Prostate gland health
Keywords: tomato prostate, prostate tomato, chiropractic, beta sitosterol
This page is about preventing prostate cancer and infection, and the management of an enlarged prostate .
The prostate gland is usually described as being the size and shape of a walnut. It surrounds the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the exterior. Its function is to produce the white fluid that carries the sperm cells.
Three main problems can occur in the prostate gland:
An enlarged prostate gland , bulging into the bladder and blocking the urethra, the tube that carries urine via the penis to the exterior.
Prostate cancer and impotency
Prostate cancer is the most common serious cancer in men; more than a quarter of all cancers. Usually it is serious, and because it often metastasises to the bones of the pelvis and spine it can be extremely painful way to the end of a man's life. Surgery often leaves the poor victim impotent, that very emotion laden word that we men avoid thinking about. No one gets prostate trouble, right? Wrong!
Instead, shall we focus today on prevention and tomato prostate? If the family ostrich is blithely convinced that he will never get prostate cancer, the most common cancer affecting men, then perhaps you the good wife should be doing the thinking instead. If you don't want an impotent husband, that is!
The first sign of prostate cancer is usually problems passing
urine; urinating more frequently because of not being able to empty the
and difficulty maintaining a full strong stream. But that sign also goes commonly with a benign condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Prostate tissue is particularly vulnerable to free radical damage which is what makes it prone to malignant tumors. This where our tomato comes in.
And raw or cooked broccoli too. Research proves that men low in selenium, a powerful anti oxidant, are a massive five times greater chance of getting prostate cancer. Broccoli is particularly rich in selenium, 1.6g per 100g. Tomato also has some selenium, 0.6mg.
What are phytosterols, and why are they vital for a healthy
prostate? Having a healthy prostate when you are my age, mid sixties is not
problematic, if you start doing the right things now when you are a young men. Simple things,
like a tomato a day, fatty fish several times a week, and regular foods
like broccoli and this fresh spinach recipes Apple Avocado salad.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlarged non malignant prostate.
BPH is a common affliction in older men. The prostate swells, shutting off the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The first sign of trouble is having to get up more frequently at night to urinate, dribbling, air locks, and a weak stream.
Controversial, but we think that an occasional prostate massage has all the benefits, with none of the horrible side effects of radical prostate surgery. Prostatic massage is not painful, though obviously awkward as it is done rectally. Ask your doctor. Some chiropractors too have been trained to perform this very useful technique. A good time to have it done is at your annual prostate check-up when you have to drop your britches in any case! And more frequently, as needed.
Personally, I would choose the indignity of a monthly prostate massage over surgery any day. The actual procedure takes no more than two minutes.
And now a few words about prevention.
To screen for prostate cancer, or not to screen, is the perennial medical question. There is no simple answer, and the debate rages on, for it seems that early detection of prostate cancer may not actually be saving men's lives.
What is agreed is that men should learn all they can about early detection and treatment for prostate cancer, so that they can make their own informed decisions.
That is basically what the website www.chiropractic-help.com is about anyway. Helping you make informed decisions. And firmly placing the chiropractic emphasis on prevention where it belongs.
An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure. We think it wise that after age 45, every man should have
Not very pleasant, though far more sensible than being faced
with a common, extremely painful disease that leaves men impotent. Every year, get it? If your doctor doesn't insist on it, then you should. Your second
ounce of prevention is tomato prostate.
The good news is that there's very strong evidence that a delicious tomato eaten every day, actually halves the rate of prostate cancer. Hence the monsoons, as my grandmother used to say whenever the word science was mentioned, or in this case, this tomato prostate page.
It was originally noticed that Italian men had far less prostate cancer than other men. Scientists agree that it is the humble tomato which acts to help fight prostate cancer. Tomato prostate.
One bit of bad news. If you've had a vasectomy, you are at slightly higher risk.
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Researchers at the University of Illinois found that it comes from both lycopene, the substance that makes tomatoes red, and other unknown substances in the tomato. Says researcher Prof. Erdman: This study suggests that taking lycopene as a dietary supplement is not as effective in preventing tomato prostate cancer as eating whole tomatoes.
Lycopene is a carotenoid, that group of substances that make tomatoes red and carrots orange. They are anti oxidants, a powerful group of substances in coloured foods that improve health by curtailing free radicals. While there is much research showing the value of eating raw food, there is some research now that shows that cooking tomatoes actually triggers the effect of lycopene making tomato prostate even more effective. Other good sources of lycopenes are watermelon and pawpaws.
For more about Free Radicals we recommend you go to Antioxidants 4 Life. Read more at FreeRadicals
"The remedy oft in thyself doth lie."
- William Shakespeare.
Other research done at the University of Illinois studied a group of 32 prostate cancer patients who consumed a tomato sauce based dish daily found that their PSA levels dropped by 17.5% within three weeks.
Eat raw tomatoes, eat cooked tomatoes, eat more tomatoes, by whatever means use tomato prostate. Also note that whilst this research has been done on the prostate gland, it make good sense that the cancer resistant properties of tomato probably applies to all cancers, in men and women and not only tomato prostate.
If one tomato a day reduces prostate cancer by 50%, perhaps two tomatoes ... there is alas so much that we still know so little about.
For a delicious dish, tomato recipes go very nicely with a vegetable protein dish called
Fresh tomato recipes
Fresh tomatoes fit beautifully in with our slogan: delicious healthy slow food, made fast.
For example, this tomato relish takes only five minutes of preparation
time, and thirty minutes cooking. Perfect for your Sunday morning
healthy breakfast menu. Tomato Prostate could be the most important page
for men at Chiropractic Help.
FRESH TOMATO RECIPES.
HEALTHY BREAKFAST MENU,
Chronic infection and inflammation of the prostate gland is a miserable, and currently untreatable condition. Antibiotics don't help. Since it has a very negative impact on a man's sex life (pain during and after ejaculation), it may cut to the very heart of every man's being. Say Johns Hopkins University medical authorities:
"Quality of life surveys indicate that the impact of chronic prostatitis on a man’s life is often equivalent to that of a heart attack or diabetes. The discomfort may be so severe that many men have to leave their jobs and go on extended disability leave.
On the other hand, the ailment is not life threatening -- it doesn’t kill anybody. Unfortunately, since there are no known cures for prostatitis, the disorder tends to be ignored or minimized by doctors, who may give a man with chronic prostatitis a prescription for an antibiotic just to get him out of the office. Sad to say, that’s how this disease is “managed” by many doctors in this country."
The best and only advice with prostatis is prevention. In short, condomise if you (or, you suspect your spouse) have several partners.
FISH REDUCES METASTATIC PROSTATE CANCER deaths by 63%
A 2010 report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states:
Conclusion: Our analyses provide no strong evidence of a protective association of fish consumption with prostate cancer incidence but showed a significant 63% reduction in prostate cancer–specific mortality.
For more about the role of the omega 3 fatty acids in reducing prostate inflammation, follow this link from the official site of The Prostate Cancer Institute (Healthy Living for Men)
BPH and exercise
Researchers from University of California did a review of the literature
from the last fifty odd years, and their conclusion is that moderate
exercise doesn't seem to do much for men suffering from prosate
conditions, but moderate-to-vigorous exercise reduces BPH by 25%. That's
significant. (Eur Urology; 2008)
The prostate gland and incontinence There are 16 million American MEN suffering from incontinence, most of them after medical treatment for prostate cancer or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Prevention? Don't just assume it's your neighbour who is going to be suffering.
Remember that these effects all are additive: Eat little, or no fish, do no exercise, avoid tomatoes, have no pleasure in your greens, couldn't be bothered with pumpkin seeds... you're set up to get the nastiest of male afflictions.
The only difficult one of all these is the exercise, and that we owe to our hearts, joints, muscles, brains to do anyway.
There are numerous studies showing the benefit of pollen on the health of the prostate gland, and in fact some showing dramatic improvement. There are a variety of pollen extracts on the market (talk to your pharmacist), but one other interesting alternative is to keep a beehive.
There are few more delights than watching these little
creatures get on with their work of bringing you honey for the table,
and health for your prostate; and lightly filtered honey (to include the
pollen) is a taste without equal.
HOW TO START BEEKEEPING ...
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Prevention magazine explains why the zinc in pumpkin seeds is so
beneficial for the prostate gland. This is confirmed by research done
by the noted Linus Pauling institute
Oregon State University ... zinc
RED MEAT and GREEN BEAN RECIPE
There is strong research proving that a diet high in red meat, especially overcooked BBQ meat, and processed meats, dramatically increases the rate of prostate cancer.
Think rather of more fish and fowl, and legumes like green beans and hummus for your protein.
Tomatoes and green beans make a remarkably fine salad dish. Easy, quick, delish, it fits in well with our motto of SLOW FOOD, MADE FAST. The beans are also full of phytosterols. COOKING GREEN BEANS and a green bean salad recipe.
