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Joyce Hollman

Diet tips for dodging prostate cancer

One out of every nine American men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is survivable, but once it spreads, survival rates plummet. That’s why avoiding prostate cancer in the first place is your best chance. And the best place to start is with what you eat and don’t eat…

Joyce Hollman

Men should lose the ‘spare tire’ to lose risk for prostate cancer

Carrying excess fat around the midsection raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, metabolic disturbances, dementia and, in women, breast cancer. Now, at least two recent studies have connected visceral fat with prostate cancer. Not just prostate cancer, but the advanced kind that normally proves fatal.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The drugs that increase a man’s risk of diabetes

No one knows exactly why men end up with enlarged prostates as they age but the fact is that benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH affects approximately over 27 million men over the age of 50 per year, making it one of the most common diseases faced by aging men. But the meds used to help cause another problem…

Craig Cooper

6 foods that help shrink the prostate (slideshow)

Men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as urinary hesitation, frequent nighttime urination, and weak urine flow, have a number of natural options to help shrink the gland. By including these six foods in your daily menu, you can increase your chances of reducing inflammation and prostate size.

Joyce Hollman

For prostate protection without side effects, try flaxseed

Are flaxseeds the safer alternative to prostate drugs? Study after study shows it’s not only rich in minerals, but prostate benefits too. If you want to avoid these six scary side effects of prostate drugs, including painful erections, here’s how to use flaxseed and get relief…

Joyce Hollman

How to know if it’s male ‘menopause’

Hormones are master switches. One in particular is a double-edged sword. At optimal levels, it keeps our cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems functioning perfectly. But get estrogen off balance and men — yes, men — have a real problem on their hands…

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Craig Cooper

Can saw palmetto shrink the prostate?

Many claims have been made about the ability of saw palmetto to shrink the prostate, relieve symptoms of BPH and associated urinary tract problems and perhaps even fight prostate cancer. Is this hype, or does saw palmetto really help?

Craig Cooper

Pros, cons and your prostate on the keto diet

There’s a lot to understand about the Keto diet, and much you should know before you decide whether you’re jumping on board or not, including the pros and cons. And if you’re a man, you probably want to know how the keto diet may or may not impact your prostate health…

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

MCP research looks positive for prostate protection

The health of the prostate gland is a focus for most men as they age and for good reason. Changes in prostate size can drastically affect quality of life with symptoms such as difficulty urinating, nighttime frequency and urgency, and carry cancer concerns…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How dental advice could fix your prostate

Men think of prostate problems as something they just have to live with. But, nothing could be further from the truth. Not only can you find relief from your prostate pain, it might be even easier than you think. And, it all starts with a toothbrush…

Craig Cooper

How plant-based should you go to lower prostate cancer risk?

Meat consumption can contribute to cancer risk and progression in several ways. And studies indicate that a plant-based diet can lower that risk. But, based on the findings, just how “plant-based” should you go — vegan or vegetarian — to lower your risk the most?

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Natural compounds team up for winning prostate

Throughout the past decades, a substantial body of research has continued to demonstrate the potential therapeutic effects of bioactive phytochemicals found in plants. Recently published research has identified several natural compounds found in food as key ingredients that could support prostate health…

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