Day 32: Men’s Health
The Male Prostate, Cancer is a Fungus, Prostate Health Protocol by David Rainoshek, M.A., Testosterone for Health
Welcome to Day 32!
Today we look at Men’s Health Issues, in particular how to protect the Male Prostate with Diet, Lifestyle, and Life Practices; Prostate Cancer Realities and Healing; and how to boost Testosterone Production and Levels for Immune Health and Vitality.
First off, the shocker: did you know that the incidence of male prostate cancer is over 30% higher than female breast cancer? Here’s the data:
Prostate Cancer and Dietetics
Using data from The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program by Dr. Jane Plant, I created the chart below to 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.
Letter: 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
Prostate Care Protocol: The Deep Features of Prostate Health and Healing
by David Rainoshek, M.A.
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.
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.
Remember, you are creating a Stradivarius here in terms of restoring order to chaos, and a Stradivarius instrument is great because of many things working in synergy. Make sure you check out The Spectrum of Diet(TM) chart below.
To heal ANY major health challenge, Prostate Issues included, 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.
With that, here is my Prostate Care Protocol:
+ DIETARY: Move your Center of Gravity up the Spectrum of Diet™ to low-glycemic Raw/Live plant-based foods OR a low-glycemic Integrated Diet with Intermittent Fasting, eating One Meal a Day (OMAD) and doing extended 1-3 Day Water Fasts.
+ 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)
+ If you have Prostatitis, Daily enemas for 2 weeks, Weekly colonics for 4-8 weeks.
+ Raw Sauerkraut (1/2 to 1 cup a day)
+ Low-Glycemic, Anti-mycotic diet (see Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, MD)
+ 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 High-Speed Blender
+ Get 4 Nut Mylk Bags for Making Green Juice with your Vitamix
+ Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda – such as Arm and Hammer or Bob’s Red Mill)
+ Immunocal Whey Protein extract (Information Here) OR N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) (to raise glutathione levels)
+ Angstrom Selenium by Mother Earth Minerals
+ Angstrom Zinc by Mother Earth Minerals
+ Liquid Zeolite (Information Here) (as directed)
+ Vitalzym (2 caps, 3x/day away from meals)
+ Allimax Garlic Extract (specific allicin extraction from garlic) (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 (medicinal mushrooms to increase Natural Killer Cell function)
+ Antioxidant Extreme by Healthforce Nutritionals
+ Pau D’ Arco Tea (3 cups/day)
+ Green Tea (2 cups/day)
+ Tulsi Tea (1-2 cups/day)
+ Astragalus ProstaPollen by Flora (Information here)
+ Max Stress B Nanoplex from Premier Research (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)
+ MSM (2-3 Tablespoons per day) (sulfur compound that breaks down thickened tissue, reduces inflammation)
+ Chlorella (1 Tablespoon/day)
+ Spirulina (1 Tablespoon/day)
+ 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 Disease By 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…
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Juice for the Urinary Tract: Honeymoon Healer
As many women know, drinking cranberry juice is the ultimate protection against urinary tract infections (also commonly known as the honeymoon disease, given the reasons why it ussually flares up).
This is also an excellent drink for men. Most Western doctors treat UTIs by prescribing antibiotics, which unfortunately kill all the healthy bacteria and only make one even more prone to future infections. Prevent the pain in the first place by drinking plenty of cranberry juice, especially at the beginning of a serious romantic relationship! Cranberries are also full of vitamin C and potassium. Juice together:
+ Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
+ add 1 tsp honey
Source: Raw Food Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis
Men’s Health Articles on Life Extension Foundation
Men’s Health: Four Suprising Things that May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk by The Environmental Working Group
The prostate gland secretes the majority of seminal fluid, and cancers of the prostate are common in developed countries. It is the most common cancer among American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lung cancer kills more men, but there are almost twice as many prostate cancer cases.
The causes of prostate cancer are unknown, but medical experts and researchers have identified many risk factors, including age, ethnicity, family history and obesity. A growing body of evidence is beginning to show that prostate cancer might be associated with environmental exposures as well.
Men’s Health: Six Suprising Things that Can Affect Male Fertility by The Environmental Working Group (EWG)
A 2013 poll conducted for The Associated Press found that 8 of every 10 men said they had always wanted to be fathers or would like to be one someday. There’s a popular misconception that infertility is a woman’s problem, but according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in about 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole or a contributing cause.
The causes of male infertility are complex and varied, but avoiding risks that can impair proper development of a man’s hormone and reproductive systems is first and foremost. In order to impregnate a woman, a man has to be able to produce and ejaculate enough healthy sperm to fertilize her egg, and studies show that several types of toxic chemicals that everyone encounters in daily life can alter sperm and semen in ways that may impair fertility.
Here are some of the ways that you can be exposed to potentially fertility-impairing chemicals and what you can do to avoid them.
The goal of this article is to explain the basics of male fertility and describe what can disrupt it, and then to present some simple ways to improve health and regain that fertility. Three very important factors are improving nutrition, reducing toxic exposures and lowering stress levels. After just a few months of diligent efforts in making these changes, couples often achieve pregnancy even after having tried unsuccessfully for a year or more. Though the focus of this article is male fertility, these factors apply to the health and fertility of women as well as men.