Day 32: Men’s Health
Prostate Health and Prostate Cancer, Cancer is a Fungus, Prostate Health Protocol by David Rainoshek, M.A.,
Welcome to Day 32!
DATA ON HOW MANY MEN GET PROSTATE CANCER
Healing an Enlarged Prostate with Greens
Dear Victoria [Boutenko] and friends, I sent you an e-mail a few months back regarding lowering my PSA test for prostrate problems. Now I have even more stunning and impressive news. I just visited my doctor last week and got the results of my most recent PSA test, May ’09. The number is 2.13 down from 3.74 last September and down from 5.69 last June. So in 11 months I have lowered the number over 3.5 pts, which I guess is unheard of (at least according to my urologist Steven Johnson, MD) All due to staying on green smoothies. Now that spring is finally here I am using greens from my greenhouse to make the drink even more potent. I have also maintained a 20 lb. weight loss from last June when I weighed 216 lbs. By September 1st I was down to 178. Green Smoothies rock! Many blessings upon you, Allan
The next chart we created using data from The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program by Dr. Jane Plant, and will give us a good look at the dietary role of prostate cancer. Meat and dairy are implicated in the world data for breast and prostate cancer rates in China, Japan, England, Scotland, and Canada from the International Agency for Research on cancer, in the U.S. from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute. The chart below illustrates that the lowest rates of breast and prostate cancer are consistently in China and Japan, where dairy and animal meat is rarely eaten. As Jane Plant, Ph.D. remarks in The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program, “The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have similar rates of breast cancer: and remember, both cities were attacked with nuclear weapons, so in addition to the usual pollution-related cancers, one would also expect to find some radiation-related cases. If, as a North American woman, one was living a Japanese lifestyle in industrialized, irradiated Hiroshima, you would slash your risk of contracting breast cancer by a half to a third. The conclusion is inescapable. Clearly, some lifestyle factor not related to pollution, urbanization, or the environment is seriously increasing the western woman’s chance of contracting breast cancer.” The countries that you see on the left are all eastern countries. Notice that if you are a rural Chinese man, you have a 280 times lesser risk of prostate cancer than a black man in the U.S.
Plant continues, “We know…that whatever causes the huge difference in breast and prostate cancer rates between Eastern and Western countries, it isn’t genetic. Migration studies show that when Chinese or Japanese people move to the West, within one or two generations their rates of incidence and mortality from breast and prostate cancer approach those of their host community.” Over the next couple of years, Plant and her husband Peter examined the results of the China-Cornell-Oxford Project of T. Colin Campbell, and realized that Easterners do not eat dairy products, hence their low rates of breast and prostate cancer. Pick up an Asian recipe book at the store – none mention dairy products.
PROSTATE CARE PROTOCOL: THE DEEP FEATURES OF PROSTATE HEALTH AND HEALING BY DAVID RAINOSHEK, M.A.
Move your Center of Gravity up the Spectrum of Diet™ to Raw/Live plant-based foods.
Leave dairy products behind for your healing and recovery phases.
Juice Feast for 2-4 weeks (perhaps longer depending on weight) (www.JuiceFeasting.com) (David Rainoshek, MA’s program) (go to website and follow program)
Daily enemas for 2 weeks, Weekly colonics for 4-8 weeks.
Probiotics (acidophilus and bifidus)
Low-Glycemic, Anti-mycotic diet (see Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD and Sick and Tired? by Robert O. Young, PhD)
Green Smoothies for breakfast, Green Vegetable Juice during the day (see Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko), Large Salad for lunch, Green Soup (a salad blended in the Vitamix with water, olives, whole garlic cloves, and sea vegetables) or vegetable soup for dinner.
GET A VITAMIX SUPER 5000 (www.Vitamix.com)
Get 4 nut mylk bags for making juice with your vitamix (Information here)
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda – such as Arm and Hammer or Bob’s Red Mill) per Dr. Mark Sircus
Immunocal Whey Protein extract (Information Here) (to raise glutathione levels)
Angstrom Selenium (Mother Earth Minerals)
Angstrom Zinc (Mother Earth Minerals)
Natural Cellular Defense (Information Here) (NCD – Zeolite) (3 drops/hour)
Vitalzym X (Information here) (5 caps, 3x/day away from meals)
Allimax (Information Here)(specific allicin extraction from garlic) (Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Antifungal)
Oregano Oil (Information Here) (Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Antifungal)
Lomatium Dissectum (LDM-100 by Barlow)(Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Antifungal)
Prostate Perform by New Roots Herbal (to shrink the prostate)
New Chapter Organics Host Defense (Information Here) (medicinal mushrooms to increase Natural Killer Cell function)
Antioxidant Extreme by Healthforce Nutritionals
Pau D’ Arco Tea (3 cups/day) (Information/purchase)
Green Tea (3-5 cups/day)
Astragalus ProstaPollen by Flora (Information here)
Max Stress B Nanoplex from Premier Research Labs (vitamin b helps enormously in the repair of DNA, the breakdown of which is strongly associated with cancer)
Vitamin D3 (5,000 IU per day)
Pumpkin Seeds (Zinc)
Brazil Nuts (Selenium)
Hemp Oil or Udo’s Oil with DHA Vitamin D3 (2000 IU per day)
Lycopene (10 mg/day) (read Dr. Murray here)
Tocotrienols (Vitamin E) (Sunfood.com)
MSM (sulfur compound that breaks down thickened tissue, reduces inflammation) (2-3 Tablespoons per day)
Chlorella – Spirulina – Marine Phytoplankton
Vitamin E and Selenium together: (Source: http://www.doctormurray.com/newsletter/3-09-2005.htm)
One of the most important health concerns for men is prostate cancer. In addition to the foundation supplements described above, there are other special nutrients for men to fight prostate cancer. For example there is lycopene, a carotene that provides the red color to tomato products. Recently researchers at Harvard University discovered that of all of the different types of carotenes, only lycopene was clearly linked to protection against prostate cancer. The men who consumed the highest levels of lycopene had an 86 percent decreased risk of prostate cancer.1 Lycopene appears to have some therapeutic effect as well. In a study of patients with existing prostate cancer, lycopene supplementation (30 mg per day) was shown to slow tumor growth, shrink the tumor, and lower the level of prostate specific antigen – an indicator of prostate cancer activity.2
In another study in 20 men with prostate cancer unresponsive to anti-hormone therapy, lycopene was given at a dose of 10 mg/day for 3 months.3 A complete response (CR) was defined as a normalization of PSA (<4 ng/mL) and the disappearance of any sign of disease for at least 8 weeks. A partial response was defined as a >50% decrease in PSA level for at least 8 weeks associated with improvement (or no worsening) in prostate cancer score and relief of bone pain if present. Stable disease (SD) was defined as a <50% decrease or <25% increase in the PSA level associated with no worsening of prostate cancer score and/or bone pain for at least 8 weeks. One patient (5%) had complete response. Partial response was achieved in 6 (30%), disease remained stable in 10 (50%) and progressed in three (15%) patients. Researchers concluded that “lycopene therapy appears to be effective and safe in the treatment of hormone resistant prostate cancer. It not only takes care of the rising PSA but also improves the [clinical prostate score] ECOG performance status, bone pain and [lower urinary tract symptoms] LUTS. Because of its relative innocuousness it should be tried before the use of more toxic substances.” Fantastic results at only 10 mg per day.
