I can write as a Health Practitioner or I can share from a male perspective; I've decided to come from both perspectives, as we men really need to look after ourselves, and each other.
After the age of forty, and sometimes before, prostate problems and/or erectile dysfunction may affect a man.
Let's make the decision to be proactive about our health and wellbeing and take responsibility for what we do, what we eat and how we move through the cycle of life and various stages.
Enlarged Prostate - The prostate may become enlarged, which we call Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or it may become affected with cancer.
When enlarged there will be urinary frequency, a poor stream, nocturnal frequency, inability to empty the bladder, urgency, incontinence (perhaps) and a poor stream.
The biggest enemies are: Beer, stress, and cadmium from cigarette smoking.
TREATMENT - Some nutrients that help prevent and alleviate symptoms: zinc, selenium, essential fatty acids, melatonin, vitamin D3. I will provide a list of foods rich in these nutrients and that should be part of our diet. Also a good multi B is essential to keep homocysteine levels down. Poisons such as PCBs and dioxins must be eliminated with a specific detoxification programme.
Prostate cancer is usually detected by a blood test which looks at prostate specific antigen levels. Possible causes are contaminated vaccines, xeno-oestrogens ( e.g. plastics) and not enough plant food in the diet. An hereditary disposition may exist and this is where implementing preventative steps is so important.
TREATMENT - commences with herbs such as saw palmetto, vitamin D, an intestinal clean-out; including parasites if found, probiotics, more garlic, onions and cabbage, pumpkin seeds, apples, some non GM soy products, astaxanthin (a carotenoid), more berries and seeds.
Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction is mainly caused by arterial sludging or as a side effect of prescription drugs.
TREATMENT - A Herbal Remedy is available from me, which is significantly renewing a man's virility. There has been considerable improvement in performance and function with my patients.
Other nutrients use lecithin, vitamins E, C and B3 plus quercetin (a bioflavonoid). Arginine, proline and lysine. Quality omega 3 fatty acids, garlic, saw palmetto and other herbs and possibly histidine.
I can help you 'nip all this in the bud'
Dr M Patrick Rozanski ND