By the time a man reaches 50 years of age he has 75% chance of having an enlarged prostate and a 33% chance of having prostate cancer.
Medical science is unclear on exactly what causes BPH. However, it is a part of aging and believed to occur with changes in hormone levels such as testosterone, estrogen and a derivative of testosterone, called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
A recent theory points to another possible cause of prostate enlargement: oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals, a group of highly reactive atoms that steal electrons from other atoms causing chain reactions of destruction to cells and tissues.
This hypothesis also extends to a reduction of blood flow through small veins and capillaries that deliver nutrients and oxygen to tissues. Inflammation of these micro vessels result in reduced blood-flow.
6 Main Causes of Prostate Issues
1. Hormonal imbalances
As a man ages he makes less and less and tesosterone and more and more estrogen. By age 34 he actually makes more estrogen then testosterone. By 60 a man makes twice as much estrogen and testosterone. 12 times by age 90. At age 50 we call this andropause.
So the combination of less testosterone, the conversion of testosterone to DHT by 5-alpha reductase. DHT causes hair loss and prostate enlargement. In additin aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen (estradiol.) Estradiol is linked to prostate cancer.
To treat we need to raise tesosterone levels and block aromatase and 5-alpha reductase. Beta-sitosterol blocks both of these enzymes. In terms of prostate cancer, animals treated with beta sitosterol, had 43% smaller tumors and had 1/2 the rate of metastasizes over untreated animals
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3. Zinc Deficiency
A zinc deficiency not only causes the prostate to operate less effectively, it can also cause it to enlarge. Different organs in the body have different requirements for elements, and for the prostate, zinc is required.
Treat with zinc or pumpkin seed extract
In addition to cancer, the prostate is susceptible to bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections.
Ellagic acid inhibits all bacteria by inhibiting the enzyme DNA gyrase. DNA gyrase is only found in bacteria and is the enzyme that allows bacterial DNA to coil. Without this enzyme, the bacteria’s DNA unspools the bacteria dies. Unlike traditional antibiotics that are specific to certain bacteria, ellagic acid works on all bacteria.
Ellagic acid inhibits fungi and yeast by inhibiting the enzyme chitin Synthase II. Almost all fungi and bacterial and fungal cell walls are built out of a polysaccaride called Chitin and Chitin Synthase II is the enzyme that they use make Chitin. Thus by inhibiting Chitin Synthase II, ellagic acid suppresses the growth of almost all fungi and bacteria.
Ellagic acid inhibits all viruses by inhibiting the enzyme integrase. Integrase is the enzyme that viruses need to enter a cell. As you know, viruses cannot reproduce without entering a cell so by inhibiting this enzyme, all viruses can be inhibited.
Finally, Ellagic acid inhibits parasites but the mechanism by how this happens in not yet understood.
Treat with ellagic acid, homeopathic prostate drainage formuals and immune regulators
5. Cadmium Toxicity
Cadmium toxicity is actually related to zinc deficiency in the sense that low zinc levels can cause cadmium toxicity. Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal commonly found in soft drinks, seafood, cigarette smoke, plastics, water softeners and other places.
Cadmium can cause chronic fatigue, hair loss, high blood pressure, arthritis and impotence and of course prostate problems.
Cadmium owes its unique ability to damage the prostate to its similarity to the element zinc.
The only way to deal with cadmium is to remove it with a chelator. A chelator is an ingredient that has a very strong attraction to a particular element. If the attraction it has is stronger than the attraction the body has for that element, it can pull that element away from the body.
The safest and most effective cadmium chelator is called EDTA.EDTA is an amino acid that has a fifty-year history of removing toxic metals like cadmium from the body.
Once EDTA has attached itself to cadmium, the entire complex becomes water-soluble and will be eliminated harmlessly in the urine within a few hours.
treat with EDTA, Zeolite and DMSA
When calcium gets into the prostate, we get prostatic calculi, also known as prostate stones.
In addition to being a gland, the prostate is also a small pump, and like any pump it needs to be free of debris to function properly. As we age, these tiny prostate stones accumulate reducing the prostates health and functionality.
Now there are two ways to remove prostate stones, the first is a medical procedure that involves a catheterization. Ouch. The second is with EDTA, which goes in and pulls the calcium out just like it removes the cadmium.Thus EDTA serves double duty supporting the removal both toxic cadmium and calcium stones.
All of these causes are at least partially addressed in Endosterol Suppositories.
What is the root source of oxidative stress and inflammation?
The origin is toxins are in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. The most devastating are heavy metal toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminum, nickel and arsenic. All around us in our industrialized society, they are stored or stockpiled in our deep tissues and bones.
Heavy metals cause oxidative stress, cell damage, inflammation, and their build-up continues with age. Since no tissue is immune to them, the prostate is very vulnerable and can eventually become enlarged, develop into prostatitis or even prostate cancer.
My research staff and I wanted to address this underlying cause, reduce the oxidative damage and see if we could relieve BPH symptoms, and we did!
Source: Letter from Rita Ellithorpe, MD
Medical Director of Tustin Longevity Center
Reducing Oxidative Stress Due to Toxins & Heavy Metals
To overcome the toxic metal load on the body and remove the toxic burden we recommend a number of steps.
- Testing - if you suspect heavy metals do one of our heavy metal tests. We recommend Toxic & Total Element Test.
- Detoxing Heavy Metals - if you wish to remove the heavy metals from your body follow one of our heavy metal detox protocols.
We recommend some combination Kelatox and DMSA Synergy.
- Consultation - if you would like our help setting up your individual program.
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help: