Although prostate cancer is a very serious condition that needs immediate attention and treatment, we believe here in our Spokane Valley Urology practice that nutrition plays a large role in one’s overall health, including that of your prostate gland and the rest of your urinary system. After all, wasn’t it Hippocrates (the father of medicine himself!) said that you are exactly what you eat? Here’s a quick guide to eating for excellent prostate health!
Reduce your consumption of foods with high GI (Glycemic Index). GI refers to a food’s ability to break down and convert itself to glucose. Foods with high GI include those that are heavily processed and refined. These foods tend to cause sharp fluctuations in your blood glucose and promote high levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor hormones which has been associated with cancer. Stick to least processed food items as your source of energy such as sweet potatoes, vegetables, legumes, and fruits.
Add in turmeric to your daily dishes. It has been shown that the curcumin in turmeric do not only prevent prostate cancer but actually inhibit the spread of existing cancer cells. Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries now but Western medicine has only recently studied its beneficial effects.
Limit your intake of animal fat. A growing body of research has associated excessive meat consumption to prostate cancer. This has to do with arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that is abundant in organ meats, egg yolks, and red meat. On the other hand, intake of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as mackerel, salmon, walnut and flaxseed have been shown to prevent occurrence of prostate cancer.
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Dr. Rob Golden M.D. has been a leading urologist in Spokane for almost 30 years. His practice philosophy is to treat all patients with respect and compassion. Dr. Golden draws on his knowledge of both urology and complementary therapies to diagnose and treat acute and chronic urologic problems, in an environment of healing, caring, and transformation.
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