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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How to Protect Your Prostate, and Prevent Prostate Cancer through Natural Foods

The prostate gland which directly has to do with your ‘male organ’ is a very vital part of you as a man. The import of this gland is such that the prostate is a firm, partly muscular chestnut sized secretory organ that you possess for most of your reproductive prowess. It is located at the neck of the urethra and produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of your semen.

Your prostate for all intents and purposes needs proper care and protection; aside its reproductive functions, it is required that you protect your prostate for an awesome healthy masculine lifestyle.

Your prostate, your pride

And as the father of modern medicine - Hippocrates succinctly put it centuries ago (circa 460-377 BC), it is best you - let your food be your medicine, and your medicine, your food. Preventive health style as well as a natural approach to well-being has always been the best according to Dr. David B. Samadi, a board-certified urologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer.

He says “everyday millions of men are taking multivitamins and prostate health supplements. However, natural food, fruits and vegetables, is still the best available option.” In this regard you are best advised to stick with the following prostate-friendly natural foods for your prostate health and for the prevention of prostate cancer. 

Tomatoes are richly packed with the very vital food nutrient, Lycopene that every man needs for their prostate health. Lycopene is a very important phytochemical; it is also the pigment that gives the tomato as well as other reddish or yellowish fruits their colour. Lycopene is essentially the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; and research has proven that it is capable of lowering the risk of prostate cancer. Thus studies show that men who eat lots of either raw or cooked tomatoes/foods are able to live ‘healthier’ than those who do not.

Tomato - rich in lycopene

Green Tea
Green tea contains a lot of antioxidants that are able to ward off free radicals in your vital parts and organs. Thus these substances are able to defend your system by inhibiting oxidation; antioxidants inhibit reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides.

Green tea is a super drink for your prostate health

(Oily) Fish
Fish, especially oily fishes are very good for the state of your prostate as it were; fish oil is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. These are forms of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and very healthy oils you need to consume on a regular basis; they are found in some of the best sources of fish oil, chiefly among them being – Salmon and other cold water fishes. Some of these other fish species include such as: sardines, herring, tuna, trout, mackerel, etc.

Eat plenty of fish diet for its oily benefits

Broccoli is a very rich exotic vegetable that is loaded with health rewarding phytochemicals such as sulforaphane, apart from its rich load of fibre. It is a cruciferous vegetable characterised by dense clusters of tight green flower buds. The phytochemical as found in any other cruciferous vegetables is capable of fighting off cancer cells or tumour growths experts say.

Broccoli is rich in phyto-chemicals & natural fibre

Soya beans
Soya beans as well are packed full with the necessary phyto-oestrogens your prostate requires to stay tip-top. The same active ingredients experts say are contained in other legumes such as lentils, peanuts (groundnuts) and beans.

Soya beans is a very good source of proteins, and prostate friendly

Pomegranates are equally an exotic fruit; it is a large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind. Pomegranate is packed full with antioxidants as well and as such very friendly to your prostate.

Pomegranates are rich in powerful antioxidants

Friday, 15 July 2016

Laughter the Best Medicine - the many Health benefits of Positive Amusement

In Nigeria today laughter has somewhat become a high selling commodity perhaps due to the need to wade through the economic hard times. Laughter they say is the best medicine; you’d also have heard the saying – “laugh and grow fat”.

Yes, in the midst of the daunting challenges the average Nigerian goes through on a daily basis, he still manages to smile and laugh. Sometimes I believe that the average Nigerian has been coerced to develop even a morbid sense of humour as well all in the bid to pull through, which is rather a backlash of an abuse of the same ‘drug’ called laughter. Yet, laughing is one of the highly beneficial behaviours you can partake for yourself. But in utilising the healing ingredients inherent in laughter, it must be of a positive amusement. Scornful laughter never gives you any benefits health wise; healing is found only in a genuine hearty disposition.

Laughter is curative

Friday, 1 July 2016

Living Plants and the health Benefits of having plants in Your Environment

When I first moved into where I now live in Lagos it used to be a thing of joy strolling around the immediate vicinity in the cool of the evenings. My street was lined with pine trees that had weaver birds nestling all over it; the street was a natural, quiet and winding country lane where you enjoyed chirping bird songs, and the swaying pines amidst the evening breeze. Thus the shades the trees provided complimented the scenic beauty. But this was not to last for long because a ‘wealthy’ new neighbour soon moved into the environment and decided to cut down and uproot all the trees just because he needed to construct a perimeter fence around the piece of land and property he had acquired. But, he could easily have left the trees out, or included them in his plans!

Nature comes with its healing essence