Dear Earth Clinic,
This helped my husband with his prostrate cancer problem and is a true story!
My husband met a Preacher that worked in the Philippines. During their conversation my husband told him about his prostrate cancer and how he might need surgery, the Preacher told him that in the Philippines some people could not afford to go to doctors so they started juicing fruits and vegetables and this juicing was getting the people well from their illnesses!
So my husband started juicing fruits and vegetables.
Recipe for one juice:
Use mostly carrots, a quarter to half a beet, 2 to 3 stalks of celery, and a half to whole cucumber.
The juicing has to be processed in a JUICER not a blender. He also juiced fruits, spinach, or other greens. You can also use raw potato, and raw sweet potato (all good for you).
Drink about 12 ounces 2 times a day at least. My husband did this for one year and when his doctor had him take an MRI before his surgery he called my husband and said; "Don't do anything! Your cancer is so small it will never give you trouble! It's not going to kill you, you will die of something else." And my husband never had the surgery or radiation pellets and is fine today! He has no problem whatsoever with his prostrate! Juicing worked for my husband!
I went on a vegetable juice diet when I had prostate cancer. The doctors kept wanting to remove my prostate but they said the cancer was slow growing. I told them I thought my body could heal itself when I ate the right foods. My PSA was higher than normal and they wanted to remove it but my prostate wasn't getting any larger. Finally, they checked after a few years and after a biopsy, the doctor told me to forget about prostate cancer and that I had never had it.
Hello, My husband has prostrate cancer and was at a Group Meeting for cancer victims.
One man at the meeting was given only 5 months to live because his cancer had spread to all his organs. His wife went out and bought a Juicer and started making him fresh vegetable and fruit juice daily!
Five months later HE WAS STILL ALIVE! When this meeting took place it had been a year and a half since he was diagnosed with his dire condition and the doctors could not understand but HIS TUMORS HAD NEARLY ALL DISAPPEARED!
Also regarding my husband's prostrate cancer:
His prostrate tumors seems to be shrinking since he started a raw fresh cabbage diet as well as juicing.
I make fresh coleslaw daily for him. As he found a study of rats with prostate cancer whose cancer either shrunk or totally disappeared with raw cabbage in their diet!
My husbands PSA reading went from a 9 to a 6!
After about 2 to 3 weeks of eating the coleslaw everyday!
Hope this helps!
Lemon Juice and Baking Soda, Magnesium Chloride
in january 2009, a friend was diagnosed with prostate cancer. psa 17.1 and gleason score 5.0. he began the lemon juice and one teaspoon of baking soda, together with 125ml magnesium chloride, all in one liter of water, twice per day.
his psa test of april 3, showed a decline from 17.1 to 15.5. he continued the formula, sometimes
raising the baking soda to two teaspoons,thereby raising the urine ph to between 8 and 9, while saliva ph is between 7 and 8. in addition, he indulged the budwig diet of flax oil, cottage cheese, ground flaxseed fortified with lecithin and a banana to enhance taste. the july 1 psa test showed an increase from 15.5 to 15.9.
clearly, something is going wrong. i await your treasured comments and/or advice
in peace profound,
EC: If this is one of Ted from Bangkok's remedies, please email him directly as we no longer forward posts to him. Thanks!
That is bad news I have some suggestions since this is obviously not working for your friend. Perhaps try the baking soda and the molasses that has been written about many times. It is said that the sugar in the molasses bings the cancer cells out and the baking soda then attacks it. My father has or better said had prostate cancer and even though he took the hormone route given by the doctor he drank a remedy every night that contain black liquorice extract mixed with alcohol. I will try and get the exact recipe and get back to you. He was actaully was drinking soya milk on reccomendation of his doctor but no longer drinks it. I myself would perhaps not take flax seed oil according to Budwigds protocol since flax seed can affects the hormones and in your freinds case it could be doing the opposite if what he wants. I am female and have seen the effects of flax oil on myself which where positive since my hormones have been all over the place. But as you already know there is a big difference in the male and female endocrine systems.
