Prostate cancer is the second most form of cancer found in men. It is also the second most deadly with lung cancer being the first. Although in previous years the number of cases was on the rise it seems now that the number of newly reported cases of prostate cancer has stabilized. Early detection and preventative measures have been credited with this progress. Many are unaware of some very simple preventative measures that men can take many from their very own homes,
Try eating pumpkin seeds. While pumpkin seeds will likely not cure prostate cancer they can help reduce inflammation and provide relief for other prostate problems. Currently in Germany, doctors use pumpkin seeds to treat enlarged prostates and the urination problems that can occur as a result. The pumpkin seeds are natural diuretics that help flush the system and are full of zinc that keeps the immune system healthy. Eating pumpkin seeds fresh with no salt is the most recommended method of taking them. It is possible however to make a tea with the seeds as the main ingredient. Simply take a handful of seeds and crush them. Place in a 1 pint jar and add boiling water. Strain and drink.
Use corn silk. This method had been used by Amish men for generations to reduce the swelling and discomfort from enlarged prostates. When corn is ready simply remove the silk. 1 serving requires approximately 6 ears of corn. These can be used immediately or dried for future use. Boil the silk in 1 quart of water, strain and drink. 3 cups per week is recommended for the maximum benefit.
Eat 2-3 servings per week of fish. Fish such as mackerel, salmon and tuna are packed full of omega 3 oils. These have been proven beneficial for the prevention of cancer and tumor growth. If you’re not a fan of fish then eating flaxseed can give the same effect.
Try to incorporate Soya into your diet. Easting soy based products is highly nutritious and gives the body several cancer fighting properties. Soya products contain properties that help limit the production of testosterone. Testosterone is believed to aggravate prostate cancer cell growth. Soya can also limit the growth of capillaries that surround tumors slowing their blood supply.
Eat tomatoes! Tomatoes are full of a substance called lycopene which is a known cancer fighter. Tomatoes can be eaten fresh or in the form of sauces and salsas.
Drink a pint of watermelon seed tea per day. This is another time honored Amish tradition for bladder and prostate problems. As you eat watermelon save the seeds. Once you have accumulated 1/8th of a cup, boil them in 1 pint of water. Doing this everyday for 10 days will keep the bladder and prostate clean and free of infection.
Use palmetto extract. The extract from the berries helps improve the flow of urine. It works by altering hormone levels and reducing the prostate gland. Palmetto can be purchased in most health food stores.
Take stinging nettle capsules. Stinging nettles have several health properties. They are very rich in iron and can stop testosterone from binding to cancerous cells. Taking is capsule form is recommended as these plants do burn when they come into contact with the skin.
Limit the in take of alcohol. Alcohol is full of sugars which can cause weight gain. There are direct links between obesity and cancer. Beer also can raise the levels of prolactin which can enlarge the prostate.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. This dilutes the urine which keeps the urinary tract and prostate free of infection. This also flushes the system free of impurities which reduces the chances of developing cancer.