Saw Palmetto may help with prostatitis

Saw Palmetto may help with prostatitis

Recently I expressed the frustration about the lack of interest among the scientific and medical community in finding solutions for chronic prostatitis. Saw Palmetto, an herb that has traditionally been used for prostate enlargement, may help men with prostatitis. At the recent 27th Annual European Association of Urology Congress, investigators…

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Red Meats and prostate cancer – should I or should’nt I ?

Does meat consumption promote my risk of prostate cancer? Should I be vegetarian? Should I become vegan? This is a typical discussion I have with patients. There is plenty of reasons for the confusion. One day a vegan diet is promoted as the healthiest for disease-free longevity and the next…

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I was wrong about Vitamin E

I was wrong about Vitamin E

As you know, I have been writing and talking extensively about the poor research on the wrong type of vitamin E - alpha tocopherol. This week I came across two incidences regarding this topic: 1. A patient of mine saw an oncologist for a second opinion and  they vehemently suggested…

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Prostate Cancer: Why Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous or Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, collard greens, and kale, are rich in sulforaphane and indole-3 carbinol (I3C) (Higdon et al. 2007). Sulforophane and I3C are the two best known  plant chemicals that offer the most fighting cancer benefit. I3C is converted by…

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Integrative approaches to Pelvic Pain

Integrative approaches to Pelvic Pain

Chronic, unresolved pelvic pain can be one of the most frustrating and depressing conditions you can have.  The pain becomes chronic when it persists for longer than 3 months. Do you know people with this condition? It’s horrific. Some of my patients have been forced to quit their jobs because…

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Acupuncture treatment for Interstitial Cystitis – any evidence?

Acupuncture treatment for Interstitial Cystitis – any evidence?

After my last blog post I received numerous emails from numerous health care practitioners asking on the scientific evidence regarding acupuncture treatment of interstitial cystitis. Before I present this information, keep in mind that not everything that works can be proven - especially therapies that are 5000 years old.  The…

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Interstitial Cystits – the other thorn in urology

If there's a condition that frustrates patients and physician's alike it's Interstitial Cystitis (IC). The emotional upheaval that IC patients go through is paramount. A big part of the problem is: 1. Few physician's understand this condition 2. IC patients are often misdiagnosed 3. There are no good, long-term helpful…

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Prostate Cancer: 10 Evidence Based Naturopathic Tips

  One of the things that really bother me is when patients come to my office and tell me that their physician said there is no evidence for naturopathic approaches to prostate cancer.  Last Friday, I had a patient come in and say just that. Ahhrrr! At minimum the naysayers…

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Do you suffer from Electile Dysfunction?

Just to change the focus away from health matters with a little humor - are you a man or a woman who suffers from electile dysfunction? If so, see this short video. (click here for to see the video on the post)

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Prostate Cancer: not good for smokers

This study looked at 5366 men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1986 and 2006 in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. There were 1630 deaths, 524 (32%) due to prostate cancer and 416 (26%) to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and 878 biochemical recurrences (prostate cancer return after treatment). The authors concluded that…

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