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Information empowers Men’s health: – Are you aware of all your treatment options for low-intermediate prostate cancer?

You’ve been diagnosed with Prostate cancer , but before you decide to have a radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) do you understand all of the treatment options? After decades of over treatment we now better understand the  treatments and non -treatments available for Low to intermediate risk localised prostate cancer (PCa). However sadly new research and approaches can take years to be implemented despite a case for change. To avert the risk of making  ill-informed decisions  it makes sense to  ask our oncologists lots of questions and be informed… Read more Information empowers Men’s health: – Are you aware of all your treatment options for low-intermediate prostate cancer?

Information empowers men’s health: – Latest research shows surgery for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Save Lives

Ian Haines Monash University July 31, 2017 From the 1980s, when prostate screening became available, many men over 40 were diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer even though they may not have had any symptoms. The word cancer understandably strikes fear into the hearts of many, and most would assume the best course of action would be to have the cancer removed, whatever the side effects may be. But impotence and incontinence are no small side effects, especially when you consider, as two new studies have done, removing the cancer isn’t necessarily the best… Read more Information empowers men’s health: – Latest research shows surgery for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Doesn’t Save Lives

Curcumin and saffron are effective for the treatment of depression and in reducing anxiety

Studies have found  many people with Depression have chronic inflammation. Anti-inflammatory medicine could be an effective treatment alternative to generally ineffective anti-depressant medications. A recent study reported that Curcumin (from Tumeric) and/or saffron relieves the symptoms of depression including anxiety , now often experience by people suffering from depression. Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties and increase levels of BDNF  – an important  protein found in neuron cells that protects the cells from premature death and also improves their function. But before you rush to the pharmacy or health food store… Read more Curcumin and saffron are effective for the treatment of depression and in reducing anxiety

Men still suffering debilitating sexual and urinary dysfunction more than 12 years after prostate cancer treatment

Jang et al (2017) conducted one of the first long term follow-up on Prostate cancer (PCa) treatment 12 to 18 years after treatment. The study reveals lasting debilitating  sides effects for prostatectomy and radiation treatments. The short side effects (2 years) for PCa treatment is well documented. However the long term quality  of men’s lives and the lasting side effects from treatments has not been reviewed until now. This is vital information for men with low to intermediate risk localised prostate cancer and are considering treatment over active monitoring or… Read more Men still suffering debilitating sexual and urinary dysfunction more than 12 years after prostate cancer treatment

An 11 year study proves that reducing animal protein decreases risk of Metabolic Syndrome

The general advice for a healthy diet is less meat and dairy and more vegetables, legumes, grains and fish. Managing weight, reducing cholesterol and systemic inflammation are some of the reasons for reducing meat and increasing plant based nutrients. A recent study shows that after following people’s diets for 11 years , the people who ate more meat were more likely to develop Metabolic Syndrome. Here’s the study below Dietary protein from different food sources, incident metabolic syndrome and changes in its components: An 11-year longitudinal study in healthy community-dwelling… Read more An 11 year study proves that reducing animal protein decreases risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Broccoli protects your gut from chemical toxins

Broccoli is much more than a  great source of nutrients. It contains phytochemicals that help protect your gut from damage by toxic chemicals. A recent study proved that Broccoli activates  a protective ligand called AHR. AHR protect cells in the intestinal tract from fibrosis and helps suppress inflammation. It would be very hard to avoid in-digesting any traces of harmful chemicals so it’s good to know that eating broccoli , other cruciferous vegetables  and fruits  help protect our gastrointestinal tract from the toxins in our environment. In contrast eating junk… Read more Broccoli protects your gut from chemical toxins

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all nutrition.

Diets are fads. None work as they claim to do. Diets are the  snakes oil cure for a post war problem. The consumption of high calorie high sugar processed foods that lead us to becoming overweight and the obesity epidemic. There are so many myths about food and diets that go unquestioned we’ve forgotten to listen to our body and remember what people used to eat before processed foods were mass produced and fruit and vegetables were imported.  Today we can eat our favourite fruit all year round. Unfortunately  non-organic… Read more There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all nutrition.

Chinese herbs help clear antibiotic resistant Heliobacter pylori infection after failure of triplet therapy with vonaprazan

Heliobacter pylori is a bacteria that is found in many patients with stomach ulcers and gastritis. Almost 50% of the world’s population are believed to have H.pylori in their stomach , but  many do not have any of the unpleasant symptoms that are associated with gastritis and do not develop ulcers. However for the people suffering from these health problems the eradication of H.Pylori is a critical part of the treatment. Like many other strains of bacteria. Some strains of H.Pylori are becoming extremely resistant to antibiotics. This limits conventional… Read more Chinese herbs help clear antibiotic resistant Heliobacter pylori infection after failure of triplet therapy with vonaprazan