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3 Tips for Prostate Health

3 Tips for Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States with around 290,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are at risk or currently dealing with prostate cancer or prostatitis, you are not alone.

Consider acupuncture as an alternative, safe treatment to reduce symptoms associated with prostate problems and restore your body to better health.

Give me a call today to give your body the treatment it deserves.

Prostate cancer is considered the most common form of cancer in U.S. men. It is important to know if prostate cancer runs in your family and if you are at risk, especially if you are a man over 40. Below are 3 tips for prostate health and for better health in general.

1   Diet and Exercise

Certain foods are known to help prostate health and prevent cancer. These include nuts, seeds, pumpkin, mushrooms and berries. Foods that contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene can be very effective. Some of foods high in lycopene include: watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, papaya, apricot and tomatoes.

Focusing on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods and meat high in fat is a part of a healthy diet for maintenance and preventive care. Reducing stress and regular exercise can also decrease your risk of cancer. Consider Diet Counseling based on traditional dietary practices to see adjustments can be made based on a natural, whole-food diet. Call the clinic to schedule an evaluation.

2   Traditional Chinese Medicine

Prostate cancer and decreased prostate health are associated with a heat and kidney deficiency in TCM. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat and improve prostate function as well as energy flow in this area and throughout the body. As you get older, the kidney function starts to decrease, which can lead to other issues including decreased prostate health. Acupuncture focuses on the kidney meridian to help improve the body’s circulation.

3   Stop Smoking

According to the American Cancer Society, smokers are more likely to have a more severe form of prostate cancer. A patient who smokes also has a higher rate of recurrence. Consider quitting smoking to better your overall health and reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Patients who quit smoking for over 10 years reduced their mortality risk by an amount comparable to those who had never smoked. If you’re considering kicking the habit click on this link and check out the Smoking Cessation Program for support offered here at the clinic.

Contact me at 401-219-6446 if you think you have interested in natural practices in prevention or are currently dealing with prostate health issues and are looking for additional support.


Sources:
http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/9-tips-to-prevent-prostate-cancer#7

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Photo: “Gullfoss, Suðurland, Islandia, 2014-08-16, DD 123” by Diego Delso. CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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