Essential Fatty Acids for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Nineteen men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) received 1.95 g per day of an essential fatty acid (EFA) preparation (source not specified) that contained linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and other fatty acids. After three days, the dose was reduced to 1.3 g per day for several weeks, then to 0.65 g per day. After an unspecified period of time, all patients had a decrease in postvoid residual urine volume, and in 12 of the 19 patients this parameter became normal. The prostate size, as determined by palpation, decreased in all 19 patients. (more…)

DHEA, Erectile Function, and the Prostate

Forty men (mean age, 56.5 years) with erectile dysfunction were studied. None of the men had well-known causes of erectile dysfunction, such as hypertension, diabetes, or ischemic heart disease. All men achieved a full erection after an erection test with intracavernosal administration of prostaglandin E1. Other inclusion criteria were normal serum levels of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA), and a serum DHEA-sulfate level below 1.5 µmol/L. The men were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 50 mg per day of DHEA or placebo for six months.  (more…)

Low testosterone and aging

Environmental Medicine Doctor Chastised
Longtime environmental medicine expert Dr. William James Rea of Dallas, Texas, was disciplined by the Texas Medical Board at the end of August 2010.1 Rea has been a pioneer in developing techniques to diagnose and treat chemically and biologically sensitive patients. His clinic has focused on patients who are extremely sensitive to allergens, but not the allergens generally scrutinized by allergy specialists. Instead, Rea diagnoses sensitivity to petroleum and industrial chemicals, pesticides, and plasticizers, addressing the problem with strict protocols for avoidance of chemical exposure. Treatments do not rely on pharmaceuticals; instead, Rea administers desensitization therapies, usually in homeopathic dosing for the offending chemicals. In rare cases, patients are so sensitive that they need to be entirely removed from exposure to any chemicals. Rea, like other environmental medicine physicians, has advised some patients to confine themselves to special living units designed of plain metal and porcelain with fully filtered air and water.

Protecting the Prostate

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and its primary function is to produce fluid to transport semen. The prostate consists of 30 percent muscular tissue and 70 percent glandular tissue and its normal adult size is that of a walnut or a chestnut. The prostate gland’s position is in an especially critical area of the male anatomy. The prostate gland is in direct contact with the bladder. The prostate gland also wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder downward to and through the tip of the penis.1 (more…)

More testosterone without HRT?

Question: I’ve read your articles on the benefits of testosterone, but I was wondering if there is anything I could do to help my body make more testosterone on its own before opting for bio-identical testosterone replacement?

Dr. Wright: If your testosterone levels are low, or even just slightly lower than normal, you can actually raise them without taking testosterone itself.

  • Zinc (30-50 milligrams daily)
  • vitamin A (40,000-50,000 IU daily)
  • boron (3 milligrams daily) can help, especially in younger men.
  • For some men, the herb Tribulus terrestis (250-750 milligrams daily) can improve testosterone and free testosterone levels.

All of these nutrients and herbs are available in natural food stores, vitamin shops, and through numerous online supplement distributors.


By Dr. Jonathan Wright on 02/24/2011

Natural solutions help prostate problems

The prostate gland is a key player in the male reproductive system in that it secretes a good % of the makeup of male sperm. The gland is about the size of a walnut and sits just below the bladder in men. A common health problem today is prostate inflammation and cancer. Fortunately, this disorder is completely preventable and reversible through a healthy lifestyle.