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,
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I hope you have decided to go ahead with the biopsy because I know several men with PSA under 4 that had considerable cancer, but no symptoms. The biopsy saved their life.
This is an update to my prostate condition as I published recently on my website.
I was diagnosed with Stage I prostate cancer on Aug 15th 2008 from a 12 core biopsy. I had a second 32 core biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis on Dec. 12, 2008. My Gleason score is 3+3. I am 75 years old and in good health otherwise. I selected Active Surveillance as my treatment.
Part of the surveillance is to get a PSA test every 3-4 months. The test numbers of my PSA have gone up with each test over the past 4 years, indicating the cancer. I took the PSA again on April 15, 2009 and the number decreased from 5.23 to 3.63, a 1.6 drop. This is the first drop since 2006 and considered unusual, but a very good indicator that my cancer may have decreased.
I credit three things for the decrease:
1. Prayer. I have 6 different groups praying for me and I pray each day that if God has things for me yet to do, He will keep me in good health to do them.
2. Drastic change in my diet.
3. Drinking 2-3 oz of Essiac tea twice a day.
ABOUT ME FIRST
My career for 38 years was as a technical writer or managing technical writers. Another name for a technical writer might be "a researcher" because he spends about 75 percent of his time researching his subject, 15 percent writing and 10 percent doing other things. I learned how to research well and to throw out non valid data. I applied this to my study of prostate cancer over the past 6 months.
Since my diagnosis, I've been getting "Google and Yahoo Alerts" every day. This means I get every new article put on the internet that has the words "prostate and cancer" and "prostate and diet". I average of 15-20 articles a day and read about 5. Many are redundant with different media covering the same subject. These include all kinds of information including the results of new scientific studies. Some articles have some very "twisted" information that is not valid, usually picked up from some old article or something the writer once thought was correct.
A number of articles and 3 medical doctors I've seen agree that red meat, mainly beef, is proven to allow prostate cancer to grow. You can't say it causes prostate cancer but can say it reduces your immune system effectiveness by allowing cancer to grow.
One analogy is: Have you ever taken a wire and bent it back and forth a number of times until it finally breaks? This is what happens to the prostate immune system when you eat red meat and animal fat over time. It attacks the immune system over and over and the cumulative results is the immune system breaks and allows cancer to grow. Even the "lean" in beef is fat. One study showed that 1 hamburger has as much fat as 12 crisp slices of bacon!
I learned that Asians and people that live in the Mediterranean part of the world have much less prostate cancer because they do not eat red meat or the fatty diets. If they move to America and eat our diet, they get prostate cancer, In Japan, some of the rich started eating fat beef in recent years and they are now developing cancer.
I was raised in Kansas and spent most of my adult life in Texas. In both places, the center of my diet was beef and beef products. At times I ate a 16 oz fat rib eye steak at least once a week and 70 % of other meals were with some kind of beef. I used to drink 1-2 gallons of milk a week.
MY NEW DIET:
Some New Rules
1. I will not eat beef or beef products of any kind, fixed any way. This includes butter, hamburger, steak, roast, milk or cream, etc. This was hard at first but I'm used to it now after about 5 months of it. I was given a small 6 oz steak at a wedding dinner recently, ate only about 1/3 of it, and decided I did not like it.
2. I will not eat fast food because most of it is fried and full of fat.
3. I will not eat BBQ. The charred part of BBQ is known to cause a number of cancers.
4. I have reduced my intake of sugar foods.
5. I eat more fish.
6. I eat more vegetables, whole grains, brown rice, salads and fruit. Fruit and carrots have become my between meal snacks.
7. I drink more juice, including apple, orange and pomegranate. I use these on my cereal each morning in place of milk. Once you get use to this, you may actually like it.
8. I use only olive oil in and on my foods. No other fats of any kind. I now watch the fat content of anything I buy and have eliminated a number of foods. I have eliminated eating peanuts and peanut butter because of the fat content and damage peanuts can cause the kidneys. I do eat about 20 dry roasted almonds each evening.
