No one was more sceptical than me about natural cures, but through desperation I turned to the Internet to try and find help for my prostate issues. I am very grateful to every one who posted about apple cider vinegar because to my amazement it really works. I have had troubles for nearly four years without remedy, and yet within three hours of taking the vinegar (one tablespoon in water) the discomfort I have suffered for so long started to dissipate.
Two days later I feel so much better and I would encourage anyone suffering to give it a try. I have also started taking blackstrap molasses as recomended on another part of this site. I never post on websites but feel it is so important for sufferers to give it a try I had to help spread the word. Best wishes to everyone looking for help.
I'm 62 going on 63 this month. I have been experiencing slow to dribble urinating for years. I thought getting up 5 to 7 times a night was normal. I felt in was normal since I'm getting older. But lately I decided to go get a check up to see if I had a medical issue. I took a fasting blood sugar test. My urine and blood test all returned normal. I was very pleased but symptoms remained.
My search lead me to BLACK STRAP MOLASSES (BSM) and APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV). I immediately tried ACV that evening and noticed that night better rest and less trips to bathroom. I got excited. For the next 3 days I took 2 table spoon BSM in morning and 2 ACV at night. I began to see an immediate change in urination flow and less bathroom trips, but at night I was still getting up every 2 hours to pee. But I immediately saw a difference. I now could see light at the end of the tunnel.
I decided to experiment. I decided to stop taking 2 TBS of ACV AND 1 TBS of BSM at night. I have been taking 2 TBS BSM & 1 TBS ACV in the morning only. This has been nothing short of a miracle. BSM along with small amount of ACV has cured me. I not completely sure what was wrong me, but the symptoms are all but gone. Last night I slept 6 hrs straight for the first time in yrs. I have accomplished all this in less than 2 weeks. OH yea...I left out the most important ingredient, Prayer and Jesus Christ.
Thanks for reading, I will give more information soon on my recovery from prostate problems. Michael
My treatment for enlarged prostrate is a couple of tablespoons of Cod Liver Oil and a zinc and copper tablet. When I first had this problem, the doctor told me I had an enlarged prostrate but did nothing else for me. My PSA was high but said it wasn't cancer.
The research I did led me to using Cod Liver Oil that was rich in vitamin A, and my prostrate shrunk. This worked for a year or so and then stopped working. More research finally led me to understand that it was zinc that moved vitamin A around in the body and with out zinc, vitamin A couldn't be moved. I took zinc with the vitamin A and for a while again it worked, but again after a year or so stopped working again. Back to the books and more research and I found out that if you take zinc by itself it will create a deficiency of copper.
I added copper to the regimen and since then there's been no further problem.
So my prescription is two tablespoons of cod liver oil, a 50 mg zinc tablet or capsule and a two mg copper tablet.
I hope this is of help to you.
My PSA was 14.5. I took apple cider vinegar/raw honey 2 times a day. My PSA came down to 14.2 in 7 months. What can I do to lower it much more? I have stage 1 prostate cancer. Thank you . Will
Have taken 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in glass of hot water for the last 3 mornings upon waking.
I am 74 and have an enlarged prostate. Dr has had me on doxazosin to relax prostate and bladder muscle. That works well but made me weary, weak, sleepy and dropped my blood pressure down to 90/60.Then he had me cut dose back to 1/2 pill (2.5 mg) and added finasteride to shrink prostate by stopping production of dihydrotestosterone. But that hormone is what makes a male horny. While on it I had nil libido, which did not bother my wife, but I hated it. Have stopped taking both for a week now.
Apple cider vinegar last 3 mornings, seems to work for me. Only had one pee upon rising and another at 1100 after drinking tea and decaff coffee. And sleeping from 2200 to 0500. Used to wake up at least once, sometimes twice for a pee.Great now.
I had an enlarged prostate to the point I had to sit sideways in my truck to drive. I did not want to go to the doctor and take drugs. I read about turpentine and thought I would give it a shot. I took a dose, three sugar cubes soaked with turpentine every three days. First dose, next day I woke up felt very good and worked thru the day about 2pm I had a diarrhea attack. The diarrhea was very black and very awful smelling. For a period of about 3-4 days I did not have the diarrhea but my waste was still black until it normalized.
