Budwig Protocol, Dietary Changes
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!
Dear Craig you are so right. These days doctors do not care about your health. They only want to poke and prod wherever they can. I have suffered with high blood pressure for about 15 years now. Never had it before would walk for miles always had great blood pressure. Now since I've become older the doctors always calling my house because they want to come out and check to see how I am doing. I DON'T WANT THAT! They keep calling anyway! I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and was in the hospital for a month and a half. That was a real picnic. Awhile later they hired a Japanese doctor who could heal an aneurysm with laser! You only had to stay in the hospital for one hour! The other doctors threw him out!!! I no longer have trust in them! I am so much worse since I went back to the doctors. I will not go again unless I cut or break something!!!!
Cabbage for Painful or Dribbling Urination
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.
Thinus C. a capsule of cayenne 3-5 times a week should also help to keep veins clean from miss piggy and other vein cloggings things folks love to eat.
I would like to know how you are doing to date with the cayyene pepper treatment
In regards to your statement:
"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."
Cayenne Pepper typically ranges between 30,000–50,000 Scoville heat units.
Would you please share with us the 'heat' of the Cayenne that you are taking? Thank You!
Years ago my DH & I had bought a bottle of Cayenne powder in capsules, but when we took it we each experienced what felt like a severe heart attack. (I think the capsule opened & didn't get mixed readily with the food, so sat in one place & caused serious irritation! )
My SIL had recently told me she had had a similarly unpleasant experience after taking an herb, & she had successfully diluted it by drinking a large glass or so of water. So that's what we did ... & thereafter we just mix the cayenne in with our food before eating!
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.
You said: "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."
Was he fine as long as he continued taking it ... or ... even without taking it anymore at all ... or ...?
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)
However, cayenne powder is much lighter than either of these substances. 1 average tsp of cayenne powder is the equivalent of 2000 milligrams.
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)
No specific quantities as there are no claims that it kills cancer cells. Just some studies suggest it does in mice. It has not been tested on people.
Powdered quantities suggested range from 1/4tsp to 1 tablespoon in 1 cup of water 3x a day (preferably after meals as the food has a "gentling" effect). A lot depends on how much you can tolerate. Upset stomach is a common first reaction.
I started with (and am still using) 1/2 tsp in 1/2 cup of warm water. I had a little bit of "turmoil" (still do--it's not a "leisure" beverage to sit down with and enjoy) but it settled down quickly.
Everything I've read says powdered in very warm water (I'm using 1/2tsp of Bulk Food Store cayenne powder--25 to 35 thousand SHU--in 1/2 cup very warm water) is best. It's benefits hit you immediately whereas the capsule has to dissolve.
Capsules work too but are slower.
As a side benefit to the prostate issue, it is clearing up my sinus and coughing/congestion issues related to the bronchitis I'm currently "enjoying".
It's a wonder pepper. I do believe in it at this point.
Cayenne does so many wonderful things. There are so many testimonials it will make your head spin, just like ACV. Buy your cayenne in powder or liquid form. Forget about the capsules; when your mouth senses the heat, your stomach will immediately release juices to protect itself, something the capsules don't do. Also, the more heat units, the better. I am taking 160,000 heat unit cayenne pepper that I buy on-line. Research Dr richard Schultz and Dr. Christopher (can't remember his first name) on the internet. Good luck everyone.
Dr Mathias Rath, a great in the science of natural health and antedotes, explains that of of all the earths mammals, the human is the only species that does not produce its own requirement of Vit C. We pay the price, unless one ingests vit C on a regular basis. Cayenne, ginger, are loaded with Vit C.
British Medicine discovered the C discrepancy after 150 years, heart attack was then known as Scurvy!
To this day, the Nation Health Services of the UK or anywhere else will not reduce the Hospital bed occupancy by making this simple truth known to every school child and expectant mother. One day the medics will be looked at as we now view the infamous, demonic inquisitors. It is after all, thier own fault, they refuse to see TRUTH and continue to support the purveyers of slow profit making death, instead of using thier existing medical platform to improve themselves in order to improve the health of thier fellow travellers.
(Makurdi Benue State)
Why bother with the whole digestion.? I am for doing tropical treatment say Glycerin with cayenne pepper applied near the prostate area. It can absorbed through the skin. no hassle with the stomach.....
Richard, would you please give more details how you do this? My hubby wants & needs to know. Thank you
I am female and I take cayenne everyday. I started with 1/4 tsp. in about 1/2 C water until I could get use to the heat and now am up to 1/2 tsp. It does not irritate my stomach and it doesn't take long to tolerate the heat. Stirred briskly and chug...maybe chase with a little more water, getting the residue from inside the glass. I feel working from the inside is better than topical application.
Sometimes I add 1/4-1/2 tsp. ginger or turmeric. They both reduce inflammation, fight cancer and ginger is a natural antibiotic.
I wish you and husband well.
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)
as much FRESH cayanne as you can handle, as often as you can, it should be fresh, and in the mouth. Bypassing the tastebuds reduces effectivness greatly. Drying hurts its effectivness, but not as much as other processing. As long as it is dried naturally, and organic. My husband simply puts it on his food like regular pepper, every day. Or eats a fresh pepper every day.
