Good idea for a thread Wild February 24, 2007 12:09 PM
In fact it gives me an idea for another thread for children.
Here's more for men.....
Men's Health (Supplements and Vitamins for Men)
A dietary supplement for men needs to include zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B6, essential nutrients for male glandular functions, essential fatty acids, and amino acid complex. Additionally, men age 50 and over, generally need extra pantothenic acid, zinc, and niacin, as well as herbal extracts of saw palmetto berry and Korean ginseng root. These natural compounds are especially important for older men. Pantothenic acid is a vital nutrient for the adrenal glands, which produce hormones. Zinc contributes to prostate function, testosterone synthesis and activity, and sperm development. Niacin is important to healthy blood cholesterol levels. Saw palmetto berry contains fatty acids and sterols, which provide important nutritional support for the prostate. Korean ginseng root is traditionally used to support masculine functions.
Men should take essential nutrients for masculine functions, combined with high-quality herbal extracts such as saw palmetto, which supports prostate health; Muira puama, which helps improve libido and sexual function; and ginseng, which helps support healthy testosterone levels. Teen males have unique nutritional needs including extra vitamin A and zinc, as well as sarsaparilla. Vitamin A fights free radicals, contributes to the immune system, and supports clear skin. Generally, adolescent boys suffer more from occasional acne because of the changing levels of male hormones. Researchers are exploring the link between sarsaparilla and skin health. Sexual maturation in boys increases their need for zinc. This mineral is involved in the immune system and the male sex glands.
Researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi recently evaluated the effect of a potent antioxidant from fruits and vegetables called lycopene for the treatment of patients with a specific type of prostate cancer. Over the course of two years, 20 patients (aged 56 to 90 years) with hormone refractory prostate cancer (or HRPC) were given lycopene at 10 mg/day for a limited three-month term. Researchers suggest trying lycopene, from tomatoes, before other more toxic drugs.
The results showed one patient had complete response (meaning PSA levels improved and the patient showed no signs of the disease for eight weeks). A partial response was achieved in six patients; the disease remained stable in 10 patients and progressed in three patients. Bone pain was present beforehand in 16 of the 20 patients but 10 patients managed to cut down their dose of pain relievers. No drug intolerance or toxicity was encountered.
These results led researchers to conclude that lycopene therapy was effective and safe, and they suggested it be considered before the use of more toxic substances. In a related study, laboratory researchers observed what effect Pygeum africanum herbal extracts had on the spread of human prostate cells. In this study, prostate cancer cell lines and benign prostatic hyperplasia cells were cultured and treated with pygeum. The pygeum extracts significantly inhibited the spread of prostate cancer derived cells. Researchers believe pygeum counteracts energy production in cells and blocks the cell cycle.
Estrogen Dominance in men February 26, 2007 10:58 PM
Now hear me out guys, I know what yr thinkin but that is what is called stinkin thinkin. Get past it, ego don't mean nuthin if yr six foot under.
There is increasing evidence that, as men age, their ratio of estrogen to testosterone increases. At a certain point, this increase can lead to estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance has been linked to a higher likelihood of prostate cancer in men. Progesterone may help alleviate estrogen dominance.
There are a lot of things to help prevent prostate problems, but the best of all is just to stay sexually active. All our glands and organs needs to keep on functioning if not they start degenerating. So the best recommendation to all is keep an active life, eat balanced foods, reduce alcohol intake, avoid smoking, exercise regularly (no need to go to a gym for, walk, dance, jump, just do things you like to do but keep on moving) and alike, recent researches have proven that people who remains intellectually active (cross words, puzzles, learing another language, reading.,.. etc) reduce their risk for Alzeihmer of 60%. Also eat a lot of citrus foods (oranges, lemon, grapefruit and alike...) they contain a lot of antioxydants who slow down aging process of the body!
Wild, I'll peek if I want to. February 27, 2007 6:52 PM
Clinical Evidence for Prostate Disease
Numerous anecdotal reports of reduction of BPH and reversal of prostate cancer through the use of natural progesterone supplementation been reported.
Dr. Lee reported at least twelve men with BPH experienced improved urine flow, with less pressure on their prostate glands and a noticeable decrease in nightly urination. Studies had shown that PSA level returns to normal upon application of natural progesterone cream before or after prostate surgery.
Dr. Helen Pensanti said, "A number of my male patients who are over 55 have reported that the use of natural progesterone rubbed on the perineum has helped boost sex drive and assisted in erections." Many men who use natural progesterone cream for osteoporosis, in addition to experiencing relief from their condition, also experiencing an improved urine flow, with less pressure on their prostate glands and a noticeable decrease in nightly urination.
