The need for special nutrition for the prostate gland
is well documented. For centuries, men have consumed specific foods
rich in the trace minerals zinc and essential fatty acids for their positive effects on the male sexual
Chronic inflammation of the prostate gland is the
single greatest reason why men over 50 visit a doctor. This condition
can be uncomfortable and annoying as it may result in difficulty urinating.
It can also lead to increased urinary tract infections.
Pro Flow contains Serena Repens (saw
palmetto) and Pygeum Africanum which have been shown to reduce prostate
inflammation.* Pro Flow's nutrients may be just what you
need to feel more comfortable.
(* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
Each 4 Capsules
E (d-Alpha Tocopherol)
C (Calcium Ascorbate)
Repens (Saw Palmetto)
Reference Daily Intake.
* - RDI not established.
The prostate is a gland
that surrounds the urethra at the point where it leaves the bladder
Colloidal Minerals: ZINC
The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra at the
point where it leaves the bladder. Although we don't know exactly what the prostate
does, it secretes a fluid that is beved to stimulate the movement of sperm after
ejaculation. Nearly every man over forty-five has some form of prostate enlargement
and, in most cases, it is a harmless condition. However, due to its location
near the urethra, a sufficiently enlarged prostate can cause urinary problems.
That are very painful. An enlarged prostate can also be a sign of other problems,
Younger men are more likely to be affected than most people
realize. Pre-cancerous lesions have been found in men who have died in accidents
as young as 20 years of age. Over 25% of the men autopsied who have died in
their 30's were found to be affected and over 55% of them in their 40's. Even
though prostate cancer is slow growing, it is always better to have an early
diagnosis. By the age of seventy-five, one man in eleven develops prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer occurring in the male segment
of population. There are a minimum of 16,000 cases each year. Generally speaking,
what breast cancer is to women, prostate cancer is to men. It is surprising
that less than half of the men over the age of 40 have ever had the traditional
digital exam that is recommended by both general practitioners and urologists.
The lack of early diagnosis is one reason why as many as 60% of the cases that
are diagnosed have already spread. The newer PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen
Test) is a blood test that results in more cases being diagnosed sooner.
The prevalence of this condition is not well known. As a matter
of fact, a survey has revealed that as many as 1 1% of American men were unaware
that they even had a prostate gland. Needless to say, the symptoms of prostate
trouble are even less well known. The conditions are usually categorized into
one of three; 1) prostatitis (inflamed prostate), 2) benign prostatic hypertrophy
(BHP), and 3) prostate cancer. Prostatitis is usually a result of an infection
but quite often is thought to be caused by stress. Infections are usually treated
with antibiotics or other anti-infectives, while cases associated with stress
are usually treated with muscle relaxants or exercise.
In cases of BHP, the gland may grow many times its normal
size, say from the size of a walnut, possibly in a young man in his 20's or
early 30's, to as large as an orange or grapefruit in his 50's. Most researchers
agree that this growth, at least in part, is associated with the male hormone
testosterone or its metabolites. Although not malignant, BHP can be very uncomfortable
as overgrowth of the prostate usually causes physical block- age of the urethra.
This results in urinary tract problems because the urethra, which carries urine
from the bladder, travels through the middle of the prostate and can become
blocked by the overgrowth of prostate tissue. Also, bladder and kidney infections,
as well as increased frequency of urination and discomfort, can result. Several
different surgical techniques have been developed that remove all or some of
the prostate tissue when used in the treatment of BHP and prostate cancer. Even
though they can be life prolonging and go a long way to reve pain and discomfort,
they are not without their side effects and limitations. More recently, the
importance of diet and exercise has come to light.
HIGH FAT DIETS
High fat diets have been linked to both BHP and prostate cancer.
Autopsies have shown that cases of BHP have greatly increased the amount of
cholesterol in their prostate tissues. It has also been shown that increasing
body weight increases the incidence of prostate cancer. Moderately overweight
men have more than double the risk, while those truly obese are four times more
likely to develop the disease. Other studies have shown that men with prostate
cancer consume more meat and dairy products. The incidence of prostate cancer
goes up with decreased Vitamin A consumption and with increased exposure to
Cadmium. Reduced activity and lack of exercise are also culprits in this whole
scenario. The Missouri Cancer Registry found that by studying 17,000 men with
occupations that required a lot of physical activity had a lower incidence of
prostate cancer. In another study involving 18,000 men who burned 4,000 calories
or more by weekly exercising reduced their risk of prostate cancer by up to
over 85% when compared to men who used less than 1,000 calories by exercising
APPLE PECTIN AND COLON CANCER
Pectin is obtained from fruits. Among pectin, apple pectin
exerts stronger anti-bacteria action (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) in comparison with citrus pectin.
In this study, the authors used water-soluble pectin from apple. The diet, supplemented
by 20% apple pectin, significantly decreased the number of tumors and the incidence
of colon tumor in the apple pectin fed rats. A key indicator (Fecal beta-glucuronidase)
for colon cancer was significantly lower than those in control group. ---------------------
Anticarcinogenic action of apple pectin on fecal enzyme activities and mucosal
or portal prostaglandin E2 levels in experimental rat colon carcinogenesis.
Tazawa K, Okami H, Yamashita I, Ohnishi Y, Kobashi K, Fujimaki M
J Exp Clin Cancer Res 1997 Mar;16(1):33-38
The prostate is a gland that
surrounds the urethra at the point where it leaves the bladder
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