We live in a toxic world. "The question is not, am I toxic, but how toxic am I?" This is the wisdom of Dr. Loretta Friedman who works with patients to rid their bodies of pollutants that can be causing bloating, chronic fatigue, weight gain, digestive disorders, joint pain, and more, and they don't realize…
Why Is Prostate Cancer Such A Problem For Men?Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 out of 100 men who are age 60 or older will develop prostate cancer before their 70th birthday.So why is prostate cancer such a problem for men and what can be done about it?
Why Is Prostate Cancer Such A Problem For Men?The prostate is a sponge for toxins similar to how a woman’s breasts are sponges for toxins. Toxins get stored in the prostate tissue, and if not expelled, the prostate can become cancerous.Medical doctors usually check the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), which is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Most doctors consider a PSA between 1 and 4 to be normal. A higher PSA or a PSA that rises over time usually indicates cancer. It’s important to keep your PSA number as low under 4 as possible.By removing certain toxins from your diet, and increasing your intake of essential nutrients.
What Can You Do To Decrease Your Risk?
- Eat more tomatoes. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant proven to lower risk of prostate cancer. Moreover, the redder the tomato, the more lycopene it has; eating fresh, deep red tomatoes can ensure you get your daily dose of lycopene.
- Add more zinc to your diet. Foods like spinach, shrimp, flax seeds, and egg yolks can significantly decrease your risk of prostate cancer.
- Avoid inflammatory foods. Keeping sugar out of your diet as much as possible can go a long way in preventing prostate cancer. Next time you reach for a soda, drink water instead.
- Increase your berry intake. By eating more berries like blueberries, you’re increasing the antioxidants in your bloodstream. Antioxidants prevent damage from free radicals, which are one of the things that scientists believe contribute to cancer. Moreover, blueberries are full of cyanocobalamin (or Vitamin B12) which aid in keeping your prostate healthy, but can also boost your energy and prevent cardiovascular disease.
- “Detox” at least once a year. Detoxing is the process of cleansing your body and remove toxins from your body with a strict diet. By doing this once a year, you can remove many of the toxins stored over time.
- Find out your toxicity levels. There’s no way to avoid toxins, but when you know what your toxicity levels are, you can make more informed choices about what you eat, drink, and use in your everyday life.