God is revealing specific things in the natural that men can do to maintain a healthy prostate.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men, and more than 2 million men in the US are now living with the disease. In addition, 60% of men between 60 and 70 have an enlarged prostate, and that rises to 80-90% for men over 70. While enlargement is a benign condition, it causes a range of symptoms that are uncomfortable – even painful – and can affect quality of life.
Fortunately, God has provided a number of plants, compounds and naturally occurring nutrients that address the overall health of the prostate as well as prostate enlargement.
Saw Palmetto is probably the most popular and one of the most effective natural supplement for the prostate. Numerous large-scale studies have shown significant improvement of symptoms in men who take this herbal extract.
Saw Palmetto works by reducing the buildup of DHT, a chemical in the body known to cause prostate enlargement. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, decreasing the inflammation within the prostate gland and also strengthening the body's immune system.
Pygeum Bark Extract has also shown remarkable effects in reducing the symptoms of prostate enlargement. It is often combined with saw palmetto, and the two work in similar ways, although some herbalists feel pygeum may actually be stronger.
Lycopene gets high marks from researchers for its potent antioxidant properties, which neutralize harmful free radicals. Research has consistently shown that tomatoes/ tomato fruit, the most concentrated source of lycopene, are protective against prostate cancer.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - according to new research from the University of California San Francisco, increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against advanced prostate cancer.
Vitamin E and Selenium together are one of the most potent antioxidant combinations in the support of a healthy prostate.
Zinc is an essential mineral for prostate function, and a deficiency in zinc has been linked to higher incidence of prostate cancer. Pumpkin Seed Extract is another excellent source of zinc.
Soy Isoflavones have been shown to have a positive effect on decreasing the growth of human prostate tissue. In Asia, where more soy products are consumed, the incidence of prostate enlargement and cancer is much lower.
Nettle Root from the stinging nettle plant, has many of the active ingredients in saw palmetto, and many prominent anti-inflammatory properties.
Red Clover Plant Extracts, also known as isoflavones, have had excellent results addressing the symptoms of prostate enlargement, especially nighttime urination. It also appears to have a more rapid onset of benefits than other herbs.
It is possible for you to maintain steady blood levels of these substances in measured daily amounts. Our Prostate Support, when taken in combination with Basic Nutrient Support, provides all of the above specialized nutrients as well as the full spectrum of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and additional compounds to sustain a healthy prostate.
In addition to supplements, there are easy, practical dietary steps you can take to support the prostate:
1. Decrease all sources of saturated fats
2. Eat tomatoes, especially cooked or as tomato paste, and other lycopene-containing foods, such as apricots, watermelon and papaya
3. Get antioxidants (vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and selenium) from yellow, orange, and dark green fruits and vegetables and almonds (vitamin E)
4. Increase calcium and vitamin D from low and nonfat dairy products
5. Eat fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids
6. Add garlic and turmeric/curcumin to your foods
7. Drink green tea and pomegranate juice
8. Eat soy products
9. Follow the Mediterranean Diet
Combine these natural principles from God with the supernatural power of prayer for the most effective way to see health and healing manifest in your body.