Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the
prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system.
Men with prostate cancer may some of the symptoms below:
These symptoms may also relate to other health problems. It
is therefore prudent to always consult a health care practitioner. Men over 40
should have themselves regularly checked.
Max Gerson in his book, Cancer Therapy: Results of 50
Cases describes how he uses a diet of mostly raw food and fresh vegetable
juices for cancer patients, with remarkably good results. It seems that
lycopene-rich fresh tomatoes also reduce prostate cancer risk.
Fermented soy products appear to be particularly beneficial.
Japanese men who eat a diet of tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk and other soy foods
have the same rate of prostate cancer as other populations, but with a much
lower death rate from the cancer. It seems that at least two specific
substances in soybeans help to fight cancer, namely isoflavonoids and
Zinc is helpful if you have an enlarged or inflamed
prostate. Zinc toxicity is very unlikely, with the side-effects of diarrhoea
and anaemia beginning at about 500mg daily, vastly more than the required
amount. Research at the Centre for the Study of Prostatic Cancer in Chicago
showed that 50-100 mg of zinc daily contributed to improvement in 70% of cases
of benign enlargement of the prostate.
Vitamin B6 is necessary for adequate zinc
absorption. Together with beta carotene, antioxidants, vitamins C and E,
selenium, calcium and magnesium, it makes a beneficial and nutritional cocktail
for good prostate health.