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
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