Thursday, February 24, 2011
This is Part 3 of three parts. The following information is from an NHD Health Watch article by Ian Robinson (received via e-mail) --
PSA screenings do not effectively test for prostate cancer. But that doesn't mean you can stop worrying about prostate cancer. In fact, it means you are entirely responsible for your own health. That's a scary idea. But it doesn't have to be. Knowing how to prevent prostate cancer is more empowering than a medical test.
...This is your wake up call to change your lifestyle and your diet....
Here are 10 foods that can significantly cut a man's risk of prostate cancer:
Tomatoes: This red fruit is a rich source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant. Studies show that antioxidants protect against prostate cancer. The National Prostate Cancer Foundation recognizes its protective power and recommends that men stock up on lycopene-rich foods.
Green Tea: Study after study shows the health benefits of drinking green tea. Now two recent studies show that green tea also delivers a powerful protective punch against prostate cancer. So brew up a cup and toast to good health.
Cruciferous Vegetables: You probably won't be surprised that super-food broccoli battles prostate cancer. It's not alone: other cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts. Three or more servings per week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent.
Garlic: The ancient Egyptians believed Garlic could prevent brain tumors. More recent studies suggest it cuts the risk of prostate cancer tumors by over half. That's possibly because it contains selenium. Selenium is an essential antioxidant that fights cancer. According to Dr. Al Sears, studies show selenium supplements lead to a 50-percent drop in prostate cancer risk.
Brazil Nuts: Another great source of selenium. A daily handful of Brazil nuts offers enough selenium to lower your risk by 50 percent.
Fish: Dr. Al Sears has also conducted exciting research on combining vitamin E with selenium. The two taken together forge an effective shield against prostate cancer. Vitamin E is found in significant quantities in fish. Best sources: Sardines, tuna, and salmon.
Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are another rich source of vitamin E. Research conducted on mice shows that flaxseeds may slow the spread of prostate cancer.
Pomegranate Juice: Pomegranate juice also slows the growth of prostate cancer, according to research on mice.
Scallions: One study showed that eating just a tenth of an ounce of scallions each day reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 70 percent.
In addition to vitamin E and selenium, the herbal supplement saw palmetto also boosts prostate health. Saw palmetto alleviates the symptoms of prostate gland enlargement.
The herbal extract is the initial treatment for urinary tract problems in several European countries.
[NOTE: Saw Palmetto reportedly lowers testosterone, which goes against the recommendation to increase testosterone levels, which was mentioned in Part 1.]
There's plenty more research about prostate disease. And how you can keep your prostate healthy. Did you know that a hormone your own body produces may be the key to protecting your prostate?
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