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Trouble Free Prostate

Why would you strive for a  trouble free prostate?

For starters, did you know that by the age of 80, nine out of ten men will suffer from symptoms of incontinence, disrupted sleep, impotence, and even death?

The culprit  -  your prostate.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate is the number one medical diagnosis for men over 55 in America.

80% of American men will experience some problems associated with their prostates.

Though the symptoms seem inevitable, you can choose not to have these problems.  But you'll need to first understand that there is a flaw in mainstream medical thinking regarding prostate trouble.

First of all for clarification, the gland is your PROSTATE (not prostrate, or postrate).  And contrary to popular belief, BPH is not caused by natural testosterone.  Rather, it's likely caused by unnatural pollutants in our environment that overwhelm normal testosterone metabolism.

These pollutants are growth stimulating hormones like DHT and estradiol.  They signal the prostate to grow.

Because the mainstream belief in cause is wrong, the common treatments are flawed as well.  Current solutions are prostate surgery, radiation, and drugs.  But none of these address the underlying cause and they can produce terrible prostate treatment side effects.

You can have a trouble free prostate without drugs or surgery.

The Real Cause Of Prostate Problems

So how did we discover the real cause of modern prostate problems?  Studies from about 15 years ago showed men with both BPH and prostate cancer actually had low levels of testosterone.

In addition, tests on men of certain races living in undeveloped countries, showed increased incidence of prostate problems compared to men of the same race living in the US or other developed countries.

In another study, men with a deficiency of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, had extremely low rates of prostate disease.  This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT.

DHT is much more powerful than testosterone at causing prostate growth.  It has the effect of binding with receptors in prostate tissue causing growth.  While levels of testosterone decline as we get older, DHT increases.

Measure Your DHT

Your doctor can measure DHT from your blood.  And if yours is in the upper half of normal, take action to lower it.  Since "normal" represents the middle 95% of the male population and 80% of American men will eventually develop an enlarged prostate, normal is not optimal.

Lower DHT Naturally

Doctors often prescribe Proscar, a prescription drug that inhibits DHT production.  But it's not without side effects - for example, impotence, man boobs, and decreased sex drive.  Natural alternatives have been shown to work just as well but without side effects.  These natural DHT blockers can also impact hair loss in men.

Natural Plant Derivatives That Improve Your Prostate

Plant products typically used in medicines from other parts of the world besides the US, inhibit the actions of DHT.  Saw palmetto has been shown in studies to be equally effective as Proscar, improving symptoms of poor urinary flow and urinary tract discomfort.  It may be that saw palmetto competes with DHT for certain receptors, effectively crowding out the ability of DHT to bind within the prostate.  It can also block estrogen receptors - See Estrogen's Role In BPH.

Proscar has only been shown to keep DHT levels low, not to reduce the binding of DHT.

Stinging nettle root, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed extract, and Pygeum bark, all contain an active ingredient proven to block DHT.  It's called beta-sitosterol.

Other studies have shown that bee pollen can reduce DHT as well.  Bee pollen may relax the muscles lining your urinary tract, improving urination.  It's probably the newest form of natural help and shows great promise.

Additionally, the mineral boron can keep your prostate healthy.  Modern farming has effectively depleted boron from the soil and from the food we eat that's grown in the soil.  Studies have shown boron can safeguard your prostate from substances that can enlarge it.

Take Action For A Trouble Free Prostate

To keep your prostate gland healthy-sized and with normal function, here's an action plan with recommended prostate nutrients to head off prostate problems or reduce current symptoms.

* Bee Pollen - 1000mg, 2 times per day

* Boron - 3 to 6mg, once per day

* Saw Palmetto - 160mg, 2 times per day.

* Stinging Nettle Root - 300mg, once a day

   (make sure this is nettle "root" not nettle "leaf".  They

   have different effects)

* Pumpkin Seed Extract - 200mg, 2 times per day

* Pygeum Africanum - 25mg, once per day

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Estrogen's Role in BPH

So natural alternatives such as Saw Palmetto, Pygeum, and Nettle are available to relieve symptoms of BPH.  But why are DHT levels rising so rapidly in developed countries while testosterone is dropping?

The answer is estrogen.  Or more specifically, xenoestrogens (manmade substances  that act like estrogen).  Modern industry produces these by the millions of tons.  It appears that hormonal abnormalities started to show up in our population not long after industries began dumping these chemicals into the environment.

Every day estrogen makes its way into your body.  Sometimes it's food.  For example, animals are injected with estrogen to fatten them up.  You're likely getting some of this estrogen when you eat these animals.

Sometimes it's personal care products. For example, shampoo, antiperspirant, and perfume can all contain estrogen-like substances.  These are absorbed through your skin.

Other times it may be chemicals that mimic estrogen.  Once absorbed or ingested, these estrogen-like chemicals can bind with hormone receptors in your body and deliver messages to cells that produce negative results for men.

Many studies have shown prostate disease is linked to an imbalance in the estrogen to free testosterone ratio.  For a trouble free prostate, you need to correct this.

How To Reduce Estrogen

First, have your estrogen measured - take a test to measure total estrogen in your blood.  This is needed to measure the critical ratio of estrogen to testosterone.  A ratio of 8 parts testosterone to 1 part estrogen is needed for maximum "manpower".  In athletes, it should be 10 to 1.  Total estrogen should be less than 100.


After determining your estrogen level, refer to How To Reduce Estrogen for a step-by-step natural plan to eliminate the problem.

DIM Reduces Cancer Risk

DIM occurs naturally as a compound in cruciferous vegetables. Take 200 - 400mg of DIM and 200mg of I3C once per day. One study actually showed DIM could slow prostate cancer cell growth. See DIM reduces estrogen.

Myomin: Natural Hormone Balancer

An alternative to DIM is Myomin.  Myomin is an herbal blend created to normalize estrogen levels in women and men.  It works by helping to metabolize unhealthy estrogens and promoting proper hormone balance.

Myomin competes with estradiol (the most active form of estrogen) at estrogen receptor sites, and can therefore be especially effective for estrogen dominance. It also inhibits the aromatase enzyme helping to stop the conversion of androgens into estrogen.  See Energetic Nutrition to learn more.

Important Final Note

Please don't think prostate problems are something you're going to avoid.  The odds are stacked against you.  And almost without exception, every man needs some type of prostate health plan for a trouble free prostate.

Don't put off something that will affect your future and your quality of life.  Start today.

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