Thousands of holistic and integrative doctors in North America, Europe and Asia recommend natural remedies to treat BPH. If you are diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, you should be proactive and follow your diet, lifestyle and nutrition and health methods, and work with your doctor to find out which holistic therapy is helpful for you. More and more studies have shown that there is a link between diet and BPH.
The combination of obesity, reduced exercise and malnutrition can alter the risk of symptomatic BPH.
Higher risks of BPH:
-High protein intake from animal sources (rather than plant sources)
-A large intake of unsaturated fatty acids
-Eating a lot of saturated fat and high cholesterol
-High calorie intake
-Ingest high blood sugar foods, such as bread, pasta, and white rice.
-High coffee intake which can stimulate the adrenergic nervous system and prostate smooth muscle.
Lower risk of BPH or improved symptoms of BPH.
Omega 3 fatty acids (vegetables, flaxseed oil, cold water fish) can reduce inflammation
-Lignans (whole flaxseed)
-Phenol (cranberry and other dark berries)
Healing the Prostate, Dr. Mark Stengler