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Pain in the upper leg and groin is a common complaint at the Chiropractic Coalface. Usually it's related to an upper lumbar subluxation, or a hip condition like Femoro Acetabular Impingement syndrome, but always the astute clinician is on the look our for swollen lymph nodes. The prostate can be a very nasty gland, when negected! Have a tomato and an avocado today!
Beans Researchers at Colorado State University, after following half a million people, found that the risk of cancer, in particularly of the digestive tract, was greatly reduced in those who regularly ate beans, tomatoes and carrots.
Our authentic hummus recipe opens the way for you to cheaply and easily have a good spoonful of garbanzo bean spread every day. Perfect with any salad.
Loma Linda University researchers (published in the respected journal "Nutrition and Cancer" found that folk who ate beans three times a week were at third less likely to colon polyps, the precursors to bowel cancer. Brown rice too was protective, but white rice is a fattening junk food. Colon cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in the USA.
Why on a tomato prostate page? I don't believe it's stretching logic to assume that foods that reduce prostate cancer, will also reduce breast and uterine cancer. And foods that reduce stomach cancer will reduce prostate cancer too. It's just not proven. Yet...
Obviously cancers of the prostate and the bladder go hand in hand. The breakdown products of all chemicals and foods that we eat pass through the bladder before being excreted via the urine. Prostate enlargement means that many of these toxic products remain longer in the bladder, with their nefarious effects.
Researcher Dr Marko Babjuk, from the Dept of Urology at Prague university, shows that a meta-analysis of many research studies proves that 66% of bladder cancers in men are caused by the breakdown products of smoking (30% in women).
However, he also outlines the effect of many chemicals, most notably aniline derivatives, used extensively in paints, petrochemical industry, pesticides and even certain analgesics, which cause about 25% of bladder cancers. 130,000 new cases of baldder cancer in the European Union in 2004.
He reports on current interest in the protective effect of carrots and fruits on bladder cancer. Carotenoids and certain vitamins are now known to be protective.
Useful Links @ TOMATO PROSTATE
Cancer quite obviously is a highly complex subject, and it behoves all of us to take whatever steps we can to prevent it. Over and above tomato prostate you might like to spend the time looking at these links.
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr B has the trophy for the most acute neck in February. He has quite advanced lower neck arthritis for a forty year old, thanks to a severe fall on the head from a trampoline. But this is upper cervical pain. Right rotation is simply impossible. Luckily he is improving rapidly, eighty percent better he says after three treatments. See cervical facet syndrome.
2. Mrs C is a new patient with a long history of lower back pain, hip pain and pain in both feet. We'll see how we get on, Rome wasn't built in a day.
3. Miss U sprained her ankle two months ago, wearing high heels. She still has severe mid foot pain. Xrays and perhaps a CT scan.
4. Mr V is 86 years old and hurt his back helping his wife into the car. Just one treatment of the sacroiliac joint and he's eighty percent better. It's not always like that.
5. Mr W lay on his back knocking down a pillar. Turning his head causes severe vertigo. He needs the Epley exercises, not pills, research shows. Update, he's fine.
6. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of foot. It started after a long drive in the car. Update, she's forty percent less painful after four treatments, but the leg is still numb. Update two; she 60% better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal. Further update; a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.
7. Mrs Y, a 70 year old woman is on maintenance care fo a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection in the shoulder. After 4 operations he is incapacitated and going rapidly down hill.
8. Mrs Z, an 78 year old woman is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But at over 200 lbs she is not losing weight, in fact gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. Referral to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. Mr A, a 73 year old engineer, still working, is doing fine after a long episode of lower back pain. Some pain on the side of the hip remains after five treatments. Reassured him it's not hip arthritis.
10. Mrs B, a 64 year old woman has had Scheuermanns disease; it's left with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment, provides she come every six weeks or so for treatment.
11. Mr C, a young engineer fell off his mountain bike injuring his cervical spine and pelvis. Luckily both responded very quickly to a few chiropractic adjustments. Update: his neck is sore again. It all goes back to a whiplash injury ten years ago when he was rammed by a fully laden truck carrying a load of stone. Time for Xrays.
12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.
13. Both Mrs E and I can't believe how much better her lower back and leg pain are. Surgery for a scoliosis and spondylolysthesis three years ago helped greatly for one year. But then her leg went lame and weak. He was responded extremely well despite all expectations.
And so the day goes. Chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly? Bunkum.
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