I promised to share information about prostate health this month. Rosemary Gladstar states that 60% of our male population between the ages of 40-60 suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia. The prostate is extremely susceptible to toxic influences. This can be caused by poor diet and other environmental factors, leading to a toxic colon and toxins in the blood and tissues. The prostate is located near the most toxic part of the colon. Stress is also a factor.

It is my opinion that suppositories are an effective way to deal with inflammation of the prostate. Optimal Health Network is a great resource for essential oils and trays to make your own. The web site is very informative and reliable.  I’m sharing some of my favorite prostate health recipes here.

Recipes & Dietary Suggestions

Dietary Suggestions 
Some foods, vitamins, and minerals are particularly helpful for prostate health.  These can help reduce prostate inflammation:
Pumpkin seeds (1/4 – 1/2 daily)
Cucumbers (2 – 3 daily)
Calcium/Magnesium (600 mg combined daily)
Vitamin E (400 I.U. daily)
Zinc (20 – 50 mg daily)

Prostate Health Tea for Prostatitis
3 parts corn silk
3 parts watermelon seeds
2 parts nettle
1 part cleavers
1 part uva-ursi

Combine ingredients as an infusion. Infuse as tea. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily. 

I hope this helps out some of the men in my community and the people who love them!