Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Low Acid Lifestyle and Diet Slows Prostate Inflammation and PSA

A diet low in trans-saturated fat, high in alkalizing fruit and vegetables and low in animal protein, including dairy products, is associated with a "substantial" increase in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) doubling time and an increase in quality of life, according to results of a pilot study.

PSA is used as a biological marker for an acidic prostate; the higher this number gets, the greater is the man's risk of a cancerous acidic prostate or prostatitis (acid caused inflammation of the prostate). The PSA "doubling time" is the time it takes for PSA levels to increase by 100 percent.

The study subjects included 36 men with biopsy-confirmed prostate cancer who had received primary treatment for more than 6 months previously and who had increasing PSA levels.

Dr. James Carmody and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester randomly assigned the subjects and their partners to attend 11 dietary and cooking classes and mindfulness practice to support the change in diet or to a control group.

Assessments of dietary compliance, quality of life and PSA levels were made at the beginning of the study, after the 11-week intervention, and again 3 months after the intervention was assessed. The findings are published in the journal Urology.

The intervention group consumed significantly less trans-saturated fat, more fruit and vegetables and less animal protein, including dairy products, than did the controls. They also reported more indicators of increased quality of life compared with the controls.

"Although no significant change was found in the rate of PSA increase between the two groups, the mean PSA doubling time for the intervention group was substantially longer at the 3-month follow-up visit than that of the controls," Dr. Carmody and colleagues report.

According to Dr. Robert O. Young, Chief Researcher at the pH Miracle Living Center, "a high PSA is a direct indicator of an acidic lifestyle and diet. There is only one cause of prostate inflammation that then leads to a cancerous prostate - ACID. Just like a rotten piece of fruit the prostate also spoils when affected by excess dietary and/or metabolic acids. I have found in all cases of prostate inflammation and cancer that when you focus on reducing the acid levels of the body with an alkaline lifestyle and diet you lower the PSA levels and reverse the prostate inflammation and cancerous condition."


Urology, December 2008
The pH Miracle 2002

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