Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is characterized by a benign tumour that develops in the prostate. It generally affects men over 50.
In a case of benign prostatic hyperplasia, the prostate enlarges and exerts increased pressure on the urethra and bladder, which interferes with normal urine flow.
From a naturopathic perspective, benign prostatic hyperplasia can be well managed through diet and supplements.
Eat an alkaline diet (see section on Acidosis). Reduce your consumption of sugars as much as possible. Reduce your intake of or eliminate coffee. Consume at least 1 tablespoon of "good fat" (e.g. hempseed oil, flaxseed oil or cold-pressed olive oil) every day. Reduce your intake of or eliminate dairy products.
- DC 34
- DC 25
- Drink 1.5 to 2 liters of pure water per day.
- If you haven't done so already, see a health care professional to rule out the possibility of prostate cancer.
- Eat 1/3 to 1/2 cup (125 ml) of pumpkin seeds or pumpkin butter every day.
- Take 25 mg of zinc (zinc citrate) every day.
- Saw Palmetto herb daily