I was reccomended to take barley powder in attempts to detox from a medication and have been pleasantly surprised that is really does flush the body of unwated toxins. When Itake it the whites of my eyes turn very white.. I say that is a great sign. When i researched the Barley powder I came across a man who beleived it helped cure him of his prostate cancer. I have been trying to get my dad on it but he is as stubborn as a mule;-)
I would also take vitamin q10. I had a hormone specialist who reccomeded that for almost everyone it helped clear her of her breast cancer.
Although I have never had cancer myself but dealt with chronic illness I find this an amazing site especially the studies done on how negative thinking and stress really can make us more sick. I try to apply that to my life every day in comparison to before when I worried on a daily basis which really did make me more ill. I have never ordered anything from this site so i can not reccomend any products.
Good luck with your friend and best wishes.
P.s. Lechithin is made from soya and there are plenty of contradictions that soya can make prostate cancer worse. Even though my father drank soya for a short time during his treatment i would personally stay away from it. Thats just my opinion.
(PORT-OF -SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
(PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Dear Lewis, I wish you and your freind good health. I posted a link about curing cancer naturally but the link was removed according to Earth clinics rules and regulations. Which are great rules since there are so many people trying to cheat and sell today on the web. But do some searches on the subject and then you will come across how barley affects cancer and also the paricular baking soda remedy that the italian doctor came up with. I will find out the recipe of the drink my dad took. Good to get off the lechitin and personally like I said before I would not touch the flax seed oil. But do some research for your friend since I guess one never really knows. Although I am a firm beleiver in natural cures my father took a combination cure for his prostate cancer as I said before. It seemed to have worked brilliantly. He took the hormone route but it was interesting when I was in London I met one of the most famous cancer surgeons through a friend and he was shocked when I told him about my dad taking the hormone treatment..this doctor swears by cutting it out when it comes to cancer and has a great success rate doing it that way. I guess at the end of the day one has to feel themselves what is the best thing to do. One thing is for sure is to enjoy the small things in life and try not to worry because it REALLY will make you sick!
Please keep me updated,
I had severe acid reflux and ulcers. I took mastic gum by Now co. There are other companies too. I took capsules. It WILL cure both ailments,but you must keep taking it until you get symptons vanish -of course! It has been shown to fight prostate cancer. See net for tests and research. Great substance if one stays with it. A million times better than baking soda!
I found that I could buy cheap Mastic gum online by looking for the greek version of this which is used in their recipes. 50grams for AUD$28. They call it "mastiha" powder and add it to a range of things, including alcohol.. but mastiha powder is the same thing.
H Pylori is known to cause colon cancer, it is possible that it may be causing prostate cancer too.
Multiple cures for prostate cancer
I had a significant amount of blood in the semen after several years of an enlarged prostate. Over a three week period of no sugar, carbs or alcohol, juicing huge quantities of raw vegetables, eating large amounts of raw ginger and turmeric, as well as a baking soda/blackstrap molasses protocol over an eleven day period and taking 1000 mg of niacinamide per day and Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex for parasites, I am clear.
HI U GOOD FOLKS DOIN,,,,,,, me, I'm back in control. The Oncologist told me today that the only way to determine if I have cancer or not is to do a biopsy . I don't know much, but I do know that cancer mastastizes when it gets too dense or a dumb ass doctor takes a biopsy. Either way it turns all hell loose in your body. I am such a Redneck that I don't buy in. I choose to cure my problem by natural means and let my immune system do the dirty work. Or..... I go out naturally. Hell man, I'm 80 and that is far better than most. I'm running out of crap to do. I just keep repeating and repeating. I think the bugger is bottled up in my prostate so why not leave it there and attack it using pH, ORP, ozone, juicing and such. Know I've 'bout worn all out on this subject. I'm in deep dodo, but I don't look at it that way. This is just another challenge in life. It is a thrilling thing to accept and win or lose. I am not going to get hoof and mouth disease. No pity party. I am going to have a ball understanding and defeating this problem. Follow me and learn what to do or what not to do. I've told all that since my first post many years ago.
