Did you know that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among men? More recently I’ve had male clients for health assessments and part of the conversation is in regards to keeping their prostate healthy. One of the many things I learnt while studying to be come a Master Herbalist was “zinc for the dink”, because zinc has been shown to play an active role in maintaining prostate health. It has been shown that zinc helps prostate cells resist malignant transformation by creating an intracellular environment toxic to cancerous cells. The recommended dosage I use with all men is 50 mg/day which can be taken in supplement form or with your diet. As an example, for each 100grams - cooked oysters has 78.6mg, lean cooked beef has 12.3mg, pumpkin seeds have 10.3mg and cashews have 5.6mg so make sure to eat these foods to get some well needed zinc.
In addition to zinc, there are herbs like Saw Palmetto, which is used to help enlarged prostate. The herb does this by shrinking the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry the urine. When there is a family history of prostate issues, or if there is already evidence of an enlarged prostate this herbal supplement would be suggested, in fact many doctors are using this supplement with their patients. Lisa T can use the tools of iridology and sclerology to assess the health of the tissue of the prostate and make recommendations according to what will best serve the client. For more information please book an appointment with Lisa Taylor.
By Lisa Taylor, Master Herbalist and Iridologist
One of the most common supplements I use with clients is Kombucha. Kombucha is produced by fermenting black or great tea with a “symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast” (SCOBY). It has been used for over 1,000 years and has recently become popular around the world. You may have noticed drinks in your local grocery store, Costco or health food store. These drinks are excellent, however when I’m working with a client, I use a concentrated form of Kombucha by Botanica.
Kombucha tastes very much like apple cider vinegar and will help you with digestive issues, pH balancing, positive bacteria, absorption in the digestive tract, improves bowels, d-tox the liver and is also high in B and C vitamins helping to improve antioxidant levels. The reason I use this supplement with so many clients is because most people in our society have digestive, absorption and bowel issues and so if we start cleaning up this area of the body we start to see the benefits trickle down to having more energy, better sleep, let toxins and overall a better sense of wellbeing.
The dosage I use with clients is 2 tsp in 1/4-1/2 cup of water twice a day, and I suggest drinking this combination before the two largest meals of the day. I also recommend using the Kombucha as your vinegar component to your salad dressing, as this will help your stomach to break down the raw foods. Is this a supplement that you would benefit from? Lisa can use the tools of iridology, sclerology and tongue assessment to see how your bacteria levels look, your digestion conditions and bowel toxins to see if this the right supplement for you.
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