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!
Recipe: Take common green cabbage, put in boiling water, boil briefly until half cooked. Pour out half the water, add plenty 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and a little cumin. Bring to another boil for about 3 minutes. Eat the cabbage and drink the juice from this recipe immediately. Once a day is best.
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.
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.
Could someone let us know.... A daily dosage of 600-mg of cayenne peper would equate to how many teaspoons?
I began taking it today in hopes of easing my BPH symptoms... Started very cautiously with three x 1/8 teaspoon servings in 3-oz V-8 juice diluted with 3-oz of warm water... Taken after meals. I have a small hiatal hernia and battle GERD as a result. So need to be wary when ingesting pepper. But I seem to have tolerated this small dosage rate quite well. Now, I am wondering what it takes to ingest a total of 600-mg. Taken in three servings (200-mg each).
Thanks to all posters for the very interesting information.
(French Polynesia, Moorea)
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 :)
(Toronto, Ontario Canada)
(Makurdi Benue State)
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.
(Port Hadlock, Washington)
One week before I turned 40 I became very ill- flue like symptoms. Docter told me I had prostrate problems. Since then, urinating wasn't what it use to be! 2 years ago I met this friend who only took natural medicines, and she recommended Cayenne Pepper. I've been taking it in powder form -3x per day with luke warm water- and I can honestly say i pee like a 30 year old!
(Dallas, Tx Usa)
(Melrose, Florida, Usa)
I have chronic prostatitis for the past 17 years. Is there any help for me? I'm so tired and tired of living this way.
Coconut oil reduced my husband's swollen left testicle about 85 percent in one week of light massage. My husband is terrified of seeing a doctor. There is no negotiating with him. The answer is a resounding no. For the past two months I have been giving him a combination of saw palmetto and pygeum tablets for prostate problems. He had terrible dribbling of urine and waking up many times per night. I gave him two of each tablet twice per day and within three days his bathroom runs were reduced to twice per night from four or five times. After about six weeks was reduced to once per night. I was therefore in shock when one week ago I noticed one testicle was three times its size and hard. He had been hiding it because he was afraid I'd insist on him going to the doctor. He said there was no pain. I was terrified of the thought of testicular cancer but he said he did not care he was not going to the doctor. He is 63 and cannot remember the last time he saw a doctor. Well I prayed and the thought of massaging it with coconut oil came to me. It has been one week since I'd take some oil in my hand and massage lightly from groin to under and around both testicle area. I'd then take another generous helping of oil and cup the swollen testicle in it while praying. The swelling has gone down about 85 percent in one week. I will continue doing so even after all the swelling leaves because I am hoping for a complete cure of the dribbling, which is also much better. I forgot to mention that I also started giving him two ounces of noni juice and two ounces of goji juice per day. I was so scared that I tried everything. I think the coconut oil is key though. I give one juice in the morning and the other at night.
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.
(Thunder Bay, ON, Ca)
(Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
(Dodge city Kansas)
(Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
Corn Husk Tea: Boil 8 corn husks in 2 pints of water for about 30 min. Strain and Drink and you have corn silk tea. Pour 2 cups of boiling water of 1tbl corn silk let simmer for 5 min. strain and sweeten. Drink as often as desired.you can save the silk from the corn when you make corn-on-the-cob. Both recipes are for the prostate problems.
Corn Husk Cure
If the dried variety of Corn Silk Tea is not available it can be prepared easily from the fresh silk of sweet corn. Take the silk from one sweet corn, wash thoroughly and chop finely. Put the chopped Corn Silk into a tea pot and cover with boiling water. Secure the lid and allow the infusion to steep for between 2 to 5 minutes. Strain and drink. * Corn Silk combines well with other herbs such as couch grass, bearberry and yarrow for the treatment of cystitis.
Corn Husk Cure
My grand father had an enlarged prostate. He drank the tea from the corn husk and the prostate decreased back to its normal state. I'm writing this to add to some of the cures listed. My grandmother used this cure from an herbal book for my grandfather.
I find Cream of Tartar very helpful in treating prostate inflammation. Dissolve in hot water between an eighth to one quarter teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (CoT), then add this to your juice. Do this morning and night.
CoT is very high in potassium and this is great for the renal system. It works quickly, within an hour or so. Make sure to dissolve in hot water as instructed as it doesn't dissolve well in cold water. If you don't dissolve it the granules are a bit too acidic as they are (I can get a canker sore), and it is also likely to not work as well.