Black Men : Info for Bruthas and those who care about them (Prostate health)

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    From Dr. Afrika's site: "The prostate is harmed by white sugar, alcohol, vinegar, salt, processed foods, the toxic synthetic chemicals in commercial deodorants, colognes, cough suppressants and allergy remedies. They enter the blood and prostate. They cause cellular waste to be suppressed (kept) in the prostate and alt
    er normal function. It is best to use natural products purchased from health food stores.
    Eating principles:
    • Decrease cholesterol (both blood levels and intake). Cholesterol metabolites are cytotoxic and carcinogenic and have been shown to accumulate in the hyperplastic or cancerous human prostate. Epoxycholesterols initiate degeneration of epithelial cells, leading to the increased regeneration seen in BPH (LDL oxidizes the most easily). (Hinman, F. Springer-Verlag N.Y., 1983)
    • Decrease animal products that may contain DES residues.
    • Vegan diet
    • Low sugar, low fat diet of unsaturated fats
    • Calorie percentages: 70% complex carbohydrates, protein 12-15%, fat 15-18%
    • Low cholesterol/See hypercholesterolemia
    • Low Sodium/Sodium-restricted diet
    • Vegetarian cleansing diet or short fasts
    • Fasting,
    General Sample Diet,
    General Guidelines for Eating,
    Sample Vegetarian Diet therapeutic foods:
    • Eat foods containing zinc: nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, safflower seeds.
    • Increase omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids: vegetable, nut, seed oils, walnuts, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, black currant oil
    • Estrogenic foods: animal products, apples, cherries, olives, plums, carrots, yams, nightshade family, peanuts, soy products, coconut, brown rice, barley, oats, wheat see: foods that contain estrogen-like sterols
    • Foods rich in Zinc and Vitamin E: squash seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, tahini, kelp (Jensen, p. 61)
    • Raw pumpkin seeds: 25 seeds q.i.d.
    • Anise, tangerine, cherries, figs, lychee, sunflower seeds, mangoes, seaweeds (Ni, p. 153)
    • High fiber foods fresh juices:
    • Carrot (Walker, p. 151)
    • Carrot and spinach (Walker, p. 151)
    • Carrot, beet, and cucumber (Walker, p. 151)
    • Carrot, asparagus, and lettuce (Walker, p. 151)
    • Lemon juice in warm water (Walker, p. 151)
    avoid:
    • Coffee, alcohol, saturated fats, strong spices, spicy food, dairy products, fatty foods, fried foods, coffee, caffeine (Ni, p. 153)
     
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    The prostate (from Greek προστάτης - prostates, literally "one who stands before", "protector", "guardian") is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male reproductive system in most mammals.
    In 2002, female paraurethral glands, or Skene's glands, were officially renamed the female prostate by the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology.
    The prostate differs considerably among species anatomically, chemically, and physiologically.
    The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance,[5] that usually constitutes 20–30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid. The alkalinity of semen helps neutralize the acidity of the vaginal tract, prolonging the lifespan of sperm. The alkalinization of semen is primarily accomplished through secretion from the seminal vesicles.[6] The prostatic fluid is expelled in the first ejaculate fractions, together with most of the spermatozoa. In comparison with the few spermatozoa expelled together with mainly seminal vesicular fluid, those expelled in prostatic fluid have better motility, longer survival and better protection of the genetic material (DNA).
    The prostate also contains some smooth muscles that help expel semen during ejaculation.
    To work properly, the prostate needs male hormones (androgens), which are responsible for male sex characteristics.
    The main male hormone is testosterone, which is produced mainly by the testicles. Some male hormones are produced in small amounts by the adrenal glands. However, it is dihydrotestosterone that regulates the prostate.
     
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