by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
Many men over the age of 30 or so, suffer from prostatitis, an enlarged prostate gland, and later many develop prostate cancer. Symptoms can include pain, difficulty urinating, difficulty or pain upon intercourse, and bladder and urinary tract infections. Let us discuss natural approaches for all these conditions.
This condition is quite common and often goes undiagnosed. It is an inflammation or infection in the prostate gland. This is a common cause of difficulty in urination, pain, enlarged prostate or a sense of heaviness in the lower portion of the body.
This condition responds extremely well to nutritional balancing programs, often rapidly. It is often due to a hidden zinc deficiency, copper toxicity or an infection in the prostate that may not respond to drugs, but does respond easily in most cases to balancing the body chemistry. Also see below for other remedies for prostate problems that can be quite helpful, at times.
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY (ENLARGED PROSTATE)
This is the most common prostate condition affecting middle-aged and older men. Its symptom is usually difficulty beginning urination, difficulty emptying all the urine, reduced urine flow, frequent trips to the bathroom during the night, and occasionally discomfort in the bladder area.
Prostate enlargement is caused by an unhealthy enlargement of the prostate gland, which chokes off the urethra (a tube that conducts the urine), causing difficulty with urination. The prostate gland literally is wrapped around the urethra, the tube leading from the bladder to the penis through which urine passes.
Most men go for surgery for this condition. However, I know many men that regret this decision, as they now have some incontinence or other problems. A slower alternative solution is to repair the prostate gland. In most cases, this will cause the swelling to subside and the problem goes away without surgery.
Prevention. Doctors often recommend more sex to prevent this condition. It may work for a while, but sex depletes zinc, so eventually this solution will stop working in most cases. Also, sex depletes the body in other important, but subtle ways. For these and other reasons, I do not recommend this method.
Hydrotherapy can help. Many years ago, I worked as a doctor in a very poor village in Mexico. A man consulted me for prostate enlargement that was making it impossible for him to urinate, he said. An older natural healing book suggested a very safe and simple remedy that worked excellently!
One places about 2 inches of icy cold water in a shallow pan, or one can put about two inches of water in a bathtub. The water must be as cold as possible!
The man pulls his pants down and sit in this cold water for at least 20 minutes. One can wear a sweatshirt or even a sweater to keep warm. This reduces inflammation and congestion in the prostate gland, and the gland shrinks, causing the problem to disappear. I do not know if the method helps long-term, but it will work in an emergency. In my limited experience with cold water baths, the effect can last if the procedure is done often enough to bring a lot more blood circulation to the area, reduce infection and inflammation, and help revitalize the gland.
The only caution I can think of with this remedy is not to allow yourself to become chilled. Keep your feet out of the cold water, for example, having only your buttocks in the water. If you start feeling a chill, get out or have some hot tea, perhaps, to warm up. Of course, combining this with a nutritional balancing program would be far better yet.
Other natural and safe remedies and methods. Some men are helped by herbal formulas for the prostate that usually contain saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, zinc, and vitamins A, D and E.
Homeopathic remedies in the health food store are also occasionally effective enough to keep the condition under control. Most important, these methods are harmless and do not impair overall health. Therefore they can be used for an extended period of time.
Coping with prostate difficulties until a nutritional balancing program can correct it.
1. Know that this does not impair sexual activity or any other body system. It is benign, in other words, as long as you are able to urinate. If you cannot urinate, however, you must do the procedure above or see a doctor immediately. The doctor will place a catheter or plastic tube up the penis that forces the urethra to open so you can urinate
2. Relax a lot when urinating. Some men do better sitting, rather than standing to urinate.
3. Do not drink anything after about 5-6 PM to help avoid having to get up a lot at night. This includes avoiding a dinner of just soup, for example, which is very high in water content.
4. Getting up to urinate once or even twice is not much a problem as long as you can fall asleep again fast afterwards. To help fall back asleep quickly, avoid turning on a bright light when you get up, if possible. Also, keep warm, especially your feet. Put on a bathrobe and slippers if your bedroom is cold, for example.
