A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Prostate Cancer
I had a question the other day about prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in a man’s prostate gland.
The prostate sits just below the bladder.
It makes part of the fluid for semen.
In young men, the prostate is about the size of a walnut.
As men age, the prostate usually grows larger.
Prostate cancer is common in men older than 65.
It usually grows slowly and can take years to grow large enough to cause any problems.
As with other cancers, treatment for prostate cancer works best when the cancer is found early.
Often, prostate cancer that has spread responds to treatment.
Older men who have prostate cancer usually die from other causes.
Experts don’t know what causes prostate cancer, but they believe your age, family history, and race affect your chances of getting it.
What you eat, such as foods high in fats, may also play a part.
Prostate cancer usually doesn’t cause symptoms in its early stages.
Most men don’t know they have it until it’s found during a regular medical exam.
When problems are noticed, they’re most often problems with urinating.
But these same symptoms can also be caused by an enlarged prostate, which is very common in older men.
See your doctor if:
>You have urinary problems, like:
>>Not being able to urinate at all.
>>Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine.
>>Having to urinate often, especially at night.
>>Having pain or burning during urination.
>You have difficulty having an erection.
>You have blood in your urine or semen.
>You have deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or pelvis.
The most common way to check for prostate cancer is to have a digital rectal exam, where the doctor puts a gloved, lubricated finger in your rectum to feel your prostate, and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
If your PSA is high, or if your doctor finds anything during the rectal exam, he or she may do a prostate biopsy to find the cause.
To deal with prostate cancer, it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to keep hydrated and flush toxins, whether thirsty or not. Add Performance for electrolytes.
*Increase life-giving, enzyme and nutrient rich fresh, raw fruits and veggies; organic whenever possible; consider juicing.
*Consider increasing dietary intake of brassica family (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, etc.)
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Balance Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats.
*Consider including freshly made kefir in your diet.
*Review my posts on digestion and bowel health.
*Avoid constipation. Ensure at least 2 movements per day to remove wastes and toxins.
*Consider liver, gallbladder and/or colon cleanses.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora; review my post on Candida; this is crucial for immune function.
*Exercise; yoga; deep breathing; oxygenate cells.
*Fresh air, sunlight, spend some time in nature.
*Relaxation techniques; meditation; prayer.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine.
*Address any emotional issues; trauma connections.
*Research energy medicine techniques, like EFT.
*Replace cleaners with non-toxic products.
*Consider having iron levels tested.
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metal toxicity.
*Consider hormone level testing.
*Consider monitoring blood tumor markers and immune function markers.
*Consider thermography testing (especially for breasts).
*Consult medical AND complimentary health professionals.
*Do everything possible to strengthen immune system and support ALL cellular function/strength.
*Detoxify, detoxify, detoxify.
*Consider 180 tea for its antioxidant value.
*Remember cancer cells are confused, so keep the faith.
*Investigate all views and alternative before deciding on any particular treatment, therapy, surgery, etc. Decide what best suits your desires, beliefs, lifestyle and situation.