Natural Remedies

Ways to Combat Prostate Cancer Naturally

Prostate cancer is said to be one of the most common cancers among men. A benign prostatic enlargement or enlarged prostate happens when the cells in the prostate divide and multiply abnormally causing the organ to increase in size. Using simple home remedies and other natural methods helps to increase the chance of recovery in people with prostate cancer and also slows down its progression.

Consider the following home remedies to beat prostate cancer naturally:

1. Intake of antioxidants
Antioxidants are certain substances that prevent damage caused by free radicals to the cells in the body. Free radicals steal electrons from other cells to heal themselves thereby creating more radicals in the process. This act causes damage to DNA which could lead to the possible development of cancer. A plant-based diet is ideal to balance the condition. By consuming 3 to 6 servings of raw fruits and vegetables that are lightly steamed along with greens, green leafy vegetables and all types of berries are greatly beneficial to people with prostate cancer.

2. Reduce systemic inflammation
Inflammation is the major contributor to cancer and heart disease. Eating foods that contribute to inflammation like nonorganic, non-grass-fed meats, hydrogenated oils, simple sugars, fried foods, baked goods, most junk foods and sometimes wheat and dairy should be avoided. Natural herbs and foods should be taken to minimize inflammation. Foods like omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils), curcumin from the spice turmeric and Boswellia are advised to be consumed more often.

3. Detoxification
The toxins that are stored deep in the tissues interfere with the body’s ability to heal. The old and new toxins in the body should be let out in a balanced way without causing any damage. The removal of toxins can be accomplished by optimal nourishment through healthy diets, sweating by exercise, regular bowel movements. Consumption of herbs like thistle, dandelion root and artichoke leaf assist in liver health. This acts as an effective home remedy to treat prostate cancer.

4. Limit exposure to environmental toxins
Exposure to environmental toxins contribute to the progression of prostate cancer. Consuming foods contaminated with pesticides, exposed to high levels of cadmium caused by cigarette smoking and other occupational exposures like welding, metalworking and in places where batteries or plastics are made should be avoided. Consumption of inorganic meat also contributes to prostate cancer. Exposures to environmental estrogen known as bisphenol A is found in polycarbonate and dental sealants. It is also found in farm-raised fish. These too should be strictly avoided.

5. Cancer therapies
Chemotherapy that is given as a cancer treatment is said to severely weaken the immune system. A diet that is plant-based consisting of mostly whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts are advised as they contain essential immune-boosting nutrients. Consuming mushroom extracts and herbs like astragalus also benefit people with cancer of the prostate. Consuming a proper protein diet is very important too.

6. Consuming substances that kill cancer
Natural chemicals have proven to inhibit cancer cells and at the same time induce cell death. Curcumin from the spice turmeric, maitake mushrooms, and foods rich in vitamin D are some natural, home remedy substances that kill cancer cells and treat prostate cancer.