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The Natural Prostate Cure by Roger Mason

The Natural Prostate Cure

by Roger Mason

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This program is summarized on page 122: balancing hormone levels, a wholegrain-based diet, proven supplements, exercise, and occasional fasting.

1- Balancing hormone levels makes sense. Prostate problems are age-related and hormone levels decline with age. Therefore, restoring hormones to youthful levels can be protective. But how to do it? Endocrinology is complicated, not for do-it-yourselfers! Hormones are powerful. Supplementing them calls for close supervision by a competent professional. Don’t do this at home!

2- By “a wholegrain-based diet” is meant the American macrobiotic diet. Not vegetarian, as it allows seafoods, but saturated animal fats are blamed as the underlying cause of prostate diseases. Some sources, such as Dr. Emmet Densmore, argue that grains are not suitable foods for human beings, but this book calls them “the staff of life.”

3- The “proven supplements” are of questionable safety, even under professional supervision, because there are so many of them. Dozens of supplements are prescribed. But supplements are highly concentrated and can create imbalances if not properly balanced with one another, which is very difficult to do, maybe even impossible. They all work together, not in isolation. Every concentrated mineral supplement you take creates an increased need for other minerals. Thus it can create deficiencies. Furthermore, supplements must be organic. That is, derived from plant or animal sources. Inorganic minerals can do no good and can do a great deal of harm. This book does not say enough about the crucial issue of bio-availability. The safest way to get minerals is in natural foods, but this book argues that it is sometimes “more practical” to get them from pills.

This book assumes that everyone is nutritionally deficient. That illnesses are caused by deficiencies, not excesses. That supplements are necessary for health. All of these are debatable. Meanwhile, the author is a chemist who develops supplements, presumably for profit.

This book makes some interesting points:
* that there is no such thing as a phytoestrogen—plants do not make or contain hormones.
* that testosterone is good for men, not bad, in contrast to prevailing thought among orthodox doctors.
* that prostate problems are more likely caused by hormones than by genes.

A mixed bag. Some interesting ideas worth considering. Others that I question. Includes discussions of prostatitis and prostate cancer. ( )
  pjsullivan | Mar 5, 2016 |
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