9. I do not add sugar or salt to any food.
10. I eat two tablespoons of golden ground flax a day, usually in my morning cereal. My cereal has flax added to it and is very low sugar and no fat.
11 . I drink more water
12. I drink two large cups of Japanese Green tea each day.
13. I drink 2 oz, twice a day of Essiac tea that I make for myself. (read about this below)
14. I have a large garden and often eat right out of the garden. I had peas and broccoli and tomatoes when available daily. If not available from my garden, I buy them. I try to eat one tomato a day or the juice of a tomato.
15. My supplements consists of:
2000 iu of D3 (the most important of all) taken at bet time,
500 mg of buffered, time-release C,
500 mg of pomegranate concentrate,
600 mg calcium,
1000 mcg of B-12 every other day,
500 mg of Flush-free Niacin at bed time,
1000 mg of Omega-3 fish oil, taken twice a day.
I learned about Essiac from a medical doctor in Arlington Texas where I live. He is taking it for his prostate cancer. He learned of it from a minister. I have talked to the minister and heard his story: In 1996, he was diagnosed with advanced stage IV prostate cancer that had metastasized in his spine. He was given about 6 weeks to live. He announced this to his friends.That same day, a church member showed up with some Essiac Tea for him to drink. He continued to drink it and within 6 months an MRI showed his cancer was gone. He is now fully retired at age 76 with no cancer but still drinks his Essiac tea each day.
I have read a number of articles about the tea on the internet and found others that are using it. There are many testimonials on the internet of its curative powers. I have drunk about 4 gallons of it at 4 oz a day and will continue to drink it.
I have a brother that has stage III prostate cancer and recently had his prostate removed. He is also drinking Essiac tea and following a diet similar to mine. When he went to buy Essiac the first time, he found a lady that was told to drink it by her medical doctor. She had breast cancer. She believes the Essiac tea cured her cancer. I read one testimonial on the internet of a retired Marine officer that has what is known as Agent Orange disease. He had about given up hope that anything would make him better, but Essiac tea did.
Both the governments of U. S. and Canada have studied it to determine if it can harm a person. Both concluded it probably will not harm any one, with one exception. Persons that have a tendency to develop kidney stones should not take it because one of the ingredients is know to cause kidney stones sometimes. The governments have not tested the tea against any diseases.
Hello Sandy, My fiancee's PSA test was recently at 8.0. When he was originally diagnosed with a "suspicious prostate" over ten years ago his PSA was above 5.0. He had biopsies both times -- the results were negative. You're correct when you say that high PSA levels can be attributed to a variety of conditions other than cancer. Enlarged prostates can become problematic as you get older and interfere with the ability to urinate, which can lead to other complications (bladder infection, kidney problems). The good news is, your husband is young and still has the opportunity to modify his diet and impact the health of his prostate and overall well-being. Research shows that men who eat Western diets (high meat & dairy consumption) have higher incidences of prostate problems and cancer--my physician friends have substantiated this. My fiancee recently cut out all dairy, red meat and coffee and is already noticing positive results. As an aside, Saw Palmetto and Pygeum have been extensively researched in Europe as effective ways to treat enlarged prostates. That said, there's a plethora of information available on the Web and it can quickly become overwhelming. If your budget allows, I would recommend seeing a nutritionist or naturopath with experience in prostate care. It will be well worth your investment. I wish you and your husband all the best.
Dear Vernon, Please let me know what was "another substance" you were taking for the metastatic prostate cancer. I have the same diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. I am looking forward your reply.