While lycopene supplementation alone has clear benefit, it is important to point out that in a test tube study it was found that lycopene alone was not very effective at stopping prostate cancer tumors from growing. However, adding natural vitamin E resulted in a 90 percent decrease in cancer cell proliferation.4 This result implies that lycopene works best (and perhaps only) if vitamin E levels are sufficient. Several studies have shown that vitamin E supplementation prevents prostate cancer.5
Supplementation with selenium, which works closely with lycopene and vitamin E, is also critically important in reducing prostate cancer risk.6 In a double-blind study of 974 men, selenium supplementation alone produced a significant (63%) reduction in the development of prostate cancer.7 Another showed a greater than 50% reduction in prostate cancer mortality.8
Overweight Prostate Cancer Sufferers More Likely to Die of the DiseaseBy Reuben Chow December 9 – A study published in November’s The Lancet Oncology has revealed that overweight and obese men who were later diagnosed with prostate cancer are a lot more likely to die from the disease as compared to men with…
Prostate Cancer/ BPH/Prostatitis Protocol by David Rainoshek, MA:
Hi Juice Feasters, This is a letter I sent someone recently with my most up-to-date info on healing the prostate. It is not intended to replace medical advice, but is based on my research and personal protocol for caring for my own prostate. Please follow up on this protocol by offering it to your health professional as a strong foundation for your healing. David Rainoshek, MA: I am going to swim upstream by saying “It’s good to hear that your prostate is seeking direction and order from you. Your whole body is going to benefit from this experience, even though a health challenge has its less-than-happy aspects to it.” You would do well to check your glutathione levels. Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD writes in Glutathione: Your Body’s Most Powerful Protector:
One of the more significant series of papers to be published on glutathione and prostate cancer comes from the University of Wisconsin. Researchers there describe male hormones (androgens) as a source of oxidative stress, particularly in cancerous prostate cells. An article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute claims that androgens stimulate free radical damage and also deplete glutathione. Given the natural decline of glutathione levels in males as they age, the article suggests that “unopposed androgen pro-oxidant stress” contributes to prostate cancer. Natural defense against oxidative stress contributes to prostate cancer. Natural defense against oxidative stress is weakened by the decline of GSH enzymes. This is an interesting model for the development of prostate cancer.
Another finding links the loss of glutathione activity to prostate cancer. The function of a particular glutathione enzyme – glutathione-S-transferase-pi-I (GSPT1) is almost universally lost in both cancerous and precancerous prostate cells. The inactivation of this glutathione enzyme is an early event in the development of prostate cancer. Many studies have linked the loss of GSPT1 to malignant transformation of prostatic tissues.
Studies using undenatured whey protein isolates to raise glutathione levels are underway at several research centers including McGill and Harvard Universities, where its usefulness in the treatment of prostate cancer is being weighed.
One of your best builders of glutathione is Whey Protein (yes, I know this is appears to be “further down” the Spectrum of Diet – but there are no cancer causing agents such as the protein casein in this extraction) – but be sure to get undenatured Whey Protein. Your best bet would be to order Immunocal, or Google “One World Whey” which is listed below in my Prostate Cancer Protocol. Who Am I? In 2006-2007 I worked as Research Assistant for Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD – the world’s leading medical authority on Raw/Live plant-based nutrition, before going into private practice. I have a masters in nutrition under the direction of Dr. Cousens, and researched There is a Cure for Diabetes with him, published earlier this year. I am writing several books myself, including The Spectrum of Diet and Juice Feasting: An Integral Hero’s Guide. You can find more about me and my work at www.JuiceFeasting.com. Please write me if you have more questions. Remember, you are creating a Stradivarious here in terms of restoring order to chaos, and a Stradivarious-made instrument is great because of many things working in synergy. Make sure you check out The Spectrum of Diet(TM) chart I have attached, and move your center of gravity as far north as possible, leaving behind dietary elements of chaos: meat, dairy, wheat, soy, processed sugar, coffee… And check out my website. Doing a Juice Feast will make any transition up the Spectrum of Diet™ far easier for you, and promote the healing of your excellent prostate.
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