Natural Ways to Improve the Health of Your Prostate
If you are amongst the many millions of men who suffer from an enlarged prostate, you could look to more than just medication to improve your sexual wellness and wellbeing. There are other ways to help boost your health and treat an enlarged prostate, including foods, supplements and herbs.
Red clover, for example, is rich in something called isoflavones, which are a type of protein also found in soya beans which can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. It is believed that isoflavones can prevent the development of cancers of the prostate and other cancerous growths, and this protein may also treat an enlarged prostate.
Linked to this, soy can also be used to help treat an enlarged prostate. In Japan, men follow a diet that is high in soy, and there are very low incidences of prostate cancer. Some believe that this may be directly linked, and that the isoflavones in the soy are responsible for this. Soy can be a great overall health booster, anyway, so it’s a good idea to make sure you include plenty in your diet.
Something that you probably don’t include a lot of in your diet is African tree bark. Some studies have shown that pygeum africanum (the tree bark) can help to decrease inflammation, reduce the swelling of the prostate and block the growth factors that are responsible for prostate tumours and enlarged prostates. Many people in Europe and Asia swear by this treatment – so much so that the tree has been overharvested and is now on the Endangered Species list!
Lycopene is another thing to try. It is a type of antioxidant typically found in foods such as watermelon, grapefruit and tomatoes. Many studies have shown that by eating a diet high in fruit and veg, you can increase your intake of lycopene and reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.