Hi Robert Henry,
Thought you might be interested in this story by Phil Flournoy, a survivor of prostate cancer who used three alternative items to rid himself of this cancer, modified citrus pectin, low dose naltrexone and Vitamin D. You probably have the Vitamin D in your body at high numbers, but the other two things may be something new to bring to the game. This excerpt on Google Books is from "Good News for People with Bad News" by Nyema Hermiston, RN, ND.
ORH, you inspire us whippersnappers!
(Ten Mile, Tn)
Rsw,,,,,,,,, wow, wow, wow is all I can say. I followed your URL and I bought in, hook, line and sinker. This guy's cancer journey was totally mind boggling and I have added those items to my protocol. He sounds like an iron ass like me and did not let the PC doctors deter him.
You have done me a great service and I thank you. You have also helped others if they will just read with an open mind. You don't post often, but when you do, it is always a home run. You must read a lot.
Yo Buddy =====ORH======
(Los Angeles, Ca)
I'm relatively new to Earthclinic as a poster. Used to read all the time. Thanks for all the info. you share with so many. I truly admire your spirit, "no pity party, " but rather searching and finding other ways to deal with your condition.
I'll keep a look out for your posts.
Hi Robert Henry,
I hope Phil's protocol works out well for you. All of us on Earth Clinic need to hear your advice and stories for at least 25 more years!
The one thing I have noticed in the last seven years, over and over again, is that the people who recover from cancer on LDN and continue to take it, like Phil, do well. Those who listen to their doctors "All Clear" and stop the LDN when declared cured, seem to relapse because it is the LDN that is modulating the immune system and enabling it to keep things in balance. I feel this is an important observation worth mentioning. And as always, the only thing that cannot be taken with LDN is opiate based drugs, (they both compete for the same receptors and LDN will always win, stopping the opiate from working, or throwing a long-term opiate user into a dangerous withdrawal) so if you anticipate surgery that would need opiates after, stop LDN a few days to a week before the procedure and resume after all opiates are out of your system.
Take care, and God bless.
(Ten Mile, Tn)
HI U Rsw,,,,,,,,, saw my well read Pharmacist church friend today and she brought me the book on the evolution of LDN. It takes brave doctors to buck the system and the internet and EC are going to help them free up the system.
Her husband is a Radiologist and they are 180 apart, but happily married for some 40+ years. I told her that he is an MD at the right time because all their money grubbing is going to cease. Folks will just go to another country. Like India, Japan, China and guess what ......Cuba. They are light years ahead of us in the use of Ozone and other non FDA approved stuff.
Other countries go for solutions, and we pick our nose while folks die waiting on the process to catch up. With my shot gun method, I seldom know what truly solved my problem. It is solved and that's all that matters to me. I usually have a pretty good clue. If I sound pumped, that's because I am. I's 'bout half smart, but like Hillary says ... "it takes a village". And my village is EC.
My goal is to be around 12 more years, but your 25 years has my mind spinning. That, my dear, would be a project... for certain.
Update on my husband 's prostate anyway, he completely quit taking everything for almost 1 yr, because we were out of the country for awhile , and where we lived b4 molasses was not available , so with apricot seeds and other supplements, went back to the states in march of 2012 and had his psa test, the result was up and just kept on going up, last psa test was in sept 2012 and the doctor told him that he needs to see a urologists because his psa reading is 6.79 so what I did I went to work and research, and I followed everything what other people are saying here abt cayenne pepper caps 3x a day, saw palmetto , vitamin D and he also use natural progesterone creme and lots of raw cabbage, (I made lots vegetable juice, coleslaw, ) and of course lots of prayers, and after 30 days had his psa test done and it was 5.00 , thnx again earthclinic for your amazing site and the input fr other people. God bless us all and happy new year!
I stumbled upon this, supposedly from UCLA and Univ. of Cal. Any earthclinic experiences out there?
"Pomegranate boosts sex drive and fights prostate cancer."
Luckily, I'm far from prostate cancer, but I can confirm that pomegranate juice indeed seemed to increase my sex drive.
"The new research incorporated 53 male subjects with libido problems. After a month, about 50 % of the subjects said that their sexual performances increased after consuming pomegranate juice."
