Prostate Natural Health Tips Any Man Can Do

Natural Prostate Health Tips:

You may think that it’s kind of weird for a female naturopath to be discussing prostate issues, but I had a partner die of colon cancer and the cancer spread to his prostate. I miss him.

He had no clue that there were actually alternative treatments that he could do for his cancer. He knew something was wrong, but when he went to his doctor, they couldn’t find anything. He happened to be a veterinarian who worked in a teaching hospital, so he went to the horse barn, pulled out the ultrasound machine and did an ultrasound on the place on his body that hurt. He saw what he thought was a lump, so he took a videotape of the procedure, took it to his doctor who looked at the tape and said, “Gosh! I think you are right!” So, he was scheduled for surgery, but when they opened him up, the cancer had advanced too far. They closed him up without doing anything and sent him home to die. Which he did.

I made up my mind that if I could help anyone develop lifestyle changes that helped them overcome or prevent cancer of any kind that I would do just that–and there are some basic things that every person can do to prevent and overcome cancer. It just so happens that there are some specific things men can do for their prostate health so I’m sharing them.

Prostate Disease Statistics:

  • Prostate disorders usually begin after age 35
  • By age 50, over 25% of all men have an enlarged prostate
  • By age 70, that increased to over 50% and by age 80 it’s 80%

Signs of prostate dysfunction include many bladder outlet obstruction symptoms such as:

  • Getting up to pee more than normal for the amount of fluids you ingest
  • Can’t empty your bladder all the way or sensations of incomplete emptying
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Smaller stream of urine–takes a long time to empty bladder
  • Foam in the urine- sign of protein in the urine (a sign of kidney disease)
  • Hesitancy with intermittency and decreased flow of urine
  • Terminal dribbling or urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse, burning sensations when urinating, tugging sensation around the base of the penis, low back pain, blood in the urine or an orange staining in the underwear may have a different cause than Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

Products that can keep the prostate healthy and decrease the PSA scores:

Saw Palmetto is the herb of choice for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) because it tones the prostate, affects the hormones in a positive way and is also a urinary remedy. Tonic value: Strengthens and builds body tissues and encourages muscle mass. Anabolic. Hormonal: Estrogenic actions good for impotence, reduced or absent sex drive, testicular atrophy, premature ejaculation (in women it has been used for breast enlargement) Urinary remedy: Saw Palmetto is nicknamed the “plant catheter” because it strengthens the neck of the bladder and helps reduce enlarged prostate glands. It is used as a diuretic to improve urine flow (raw parsley is excellent for this as well) and it acts as a urinary antiseptic in cystitis. Take up to 3 capsules daily.

Raw Hulled Pumpkin seeds (Food of choice for BPH) Dose: 4 teaspoons/day raw and hulled. Sources: Huckleberries, Local Co-ops, Winco (about $1.75/pound) and Health Food Stores

Foods are the strongest medicines we use but, “If a little is good a lot ain’t necessarily better.”Eating a BUNCH of them can give you diarrhea. All you need is a couple tablespoons/day maximum.

How to use pumpkin seeds:

  • Put them in a bowl next to the stove and eat a small handful once a day
  • Put them in sandwiches if you like crunch
  • Put them in omelets and salads
  • Put them in stir fry or on top of steamed vegetables
  • Add them to cookie recipes

Raw Fruits: 1 to 2 cups/day

Raw Vegetables: 1 to 2 cups/day. If you can’t chew them, juice them!

Power Foods For Prostate Health Include:

  • Wheat Germ oil— (high in zinc and opens up the seminal vesicles- great for infertility) Dose: 1/3 tea/day or 3 capsules/day.
  • Oatmeal (Aveno sativa)— Great zinc source and fiber even for blood type O. Dose: about cup cooked oatmeal per day or 3 cups/week.
  • Parsley— awesome source of minerals and highly recommended for most health problems. Dose: 2 tablespoons/day chopped.
  • Zucchini— I think there’s a reason why God made an excess of zucchini. Dose: 5 cups cooked or raw per week.
  • Yellow dock tea— Dose: 1 cup/day max. Do not use if you have sensitive teeth or gouty arthritis.
  • Watermelon is a great diuretic and good for the kidneys as well as the prostate. Dose: 3 cups/day in season.
  • Unsweetened Cranberry Concentrate: For urinary tract infections you will want to add unsweetened cranberry concentrate to your diet for a couple of weeks. That is NOT cranberry juice off the shelf with all the sugar in it. You can get this product at the Co-op or at Huckleberries. It comes in an 8oz. bottle and costs about $8. Dose: Take 2 Tablespoons/day. Chase it with water and it will taste sweeter. Cranberry causes a tightening of the bladder sphincter muscles and causes the inside of the bladder to be slicker so bacteria cannot stick to it. Good brands are Knudson’s or Tree of Life.

