If you are man over the age of 30 you need to maintain a healthy prostate. However, these tips are for men and women, as inflammation is at the root of many of our health challenges!
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and here are a few staggering statistics released by the American Cancer Society:
- A quarter of a million new cases are expected this year.
- About 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer alone this year
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime
This is pretty bleak, but keep reading because a preventive system is vital to escape this terrible disease. I talk about the effects of acidity in the body and once again it is at the forefront in my opinion. Cancer does not grow in an oxygenated/alkaline environment there fore it is absolutely vital to constantly alkalize your system. A common denominator with prostate cancer patients if osteoporosis, which is when the bones break down and calcium gets released into the blood stream which creates arterial calcification and can promote prostate cancer cell growth.
At the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology, findings were released about natural compounds for prostate cancer. A 63% reduction in PSA (prostate specific antigen) numbers were shown with granate seed, broccoli, green tea and turmeric alone.
Here are some more foods to incorporate into your diet, not only to prevent cancer but for overall wellness for you too ladies:
Flaxseed – rich in fatty acids.
Boron – Men with the highest boron intake showed a 54% decrease in prostate cancer.
Vitamin D affects over 200 of our genes so it is vital whether naturally from sunlight – According to the New England Journal of Medicine; cancer is the accumulation in genes, which mean they occur over your lifespan. Vitamin affects over 200 of our genes so it is vital whether naturally from sunlight, through food or supplementation. A minimum of 2,000 and as much as 10,000 iu’s per day should be used for prevention.
Curcumin – It is the active ingredient in turmeric and is the top of the list when it comes to fighting inflammation. It also impairs cancer cells’ ability to respond to the negative effects of testosterone.
Coenzyme Q10 – You might know for heart health, but studies have shown it lengthen the survival of prostate cancer patients.
Avocados – their healthy fats and vitamin E are essential.
Lycopene – is a carotenoid found in tomatoes. In a compelling study, healthy men with high lycopene levels showed a 60% reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.
Selenium – Only small amounts of this mineral are needed for its detoxing effects. Low selenium is common in men with an enlarged prostate.
Zinc – Only 15 milligrams daily are needed for prevention.
Milk thistle – a powerful antioxidant.
Saw palmetto – Saw palmetto is promoted for relieving some of the symptoms of BPH, which include difficult and frequent urination. Chemicals in saw palmetto berries called sterols are said to interfere with the ability of hormones such as testosterone to cause prostate cells to grow.
Resveratrol – Found in grapes and of course wine but don’t drink the whole bottle ;). In one study, resveratrol showed an 80% reduction in PSA numbers. It is also known to fight free radicals and inflammation.
Ginger – Another powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer cell proliferator.
Grapeseed extract – Showed a 62% reduction in prostate cancer risk. 100 milligrams daily can be used for prevention.
This article is not meant to heal, treat or cure your cancer. It is about prevention and it is highly recommended to have your PSA numbers checked annually.