Most men think that prostate inflammation is just a side effect of a diseased prostate. Actually, it’s the other way around. In fact, various diseases and illnesses throughout the body are due to inflammation.
These days, many people are eating what is called an anti-inflammatory diet and health care practitioners are recommending it. Eating in this way helps with conditions such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, even heart disease. My book, Healthy Prostate, is recommending a diet that helps mitigate, if not completely avoid, prostate inflammation.
Let’s take a look at what inflammation means and why our bodies “inflame”.
Inflammation in the body means that the body is doing its innate job of fighting infection, repairing injury or protecting itself from foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses and even toxins.
Exactly! Even toxins. That means if we are exposing ourselves to toxins on a daily basis through the food we eat, our environment, and the chemicals we use to clean our houses and our bodies, then our bodies are constantly in need of self-defense.
As I’ve repeated many times on this site, one of the prostate’s functions is to filter toxins. The more toxins you put in or are exposed to, the more overtime your prostate is doing. Your prostate’s natural response is to defend against invaders; as year go by, the greater the prostate inflammation.
The biggest problems are in the foods you eat. Like most North Americans, highly-processed and refined carbohydrates (sugar, flours and all those goodies baked with these) are a huge percentage of our daily intake and are gobbled down without a second thought — or maybe just a little guilt about weight gain. Well, weight gain is the least of your problems.
Your body is going into protection mode when you consume these foods. The organs and glands that filter are being taxed. Prostate inflammation in men who already suffer becomes a prostate attack — inability to pee!
The other foods you must start to become very educated and aware about are those with unhealthy excesses of Omega-6s. These include soybean, corn and sunflower oil (and all the margarines made with these). No, these oils and margarines are not good for you. Erase all the programming of the 90s which expounded the health benefits of these oils — and read your ingredients labels.
Not only are Omega-6s out of balance in these oils, compared to their counterparts, Omega-3s, but they're also extremely imbalanced in commercial, factory-farmed meat. During the commercial rearing of cattle for dairy and meat consumption, the animals are fed with grains, not grass-fed as nature intended. This produces meat which is so high in Omega-6s that the ratio of Omega-6s to Omega-3s is 20:1, or sometimes 50:1, instead of the healthy 2:1 ration. This means the meat is toxic and highly irritating to the body’s defenses.
It doesn’t mean all fats are bad for you. In fact, some are considered anti-inflammatory foods. For example, saturated fat suppresses inflammation. This is a key benefit for reducing benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH for short, the enlargement of the prostate, which is now epidemic in the modern world.
In my book, I describe numerous way to ease prostate pain and
inflammation. However, the best way and the one I recommend most
emphatically, is to cut the inflammation-causing foods from your diet
and eat more of the anti-inflammatory foods, which behave medicinally in
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Written by Ronald M Bazar,
~BCom, McGill University
~MBA, Harvard University
~the author of this website.
Note Dear Reader...
You must change your diet by stopping those foods that are triggering your condition and replacing them with new ones that nourish you and your prostate.
Then combined with a high quality supplement, you are putting yourself on the road to healing.
There are no shortcuts. Just good changes and little by little you will get better. My books and this site tells you how.