Techniques to Help the Prostate:

  • Inguinal massage technique–Move that lymph for about 3 minutes/day. Lying down on the bed, face up, massage from where your legs attach to your body up towards the heart. Pay special attention to the lower abdomen just above the base of the penis. Be gentle. It should not hurt, but you should feel pressure.
  • Total Body Massage–Once a week is best, but every other week is the very least you should shoot for.
  • Reflexology points–Achilles tendon and heel area. Massage each leg about 5 minutes/day.
  • Exercise: Dead Lifts to increase circulation in the pelvis area. Start light. Breathe in as you lift the weights. Breathe out as you set them down. Bend at the knees. Squeeze your buttocks, throw your shoulders back and stick your chest out. Do about 2 sets of 10/day and work up from there. Don’t overdo it. Repetitions are much better for your body than the amount of weight you lift.

The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. What is it? How often? How is it scored?

The PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a protein produced only by the prostate gland. The current recommendation is to get a PSA test done once a year beginning at age 50. Other doctors recommend less frequent testing. I am a proponent of getting that base level test done so that if there is a problem in the future, there is something to compare to. Some men have a predisposition to prostate cancer or have had cancer. For this group of people the PSA test is recommended more frequently.

PSA Tests Can Be Elevated For Several Reasons Including:

  • Cancer
  • Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPE)
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Age or Race (Blacks have higher PSA. Indians have the lowest amount of PSA)

PSA Scoring:

  • 0-4 nanograms/milliliter is normal
  • 4-10 ng/ml is slightly elevated
  • 10-20 ng/ml is moderately elevated
  • >20 is considered elevated

There are two types of PSA–Free and Attached.

The Free fraction is elevated with Benign Prostate Enlargement and the Attached fraction elevates with tumor involvement. Since there are both false positive and false negative tests, scientists are still studying various aspects of the Prostate Specific Antigen.

The “finger test” may pick up enlarged prostate, but increased PSA may not accompany enlarged prostate.

OK, men… now get out there and take care of yourselves because we love you and want you around for awhile.

Fast Acting Sex Pills – For a Libido Increase Naturally and Quickly

Before you consider a prescription drug, you should consider some of the powerful fast acting sex pills which are herbal and natural. Not only do they perform the same functions as prescription drugs to help you get an erection, they also do something drugs can’t – increase your libido and sex drive…

Herbal cures for low libido have been used for centuries in countries such as China where they are still prescribed today and the reason of course is they work and the principle they are based on is obvious:

You are what you eat!

What you put into your body in terms of fuel will affect what it can do nourish it properly and you will have better sexual health and overall wellness.

So what are the common causes of low libido that these herbs help to combat?

Low testosterone levels can see libido plummet and so to can low nitric oxide levels.

You probably know all about testosterone but maybe have never heard of nitric oxide but its vital to the erection process and if you don’t get enough, you simply wont be able to get an erection.

What does nitric oxide do?

Quite simply it gets secreted in the blood vessels which lead to the penis and allows them to expand and allow an increased blood flow in and an erection is created.

Another problem is slow blood circulation and its all well and good secreting nitric oxide to get blood into the penis but you need it there in the first place and pumped to the genitals. Poor blood circulation is a common underrated cause of low libido.

Lat but not least is overall energy levels in the body and state of mind. Low energy levels sap libido and stress can not only kill your sex drive it can kill you, so both these areas need to be tackled.

The best fast acting sex pills will blend potent combinations of herbs, to cure all of the above and here are some that will treat the common causes of low libido.

Cnidium

This is a legendary little known herb from China which increases nitric oxide levels and gets the blood pumping around the body.

Ginseng

The well known tonic herb is also a great herb and works to help increase natural testosterone as well as the number and motility of sperm cells and finally it assists in helping blood and oxygen circulate through the body.

Horny Goat Weed
More than just a memorable name, this herb increases nitric oxide and testosterone as well as increasing energy levels and fighting stress.

Cordyceps

Cordyceps is a powerful tonic herb which helps stimulate immune response, increases energy levels and can help improve physical performance and muscle-building capability.

Schizandra Berries

Schizandra berries are another powerful Chinese aphrodisiac. The Chinese have been using this powerful natural sex enhancer for centuries. This herb increases sexual stamina and strengthens the sex organs and fights, tiredness, fatigue and stress and energies the body.

Get them All in Herbal Sex Pills

These are just a few of the herbs used in the best fast acting sex pills and they work if delivered in sufficient dosage. They combine to give the body a complete lift and boost sex drive when digested and not only will you have a stronger libido, chances are you will feel better to.