"A quarter of litter of pomegranate juice daily raised the stability period of prostate cancer by 4 times, with such a significant effect... "
Preparing for a PSA test
Preparing for a PSA test
My husband went for a long overdue physical. He is healthy and on no medications. The doctor gave him an exam and sent him directly to the lab for blood work. When his PSA result came back it was at a disturbing 9.34. The doctor referred him to a urologist at a cancer institute. The appointment was 3 weeks away.
He started right away to alkalize his body with the baking soda (1/2 teaspoon) and molasses (1 tablespoon) remedy twice a day. He also limited acidic causing foods. He started taking 1 cayenne pepper capsule, 1 Turmeric, and 1 garlic capsule twice a day, and Saw Palmetto once a day.
The urologist did a digital exam (DE) and told my husband to be retested, but had him wait 6 days before the test. He explained that the DE itself raises the PSA results. He explained that the prostate is so sensitive that it takes very little to agitate it. So, after research here are some other things my husband did for six days.
No bicycle or motorcycle riding. No sex. He wore loose fitting pants. He did not mow our lawns because he uses a rider mower. He also went fasting to the test.
The results came back yesterday at 3.6. A great number for someone 73 years old! The urologist had told him that he did not expect the number to change very much and was already discussing a biopsy.
Men, insist that you are either able to have blood work before the exam or are able to wait at least 4 days after a digital exam before being tested.
Thank you Earth Clinic for a place to come for empowering ideas!
Prostate cancer screening and early detection does NOT save men's lives. Let's do the math. Per the USPSTF (a US government health agency): “A small benefit and known harms from prostate cancer screening” and “Only one man in 1,000 could possibly have a life saving benefit from screening”. However about 1.3 to 3.5 deaths per 1,000 from prostate blind biopsies. Also 5 men in 1000 died and 20.4% had one or more complications within 30 days of a prostatectomy. This does not include deaths and injuries from other procedures, medical mistakes, increased suicide rate, ADT therapy complications, heart attracts, depression, etc, caused by prostate cancer screening and treatments. Detection and overtreatment for prostate cancer has killed or destroyed millions of men's lives worldwide from understated and multiple undisclosed side effects. The doctor that invented the PSA test, Dr. Richard Ablin now calls it: “The Great Prostate Mistake”, “Hoax” and “A Profit Driven Public Health Disaster”.
My story: http://www.yananow.org/display_story.php?id=1659
https://urologyweb.com/uro-health-blog/ https://grossovertreatment.com https://medium.com/@bvorstman/is-psa-testing-for-prostate-cancer-bad-health-advice-7199618e56c5
The Great Prostate Hoax by Richard Ablin MD (the inventor of the PSA test)
The Big Scare, The Business of Prostate Cancer by Anthony Horan MD.
Prostate Tumor Formula
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The above should be supplemented with a good Vitamin-Mineral formula. NOTHING SHOULD BE LEFT OUT OF THIS FORMULA, except as indicated by your health care provider. The above FORMULA and statements have not been evaluated by the Food And Drug Administration. This FORMULA is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
(Chicago, Il, U.S.A.)
My husband has prostrate cancer and was helped by eating RAW CABBAGE!
His PSA number was 9. He read a study about rats with prostrate cancer that were helped or completely cured of prostrate cancer when given raw cabbage to eat.P> I made him a KFC type ColeSlaw and he ate it for 3 months almost everyday and when he took his next PSA test his PSA score was down to 6! From 9 to 6!
Or buy fresh coleslaw at KFC! They make it fresh everyday.
Saw Palmetto, Stinging Nettles
My husband has taken prescription meds for enlarged prostate for more than a decade. We are both trying to end the Rx dependency. So, after much research, and a discussion with his dr who said herbal meds cant possibly replace Rx drugs, he has eliminated the Rx drugs using saw palmetto and stinging nettle in their place. He did a gradual shift and has found the herbs as effective without the side effects. Yeah! For that since one side effect was very bad breath that tended to distance our relationship!
For years I have tolerated growing onslaught of misinformation about Soy even though most studies relating to soy is quite positive. Today, I am angry and decided to post this myself.
If you don't believe me that soy is good for you, you don't have to! You can prove this for yourself! I will tell you how! The secret is here.