Dr. John Lee claimed that One man was being treated at Mayo Clinic for prostate cancer which had spread to the bone. He began to use his wife's progesterone cream for his osteoporosis. After 6 months of progesterone cream applied to his skin he went back to Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic could find no evidence of any prostate cancer.
Natural Progesterone cream for men - Men's Crème from Kokoro
Kokoro Men's Creme
Apply1/4 teaspoon daily (Or 1/8 teaspoon twice a day) to the skin over perineum area, between the legs and behind the scrotum. No need to be off 1 week per month (per Dr. Lee). Each 1/4 teaspoon of cream contains 8.25 milligrams of progesterone.
(Only $3.95 shipping) , is a special blend of 396 mg.of natural progesterone USP (0.8%) in a two-ounce jar. This premium moisturizing cream also contains herbs and oils known for their positive effects in supporting and maintaining prostate health e.g. saw palmetto oil, pygeum bark extract, pumpkin seed oil, stinging nettle extract, and zinc. 2oz jar [
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Just as in women, men suffer the effects of "estrogen dominance".
Many researchers including John R. Lee, M.D (Leading pioneer in natural progesterone therapy), Dr. Jesse Hanley and Dr. Peter Eckhart are coming to the conclusion that the over abundance of estrogen and estrogen like substances (xenoestrogens or foreign estrogens) are responsible for a vast number of today's health problems. This over abundance of estrogen is referred to as estrogen dominance which is an increasingly serious problem for both women and men. Dr. Lee believes that it is excessive exposure to estrogen that is the primary cause of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Xenoestrogens in the environment are among the culprits. Sources of xenoestrogens includes commercially raised beef, chicken and pork, birth control pills, spermacide, detergent, plastics, plastic drinking bottles, pesticides, herbicides, personal care products, canned foods and lacquers.
Men produce estrogen (Estradiol) but in much lower amount than women. Men also produce progesterone, but about half the amount from that of females. Progesterone is made in men by the adrenal glands and testes. Progesterone is vital to good health in both women and men. It is the primary precursor of our adrenal cortical hormones and testosterone. The male hormone, testosterone, is an antagonist to estradiol (E2). It is made from progesterone. Men normally continue to produce relatively normal level of testosterone for their age and well into the seventies. Contrary to common perception, testosterone does not cause prostate cancer. Young men have high levels of testosterone and old men low levels. If testosterone were the cause of prostate cancer, young men would be dying of prostate cancer. Studies had shown that men with the highest level of testosterone have the least prostate enlargement. Conversely, men with the highest level of estrogen have enlarged prostates. Declining testosterone from aging, together with increasing level of estrogen, is the most likely reason for prostate enlargement and cancer in men.
The prostate is embryologically the same as the uterus in the female. Research Studies (Listed at the end of this newsletter) have shown that when prostate cells are exposed to estrogen, the cells proliferate and become cancerous. When progesterone or testosterone was added, cancer cell dies. During the aging process, progesterone level falls in men, especially after age 60. Progesterone is the chief inhibitor of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase that is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a much more potent derivative that is linked to prostate cancer. When the level of progesterone falls in men, the amount of conversion from testosterone to DHT increases. Unfortunately, DHT is not as powerful an inhibitor of cancer cell compared to testosterone. When the level of testosterone decreases, the relative level of estradiol in men increases. Estradiol, turns on BCL2 oncogene (Onco means cancer) and increases the risk of prostate cancer if adequate amount of progesterone is not there to counteract its effect by stimulating the P53 cancer protection gene.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a prostate enlargement condition, is a common condition affecting the majority of male above age 50. Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer in men. It is slow growing, with a doubling time of 5 years. Numerous anecdotal reports of reduction of BPH and reversal of prostate cancer through the use of natural progesterone supplementation have been reported.
It is not quite as simple as that. There are many other things that can affect prostate health, although I have found that a combination approach is best, rather than a single supplement or pill.
For example, I have found that coffee causes prostate problems in some. Why?
Also, hydrogenated fats and trans fats seem to also cause problems in some... Why?
Add to all of this that most men will not ask for help, because asking for help is a sign of weakness, and you have a setup for major problems. Nothing is done until it is too late. Not a good strategy to take care of problems that can be solved easily.
Finally, prostate problems are often dealt with by using surgery. I have heard that 50% of those getting surgery are left with impotence or worse. Do I remember this right?
Estrogen levels rise in men as they age, naturally.
It should not cause a problem.. but it depends on many other factors in a mans life. That is what I was pointing at. TThanks for peeking and your comment Sherry.
