What causes cancer? It’s a million dollar question that has about as many answers—environmental factors, genetic influences, lifestyle, diet, you name it. Obviously, there’s no one magic bullet when it comes to cancer prevention. Believe me—if there were, mainstream would have cashed in on it a long time ago. (Well, maybe…)
And as for the treatments they offer, well, they’re so toxic and destructive to your system that, in my opinion, it’s a race to see which will be the COD—the cancer or the treatment. There are, however, ways to maintain a healthy prostate without having to take prescription drugs.
Taking the sting out of prostate problems
The common, or stinging, nettle (Urtica) has been recorded as having been used as far as the 10th century as a medicinal herb commonly used in rituals. Its diuretic and anti-inflammatory qualities make it a great candidate for dealing with bothersome prostate symptoms.
One study used a combination of saw-palmetto extract and Urtica root on over 2,000 patients. At a daily dosage of 230 milligrams of Urtica root for 12 weeks, there was a 29 percent increase in average urinary flow, a 44.7 percent reduction in residual urine, and a 50.4 percent reduction in nocturia (which is scientific jargon for “the need to get up in the middle of the night to urinate”).
There was also a noted 53.6 percent reduction in “post-voiding dribbling.” (Gotta love that science-speak.)
You can get nettle, often in combination with saw palmetto, in supplements found in health-food stores and drugstores.
Sex is good for you—have more of it!
This just may be the best prostate-healing prescription of all. More sex! Sex has a number of benefits aside from the obvious. It has been shown to increase circulation to all parts of the body, lower cholesterol levels, reduce stress, relieve pain, boost immune function, improve cognitive function, promote bone growth, and improve the quality of sleep.
Frequent sex actually tones and protects your plumbing, and research has even shown that sexually active men have fewer prostate problems and gain added protection from testicular and prostate cancer.
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlines a pair of studies that concluded—in sharp contrast to previous research—that frequent ejaculation can slash the risk of prostate cancer by as much as a third.
And regular sex has even been proven to help men in the, ahem, “maintenance” of their equipment. Researchers studied 989 men age 55 to 75 and found that those who had sex less than once a week had twice the risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction as did men who had sex at least once a week.
Seventy-nine of he men who had sex less than once a week experienced erectile issues compared with 32 of those who had sex at least once a week. The real winners (in more ways than one) were the men who had sex THREE times a week (lucky fellas), of whom only16 experienced erectile dysfunction.
So there might just be something to that old saying “Use it or lose it” after all.