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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
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    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and the walnuts (and cooked tomatoes) for prostate health in general not for any existing condition. Never heard of Tamsulosin until your post.
    I suppose I should clarify - I turned vegan when my late sister was diagnosed with colon cancer, and I started to regularly eat walnuts and up my tomato sauce consumption when my late father developed prostate cancer. All the female side of my family suffer(ed) from glaucoma so that's where the luteine etc comes in. So all these dietary modifications are due to family history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet not for any existing condition. Never heard of Tamsulosin until your post.
    Tmasulosin is the most commonly prescribed medication for prostate problems.

    I just started on it a month ago - and it's been a freakin' life saver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    I take it as a supplement to my vegan diet and the walnuts (and cooked tomatoes) for prostate health in general not for any existing condition. Never heard of Tamsulosin until your post.
    I suppose I should clarify - I turned vegan when my late sister was diagnosed with colon cancer, and I started to regularly eat walnuts and up my tomato sauce consumption when my late father developed prostate cancer. All the female side of my family suffer(ed) from glaucoma so that's where the luteine etc comes in. So all these dietary modifications are due to family history.
    Only one thing has shown a direct correlation with reducing colon cancer. Vitamin D3 and since the importance of it for over all health and immune system, over 90% of those tested for serum levels, have been found deficient. MDR was adjusted upward, but not to therapeutic levels. One example doesn’t make a rule, but I knew some one without a family history of colon cancer, became vegetarian, and used SPF 15 while avoiding sun in Seattle. She died of colon cancer at age 47. Was a runner. I showed her the research about D3 after she was diagnosed, and she was excited and she had a biochem degree. Of course there will all ways be contrarian info in the internet which means one needs to be careful, but D3 obtained from quality sources has a huge potential for benefit, and very low risk.

    PS: She used SPF 15 to reduce the likelihood of wrinkles. However, it is well known that UVB (filtered by a high SPF) is not the major cause of wrinkles and skin cancer, UVA is and penetrates the skin. UVA radiation is at a constant level during the year and daytime and doesn’t stimulate D3 production in the skin, but the major cause of adult skin cancer and wrinkles. Tanning results from UVA exposure and a result from damage to the skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    As I mentioned in my other post, I am not a doctor, so I guess all I can relate is my own personal experience. One can go on the internet and find "data" that supports both sides of the Statin argument as to whether they are effective or not, and the impact of side effects. Where the actual truth lies, who knows. I guess in the end, in my case, I have to trust that my doctor knows what he is talking about when he prescribed them for me. There is no doubt that they have had a dramatic impact on my personal cholesterol level.

    I don’t trust doctors or the internet. I do read scientific articles and look for consensus among medical institutions. Doctors don’t impress me anymore and insurance plans which pay for physicals which don’t include Vitamin D3 testing are effectively corrupt. As far as statins are concerned or cholesterol levels, medical consensus was reached in 2013 after studies shown the ineffectiveness of statins reducing CVD. This consensus was reflected amongst medical institutions including some in Maryland which has some top medical institutions in the US. However, instead of admitting the downside of statins, they established a new criteria, age over 60, which made the cholesterol measurements a don’t care. Even though my cholesterol wasn’t bad, high HDL and below threshold LDL, doctor wanted to recommend statin. This was curious and I went to medical institution website to research, and then uncovered the formula used to make this assessment and it resulted in the exact probability given to me by doc. Changed doctor and new doctor recommended lifestyle change and for the first time showed me as prediabetic. Started hiking and after one year, LDL to HDL improved significantly and A1C was good. There is too much money motivation in the medical business and this has been exacerbated by Obamacare’s open check book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    I have not seen that. Rock paper scissors?
    Or as in The Big Bang Theory, rock paper scissors lizard Spock, with Spock always winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Tmasulosin is the most commonly prescribed medication for prostate problems.

    I just started on it a month ago - and it's been a freakin' life saver!
    A more simple, medication free method of maintaining prostate health is frequent snake shaking. When we were young, we were told it was somehow "gay" or "evil," but now we know everyone does it, whether or not they admit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    A more simple, medication free method of maintaining prostate health is frequent snake shaking. When we were young, we were told it was somehow "gay" or "evil," but now we know everyone does it, whether or not they admit it.
    Yes, but I read that doing it in your youth was most important. I need to research this to see if there is still consensus.
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    [They] agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.

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    According to Harvard University ... 21 times a month!

    https://www.survivornet.com/articles...ostate-cancer/

    But if prostate cancer isn't the problem - just old fashioned BPH - then it comes down to meds, or a procedure
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    A more simple, medication free method of maintaining prostate health is frequent snake shaking. When we were young, we were told it was somehow "gay" or "evil," but now we know everyone does it, whether or not they admit it.
    Like this?

    "If you want to see the true nature of humanity, just look at the internet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
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    [They] agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.

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    I prefer those old bald guys keep their hands off my snake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Yes, but I read that doing it in your youth was most important. I need to research this to see if there is still consensus.
    But for any middle aged man not yet experiencing symptoms like difficulty urinating, or weak stream when they do, it's never too late to start. Or even when symptoms are mild, before they progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Like this?

    Actually, more like this...it won't bite you back:

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