I have an enlarged prostate.
Dear Terry, “I have an enlarged prostate, thankfully with none of the usual problems that go along with it. I have had 2 negative biopsies in a row and now my physician said that I could retest in 6 months. Is there anything I can take to keep my PSA number down?” — Paul W., Rockford, IL
Dear Paul, I do have some options that I believe can make a difference. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
You may want to consider adding pomegranate to your daily regimen. In a clinical study, men with increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) consumed 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily. By the completion of the main phase of the study (2 years), PSA levels declined in 35% of the patients and 2 percent of the patients showed a 50% decline in PSA levels. The men who continued to drink pomegranate juice daily after the study continued to see lower PSA levels.
While pomegranate juice has shown incredible health benefits, it is very high in calories and sugar. And, if you’re only drinking the juice, you’re missing out on some of the most important compounds in the plant. Instead of juice, look for a formula that features pomegranate seed extract and seed oil. This special combination provides the amazing power of pomegranate, without the sugar, calories, or mess of drinking the juice or eating the fruit. I recommend taking 600 mg twice daily.
I think you would also benefit greatly by adding a strong, absorbable curcumin to your daily regimen. Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is a potent antioxidant and powerful anti-inflammatory that works via multiple pathways. I recommend taking 750 mg of high absorption curcumin twice daily. Choose a product that features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than standard curcumin.
Terry . . . Naturally