Flax seed use with Prostate Cancer:
This question is for Ted-
My father has prostate cancer, he had the HIFU treatment last year. His PSA was just done and has jumped from 1.4 to 10.7 in just 3 months. In November 2008, I encouraged him to start taking ground flax seed meal daily. I have recently read conflicting articles on the use of flax seed meal with prostate problems (estrogen). I'm thinking maybe the flax seed is responsible for the recent elevated PSA? I'm hoping you could shed some light on that. He also currently takes Vit C, D3, E, fish oil, selenium. He is drinking ACV and alkaline water (bought an alkalizer). I need to harp on him for his sweet tooth, so I'm sure there is a candida issue.
Jerry -- Thank you for your response. I think you are totally correct about a person being their own advocate. Also there are so many prostate cancer books and articles out there that a person could drown in them all.
After much frenzied research, we decided to wait on the biopsy and even Dr. C. (who recommended the biopsy) told us we have some time before we need to do this. (Dr. C. said if cancer was found he would recommend taking the prostate out.)From what we have read, a biopsy may spread cancer and the biopsy procedure for prostate is more invasive and therefore riskier than other biopsies. No one told us that there are many factors that can affect a PSA test, including sexual activity, bike riding, etc and even a prostate exam!
We had another appointment with an alternative Dr., Dr. E. He believes that my husband's Vitamin D level is low and believes that could be part of the problem. He went ahead and put my husband on Cipro to see if that will lower the PSA, as the other doc (Dr. C, the doctor who wanted to biopsy) did not even mention the possibility of prostatitus.(My husband had a vasectomy in July and we have read that sometimes prostatitus can occur after this.) My husband went ahead and had blood drawn to check on his Vitamin D levels and will see Dr. E this week to go over the results. Dr. E also started him on a mix of three herbs (saw palmetto, stinging nettle, & pygeum).
Dr. E said that what Dr. C did is standard practice and my husband and I totally understand that he must follow procedure to avoid being sued.
So, we are going to try and change my husband's PSA levels over the next couple of months and if there is no response, we will have the Doppler ultrasound and go from there.
We will keep you posted. Thanks again, Sandy
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with a psa of 5.23 about 6 months ago. I had two biopsies from two different doctors 3 months apart.(they are safe in 99% of the time) Both showed about the same results. The reason for 2 was partly my age (75) and genes that say my life should go well into the 90's. The first biopsy was 12 samples where the second one had 32 samples. Often a biopsy of 12 samples can miss some of the cancer, but mine did not. Both had a gleson score of 6 which is an important number to know about. I have gone into watchful waiting for 6 months and will get another psa then.
I've been getting "google alerts" ever day on ever article written about prostate cancer on the internet. These average about 15 a day. Many of them write about the same subject, but I believe I have learned alot.
The number one thing I have learned is that you have to become your own avocate and seek your own treatment because there are many different opinions out there for treatment and some of them are not the best for a specific case. ALWAYS get a second or third opinion before proceeding with a treatment!!!. If I had gone with the first treatment offered me, it would have been totally wrong. Trying to find the right treatment is like nailing Jello to a tree.
I also learned from many sources that what we eat has an impact on PC growth. I have stopped eating any beef and beef products like milk because every doctor I saw said they know these over time can allow PC to grow. Also other fats except Olive oil. I've gone to a more PC healthly diet.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has had experience with h202 and a high psa or prostate cancer. Thanks, Chet
Dear Earthclinic Family,
My husband, only 48, has had his Total Free PSA Level test come back with a high level 5.something (I just got off the phone with him and he was upset and couldn't remember the exact number.) His doc says there is a 50/50 chance he has prostate cancer and has scheduled him for a biopsy in one week.
We could really use some advice from any of you that have had experience personally or professionally with this type of problem. I am going to research this on the net, but maybe some of you can help with the following questions:
1. What are the risks of a biopsy?
2. How accurate are these biopsies?
3. If the biopsy confirms cancer, what next? I know the conventional way is to cut, burn or poison. What advice do you veterans of this disease have for us? If you want to write me directly, I have provided my email, just pull out the slashes.
We appreciate any prayers, good thoughts or advice you can spare.
