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Natural Ways for Promoting Prostate Health

May 31, 2022 09:30AM ● By Abbe Lang

Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death, especially among men, worldwide. In this sense, being a male is one of the risk factors for developing prostate cancer. Others associated with prostate cancer include body inactivity, obesity, increased height, old age and a family history of cancer. While it is impossible to decide our DNA or genetic line to prevent prostate cancer, there are several natural ways to promote prostate health.  

One of the natural ways of promoting prostate health and preventing cancer is eating a healthy and balanced diet. Notably, understanding how a healthy diet promotes prostate health is crucial to understanding how different diets lead to cancer. For instance, diets with high amounts of the wrong saturated fats (trans fats) and inorganic milk products tend to increase the risk for prostate cancer. In this sense, it is crucial to eat diets that balance the rations of these products at various mealtimes. In addition, fish consumption has also been cited as a factor that lowers prostate cancer deaths.  

The other natural way of lowering the risk of contracting it is reducing our body mass index or put simply, maintaining a healthy body weight. Obesity and no exercise are factors that increase prostate cancer risks. This is because obesity increases inflammation and abnormally high levels of insulin, as well as sex hormone growth. The best way to maintain a healthy weight is by observing a healthy, whole-foods meal plan and exercising at least three to five times per week.  

Body inactivity increases insulin resistance, increasing blood sugar levels and body inflammation. These factors are responsible for increasing prostate cancer risks which call for the need for regular body activity to lower weight. A study by the World Cancer Research unveiled that, of all of the cancer diagnoses in the U.S., 18 percent of them are linked to body fatness and physical inactivity. This means that such risks are preventable when we choose to lower our body weight. 

Taking natural vitamin supplements is the other preferred way of promoting prostate health. Vitamin E, for instance, protects against prostate cancer if taken at a standardized rate daily. In addition, this vitamin can be found in food sources such as peanut butter. Similarly, vitamin C is essential for inhibiting the spread of prostate cancer and has natural sources such as oranges, broccoli, strawberries and potatoes. Finally, vitamin D is also an essential supplement for protecting against all types of cancers. Notably, this vitamin is created in the skin during sunlight exposure. Basking is, therefore, a natural way of preventing prostate cancer. I still recommend additional supplementation of vitamin D with K2. 

Green tea, which contains carnivora, goldenseal, buchu and suma, are just some of the other recommended natural supplements for promoting prostate health. However, it is crucial to seek professional advice on how to consume these natural products. Some herbal products can be taken every day while others such as goldenseal, which according to expert views, should not be consumed steadily over a long period of time. Other natural products include modified citrus pectin, pygeum, grape seed products and turmeric, all of which prevent and reduce the growth of cancerous cells.  

In summary, exercising, basking in the sun, staying sexually active and maintaining a healthy diet are ways of boosting prostate health. Notably, vitamin and dietary supplements and homeopathic products may also boost prostate health if consumed in the recommended ways. Please be sure to consult with a homeopath since there are numerous homeopathic remedies for this condition. Whole-food diets include whole grains, berries, vegetables and fruits, foods rich in zinc, drinking plenty of water and cold-pressed organic oils. In addition, abstaining from meat other than grass-fed, alcoholic beverages, coffee, excess dairy products and caffeine teas is suggested. These, among other natural practices, boost prostate health and prevent cancer. 

Abbe Lang is a certified health and wellness coach and homeopath, located at 701 Rte. 73 N., in Marlton. For more information or to make an appointment, call 856-452-3434 or visit  






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