Most men will have some issues with their prostate as they age. And the vast majority of men will die with some form of prostate cancer, but most will not die from it as most prostate cancers are slow. Figuring out which kind a person has and how to treat it is one of the emerging questions in men’s health. Especially as the negative sides effects of treatment can have a big impact on quality of life.
Increasingly there is a question as to whether or not the slow forms of prostate cancer are a cancer, as the the tissues abnormalities respond quite well to diet, exercise, botanical medicine and other life style habits.
Chinese medicine along with the above mentioned can be quite helpful for the issues that arise from prostate enlargement and tissue changes.
Listen in and learn how natural medicine and lifestyle can help men as they face this change that accompanies aging. And why testosterone supplementation does not always result in higher levels of this hormone and how higher levels of testosterone are essential to good prostate health.
3:46 Daoism, permaculture and medicine aren’t that different.
6:23 Given a long enough life, all men will run up against prostate issues; you can start now with proactively treating it.
7:24 What is it about our lifestyle and environment that puts most men on the pathway to cancer?
10:29 The reproductive hormones are also the hormones that help us to rebuild and restore our body.
15:29 Testosterone is key to many physiological functions.
16:51 Testosterone supplementation does not always mean you end up with more testosterone, there can be some detours on the metabolic pathway.
21:06 How to prevent testosterone from converting into estrogen or DHT.
29:20 A prostate friendly diet
47:50 Turmeric can be helpful, but so can a lot of other botanical substances. It really depends on a person’s unique constitution.
50:01 Zinc is the key nutrient for the prostate.
56:12 The problem with reducing the body to its smallest parts is that you miss the big picture.
56:45 Low testosterone is a risk factor for prostate cancer and the downside of hormone suppression therapy.
For the past 10 years, I have been focused on the management of cancer and chronic disease. When I finished my training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2005, I began to work closely with Donald Yance, founder of the Mederi Foundation in Ashland, OR. Since then I have worked with hundreds of cancer patients, helping them find their way through the challenge of navigating the many choices and decisions that a cancer diagnosis brings.
As the disease of our time, cancer affects all of us. Even with all of our efforts to find a “cure” for this challenging disease, cancer occurrence rates continue to soar. My work bridges the time honored theory and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern biomedical therapies and diagnostic tools. Through what I call “layering the lenses”, I am able to integrate the best of both worlds, and give my patients a holistic perspective on their condition and how to treat it.
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