When your doctor delivers the news you have prostate cancer, guys who have been there say it suddenly feels like your world comes to a screeching halt. It can be downright terrifying.
That’s true regardless if it’s a low-grade, low-risk tumor (as most are). And it’s true despite assurances that it’s showing no significant signs of growth.
Because even if you’re lucky enough to have a doctor who tells you straight-up the cancer doesn’t need treatment, the fact is the “Big C” is scary.
Sure, you know drugs or surgery can do more harm than good when it comes to prostate cancer. But there’s also your peace of mind to consider. And so you worry yourself sick over it.
That’s exactly how too many guys who DON’T need treatment end up getting it anyway. Nearly ALL of them realize something pretty fast.
It was the BIGGEST mistake they ever made.
Now new research reveals a way for you to get that little peace of mind you so desperately need. A way to SAFELY help fight the tumor, slow its growth, and ensure that it never poses a threat.
Because knowing you’re doing something to help can make you feel a whole lot better about turning down slash-and-burn mainstream treatments for your low-risk prostate cancer.
Slow prostate cancer with mushroom power
It’s hard to think of a vegetable that’s humbler than the white button mushroom. At my local grocery store, $5 will get you more than you can possibly eat in a week.
But what’s hiding inside that unassuming fungi may be worth more than anything in the pharmacy. Because it turns out button mushrooms contain compounds that could help fight one of the main drivers of prostate cancer.
Most prostate tumors are fed by androgens or male hormones. In fact, mainstream medicine treatments often target them. Which can stop the cancer. But it also tends to stop a lot of other stuff along the way, such as sexual function, energy, and vitality.
White button mushrooms work a little differently. They don’t mess with your hormones at all. Instead, the mushroom compounds focus on the protein inside the cancer cells that feed off those hormones.
That leaves the cells unable to use the androgens as effectively. And that stunts the tumor’s growth.
Help keep cancer in check with fungi
More research is needed, of course. But animal studies already confirm we’re on the right track.
Researchers implanted mice with human prostate tumors and then treated them with a white button mushroom extract. And the extract worked on two critical levels:
- It SLASHED PSA levels. PSA alone isn’t the all-important risk factor it was once made out to be. But it does remain a key measure to track in guys who already have the disease.
- It SLOWED the growth of the tumor itself. Many prostate tumors are already slow-growing, to begin with. This is why they often can be left untreated. But for a guy who is worried, slowing them even more, can help ensure they NEVER grow into a threat giving you that elusive peace of mind.
The researchers say it’s “possible” that white button mushrooms – or the extract in supplement form – could be used to help fight the disease “one day.” But why wait for “one day?”
Whether you already have prostate cancer… or are just a guy living with the risk of the disease… there’s certainly no reason NOT to add more mushrooms to your meals. In fact, we’ve done that in my house already.
We fix them for breakfast at least twice a week. Throw the mushrooms in a frying pan with a dash of Himalayan salt, ground pepper, and olive oil, and in a few minutes, they’re done. They’re delicious in an omelet or just on the side.
If you’re not a fungi fan or just don’t want to bother, you could try a mushroom extract instead. I found several Agaricus bisporus extracts (their official name) online. Just make sure you’re purchasing from a manufacturer you trust.
Mushrooms are delicious and nutritious. They’re low in calories and carbs. And they’re a good source of vitamin D, selenium, phosphorous, B12, antioxidants, and protein. Plus, they might just help slow prostate cancer growth, giving guys a little extra peace of mind.
For more on the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, see my earlier report here.