Testosterone and Prostate Health
Are The Doctors Telling The Truth?
By Nina Anderson
For over fifty years, doctors have been proclaiming that testosterone is a man’s enemy and contributes to benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. Treatments to lower testosterone can even include castration. This insanity is based on the fact that a doctor first noticed that castrated men did not develop BPH.
Therefore, he started castrating men who had prostate cancer. The result was a temporary remission in the disease, but subsequently it resurfaced with vengeance. Currently castration is done with dangerous drugs that stop testosterone production and cause severe side effects.
A review of medical literature shows exactly the opposite is true. As men age and their testosterone levels drop, the incidence of prostate disease rises proportionately. The less testosterone a man has, the higher the incidence of BPH and prostate cancer. An account was cited in the book, The Natural Prostate Cure, whereby a study depicted in Cancer Research in 1982 (p.3864-9), revealed that native South African men who normally have low rates of developing prostate disease, were fed a high-fat Western diet.
The results showed these men developed a higher level of prostate disease. More important was the fact that their testosterone levels fell, while estrogen levels rose — revealing the fact that lower testosterone levels existed during the onset of disease, not excess testosterone.
In The Natural Prostate Cure, the author, Roger Mason lists more than two dozen published medical studies supporting the theory that lack of testosterone is more likely to contribute to prostate disease than an over-abundance of the hormone. He claims that modern medicine’s chemical or physical methods for lowering testosterone are in opposition to established studies that confirm this is a risky procedure.
Mason mentions that other hormones such as DHEA, melatonin, pregnenolone and progesterone are absolutely necessary for good prostate health and should not be overlooked. He also states that there are many natural alternatives to enhance prostate health including dietary supplements such as beta-sistosterol (a plant sterol), soy isoflavones, selenium, vitamin E, and foods such as flax, garlic and green tea.
The real cure for prostate disease comes from the results you bring about when you change your diet and lifestyle. Prostate health starts with prevention, and not by blindly following in the footsteps of procedures that have been based on mythology or hearsay.
Excerpted from The Natural Prostate Cure, available from Safe Goods Publishing (888) NATURE-1
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