prostate

  1. Bladder woes? Your doc may be leaving you in the dark

    You wake up... and your bladder tells you to get to the toilet… STAT.

    But as soon as you've stumbled to the bathroom, that "emergency" turns out to be a mere "drop" in the bucket!

    Gentlemen, there's nothing more frustrating than what I call a "leftover urge" (a.k.a. urinary retention), which is most commonly caused by prostate enlargement (a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).

    With BPH, your prostate swells and basically pinches your urethra, which restricts urinary flow and prevents full bladder emptying.

    You may feel so aggravated -- and sleep deprived -- that you'll swallow any pill that your doc tells you will help.

    But even if those drugs help you in the BATHROOM, they may cause new problems... in the BEDROOM.

    And according to a new study, your doc may leave you in the dark about these undesirable side effects.

    In the study, published in the World Journal of Urology, researchers surveyed about 250 urologists about the treatment options they offered to those with BPH (or other lower urinary tract symptoms) AND which side effects they discussed with their patients.

    Now, we know that commonly prescribed drugs for prostate issues can make it tougher to perform "in the moment"... and may even zap your "mojo" entirely.

    But nearly a THIRD of the docs surveyed in the study said that they DON'T routinely mention these side effects to their patients when they prescribe them.

    That's a pretty gaping omission!

    What's more, most of the docs said that they don't discuss alternatives to these drugs… even though we know that many natural herbs can effectively shrink your prostate WITHOUT causing bedroom troubles.

    In fact, docs with the highest caseloads -- meaning that they see the most BPH cases each month -- were the LEAST likely to offer alternatives!

    That means that a heck of a lot of folks are popping these pills blindly… and suffering a blow to their manhood they didn't bargain for.

    So, if you're dealing with BPH, don't trust the mainstream to tell you everything you need to know.

    And instead of popping a pill, try some natural alternatives first.

    Studies have shown that a combination of stinging nettle and saw palmetto is just as effective as some popular drugs for BPH.

    Make sure your palmetto extract is 85 to 95 percent fatty acids and sterol -- otherwise, it may not have enough potency to get the job done.

    Typically, 160 mg of it twice daily combined with 300 mg of stinging nettle extract daily will do the trick, but talk to your doc about the right dosage for you.

    You can often find both of these herbs combined in a good prostate support formula at your local health store.

    And since BPH can actually be a symptom of zinc and/or essential fatty acid deficiency, add some unroasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and fatty acid-rich flaxseed oil to your diet.

  2. Family history of prostate cancer? Active surveillance still better than radiation

    Protect your manhood from becoming radioactive

    If you've been diagnosed with cancer, the mainstream will likely try to treat it with its typical aggressive "scorched earth" approach.

    Your doc may try to pump you full of chemicals and zap you full of radiation to try to kill off the cancer cells -- but the problem is that those treatments kill off the healthy cells along with the cancerous ones, leaving you feeling worse than ever.

    In cases of prostate cancer, those treatments can wreak havoc "down there" -- in both the bathroom AND the bedroom.

    Talk about hitting you "below the belt"!

    But according to the latest research, if you've been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, you don't need to lose one bit of your manhood by submitting to chemo or radiation -- even if you've got a family history of the disease.

    Now, I know there's been a lot of media coverage about genetic testing, especially with the emergence of these "at-home testing" kits offered by companies like 23 and Me. And, as I shared with you in the August 2017 issue of my Nutrition & Healing newsletter, I actually think knowing more about your DNA is a good thing.

    But that doesn't necessarily mean you should submit to radical treatments out of fear. Because your genetic code does not necessarily dictate your destiny.

    In fact, researchers have found that most of the time, early-stage prostate cancer patients can forego treatments like radiation, which up until now has been pretty much standard fare for any guy considered "high-risk."

    A recent study found that in men with a family history, prostate tumors DON'T grow more quickly, and the cancer DOESN'T spread more rapidly, compared to those considered "low-risk."

    So, this just confirms what I've been telling you -- which is that you can opt for what we call "active surveillance." That approach is more about watching closely to make sure the cancer isn't spreading or progressing -- because most times, prostate tumors DON'T grow OR spread.

    Guys who choose to monitor their prostates live just as long as those who choose to zap them... and they're able to continue performing their manly functions without interruption.

    I should note, however, that active surveillance isn't about doing NOTHING. Because there's more you can do to shrink tumors and keep your cancer from spreading -- and none of them will fry you the way radiation can.

    For instance, the adrenaline released when you exercise can trigger an immune response that actually SHRINKS tumors!

    And nothing can make you feel more "manly" than building up those muscles and staying strong for a fight with cancer.

  3. Prostate surgery doesn’t save lives in most cancer cases

    The cancer news that's too big to ignore Well, wonders never cease. The mainstream is FINALLY waking up and smelling the coffee about something it has ignored for years. Gentlemen, I'm talking about the best way to treat prostate cancer. For decades, mainstream docs have been peddling their "slash-and-burn" approach to prostate cancer patients: Do surgery or radiation first, ask...
  4. Prostate drug Avodart linked to serious side effects

    Beat back bathroom emergencies with herbs Your body wakes you up because you've got to go... badly. So, you stumble to the bathroom in the dark... only to find that your big "emergency" doesn't amount to much more than a trickle. When you've got an enlarged prostate, a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it can feel like every time your bladder...
  5. Plant compounds prevent growth of prostate cancer

    Cancer is no match for these kitchen secrets Gentlemen, if you've been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, it can feel like you're stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. On the one hand, you want to avoid the "slash and burn" approach recommended by the mainstream. That's because most prostate cancers are so slow-growing that surgery or chemo...
  6. Active surveillance OK even with family history of prostate cancer

    Save your manhood by watching and waiting There's a big problem with the way mainstream medicine treats cancer. Its aggressive "search and destroy" method leaves most folks feeling worse than ever. In fact, most patients aren't taken down for the count by their cancer -- but by their treatments! And gentlemen, the overtreatment you may receive after a prostate cancer...
  7. Fight prostate cancer without surgery or radiation

    The most radical treatment for prostate cancer is... Q: A friend of mine has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He doesn't have any symptoms, but the doctor said he had to either cut it or have radiation. Can you suggest anything that might help him... that doesn't involve lots of side effects? GR: I'm sorry to hear about your friend...
  8. Herbs and nutrients help shrink an enlarged prostate

    While herbs like saw palmetto can help relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, it may not be effective on its own. Your first line of defense should be making sure you've got all the nutrients you need -- and the best plan of attack often includes multiple herbs and essential nutrients.
  9. Shrink your prostate for better bladder emptying

    By improving your prostate health, you can combat a common problem that keeps guys from being able to fully empty their bladders.
  10. Hair growth drug can wreck your sex life

    You don't have to suffer a prostate problem to be given a dangerous and emasculating prostate drug -- just tell your doc you want more hair.

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