Men, especially after the age of 50, have long been told they need to be screened regularly for the dreaded disease of prostate cancer with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The reason? Because if caught early, this common cancer can be treated before it supposedly kills. Sound familiar? If you think these are the facts about prostate cancer, it’s time to learn the real truth.
None other than a large mainstream medical group, the American College of Physicians (ACP), has just released a statement changing recommendations for prostate cancer screening. And while the official statement emphasizes that the ACP is saying patients need to be better informed and work with doctors to decide on screening, let’s take a look at the far more important facts revealed in the announcement. (more…)
Along side turmeric, ginger is one of the world’s most potent disease-fighting spices. It has been widely regarded for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. The use of ginger is numero uno when it comes to curing common cold and cough. It is also superior to pharmaceutical drugs in defeating cancer, motion sickness and inflammation.
Astoundingly, ginger is even more effective than many cancer drugs at shrinking tumors. Commonly consumed across the world in small doses among food and beverage products, the medicinal properties of ginger far surpass even advanced pharmaceutical inventions.
Whole ginger extract was shown to exert significant growth-inhibiting and death-inductory effects in a spectrum of prostate cancer cells. Over 17 other studies have also reached similar conclusions on ginger’s anticancer benefits, with the spice being shown by peer-reviewed research to positively impact beyond 101 diseases. (more…)
The health benefits of green tea are (almost) endless. Cultivated for hundreds of years, green tea is loaded with antioxidants; saccharides (sugar); chlorophyll and some vitamins like, A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Naturally, millions of people drink green tea for the health of it – but what does it really do for us?
1. A great way to prevent cancer
Research shows that green tea helps inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent cancers such as, pancreatic, prostate, breast, esophagieal, colorectal, stomach and lung cancer. A current analysis of 22 studies proved that drinking (2) cups of green tea per day can reduce the risk of lung cancer by 18 percent. (more…)
Whether it’s regular or decaf, coffee appears to lower a man’s risk of developing a deadly form of prostate cancer according to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. In a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Instituteresearchers examined whether coffee could lower the risk of aggressive prostate cancer which causes death or spreads to the bones.
Among U.S. men, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death, affecting one in six men during their lifetime. More than 2 million men in the U.S. and 16 million men worldwide are prostate cancer survivors. (more…)
Pueraria mirifica (also known as Kwao Krua or Butea Superba) is a plant found only in Thailand and parts of Burma; 99% is grown in Thailand. Menopausal women, have been using Pueraria Mirifica for 700 years.
The region where this plant is grown is remarkable for its low rate of breast cancer and impressive longevity, which alerted scientists to something good going on. The lucky women get to use this local plant and the benefits are enormous and the science is building all the time.
Men should use it too, especially as they age, since men are increasingly exposed to old-age estrogens (“male estrogen”). (more…)
An expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment known as proton beam therapy has just as many side effects as a more common and cheaper radiation method, according to a new study.
In terms of side effects, “In the long term, there’s really no difference in outcomes between proton radiation and IMRT for men with prostate cancer,” said lead author Dr. James Yu, a radiation oncologist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
If you’re a man and your prostate isn’t bothering you, chances are good you’re not spending much time thinking about this walnut-sized gland. And if it is bothering you with either painful or just annoying urinary tract symptoms, you’re probably thinking about it a lot, whether you want to or not.
Either way, paying attention to the health of this small gland can have big benefits. That’s because even if you don’t feel as if there’s anything wrong with your prostate, two of the most pressing male prostate health concerns can be symptom-free.
Some men with an enlarged prostate—known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—don’t have symptoms. Additionally, early-stage prostate cancer is also often silent. This means that there could be something wrong with your prostate and you wouldn’t even know it without an exam from your doctor. (more…)
Among thoughtful and informed medical providers and public alike, there is an ongoing transition toward recognizing adverse health effects from grains as being common and normal rather than rare and abnormal. Not all medical providers, of course, support this change in perspective and some are downright hostile toward it. Likewise, a segment of the public seems to be irritated by the gluten free trend and consider it just a silly fad.
Yet, if medicine is to be science based, no credible medical provider can dismiss the possibility that a large proportion of the U.S. (and possibly world) population may be sensitive to certain molecules present in most grains. Similarly, those that belittle the gluten free movement as a fad might, in fact, be an unknowing victim of grain sensitivity.
Celiac disease may have been described by the ancient physician Aretaeus of Cappadocia in the first century CE. It was not until the 1940′s, however, that the Dutch physician Willem Karel Dicke connected the disease to wheat as a result of the Dutch famine of 1944, in which wheat was scarce and those suffering from the disease seemed to dramatically improve. Since that time, modern medicine has narrowly defined the disease as an autoimmune disease resulting from the ingestion of gliadin, a component of wheat gluten. (more…)
The cardiovascular “super-nutrient” resveratrol, which is prominently found in grape skins and red wine, may also play an important role in mitigating prostate cancer. A new study out of Missouri links the compound to spurring a critical uptick in the production of special proteins that target malignant cancer cells, which could eventually render the nutrient a powerful, natural weapon in the fight against cancer. (more…)