Useful Health Tips – Why and How to Lose Weight to Stay Healthy

These useful health tips are for you – if you have the phobia stepping up to your bathroom scales, have more chins than a Chinese phone book, or simply hate the sight of your spare tyre spilling over your waist line.

Why bother? Here is why: Do you know the statistics for overweight people in America? 2 out of every 3 Americans are overweight. That translates to 200 million Americans.

How does overweight affect you?

1. Diseases: overweight is associated with some of the most dreaded diseases today, like:

o diabetes

o cardiovascular disease

o many types of cancers

2. Loss of sex appeal and libido: you lose your attractiveness to the opposite sex when you are overweight. It was also clinically proven that overweight affects sex lives of both sexes; they are likely to be mediocre in sex. Many overweight women lose the ability to be sexually aroused; overweight men often suffer from erectile dysfunction.

What can you do about it?

1. Diet: The topic of diet is a big one. A mere few hundred words here can never do justice to this subject. There are many volumes of good books and probably several million pages over the internet on diets. Go read a good book or visit the internet for information to get useful health tips on diets.

2. Exercise: it is a fact that humans are getting fatter as they adopt more sedentary lifestyles. Our forefathers were hunters and gatherers; they had to sweat and toil from dawn to dusk. People nowadays people lead a truly lazy lifestyle – everything is available at the touch of a button or the flick of a switch. We no longer ride horses to go to places; in their place we have automobiles.

Here are some useful health tips for exercises:

o Walk where you can rather than drive. Don’t always go for the car park that’s nearest or most convenient. Use that opportunity to walk.

o Take a walk up the stairs where possible rather than depending on the elevator

o Do at least half an hour of vigorous exercise or one hour of less vigorous exercise a day

o Drop that couch potato habit

3. Weight loss program: Join a proven weight loss program. But be on the lookout for those sham programs that promise the heaven.

Here are some useful health tips on what to watch out for in a weight loss program :

o Is its result proven? Research their websites and read testimonials

o Should not be overly expensive

o Should not claim that you can only lose a limited amount of weight

o Should not require some crazy equipment that you need to exercise with

o Should not require some secret potion or pill for you to take

o Most importantly, there must be an iron clad MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

In conclusion, these useful health tips for weight loss should let you take a step in the right direction towards a happy and more fulfilling life.

Chocolate Is Good For Health

There is great news for chocolate lovers…Chocolate is good for your health! Now, we are not talking here about a candy bar but about real chocolate, the kind that contains at least 71% of real cocoa. Something to remember when selecting chocolate is that the darker it is, the less sugar it contains and the better it is for you.

We are all aware of the emotional benefits of chocolate. By liberating endorphins in the body, chocolate provides us with feelings of comfort and well being, energy and pleasure. Some surveyed women go as far a saying that they would prefer chocolate to sex! No wonder with such a texture, rich color and taste, chocolate is not only an aphrodisiac but also a pleasure for the senses. In addition, chocolate also contains serotonin and caffeine which both provide energy and promote good humor.

Pleasure aside, chocolate also holds beneficial health properties. Chocolate’s complex chemical composition offers a variety of substances that the body needs to function properly and to prevent disease.

Chocolate enhances cardiovascular health. Like red wine, the phenols contained in dark chocolate help prevent coronary diseases. The British Medical Journal reports that a daily portion of 100 grams of dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and the occurrence of cardiovascular incidents by 21%. These phenols are also rich in antioxidants and they help neutralize free radicals produced by the body or absorbed thought cigarette smoke and other sources of pollution. Cocoa butter is already used in creams to heal scars and burns. No wonder pharmaceutical companies are now exploring the possibility of researching with chocolate to develop new medication to counter cancers and osteoporosis.

Chocolate does contain fats but these are unsaturated and contribute to reducing bad cholesterol and to increasing good cholesterol. Chocolate is also an excellent source of magnesium. Should it contain nuts, chocolate can become a great source phosphor and vegetable iron.

One of the many benefits of living in our time is that there is a plethora of organic and fair trade chocolates that are readily available to us in natural health food and grocery stores. The benefits of purchasing these types of chocolates abound but the most obvious are that they do not contain organochlorine pesticides that are usually used to treat traditional cocoa crops and that are harmful not only to the consumer but also to the field worker. Furthermore, purchasing fair trade chocolate ensures that the (healthier) worker can benefit from improved working and living conditions by receiving a fair salary for their work.

Like with everything however, chocolate must be consumed in good measure. Chocolate increases caloric intake and energy level. This can be good, provided these calories are burned. We might even change the saying to “Some chocolate everyday keeps the doctor away!”