Do this: go to www.pubmed.org and do a search using the following keyword as follows:
- soy cancer
- soy dht
- soy testosterone
- soy estrogen
- soy osteoporosis
You will then learn the truth and you don't even have to believe me. I have done this for you already, and here are the summaries in case you don't have time! True information that I will post the research citations verbatim directly from research studies as follows:
1. DHT hormones (dihydrotestosterone) are the major cause of male hormone baldness. When lack of testosterone does not generate that much DHT stays on your head. The only known substance to reduce that is DHT.
2. Phytoestrogen has no effect on estrogen levels or hormone levels or even testosterone.
3. Soy helps with osteoporosis.
4. Soy reduces cancer and is used to treat cancer victims.
I will post the medical abstracts verbatim below.
Now the reason why such a relentless attack on soy is that there are ulterior motives from certain interest groups such as
1. Decreasing milk cows sales.
2. the use of genetically modified cows
3. the use of bovine growth hormones injected into cows which we drink and may cause obesity
4. The prevalence of mad cow's disease
5. The findings of a chemical toxins and toxic vaccines and might be found in cow's milk.
I am an Asian, here where I live we actually consume more soy milk then even fermented soy products. And it has kept us relatively low of osteoporosis.
Because of so much bombardment against soy, I will not put any thing here besides research abstract below. Ted"
Nope: soy does not effect testosterone:
Serum prostate-specific antigen but not testosterone levels decrease in a randomized soy intervention among men.
Maskarinec G, Morimoto Y, Hebshi S, Sharma S, Franke AA, Stanczyk FZ.
1Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA.
Background: Low prostate cancer incidence and high soy intake in Asian countries suggest a possible protective effect of soy foods against prostate cancer. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of a randomized, crossover soy trial among men and to investigate the effects of daily soy intake on serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and testosterone levels.Methods:We randomized 24 men to a high or a low soy diet for 3 months. After a 1-month washout period, the men crossed over to the other treatment. During the high soy diet, the men consumed two daily soy servings; during the low soy diet, they maintained their usual diet. During the entire study each man donated four blood samples and five overnight urine samples. Dietary compliance was assessed by soy calendars, 24-h dietary recalls, and urinary isoflavone excretion measured by high-pressure liquid chromatography with photodiode array detection. Blood samples were analyzed for serum testosterone and PSA by radioimmunoassay. When necessary, variables were log transformed. Two sample t-tests compared the two groups before each study period. Mixed models incorporating the repeated measurements were used to evaluate the effect of the soy diet on urinary isoflavone excretion and serum analytes.Results:Twenty-three men aged 58.7+/-7.2 years completed the study. The compliance with the study regimen was high according to self-reported soy food intake and urinary isoflavone excretion. No significant between-group and within-group differences were detected. During the high soy diet, dietary isoflavone intake and urinary isoflavone excretion increased significantly as compared to the low soy diet. A 14% decline in serum PSA levels (P=0.10), but no change in testosterone (P=0.70), was observed during the high soy diet in contrast to the low soy diet.Conclusion:The high adherence as shown by three measures of compliance in this pilot trial demonstrated the feasibility of an intervention based on soy foods among free-living men.European Journal of Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 14 June 2006; doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602473.
PMID: 16775579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Asians have less osteporosis because of soy milk consumption! We consume more soy milk then the so called fermented things that Dr. Mercola claims!
Osteoporosis prevention education programme for women. Chan MF, Ko CY.
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR, China. [email protected]
AIM: This paper reports an evaluation of a nurse-initiated education programme on four specific osteoporosis prevention behaviours which led to their adoption or to positive attitude changes.
BACKGROUND: In the past, osteoporosis was a serious health concern that most commonly affected women in Northern Europe and the United States of America, but was less commonly seen in Asian women. However, in Hong Kong, osteoporosis is currently among the top five conditions causing disability and prolonged hospital stay for older people. From an economic perspective, the most cost-effective approach is to focus on primary prevention via education, and nurses often have the responsibility of providing such educational programmes.
