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Cruciferous Vegetables (Sulforaphane) and Prostate Cancer

Introduction.

Prostate cancer (PC) is a disease typical for old age, though anomalies in the prostate tissue can be observed in men in their twenties or thirties. Therefore, PC is believed to be slow-growing cancer. The long relatively silent period of prostate cancer suggests that different types of therapies potentially could slow disease progression or stop disease onset, which in turn could help to avoid totally or decrease invasive surgical procedures such as prostatectomy. 

In the previous posts, we discussed various food ingredients such as Lycopene in tomatoes, Polyacetylenic oxylipins in carrots, Vitamin K2 in sauerkraut, and natto that have proven anti-cancer activities. Here we will address the cancer healing properties of one more magic gift of nature – broccoli

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Foods Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Tomatoes.

Introduction.

Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is abundantly found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, pink grapefruit, and watermelon. Asparagus and parsley despite not having red or orange color, also are good sources of lycopene.  

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant-an important deactivator of reactive oxygen species. The human body cannot synthesize lycopene and therefore, it must be consumed with daily food. The absorbed lycopene is mostly stored in the testes, liver, adrenals, and prostate, with concentrations in the testes as high as 10 times that of other tissues. This may point to an exclusive biological role of lycopene in certain tissues. 

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Whole foods vs supplements in the prevention of chronic diseases

Introduction.

It has long been noted that the regular consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is correlated with a low incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, etc. Scientists began to attribute these health benefits of plant foods to various biologically active substances isolated from different parts of plants. However, the assumption that isolated individual antioxidants or phytochemicals can replace the intake of plant foods has proven to be erroneous, if not harmful. The results of clinical trials are not consistent as to the beneficial effects of the dietary supplements and cannot explain the observed health advantages of diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Dietary supplements in clean form may not work in the same way as the ingredients of the whole food and, in addition to having fewer useful effects, may also be potentially dangerous.

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Carrots – a food with proven anti-cancer power

Introduction. 

Carrot is a gold mine in our kitchen rich in health-beneficial phytochemicals such as carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and polyacetylenes. Throughout the history of carrot cultivation, people have intuitively used its beneficial qualities, widely including it in their daily diet. Nowadays, scientific evidence backing anticancer, cholesterol and cardiovascular disease lowering, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, and wound healing benefits of carrot has been accumulating.
A person is often dismissive of what he is used to seeing every day in abundance. Therefore, many may not even suspect that they have at hand a product that can prevent or even cure many types of chronic diseases. This post will focus on the scientifically proven health benefits of carrots and especially their outstanding anti-cancer properties.

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Is the Mediterranean diet the only decent diet to follow? My own experience.

Introduction.

Nothing is more convincing than your own experience. So, following the detailed scientific background of the Mediterranean diet’s benefits, the technology of the diet itself, and intermittent fasting, in a previous post, this short message will focus on why I ponder the Mediterranean diet as the decent diet to follow; my own experience. Here you can find out how I came to the idea of changing the diet, whether the Mediterranean diet fit with hard physical work or sports, and how the diet affected my weight and overall well-being and health.

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A Pesco-Mediterranean diet with intermittent fasting: an ideal diet for health and longevity

Introduction.

Diet is one of the pillars determining a person’s health and heart health, in particular. For the last three years, 25 leading American experts have ranked the Pesco-Mediterranean diet as the #1 among 35 other diets for overall health in terms of nutrition, safety, easiness to follow, effectiveness for weight loss, protecting against cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. American Dietary Guidelines and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association endorsed the traditional Mediterranean diet as the best diet for human health and longevity. 

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Testosterone boosters: Zinc

Zinc – a master element to optimize testosterone in men.

Zinc (Zn) is the most abundant trace metal in the human after iron. It cannot be deposited in the body, the extra Zn is excreted together with sweat, and other discharges. Therefore, regular dietary intake of the mineral is required. The human body contains 2–4 grams of Zn and most of it (nearly 90%) is found in muscles and bones with the highest concentrations in the prostate and semen. Zn is the key element in the male reproduction system determining prostate gland function and growth of reproductive organs. Zinc is a component of over 300 enzymes and 1000 transcription factors and involved in almost all physiological functions of our body: growth, immune response, reproduction, DNA synthesis, expression of genes, and cell division. Here we will focus on how Zn stimulates testosterone production and thereby defines the reproductive health in men.

T-boosters: can we trust the sellers’ claims and product reviews?

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Vitamin K2 prevents prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, and bone weakness

Introduction.

It has long been noticed geographical or national differences in prostate cancer susceptibility. These variations were mostly attributed to the specificity of the diet and culinary preferences of different cultures. And this, in turn, suggests that some foods or ingredients of food may have chemoprotective properties against cancer cells. Lycopene, selenium, vitamins C, D, E, and K, green tea, silymarin, pomegranate, and Resveratrol are well-known dietary components that attracted considerable attention of scientists in terms of their anticancer potential. Here I’ll focus on vitamin K2 and its varieties as the natural food components capable of stopping the development of prostate cancer or slowing down its progression.

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Natural treatment of enlarged prostate and prostatitis

Introduction.

Reading of wonderful books of a great Romanian phytotherapist Prof. Ovidiu Bojor inspired me (about me) to write this post on natural treatment of enlarged prostate and prostatitis. Prof. Ovidiu Bojor – the father of modern Romanian phytotherapy, has put all his energy to discover the best recipes that could make our life more beautiful, longer, and healthier. This man who climbed the Himalayas four times, in his 95 still is working 8-10 hour a day, always resilient, better than anything else, is demonstrating on the example of his life that living in harmony with nature is the best way to healthy living. His books are indispensable landmarks for anyone who are craving to live a healthy and happy life.

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