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Prostate Cancer: Cal Ripken Should Also Consider Lifestyle Methods

Prostate cancer is a beast. 

You go for definitive treatment, and up to 50%, there is some level of recurrence within 10 years.

I think this is 100% due to the fact that no one is treating the patient’s microenvironment, the host, the “soil.”

And the best way to do that is through aggressive lifestyle and nutritional interventions.

Cal Ripken Gets Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Today, I read that one of my favorite baseball players of all time, Cal Ripken, had prostate cancer treatment through a prostatectomy.

Ripken broke the all-time most consecutive record for playing baseball games at a whopping 2,632 games in over 16 years. Because of this amazing feat, he’s called the Iron man.

You try going to work for over 2600 times without missing a day. Then try to do that as an athlete where the body naturally gets beaten up from wear and tear. 

Prostate surgery is great and likely what he needed.

But to do a medical treatment without targeted lifestyle and behavioral changes is ONLY half the battle. 

I wish someone can tell Ripken that.

And to consider to aggressively do the other part of the medicine, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.

Either way, it sounds like he successfully got his prostate removed, which is an excellent first step. 

Wishing “Iron man” the best of health forward.

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