METHOD: A randomized controlled study was conducted from July 2004 to March 2005 with 76 women (38 cases and 38 controls) recruited in two private beauty clinics in Hong Kong. Pre-, post- and follow-up education data were compared regarding attitudes and adoption frequency before and after the education programme. RESULTS: The results showed statistically significant increases for each behaviour: consumption of soy foods (P < 0.001), milk (P < 0.001), more exercise (P = 0.01) and vitamin D/exposure to sunlight (P < 0.001) for the case group compared with the control group. Most participants either disagreed (n = 15, 39.0%) or strongly disagreed (n = 23, 61.0%) that there was not enough information provided in the education programme to motivate them to change. They rated the nurse's performance as either satisfactory or very satisfactory on presentation, ability to answer their questions and ability to describe each behaviour clearly.
CONCLUSION: Although positive results with a nurse-initiated education programme were demonstrated, future research examining the effects of education and occupation on these four adoption behaviours should focus on more diverse populations with respect to age, income or ethnicity. The findings suggest the value of creative approaches in future health education for the prevention of osteoporosis, and the need for a critical appraisal of current strategies and a re-evaluation of services and funding.
PMID: 16553702 [PubMed - in process]
A rat study confirms improved bone when fed with soy
Soy affects trabecular microarchitecture and favorably alters select bone-specific gene expressions in a male rat model of osteoporosis.
Soung DY, Devareddy L, Khalil DA, Hooshmand S, Patade A, Lucas EA, Arjmandi BH.
Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, 436 Sandels Bldg, Tallahassee, Florida, 32306-1493, USA, [email protected].
We have recently reported that soy isoflavones particularly when provided in the context of soy protein are capable of preventing loss of bone mineral density due to orchidectomy in F344 rats. We hypothesize, that soy isoflavones also exert beneficial effects on bone microstructural properties, in part, by enhancing bone formation. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the dose-dependent effects of soy isoflavones on femoral bone microarchitectural properties and select bone-specific gene expressions in the same rat model. Seventy-two, 13-month old rats were either orchidectomized (ORX; 5 groups) or sham-operated (Sham; 1 group) and immediately placed on dietary treatments for 180 days. Four of the ORX groups were fed either casein- or soy protein-based diets each with one of two doses of isoflavones either 600 or 1200 mg/kg diet. Rats in the remaining ORX control and Sham groups were fed a control casein-based diet. Soy protein at the high isoflavone dose, and to a lesser extent with the lower dose, reduced the magnitude of the ORX-induced decreases in trabecular bone volume (BV/TV) and trabecular number (Th.N) and increase in trabecular separation (Tb.Sp) at the femoral neck site. These modulations of trabecular microstructural properties by isoflavones may be due to increased mRNA levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), collagen type I (COL), and osteocalcin (OC), which are associated with enhanced bone formation. These findings confirm our earlier observations that the modest bone protective effects of soy isoflavones are due to increased rate of bone formation.
PMID: 16830200 [PubMed - in process
Soy reduces dangerous DHT that causes you to go bald But yet had no effect on good hormones!
1: J Nutr. 2005 Mar;135(3):584-91.
Soy protein isolates of varying isoflavone content exert minor effects on serum reproductive hormones in healthy young men.
Dillingham BL, McVeigh BL, Lampe JW, Duncan AM.
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada.
Inverse associations between soy and prostate cancer and the contribution of hormones to prostate cancer prompted the current study to determine whether soy protein could alter serum hormones in men. Thirty-five men consumed milk protein isolate (MPI), low-isoflavone soy protein isolate (SPI) (low-iso SPI; 1.64 +/- 0.19 mg isoflavones/d), and high-iso SPI (61.7 +/- 7.35 mg isoflavones/d) for 57 d each in a randomized crossover design. Twenty-four-hour urine samples indicated that urinary isoflavones were significantly increased by the high-iso SPI relative to the low-iso SPI and MPI. Serum collected on d 1, 29, and 57 of each treatment revealed that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and DHT/testosterone were significantly decreased by the low-iso SPI [9.4% (P = 0.036) and 9.0% (P = 0.004), respectively] and the high-iso SPI [15% (P = 0.047) and 14% (P = 0.013), respectively], compared with the MPI at d 57. Other significant effects included a decrease in testosterone by the low-iso SPI relative to the MPI (P = 0.023) and high-iso SPI (P = 0.020) at d 29; an increase in dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate by the low-iso SPI relative to the MPI at d 29 (P = 0.001) and relative to the MPI (P = 0.0003) and high-iso SPI (P = 0.005) at d 57; and increases in estradiol and estrone by the low-iso SPI relative to the MPI at d 57 (P = 0.010 and P = 0.005, respectively). In conclusion, soy protein, regardless of isoflavone content, decreased DHT and DHT/testosterone with minor effects on other hormones, providing evidence for some effects of soy protein on hormones. The relevance of the magnitude of these effects to future prostate cancer risk requires further investigation.
