Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer

eat more vegetables to reduce risk of prostate cancerIt’s Movember, when men grow mustaches to raise awareness around men’s health issues, including prostate cancer. But many men don’t know that dairy milk mustaches raise prostate cancer risk.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of dairy a day. But research shows that the hormones, saturated fat and dairy calcium in dairy products increase prostate cancer risk, recurrence and mortality. Continue reading “Ditch the Dairy to Fight Prostate Cancer”

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Plant-Protect Your Prostate

vegetablesAdopting a plant-based diet can create a protective effect around the prostate which can help reduce your risk for prostate cancer and slow the progression if diagnosed. In 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer in men and around 31,500 cancer-related deaths. Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with 1 in 9 being diagnosed during his lifetime and about 1 in 41 dying from prostate cancer.

But research shows that a plant-based diet that avoids dairy, eggs, and processed meat may: Continue reading “Plant-Protect Your Prostate”

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Tips for a Healthy Prostate

November is upon us, or should I saw Movember? Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities.

1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. And although treatment and early detection is what this Mustouche Growing Movement is all about, prevention is cirtical in slowing down the rates of prostate cancer, as well as other male cancers.

Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in men over 75 years old. Age and family history are the primary risk factors. Prostate cancer rarely occurs in men under the age of 45-50 years old. It is also much more likely (double the risk) if you have a first degree relative with prostate cancer, particularly a brother. Other risk factors include being of African American descent, having high blood pressure, men frequently exposed to environmental toxins, such as farmers, tire plant workers, painters, as well as those exposed to cadmium or agent orange, and men who eat diets high in fat (particularly animal fat).  Continue reading “Tips for a Healthy Prostate”

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