For example, a high protein diet will very frequently cause prostate problems. Will your doctor tell you that?
Switching to a vegetarian diet may clear up everything. How many men are willing to make a lifestyle or diet change?
I am not against a cream, lotion or whatever, and I am not disputing anything above.... just trying to give a clearer picture of cause and effect, for those few who are willing to look at root causes and address those, rather than deal with symptoms all the time.
ProAnagen™ Anti DHT for Hair Loss Active Ingredients • Azaleic acid, Zinc sulfate and Vitamin B6
According to one published report, combination of Azelaic acid, Zinc sulfate and Vitamin B6 has the ability to inhibit at least 90% of 5-Alpha reductase—the enzyme that helps in DHT creation, which causes hair loss and thinning hair.
• Saw Palmetto
This is one of the best-known natural DHT blocker. Saw palmetto is a small berry native to the southeast United States. Saw palmetto berry extract has been shown to block 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts the hormone testosterone into DHT.
• Alpha-linoleic, Gamma-linoleic, Linoleic, Palmitoleic and Oleic acids
These powerful fatty acids play major role in 5-Alpha reductase enzyme inhibition. This enzyme causes the DHT creation in hair follicles.
• Ginkgo Biloba
One great substance found in Ginkgo biloba is Bioflavanoids, which helps blood circulation and strengthening vessels, as it helps blood circulation to nourish hair follicles.
This is also known as Procyanidin Oligomers from grape seed extract. Proanthocyanidin is a great antioxidant agent that shown to stimulate hair growth.
• Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Riboflavin works more like an anti-depressive that helps to transform the carbohydrates into energy. Due to its generally relaxing properties, it is useful to stimulate hair follicles.
• Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin has a dilating effect on vessels and capillaries where it helps increasing circulation to the scalp and stimulating hair growth.
• Vitamin E
This vitamin is well known for its antioxidant capabilities. Antioxidants protect vital cell structures by neutralizing molecules called “free radicals”.
• Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is known as the "first aid kit in a bottle" that is able to improve scalp inflammation.
According to a longevity study from the British Medical Journal, scientists discovered that men who eat just a few pieces of chocolate a month live significantly longer than those who don't. The reason is that chocolate is rich in phenols, the antioxiodant found in red wine. Phenols are known to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer and boost your body's overall antioxidant capacity, creating a powerful weapon against all kinds of age-related problems.
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I just recently read about Pomagranate as helping with this..I havent read it all; but thought I would post and let you decide>>The Pomology approach is unique. Prostate PM not only contains 600 mg of beta-sitosterol per dose, but it goes further because it is optimized with antioxidants. By using standardized extracts of pomegranate and green tea, and pure cranberry juice powder, PROSTATE PM brings the most powerful and consistent forms of antioxidants in each capsule to maximize long-term preventative benefits and sustained prostate health.* http://www.pomology.com/prostatepm.html
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My first day on care2 - what a truly amazing site - I'm dipping into all areas to try and get my head around all that is on offer - truly inspirational!
I'm in the UK and we have Men's Health Month in June but not sure about a US equivalent. My website - the Count Me in Calendar covers US campaigns so I'd be really grateful if anyone could enlighten me about Men's Health Campaigns I should know about.
Sex is about a whole attitude. Life is about love and love, sex if you will, is about life.
Now to prostata, you can keep " the stuff " at bay, by drinking as much as possible, water doubtless, green tea in big quantities, the leaves, ----brewer stew--- in powder form ( go to those large healthy food places and fill up your own little plastic bag, stir in water or any other liquid -the stuff is too bland, or just close your eyes and gulp, it´s not that unpleasant actually...In a nutshell, keep the exit free through liquids, in order for all traffic to pass through without a hitch. Give narrowing no chance ! This is the only way to prevent...
And prostate is an obstruction, as we all know, or a narrowing of the exit, therefore, liquid, liquid and liquid, if you´re no liquid friend, well then you need to cut out out meat or animal products.
Also very important: eat raw almonds, chick peas in every form and again brewer stew, ---for the building up of sperma---. But all this induces nothing, as sex is about an attitude, love to be in the arms of a woman, give nature a hug. O yes, a way to keep things at bay, prostate.
BREWER YEAST N O T brewer stew obviously. Am ashamed, am sorry. Simply I don´t know how this happened or how I could do this to the reader...Therefore BREWER YEAST.
