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[22 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 18 views]

After the age of 30, the prostate cells in men start multiplying resulting in the gradual growth of the prostate gland in men. The reason behind the rapid multiplication of the cells is the conversion of one hormone into another more powerful hormone as age advances.

An improper and ‘bad for prostate’ diet causes the deficiency of certain elements and the consequences of the deficiency are unrestricted growth of the gland. For example, zinc can help in curbing the conversion of the hormones, thereby controlling the multiplication of the prostate cells. If your diet does not contain food that can supplement zinc in the body, your prostate may start giving you trouble sooner rather than later.

The industrial age has brought about a paradigm shift in man’s diet. From a natural plant based diet and meat products, man has shifted to oily and fried foods that contain complex carbohydrates. In fact, the major cause of most of human ailments is diet – a diet that is either insufficient or one that has an excess of harmful substances like additives and preservatives.

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[21 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 2 views]

by Warren Matthews of Xtend-Life Natural Supplements

Imagine this… You are visiting your doctor for the second time because you have been experiencing some discomfort which prompted you to go and see him a couple of weeks earlier so he could do some tests.

He sits you down and with a very serious look he regrets to inform you that you have prostate cancer. After you recover from the initial shock you discuss what your options are. None of them look good and with the treatments offered, there is a high probability that you will lose your manhood and virility.

With this shattering news you head home, have a good stiff drink and then after settling down a bit you go to your computer and start researching the subject of prostate cancer.

What you find is really disturbing:

Around a ¼ of all men who are diagnosed each year with cancer have prostate cancer.

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Alternative Therapies, Health Q & A, Men's Health, Nutrition »

[21 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 99 views]

Question: from Winston

I am curious to find out what can I do naturally to enhance my testosterone to optimum levels? I will take supplements if they are the right kind and they work. I am tried seeing advertisements promoting these products which is nothing more than to con job for consumers.

Answer: from Warren Matthews of Xtend-Life

There are basically two ways in which to raise your testosterone naturally.

One is by taking natural supplements which can help stimulate your natural production of testosterone. There are a number of herbs that can help this with Tribulus perhaps having the most scientific support for this purpose.

The other way is to reduce the amount of testosterone that your body is producing from being converted into estrogen. Quite often men are still producing enough testosterone but as they age a greater proportion is converted into estrogen thus resulting in low levels of testosterone.

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Health and Vitality, Men's Health »

[21 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 34 views]

There have been some very interesting observations regarding of prostate enlargement, a natural process where the male gland grows in size and causes urinary problems. The incidence and severity of prostate enlargement is much lower in Brazil, especially in the regions where saw palmetto is grown. This led to an understanding that saw palmetto is one of the most effective herbs for inhibiting prostate enlargement.

Similarly, Asian men have a much lower rate of prostate enlargement and cancer than American men. There are a lot of reasons attributed to this peculiar situation. It is a fact that traditional and ancient therapies have used various herbs and concoctions to alleviate the symptoms caused by this male condition since ages.

There is a mention of prostate enlargement and inflammation in ancient Indian texts, the basis of traditional Indian therapy – Ayurveda. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has an effective therapy known as acupressure for treating numerous ailments including prostate problems. And in Japanese traditional families wives often perform prostate massage to help their husbands to maintain prostate health.

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[21 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

The PSA test that reveals the level of prostate-specific antigen in the body is one method of early detection of prostate enlargement or prostate cancer in men. The blood test helps in monitoring prostate health well before the enlargement manifests itself as urinary symptoms.

While benign growths are more manageable with an improved diet, herbs for prostate enlargement, conventional prostate medicine and alternative remedies, prostate cancer is a radically different situation altogether. Treatment options for prostate cancer depend largely on the stage to which it has advanced.

Radical prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the entire gland and the neighboring lymph nodes. To facilitate easy flow of urine after surgery, a rubber tube is inserted through the penis into the bladder till the area heals properly. Although radical prostatectomy cures the disease completely as the nearby lymph nodes are also removed, surgery is never totally safe. Some of the risks include:

* Excessive loss of blood.
* Loss of bladder control.
* Accidental leakage of urine while coughing or laughing and lifting heavy objects.
* Impotence and erectile dysfunction.