PMID: 15735098 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Soy is used in cancer treatment!! Cancer causing? You have been lied to by the Cow's milk consortium! Yes it protects against Prostate Cancer!
Effects of a diet rich in phytoestrogens on prostate-specific antigen and sex hormones in men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Dalais FS, Meliala A, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Frydenberg M, Suter DA, Thomson WK, Wahlqvist ML.
International Health and Development Unit, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of diets rich in soy and linseed compared with a control diet on biochemical markers of prostate cancer in men diagnosed with prostate cancer. METHODS: Twenty-nine men diagnosed with prostate cancer and scheduled to undergo a radical prostatectomy were randomized to one of three groups: soy (high phytoestrogen), soy and linseed (high phytoestrogen), or wheat (low phytoestrogen). A bread was specially manufactured to incorporate 50 g of heat-treated (HT) soy grits or 50 g of HT soy grits and 20 g of linseed as part of the study participant's daily diet. Baseline and preoperative levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), free PSA, testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin, free androgen index, and dihydrotestosterone were measured. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were detected between the HT soy grits group and the control wheat group for the percentage of change in total PSA (-12.7% versus 40%, P = 0.02) and the percentage of change in free/total PSA ratio (27.4% versus -15.6%, P = 0.01); and between the HT soy grits group and the HT soy grits and linseed group for the percentage of change in free androgen index (16.4% versus -15.5%, P = 0.04) and the percentage of change in free/total PSA ratio (27.4% versus -10%, P = 0.007). CONCLUSIONS: The data from this study indicate that a daily diet containing four slices of a bread rich in HT soy grits favorably influences the PSA level and the free/total PSA ratio in patients with prostate cancer. This work provides some evidence to support epidemiologic studies claiming that male populations who consume high phytoestrogen diets have a reduced risk of prostate cancer development and progression.
PMID: 15351581 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Genistein and daizein is o.k.
Genistein and daidzein downregulate prostate androgen-regulated transcript-1 (PART-1) gene expression induced by dihydrotestosterone in human prostate LNCaP cancer cells. Yu L, Blackburn GL, Zhou JR.
Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
Epidemiologic investigations and laboratory studies suggest that bioactive soy phytochemical components may be used as an effective dietary regimen for prevention of prostate cancer. Studies designed to identify new genes that are responsive to androgens and are sensitive to the prevention of prostate cancer using soy bioactive components have become a research priority. In this study, we determined the effect of soy isoflavones on the expression of prostate androgen-regulated transcript 1 (PART-1), a newly discovered androgen-induced gene that may represent a novel androgen-dependent prostate cancer tumor marker. In an androgen-depleted cell culture system, 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induced expression of PART-1 transcript in androgen-sensitive LNCaP, but not in androgen-independent DU 145 or PC-3 human prostate cancer cells. The soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein dose-dependently inhibited DHT-induced expression of the PART-1 transcript. Genistein at 50 micro mol/L completely inhibited expression of the PART-1 transcript in LNCaP cells induced by DHT at 0.1 and 1.0 nmol/L. Daidzein was less potent than genistein, whereas glycitein at the same levels as genistein or daidzein did not inhibit DHT-induced PART-1 transcript expression. Our studies suggest that use of the PART-1 gene as a biomarker for evaluating the efficacy of soy isoflavones on androgen-dependent prostate cancer warrants further investigation.
PMID: 12566472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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