Correcting the cause of an enlarged prostate. The underlying cause of benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH is often a hidden infection or the presence of toxic metals or other inflammatory substances that are affecting the prostate. Rarely, psychological factors having to do with women and sex can affect the prostate as well.
A nutritional balancing program based on a properly performed and properly interpreted hair mineral analysis can quite easily correct most causese of the problem. Even better results may occur if one adds coffee enemas and near infrared sauna therapy to the program. Distilled water may be very important for about 3-9 months to help decongest the prostate gland. The cold water baths above may also be very helpful, as may the use the of a prostate formula, if needed for a while.
Urinary tract problems in older men are often extremely chronic. This means that it may take several years of nutritional balancing for the problem to go away completely. While correction is proceeding, one should use the symptomatic remedies described above, if needed. This is the ideal way to handle the problem, in my view.
Drugs for prostate enlargement include Proscar and others. These may or may not help. They are all somewhat toxic, so beware of this. We always recommend the fewest toxic drugs possible, as they usually cause other problems sooner or later.
Prostate surgery. While surgery for prostate enlargement is usually more or less successful, it can cause lifelong complications if it is not fully successful. This happens often.
The main complication is some degree of incontinence, which means leakage of urine all the time. This is a very annoying and possibly embarrassing symptom. People with this usually will need to wear adult diapers to prevent wetting the pants. If you can avoid surgery, I suggest it.
This is usually a slow-growing cancer that may give few symptoms. Some common ones are pain or bleeding with urination, or occasionally a bloody discharge with sexual intercourse. However, this may be due to other causes, so one should not assume it is prostate cancer without more tests.
Other possible symptoms are generalized fatigue and other cancer symptoms such as unexplained weight loss.
Prostate cancer tests. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test is the most commonly used screening test for prostate cancer. It is not a reliable test, according to many newsletters that I read. That is, it can give both false positives and false negative answers. Therefore, do not rely on this test, in my opinion, either to rule out prostate cancer or to diagnose or confirm it. This may be very important.
The PSA test often leads men into painful biopsies and at times into medical treatments that can be as bad as or worse than the cancer itself. Therefore I do not recommend regular PSA tests, as many doctors like to do annually.
Instead, I suggest that every man over about the age of 50 undergo a nutritional balancing program. This is for prevention only. However, hair mineral testing will often reveal some patterns associated with prostate conditions, as discussed below.
It may also reveal other patterns that are more specific for cancer such as high toxic metal levels, lowered energy production and others.
If you suspect prostate cancer or if prostate cancer has been diagnosed.
I do not recommend nutritional balancing for any type of cancer. This is most important. The reason is that cancer is a fast-moving disease in some cases, and nutritional balancing is not designed specifically to stop it. Other therapies that are symptomatic will often stop it quickly. Once the cancer is definitely in remission, then nutritional balancing is a wise idea to continue to improve oneÕs health. This is all explained in Introduction to Cancer on this website.
This, and perhaps other articles on cancer on this site, suggest that one should first bring the cancer under control with either the Kelley Metabolic Cancer Therapy or perhaps with a product called Protocel, available inexpensively on the internet. The Kelley Program is better, but more costly.
Then one can go on the nutritional balancing program after the cancer is in remission. This is the safest way to handle prostate cancer. I definitely do not recommend chemotherapy, radiation or surgery for this condition, as it often does not work well and can make the problem much worse.
Of all the drug therapies, the use of Lupron, a hormone inhibitor, appears to be safest. I know of many long-term survivors who used this. However, I know this type of cancer can often be handled naturally if one is willing to do coffee enemas, near infrared sauna therapy and take Protocel or the Kelley enzyme therapy.
HAIR ANALYSIS PATTERNS ASSOCIATED WITH PROSTATE PROBLEMS
á A sodium/potassium ratio below 2.5.
á A zinc level less than 14 mg%.
á A copper level above about 2.5 mg% or indicators of hidden copper imbalance.
á A cadmium level generally above 0.01 mg%.
á Mercury and other toxic metals may also play a role in prostate problems.
As these imbalances are corrected, the prostatitis, BPH and even some prostate cancers go away.