I kept taking the turpentine every three days for about three weeks and then I went to the toilet and peed, I started to pee chunks. The chunks were the consistency of snot with a little blood red end. This lasted about three days with the intensity waning as it progressed. Swelling immediately went down.
When I take turpentine now I barely get a reaction. OK there is my story.
First off, thank you to earth clinic and all the people that post on here. It is such a great site.
My partner was suffering from enlarged prostate. He was suffering quite a bit, hard to pee and frequently wanting to pee. He was put on a 3 month waiting list to have an operation. He was not sure he could last that long because of the pain of it.
He started taking 10.000 Hu cayenne tablets. Think he took about 6 a day. Within about two days the pain had eased off and he was able to pee properly again. He was amazed and so was I. He cancelled the appointment to be operated on and is now completely fine.
On 21 January 2016 I was diagnosed with tubular prostate cancer phase four. My PSA was 901 on 5 February. I got my first Lucrin injection on 9 February and also started with artemether. Now after 11 weeks on 3 May my PSA was 69. I am working hard to reach 0 by the end of June 2016. I had a problem with my stream peeing.
For the past three days I am taking a 500 mg Cayenne pepper capsule three times a day. Really, the difference is amazing. I am pissing a beer bottle stream in a relaxing mood.
I didn't understand the problem that I have had for years and was told by my urologist (???) that I had an enlarged prostate. Luckily, I saw the lemon juice/olive oil remedy for kidney stones online and, with little hope, gave it a try resulting in amazing improvement in urinary pain and a very frequent need to urinate within less than a week.
The problem was beginning to impair my life. I couldn't sleep very long and long drives required frequent stops.
I take roughly 2 oz. of fresh lemon juice with a little olive oil twice a day. The formula has definitely changed my life!
My prostate has been growing slowly and steadily since I was in my late 40's, and now am 66. My urologist has insisted I have cancer, even after 4 negative biopsies (36 pokes). And I have been through the usual meds like Avodart, Proscar, and Flomax. Incidentally, they ALL have side effects even though the urologist will say that is highly unlikely. They are wrong. Urologists drive me nuts. Their business model is drugs and surgery. Neither one is good for you. They don't know a thing about nutrition and generally don't believe it is a factor in BPH.
Things got so bad in the last year I had to have a catheter and learn how to do it myself. Miserable. My prostate was getting bigger and bigger and PSA had climbed to over 30. But my other prostate markers were very normal.....a 'soft' prostate, low PCA-3 scores, negative biopsies, etc. It was a real puzzle.
I have read the experiences of others here with interest. I tried most of them. I did get a little bit of mileage out of apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Here is what ultimately helped me BIG TIME:
The Budwig anti-cancer meal. It is essentially a lot of organic flaxseed oil with organic cottage cheese. Here is the link: https://www.cancertutor.com/budwig/. I use Barlean's organic flaxseed oil with the cottage cheese. Not only will it help your prostate but will cut your risk of cancer to almost nothing IMHO.
This has really helped. Because of these dietary changes I no longer need to use a catheter. My suspicion is that all of us have to deal with inflammation in our bodies. Try this Budwig anti-cancer concoction; it is easy to make. The oil will cool off the inflammation that is probably driving BPH. Incidentally, I had an MRI and there was NO cancer; just a prostate about the size of Mount Rushmore.
Also, I take a TBS of cod liver oil every day, or every other day. That is good for inflammation also.
Lastly, STAY AWAY from commercial pastries and foods with MSG. The sugar and MSG and salt will cause tissue to swell. Do NOT eat the peanuts on Southwest Airlines; they have heavily salted with MSG (read the package). Eat food that is NOT processed; you will be better for it. Make a green 'smoothie' in your blender and drink a half glass every day. Make it out of kale and frozen fruit. You can get it at Costco for not much money. Greens are so very good for all of us.
Green drinks, lots of omega 3's in the Budwig diet, and staying away from heavily salted, commercial foods and pastries will help you big time. I found that I didn't need the drugs or surgery if I was willing to change my diet in key areas.
That is what has helped me. And good luck!
How much cayenne is necessary to reduce the size of the prostate or to kill cancer cells in the prostate? I bought capsules containing 600 mg.
I have found that BRAGG's ACV has the highest content of the Mother. It is grown and bottled in Cali. Paul Bragg died in his 90's due to an accident while surfing in Hawaii. His surf board hit him in the back of his neck and he subsequently died.