Thank you, Sandy
HI VERNON, FROM SALEM OREGON! Your posting caught my attention when I was browsing for something about prostate cancer. I have a friend who has a prostate cancer, and I want to help. Do you think a lot of people especially men - would benefit if you would post your treatment option here? I AM VERY INTERESTED. PLEASE HELP! I want to help my friend.
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How I Reduced My PSA Level by over 50% without Prescription Drugs: From November 1998 to early November 1999, my PSA level climbed from 1.7 to 5.1, and a month later jumped to 6.15. My doctor made an appointment with a urologist, who said that my prostate was slightly enlarged and scheduled me for a biopsy to test for prostate cancer in early December 1999. During my discussion with the urologist, he indicated that there was considerable research that showed a high correlation between consumption of red meat and that of cancer, in general, including prostate cancer.
In the meantime, I became aware of the work of Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and Nobel prize nominee, who did extensive research in the benefits of flaxseed oil combined with sulphurated protein in the diet. She helped many seriously ill individuals, who had been given up as terminal, to regain their health. The program that she used was flaxseed oil blended with quark, the German form of cottage cheese.
In early December 1999, I began a program of flaxseed oil and low fat cottage cheese. Specifically, in the morning, I took five doses, each consisting of two 1,000 mg softgels of flaxseed oil with one teaspoon of low fat cottage cheese. I repeated this in the evening, so that my total daily dosage was twenty softgels of flaxseed oil and ten teaspoons of low fat cottage cheese. In the one year since I began this program, my PSA level has dropped from 6.15 to 2.4. I have now reduced my total daily dosage to two softgels of flaxseed oil and one teaspoon of low fat cottage cheese.
The source for the flaxseed oil that I used is Nature's Distributors, Inc., phone number 1-800-624-7114, or on the internet at www.naturesdistributors.com. This company often sells many of their products at a 2 for 1 price. If you call them, ask about their new Vita-Flax product, which is available in 1 lb. containers. This product is not only more economical, but it also replaces both the flaxseed oil AND the cottage cheese. It is also claimed to be superior in many ways to the flaxseed oil, since it is lower in fat and is rich in soluble fiber and also contains lignans, which reportedly have significant anti-cancer properties.
CONCLUSION: In my case, I was able to reduce my PSA level by over 50% without surgery or prescription drugs. The only change that I made besides the program described above is that I reduced my intake of red meat in favor of fish and poultry.
My father has been taking your lemon-bicarbonate formula for 20 days and also some (little) potassium bicarbonate and citric acid. You remember that the doctor told him he had prostate cancer, his PSA level were extremely high. He also has been taking for three months some pills that the doctor gave him and an injection every three months, a sort of hormone suppressant. Well he just tested and his PSA is normal. The doctor was surprised and told, I quote: "so it was not cancer but just an infection". What I understand from his word that their medicines are not supposed to do this, so I really think it was the lemon-bicarbonate plus potassium that worked, we hadn't even started the cesium yet! Thank you so much Ted, D
I have been reading your readers' emails and I wanted to make some comments about Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne is one of my favorate herbs for myself and my clients. I had prostate cancer 18 years ago and I cured it naturally using herbs, cleansing and diet only. For the cancer I used the John Ray Christopher method of cayenne tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in warm water 3 times daily. Today I still use one or more teaspoons daily in my food at every meal. Just recently I received a call from a Doctor of Chinese medicine who was throwing up blood from ulcers. As I alway do I suggested cayenne capsuls using 100,000 heat units plus. He could not believe that this would work but he took my advice and within a few days his problem was over. Of course I also gave him some advice on changing diet and lifestyle. In my 18 years as a naturopahtic healer I have used cayenne many times for bleeding ulcers. Cayenne also works great for emphysema sufferors, I have seen patients get off oxygen bottles and out of wheelchairs. But the person with the disease must go beyond the herb for the disease and look at the way they eat and their lifestyle. If they do not change their life the disease will appear somewhere else in another form.