And briefly, as far as green tea is concerned, apart from very many minerals, it contains way more zinc than beef, yes more than beef contains. And zinc is necessary for the production of sperma...Was given in USA to men with a weak fertility, if form of tablets, but I´d recommend at any rate the immediate intake,i.e. directly from the plant, from real food as you can understand...Thanks and sorry again.( Although I can take it, you understood what I meant, actually.).
hi all ,hey Tina im in here in my all together ! and eatin chocolate just gotta love it ,also i do drink about 8 cups of strong black tea each day and lotsa water ,and yes a cup or two of coffee,have had a low testosteron e issue for some time doe to a slow pituitary. i get shots of tesi juice every 2 weeks .ive had my annual and am in good health otherwise and the prostate is as good as gold .and well yes sex is very good for the health and well being of all . i just don`t get enough.i need a HUG!! Be well
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Research indicates that masturbation may be the single best preventative medicine for prostate disorders, such as infection and prostatitis, which can lead to prostate cancer. Not only will masturbation NOT make you go blind, it serves as the best and cleanest way to cleanse the prostate of toxins. Frequent ejaculation is known to enhance prostate health, since the prostate empties itself of fluids (including toxins) upon ejaculation. But ejaculation through sexual intercourse exposes the prostate to bacteria. Studies show that in terms of bacteria, the mouth is the “dirtiest” of the three main cavities. The anus is the second cleanest and the vagina is the cleanest. But all of these contain bacteria that can enter the urethra and infect the prostate. Only masturbation provides bacteria free cleansing of the prostate—and an excellent “do it yourself” preventative treatment.
New hope in the upstream battle against prostate cancer
Theres an 80 percent chance that a man will develop prostate cancer at some point in his life. Fortunately, most forms of the disease are so slow-growing that a man is likely to die from something else before the prostate cancer can kill him.
And now theres new research indicating that prostate cancer may be slowed even more, just by eating salmon or tuna.
The research, involving dietary omega-3s, has so far been tested only in mice but with very promising results.
Mice were genetically modified so that they would lack a prostate-cancer tumor-suppressor genecalled Ptenthat would leave them highly vulnerable to prostate tumors. This genetic modification mimics a causative factor in humans that is responsible for one-third of human prostate cancers.
Of the mice that developed prostate tumors, some were put on a diet high in omega-3 fats, others a diet low in omega-3 fats, and still others a diet that was high in just omega-6 fats. Sixty percent of the mice on the high omega-3 diet survived, only 10 percent of those on the low omega-3 diet managed to survive, and there was a zero survival rate for those mice that were eating a high omega-6 diet.
Beyond just omega-3 fatty acids, it was the type of omega-3s that was used. Specifically, the research team looked at long-chain omega-3s, one of the two varieties of omega-3s, the other being short-chain.
The difference between long-chain omega-3s and short-chain ones is the way your body processes them. The long-chain variety, found in oily fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and herring, is the more effective of the two, because it contains both EPA and DHAthe actual fatty acids. The short-chain variety, found in plant sources, has alpha linolenic acid (ALA)some of which can be converted into EPA, but only miniscule amounts of which can be converted into DHA. Having to go through this processan extra step, basicallyis what makes it the less-efficient variety. Plus, ALA actually gets burned up as energywhich also makes it a less-efficient source of EPA and DHA.
The research team believes that these long-chain omega-3s can interact with a molecule, called BAD, that causes cancer cells to self-destruct in a process known as apoptosis. The researchers plan to continue their study to see if there is a difference between the two varieties of omega-3 and their abilities in slowing prostate cancer and promoting apoptosis.
What if anything can be done for a 55 yr old man that is experiencing hard erections every morning and sometimes nights but cannot ejaculate during sex? This is causing him physical and emotional pain and has been going on for about a month. He takes no prescriptions and no Viagra. He does take over the counter naproxen sodium for arthritis and he drinks one bottle of red wine a day. The wine intake has been going on for a month because of the erection problem I believe. This man will not go to a Doctor.
Delayed ejaculation is not easy to treat: only 58 per cent of cases I've seen were significantly improved by treatment.
All of the successful couples were well-motivated and willing to persevere with long-term therapy.
Because this disorder is not as common as the other two main male sexual problems, there is remarkably little medical literature on this subject. Exceptions are the pioneering works of Masters and Johnson, and of Helen Kaplan and her associates in the USA.
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Is delayed ejaculation always a psychological problem?
Nearly always, but there are exceptions.
Age and climax
Quite a lot of men find it's not as easy to climax as they get older.
They have good erections, but do not always get to orgasm.
This phenomenon was first noted by US researchers Masters and Johnson.
It is not the same thing as delayed ejaculation, which occurs in a much younger age group.