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Alternative Therapies, Health and Vitality, Men's Health »

[21 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 30 views]

How would you feel if…your doctor said you had prostate cancer and surgery was the only option?

What if…your long-term chance of survival after surgery was not good?

What would happen…to your manhood and virility?

Hundreds of thousands of men hear this shattering news every year!

Of further concern is the 50% chance you have of developing an enlarged prostate by your 59th birthday.

General loss of libido and sexual desire, though not life-threatening, is also experienced by men through their 40s, 50s and beyond, having a profound effect on personal relationships.

The good news is that extensive scientific research in the area of natural prevention has produced solutions that are effective for most men…if initiated early enough. So, if you are a man and have not yet thought about the above, we recommend now is the time.

Let us help you by reviewing a few more facts…

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[21 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 8 views]

Masturbation has since long been a taboo and associated with numerous myths. Perhaps it was believed that human beings are not entitled to have sexual pleasure unless some one else gave it to them.

With a paradigm change in perceptions and the acceptance of the biological need for sex, such myths have been exploded. Instead, masturbation as a tool for self stimulation and prostate health has become a subject matter of studies conducted all over the world. While there is an inherent risk of infections and sexually transmitted diseases during sexual intercourse, masturbation is a manual stimulation of the genital organs.

It was generally believed that masturbation led to an enlarged prostate. On the contrary, recent studies that have taken into account all types of ejaculation, whether during sexual intercourse, nocturnal emissions or masturbation, point towards a possible link between frequency of ejaculation and good prostate health.

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[21 May 2009 | One Comment | 0 views]

The New Zealand Game Industry Board and AgResearch are working hard to prove scientifically – that New Zealand deer velvet may have a positive effect on athletic performance.

Although requiring further examination, the latest human clinical trials (conducted by the Otago University Human Performance Cente on behalf of NZGIB and AgResearch) do indicate a possible link between New Zealand deer velvet and improved athletic performance on two fronts; improved strength and endurance in response to training, and improved recovery from muscle tissue damage associated with exercise.

In the first study, scientists at Otago University Human Performance Centre compared the development of muscle strength and endurance in groups of males taking different forms of New Zealand deer velvet to a control group taking a placebo. In the study, 51 male athletes undertook a 12 week period of supervised training during which strength and endurance were monitored. The group taking a powdered form of New Zealand deer velvet antler showed greater improvements in isokinetic strength and muscular endurance as a result of training than the control group.

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[21 May 2009 | 5 Comments | 0 views]

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–An active ingredient found in the oil of the Southeast Asian croton plant–12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, commonly known as TPA–may inhibit the growth of new prostate cancer cells, according to researchers at Rutgers University.

“We demonstrated TPA could simultaneously stop the growth of new prostate cancer cells, kill existing cancer cells and ultimately shrink prostate tumors,” said Allan Conney, Ph.D., one of the study’s authors. The researchers also tested the effect of TPA in combination with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), a vitamin A derivative that has been shown to effectively treat leukemia.

Mice with induced prostate tumors received a daily dose of TPA, ATRA or a combination of the two for 46 days. After 21 days of treatment, tumor regression became apparent in 62 percent of mice treated with TPA, compared to 31 percent of mice treated with ATRA. All mice receiving the combination treatment showed signs of tumor regression.

Researchers also found TPA and the combination treatment continued to inhibit tumor growth for the duration of the study, compared to ATRA inhibiting tumor growth only for the first 28 days of treatment.

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[21 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 38 views]

Middle aged men face a typical problem with their prostate gland. With age, the hormonal levels in the body undergo a gradual change that results in an enlarged prostate. Prostatitis is a condition where the gland is inflamed by a migrant bacterial infection. As the gland surrounds the tube through which urine exits the body, an enlarged prostate creates problems with urination.

Initial symptoms of prostate enlargement include nocturia (excessive urination at night), increased visits to the bathroom and irritation. As the condition develops, symptoms of obstruction appear and there is hesitancy, a slow stream, dribbling and a feeling that the bladder has not emptied completely after urination.

It can be extremely bothersome for men with severe conditions. The sensation to urinate often disturbs sleep more than once during the night. The fact that even after urination there is a feeling of a full bladder leads to frustration.

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