If you are a male and get an annual check-up you begin to dread seeing the doc putting on his rubber glove and tell you to drop your drawers and bend over. This is the simple prostate test along with drawing blood to test your PSA levels. Then it really gets complicated!
What the doc is looking for is early signs of cancer. That’s a good thing! (within reason) United States leads the world in prostate problems and also has the most biopsies- some are unnecessary, which a simple (free PSA test) would have eliminated, if the doctor’s chose to have ordered that exam for you.) Then the Doctor goes the next step and requests a biopsy of your prostate to see if you have cancerous cells or tumors in your prostate. Now the complications really begin to take shape. If you have cancer you may need to have a radical prostatectomy, which removes the prostate, and keeps the cancer from spreading; however you may lose all of your sexual performance and also be incontinent and have to use a bag or can’t control your urine.
You also have many other choices, which include freezing the prostate, micro-waving the prostate, using radical drugs, or the wait and see approach. (many men in their eighties and nineties have prostate cancer, but they probably won’t die of it) so they live with it and manage it and may not even know they have it. Think about it! I’ll bet a dollar and a donut your grandfather and some of our earlier pioneers like George Washington and Abe Lincoln never even had a prostate exam or had to worry about it.
Almost all men over the age of 50 have some type of prostate problems, which can be as simple as slightly enlarged, very enlarged, a prostate infection, which can be treated with antibiotics, or a prostate that is cancerous, which can metastise and spread throughout your body.
Since this blog is written to share information and possibly help someone I am the first to admit that this billion dollar industry is loaded with doctor’s who specialize in the prostate and you may need to consult with these doctors to get the results that you want. A lot of these Doctor’s are saving lives because they are able to detect prostate cancer early and can easily cure it.Yes I recommend getting your psa and prostate exam on an annual basis, but I then ask you to get informed and remain pro-active as you take your next steps on your prostate health. The new wave of medicine will include preventive measures which may eliminate the need to have all of these prostate problems. That’s the direction our new-breakthru research is heading.
But what if there is something that is so break-thru that could keep you from getting prostate cancer or possibly reduce the prostate size, or even reverse prostate cancer, simply by adding something to your diet— wouldn’t it be worth a look see? If I was told If I crawled across the desert and the combination sand and high heat would cure my prostate I would do it. Any of you folks who have gone the prostate route know what I mean. You can spend years going from one expert doctor to another with endless exams, biopsies, operations, worry and pain, and still may have prostate complications.
The avocado is colloquially known as the Alligator Pear, reflecting its shape and the leather-like appearance of its skin. Avocado is derived from the Aztec word “ahuacatl”. One of the presentations on the Avocado suggested that they were bibilcal and they hung in pairs on the tree and were directly related to the prostate.
People have been searching for prostate cures through the centuries. Stories have it that older Chineese men carry small bags of pumpkin seeds and chew on these daily. They know pumpkin seeds have a high zinc content and can be instrumental in helping with the prostate. Florida produces the Saw Palmetto berries which our American Indians used and is also good for the prostate. In addition they now have all sorts of pills, both at the health food stores, and by prescription plus prostate tea which you brew and drink.
“Avocados contain a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein and contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant amounts of tocopherols (vitamin E). Avocado has also been found to protect the prostate from hyperplasia (non-cancerous growth) and prostate cancer. A research published in the January 2005 edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry stated that an extract of avocado inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells.”—–kukvis.com/avocado
“I eat three avocados a day – says George Bliss, age 81, has been eating avocados morning, noon, and night…After eight decades of daily avocado consumption, he’s still going strong; at 6 feet tall, he weighs a trim 180 pounds.” —— a quote from webmd
But can you imagine if you simply incorporated Avocados in your diet and you would not experience any prostate problems— plus as an added bonus Avocados are good for many diseases that effect the immune sytem and they are delicious. I will tell you that is something to crow about.
QUOTE: “When body and soul are rid of the dust of this world of dreams our understanding is awakened and Truth perceived.”
– Wall poem at North Peak Temple—–dailyzen.com
THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Your prostate looks and is the size of a walnut.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Your Prostate!
ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat Avocados often to ward off the dreaded prostate diseases.
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