Among the leading type of cancer in the United States is Prostate Cancer. In fact, it is the second primary cause of cancer deaths in men. Natural Super Reds As reported by the American Cancer Society, one out of six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime and the disease kills over 32,000 American men each year. However, several studies have shown that certain natural foods contain key nutrients that are very potent cancer-fighters.
While many physicians and medical practitioners suggest pharmaceutical medicines, nutritionists find that eating natural foods for prostate are far better at combating the disease than taking prescription drugs. Here is a list of the most powerful natural foods for prostate cancer prevention.
Broccoli, a green-flowery plant is a cruciferous vegetable. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have proven in their study that men who included 3 servings a week of broccoli in their diet, have reduced their risks of developing this disease by 41 percent. This wonder vegetable contains key phytochemicals, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, two powerful compounds which are known to deactivate cancer-causing substances.
Another powerful compound, indole-3-carbinol in Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables has also been proven to block specific male hormones and prevent cancer cells from developing.
Do you know what makes tomatoes red? Lycopene. It is a very a powerful antioxidant found richly in tomatoes, but is only activated when tomatoes are cooked. One study in Harvard, enjoined by 40,000 health professionals revealed that men who had the most serving of tomato-based foods have lowered their risk of the cancer of the prostate by 35 percent. High levels lycopene in the blood, have been found to suppress the development of aggressive prostate cancer cells. Fifty milligrams of lycopene daily is all you need to prevent this disease from developing.
A native cure in Brazil and found only in the Amazon forest, Acai berries have recently been known to be a very powerful antioxidant food for prostate and other forms of cancer. One of the first to study about the natural anti-cancer potency of Acai berries is the University of Florida. According to their study, Acai berry juice caused the death of cancer cells cultured in a lab.
Recent studies at the Department of Nutritional Science in the University of Toronto have shown that natural sources of saponins offer superior chemo preventive strategy in lowering the risk of human cancers.
Now, soybeans have the highest levels of saponins, a very powerful compound known to inhibit the growth or kill cancer cells. Soy has long been the subject of epidemiological studies highlighted in The Okinawa Program, starting in 1976, which indicated that people who regularly eat soy foods have 80 percent less breast and prostate cancer risks than North Americans.
There are many sources of Omega-3 EFAs but salmon is just one of them that contain rich concentration of this beneficial fats. Researchers at the University of California conducted a study to 466 men with aggressive prostate cancer and 478 healthy men. The subjects were grouped according to the amount of Omega-3 included in their diet.
The researchers found that those men who ate the most Omega-3 EFAs had a 63 percent less risk of aggressive prostate cancer than the other group. Such findings also revealed that Omega-3 rich foods protected those men who have the COX-2 gene variant - an inherited genetic material known to promote the growth of aggressive prostate cancer cells by five times.
The high levels of selenium in Brazil nuts are very powerful cancer-fighters. A study at the Stanford University reported that men diagnosed with prostate cancer very low selenium levels. They also indicated that the presence of selenium in the blood was directly associated with a four to five times decrease in the risks of developing prostate cancer. Experts say you only need two newly shelled Brazil nuts every day to take in the recommended amount of 200 mcg daily.
Researchers in China studied 238 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 471 healthy men in their daily intake of scallions. Those who ate the largest servings of the scallions greatly decreased their risk of developing confined prostate cancers by 70 percent. 1/10th of an ounce of scallions every day already offer huge benefits.
The spring meeting was called to order by President Brian Amoroso at 6:30PM. A lecture was given by Dr. Hank Schiffman and the lecture topic was “The Potentials of Non-Surgical Retreatment.”
Dr. Balla presented the minutes of the meeting and the following was covered:
Nominating Committee proposed Dr. Robert Balla assume position of V.P./President & Dr. Ema Cabral Burke be nominated for Secretary/Treasurer. Nominations were entertained on the floor and were unopposed. Both Dr. Robert Balla & Dr. Ema Cabral Burke were elected to those respective positions of the CAE. (23 members were present and 6 proxy votes were secured to yield a quorum).
Dr. Balla made announcement about AAE convention in Hawaii that was the week to follow April 16th – 20th.
Dr. Balla discussed Mission of Mercy that was to be held June 7th and 8th 2013 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Bruce Cha would be in charge of the endodontic clinic. Dr. Cha urged people to volunteer as more help was still needed and recommended doctors bring their own staff as staff is not allowed to sign up without their dentist. Dr. Cha also thanked the many UConn residents who participated in the 2012 Mission of Mercy. 5 chairs were being supplied by Sybron Endo & 5 chairs were being supplied by Dentsply. Dr. Phillip Mascia & Dr. Balla both spoke about how rewarding it was for them and their staff to participate in the MOM. The hope is that more endodontists would volunteer in 2013 so that fewer general dentists would be performing endodontics.
President Balla in conjunction with the Hartford Dental Society has secured Dr. Martin Trope for the 2014 Spring meeting on April 8th, 2014.
Newly elected President Balla thanked Dr. Brian Amoroso for his excellent job as past president of the CAE. Dr. Amoroso was recognized with a plaque for his dedication and unselfish service & leadership to the CAE.
President Robert Balla gave a heartfelt speech about how he has been practicing in CT for 24 years and has always felt welcome and how honored he is to accept the position of president of the CAE.
And for the Treasurer’s report: The beginning balance as of April 10, 2013 was $6761.90 and the ending balance as of today October 23, 2013 is $7690.21.
The Spring Meeting was adjourned at 9:30PM and motion was accepted.