Reverse painful inflammation and POWER UP YOUR PROSTATE with safe and effective drug-free solutions
You and your prostate should be the best of pals. It controls one of your most important functions – your sex life – as well as one of the most necessary: urination.
When you have problems with either, you’re miserable. And problems with both? It’s a living nightmare!
So I get why some men start to think of their prostate as an enemy rather than a friend. It can get stubborn, cranky, tired, run down, worn out and just plain ornery. And when it does, you pay the price.
When it comes to prostate problems, cancer and major enlargement hog all the attention. But prostate inflammation – prostatitis – is nearly as common, can make you every bit as miserable and gets almost no attention at all.
Today I’m going to fix that and give you the lowdown on prostatitis.
At any given time, up to 10 percent of all men are battling the inflammation that marks this condition, and suffering a level of misery unmatched by almost anything else.
Some men battle erection problems. But others suffer something far, far worse: Erections that work just fine, but end in painful ejaculations. (And believe me, nothing screws with a man’s head like that).
Prostatitis can also lead to reduced urine flow, the constant urge to urinate, and “fire in the hole.” And along with that painful urination could be the horror of seeing blood in your urine.
You don’t want to live like that, and you don’t have to – because I’m here to help you make peace with your prostate.
The gland isn’t trying to taunt you it’s suffering right along with you. In the case of prostatitis, the cause is inflammation – and there are a few quick tricks you can try right now that can get you and your prostate back on speaking terms.
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TOP FOUR DRUG-FREE THERAPIES FOR A HAPPY PROSTATE
The first one is so simple that you’re going to kick yourself for not doing it all along – because it’s something you know you should be doing anyway.
But most people don’t.
FLOSS: Go into the bathroom and break out one of those packages of floss the dentist gave you – you know, the ones piling up, unopened, behind the mirror (count the floss packets and you can tell how many times you’ve been to the dentist).
Germs just LOVE your gums. They’re warm, wet and in most cases the germs have a steady supply of fuel in the form of sugar and other carbs.
But they like to travel, too, and when your gums start bleeding those germs can hitch a ride on your bloodstream to any destination in your body where they can cause inflammation – including your brain, heart and… yes… your prostate.
Gum disease and prostatitis are more closely linked than liberals and taxes, which is why a recent study finds that treating gum disease will improve prostatitis 80 percent of the time.
Use floss and/or a water irrigator with hydrogen peroxide added. And if your gums are turning to goo, make an appointment to see a periodontist.
SITZ BATH: It’s ancient, tried and true. “Sitz” is German for sitting (in a wash tub of hot water, before the invention of indoor plumbing and bathtubs). Now sit in your bathtub for about 30 minutes with hot water up to your navel. The water should be as hot as you can comfortably stand. Blood circulating to the gland increases, pain-producing substances are washed away, and your prostate pain disappears like magic. Do the sitz bath two or three times a week.
OYSTERS: Yes, you read the right. Oysters aren’t just a great splurge for a romantic dinner. They’re also one of the best all-natural prostate protectors around.
On the flipside, oysters are expensive – especially the good stuff – and it could cost you an arm and leg to get what you need to protect your prostate.
Don’t worry; there’s a way to get all the benefits of oysters for just pennies a day: zinc supplements.
The REAL reason oysters fight prostate inflammation so effectively is that they’re packed to the shells with zinc, which once inside the body makes a beeline for your prostate and gets to work.
The trick with zinc is you don’t want too much. If you’re suffering prostate inflammation you can generally take between 60 mg and 100 mg per day for?a couple of months, and then cut the dose in half for the following months.
SAW PALMETTO: One of the most effective supplements from prostate enlargement also happens to be one of the best for prostatitis because it can reduce inflammation and ease urination.
One caveat here: Most saw palmetto is practically sawdust.
The part you want is the beta sitosterol found in the berry, so read the label carefully and choose a supplement that is a saw palmetto berry extract with 85-95 percent fatty acids.
A permanent cure for prostatitis will depend on the cause. Many doctors start with antibiotics, but only 5-10 percent of all cases are bacterial.
The rest can be caused by a virus, fungus or both – so focus on immune-boosting nutrients with anti-viral and/or fungus-fighting powers: Echinacea, oregano oil, garlic, goldenseal and plain old vitamin C.
I’ve also heard that rye pollen extract can deliver excellent results in men with inflammation in the prostate.
Finally, let me finish with a little bit of good news: When most men hear they have a prostate problem – any problem at all – they assume it’s related to cancer, or will at least up the odds of the disease.
Don’t sweat it. There’s no link at all between prostate inflammation and prostate cancer. And since prostate cancer is harmless most of the time, you’ve got little to worry about anyway.