Patricia his daughter runs the company now. Must-read books by Paul Bragg are "Apple Cider Vinegar" The Miracle Health System and "The Miracle of Fasting" Bragg's Complete Life Extension System. Cleansing is the secret to life without disease. All disease stems from toxicity in the bowel and organs.
The Prostate accumulates toxins from the body, its job is to cleanse. It's our job to help cleanse the Prostate as it collects and stores toxins from our system. So many environmental toxins enter our body through inhalation and in-gestation. Cleansing techniques are the most effective way to heal and promote well being.
Fasting is referenced in the Bible, King James Versions, Paul references Biblical verses in all his books to his remedies. He is a Miracle man, Diagnosed with TB in his early teens and cured by a Swedish Dr. in Switzerland using the Sun and UVB rays, and went on to compete in the world Olympics. Back in the day, TB was a Death Wish.
I had been using saw palmetto for the last 7 months. Urine flow was half of what it used to be (less in the morning but "improved" to about 1/2 of what it was when I was younger (now 59).
It seemed to be helping but I wasn't totally satisfied and started looking elsewhere. I found references to cayenne pepper. I read more about supposed "cancer" fighting properties. I'm getting more into "natural" methods and away from pharmaceuticals and thought I would give it a try.
I had my first taste this morning after breakfast: I used 1/2 tsp in half cup of warm water. Chugged it and oooh boy, it was hot. Not burningly so but enough. Without word of a lie, when I peed about 1. 30pm, flow was twice what it usually is. Four hours? Sounds dubious but it's true. All I know is I'm a believer (at this point) and am going to continue this level of cayenne (1/2 tsp in half cup of warm water 3x/day (after each meal).
Take this for what it's worth. Good luck to you :)
ACV works really well :) I use 1 or 1 and half tablespoons of ACV in a glass of juice and take that once or twice a day.
I started taking ACV for my prostate issues and found great relief using this. ACV is the best remedy I have found to date. No more pain when urinating. No more pain after sex. Wonderful! Sometimes the pain was really really bad, sometimes I would have erections that would not go away, and were not sexual at all..
Wonder of wonders, after taking ACV I soon noticed my mild reflux was gone.. and also my rhinitis had further improved. I use the No Starch Diet (quite similar to Paleo Diet actually) for my messed up immune system and that had already greatly improved my rhinitis (and other inflammatory immune problem too).
== Other things I tried ==
* Molasses - actually seemed to work reasonably well, but the ACV remedy is better!
* Top quality Multivitamin & Mineral & Antioxidant supplement (Pharmaceutical grade). ACV is still better hehe
* Making the renal system alkaline helped. That includes things like Cream of Tartar mixed with juice. Baking soda and water on an empty tummy. Lots of fruit & veg.. etc.
== Things that make it worse ==
** Chocolate! (due to sugar content perhaps?)
* Excessive protein consumption - makes the urine too acidic and my prostate doesn't like it.
Apple Cider Vinegar remedy for BPH, prostatitis or enlarged prostate symptoms:
I hadn't heard of using Apple Cider Vinegar before reading it here and I'm so thankful! Thank you to everyone that posted about it!
After taking 2 tablespoons of organic ACV in about a 1/4 cup of water with a little agave nectar (you could use honey or a little sugar) every morning before eating anything, I've noticed a huge difference! It's so much easier to start and the flow is much much better! Yeah it doesn't taste all that great but the benefits are totally worth it!!
Just to test things out, I stopped taking the ACV for 1 day about 4 days after starting to use it and all the bad symptoms came back. Once I resumed my morning regiment, it all turned around again! This stuff really does work, for me anyway, and I encourage anyone else to give it a try...it couldn't hurt.
Everybody's different of course so if it doesn't work for you right away, I'd suggest giving it a try for at least a week. Apparently there are a bunch of other health benefits from taking ACV that I've read; lowing blood pressure, weight loss, better food digestion and more efficient mineral absorption, to name a few.
I started using ACV and raw honey 2 weeks ago, but only because someone said that it was good for you. I never gave it a thought about how it would help me. I have been taking Flomax for about 2 years now, but today, I have not taken a Flomax for two days, and I don't need flomax now. Thanks to the ACV and Raw Local Honey.
As an added benefit, my Ohio River Valley allergies have all but gone away. Yea