundreds of
people with prostate problems - and even cancer - and it may also work for you.
But it was never meant to replace normal medical care. If you already have
symptoms, you have to visit a doctor who can monitor your progress and work
with you to design a treatment plan that suits you and your individual needs.
But as I mentioned earlier in this book, it all depends on you. If you
suffer from symptoms of prostate problems, you can start today with the
Eight-Step Program. And if you do not have prostate symptoms, my advice is the
same, prevention, start today, too,
with the Eight-Step Program. Do not let yourself become part of the statistics
we talked about here.
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book is not intended to prescribe, diagnose or cure any disease but to inform.
If you have any questions, consult a medical doctor, preferably more than one.
book was made from research and study of conventional treatments and
alternative treatments (often called natural) in order to inform the reader so
that you can be aware of the problems of the prostate and how you can treat
P. Reynolds Brandão