Treat prostate enlargement naturally for best results

middle aged manIn the Western world it’s almost a given that men over the age of 45 develop symptoms of prostate problems. These problems fall into three categories:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – non-cancerous prostate enlargement
  • Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate
  • Prostate cancer

An alarming number of men progress through all three of these problem states.

The prostate is a walnut sized gland located just below a man’s bladder. Its role is to produce an optimal portion of the seminal fluid that carries sperm. The prostate initially becomes active during puberty, and usually remains healthy until midlife when prostate enlargement signals the end of carefree days. (more…)

Protecting the Prostate

by Chris D. Meletis, N.D.Cancer Rates

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…)

Stinging Nettle is effective in treating BPH, arthritis, and aids post-partum mothers

Many people can relate to the experience of brushing up against a stinging nettle plant in a pasture or meadow. The unforgettable chemical burn creates mean welts which can sting for a week. However, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has such healing capabilities that many of the newer green super-food manufacturers add it to their compounds. Nettle is high in vitamin A and C, and is chock full of minerals, especially calcium and iron. Research indicates that nettle is beneficial for benign prostate hyperplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Midwives love stinging nettle as a pregnancy herb. (more…)

Protect Your Prostate with this Potent Superfruit

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, I’m sure you’re familiar with the healing effects of cranberries. But here’s something you may not know. It turns out that the protective effects of cranberries may also extend to men’s prostates.

This is great news for all men, especially those who battle prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland) or who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). (more…)

Protect Your Prostate with this Potent Superfruit

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, I’m sure you’re familiar with the healing effects of cranberries. But here’s something you may not know. It turns out that the protective effects of cranberries may also extend to men’s prostates.

This is great news for all men, especially those who battle prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland) or who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). (more…)

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…)

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…)

Anti-Aging Supplement Review and Update

Melatonin is the principal hormone produced by the pineal gland, a tiny, pea-sized structure located in the base of the brain. Throughout the day the pineal gland monitors changing light levels and, sensing the approach of darkness, increases its output of melatonin. For this reason the primary secretion of melatonin occurs with nightfall, and nighttime melatonin levels are 10 times higher than daytime levels.1Although it is best known as a sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin also controls the timing and release of many other hormones and strongly influences our circadian bio-rhythms. Melatonin is one of the most potent antioxidants known, with a wide range of clinically beneficial effects. (more…)