I am 68, have had blood in semen for about 15-20 years, prostate checked once a year and normal enlargement for my age. I started to spice my food at lunch time with about a bit less than level teaspoon of chili pepper in liquid form. After a few days blood gone from semen completely. I also used to have one testicle where I believe some of the blood accumulated and always was somewhat larger, that testicle is also back to normal size. I have had no difficulties with urination before but perhaps urine flows a bit better. What beats me is why regular doctors, whom I respect and consult when I need to, do not seem to receive any training on natural medicine as a complement to modern medicine. It only damages their image when people experience what I have
Go to Cayennepepper. Info, loads of info on great benefits of cayenne for prostate and everything else also google "I cured my prodtste cancer with cayenne pepper".
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!
(Melrose, Florida, Usa)
Do you suppose taking CAYENNE tablets would provide the same results?
Chronic Prostatitis Remedies
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.
Saw Palmetto, Lycopene, Zinc, Comfrey, and Pumpkin Seed are all good for healing prostatitis. Some more good ones here: http://www.prostatitis.org/altmedfaq.html
Dear Lonnie, If you haven't seen this Earth Clinic page yet, I think it will encourage you.
I think 1 T. Blackstrap Molasses twice a day sounds like a very safe and inexpensive cure. Also, the cayenne pepper - 1/4 t to 1/2 t. In water or juice twice a day. (This is spicy! I like it in Grape Juice. ) Let us know how it is working for you! ~Mama to Many~
I have a self diagnosed prostatitis problem. I decided to try applying lugol's iodine topically to the general area around the prostate. I determined this was a good way to try and kill the unwanted bacteria. I have been doing this for about a month I think. It seems to have given me some relief. I apply it in the morning and at night. It can dry out the skin and burn some. But its good effects out weigh the bad in my opinion.
Doctor David Brownstein has written several books concerning the thyroid and iodine you might research iodine to see what you are getting into. Because if your thyroid is not healthy or have hashimottos disease it could affect you. The iodine can irritate the thyroid if you have hashimottos disease. I believe a lot of people have a iodine deficiency but it can be tricky to try and use iodine.
Look up Lugols iodine on amazon and read the reviews some are pretty remarkable. Swansons website sells it along with amazon.
I just want to add my 2 cents here. I've suffered from chronic prostatitis for over 5 years myself. Been through all sorts of treatment options. The doctors always want to throw antibiotics in me. I've also tried numerous supplements & other natural remedies. They just don't work! Let me tell you why.
It's most likely not a problem with bacteria or viruses. It's more than likely due to CANDIDA. I've learned a ton of things from Bill here at EC. Prostate problems can be a problem with candida and also actually directly related to the thyroid as well. How many of you know that thyroid problems can also lead to prostate issues?
I would suggest to look at the Candida page here at EC for more help. I'm currently under the anti-candida protocol provided by Bill myself. You have to remain disciplined on the protocol & keep a positive attitude. It's not going to be an overnight cure.
Candida takes years to build up in the body but you won't see very many traditional medicine doctors acknowledge that if there life was on the line. Candida untreated can certainly lead to a number of debilitating diseases such as cancer. I really think the poster needs to consider candida as a probably cause. Thanks & God Bless!
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 name is Olivia also :-)
Would you please share an update on how your husband prostate status now 8+ years later? I thought we women goes through a frustrating health change with menopause, but the men issues with prostate is so much worse, I think. Seems to be no peace in aging. I hope your hubby is functioning much better. I put the blame on the crap in our foods, pasteurized milk and soil, but with MILK being at the top of the list.
Cod Liver Oil, Zinc and Copper
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.
How did they know it wasn't cancer? And how did you know it stopped working after a year?
is there a certain brand of cod liver oil to use?
(Thunder Bay, ON, Ca)
(Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
I used Norwegian Cod Liver Oil available from most health food stores and I used chelated 2mg copper tablets available from Swanson in the USA. But it's important that they be chelated for good absorption. Also, I would up the concentration from 1 x 2mg copper tablet to 2 or 3 copper tablets, that is 6mg Copper, for a better ratio of copper to the 50 mg chelated zinc tablet or capsule.
(Dodge city Kansas)
(Thunder Bay, ON, CA)
Yes, I meant 50 mg chelated zinc tablets as 15 mg is unlikely to be high enough to be therapeutic. Also, I would increase the copper from 1 x 2mg to 2 or 3 times the 2mg chelated copper tablet to better align with the 50 mg chelated zinc. When I originally wrote this I was thinking 15 mg so I only said 1 x 2mg chelated zinc. It should have been 2 or 3 for a better ratio. You can if you want go with the RDA 15mg chelated zinc if you want, in that case use only 1 x 2mg chelated copper tablet.
Corn Husk Cure
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.
Phil from Dearing GA : When water start boiling reduce heat to low and then start counting the 30 minutes
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.
How long this Corn Husk Tea needs to be taken to shrink the prostate ? Life long or some days. Kindly share your experince. Jacob
Cream of Tartar
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.