Medication: ejaculation problems can happen suddenly in men who have had no previous difficulties, but who have been put on certain medication, particularly antidepressants. In these cases, a change of tablets will usually cure the problem.
Excessive use of alcohol can also cause difficulty in ejaculation, as can some recreational drugs.
Serious spinal injuries can also create major problems with achieving ejaculation. They are outside the scope of this article, but it is worth noting that men who have this type of injury can produce an ejaculation, and therefore father children, by means of electrical stimulation of the prostate area (electro-ejaculation).
What can be done for men with delayed or retarded ejaculation?
Unfortunately, there is no instant cure. At present, there are no drugs that will make a man come.
But there is a good chance of putting things right through counselling, provided both the man and his partner really want to cure the problem.
The object of therapy is to gradually diffuse the man's anxiety about giving up control so he can climax inside his partner without difficulty.
The most common method is based on the work of American experts who have developed behaviourist ways of helping the man to relax and 'let go' when he is with his partner.
Generally, the man can reach orgasm by self-masturbation and maybe through love play, but not through intercourse.
So the therapist may encourage the couple to gradually proceed to a situation where the man can ejaculate just outside his partner's vagina, and eventually go on from there to a more 'advanced' situation where he is able to cope with ejaculating inside her.
American sex experts Masters and Johnson have also devised a slightly different therapy:
first, the couple go through a period of treatment in which actual sex is off limits, but kissing and cuddling are encouraged
they progress to a stage where the woman, sitting astride the man, masturbates him till he reaches orgasm - even if this takes two hours or more
finally, they move to a situation where she lowers herself onto him shortly before he climaxes.
Beware of people who want to give you expensive hormones, or who try to relieve you of very large sums of money.
If you search the internet, you will find claims for Chinese herbal treatment that produces a near 100 per cent success rate. This does not seem very likely.
Claims are also made for yoga and for hypnotherapy as modes of treatment.
This list has some, shall we say, dubious uses for beer on it but some of them are downright genius, from baking healthy beer bread or a beer bubble bath for men to building a house out of empty and full beer cans. Enjoy!
I`d like to talk a little on Prostrate problems. About 3 years ago during a regular checkup my GP indicated he thought my prostrate had enlarged. I was sent for the bloodtest which came back positive. My first thoughts were I am going to die, but I proceeded to follow instruction of my GP. He sent me to the best hospital in our province to a very good specialist. I went through the regimine of tests over several months, travelling back and forth and after 6 months of scopes, humiliting urine tests, with more devices hooked up to you after drinking a gallon of water and someone watching you pee to check the flow strength and Taking Drugs that were absolutely horrible, I was at my wits end as the tests were still showing positive.
A young specialist who was filling in me asked my permission to send a blood sample elsewhere. He did not think I had cancer and felt it was the prudent thing to do.
Well The test came back negative and a second sample was taken, after I had been taken off drugs etc that I had been taking and sent. It came back negative to my absolute delight.
It seems that 1 in 600,000 will test positive in the regular testing. Sometimes it is prudent to seek another lab that uses a more advanced form of testing to make certain.
What I endured during that time was something no person should have to go through.
Since then, I signed up at a gym got a personal trainer, to guide me and proceeded to get back in shape. I eat as natural as possible but due to the fact I sail for a living and some of your diet onboard is definately not healthy I often skip the menu and opt for some fruit or cereal to tide me over.
I feel better and the regular blood test for prostrate comes back negative now.
I start every morning now with 2 tsps. of a mixture I found hereon Care2: 1 cup Apple cider vinegar, 1 cup honey and 8 cloves of garlic. Everything is blended for 60 seconds in a blender, put into a glass jar and refrigerated for 5 days before you start using. In addition every morning my breakfast is two thirds cups of Bran with Physillium and dried fruit and 1% milk.
Lifestlyle changes are important if you wish to stay healthy and improve your quality of life. For me it took quite a scare I hope for everyone else it need not take such a drastic thing to happen to them.
Hi all, it seems that ya'll have allot of useful information here so maybe someone has some things I haven't tried. My issue is I have a herniated disc at L5/S1. I am refusing to undergo surgery due to the fact that what I have read indicates that it doesn't really help. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can help with my back problem or maybe even reverse the herniation?
hough most of our medical science has evolved out of the study of the male body it is still important to recognize that men have unique concerns and needs that vary from women. Not all ailments or diseases are the same and not all ailments and diseases present the same in both men and women. That's why it is so important to have information that is specific to your unique self whether you are male, female, a senior citizen or pregnant make sure that the information you seek meets YOUR needs.