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Prostate Cancer : Prevention
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There is increasing evidence that a diet rich in phytoestrogens (such as soybean products, the cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflowers; wholegrain foods and red clover) protects against prostate cancer. It has recently been suggested that high soy food consumption might explain the relatively low rates of prostate cancer in Asian countries like China and Japan. Unfortunately, many Asian men are turning their backs on the food their grandmothers raised them to eat and are now eating more high animal fat and highly refined foods considered likely to raise their risk of prostate cancer.

The mineral selenium and vitamin E are also considered protective against prostate cancer as are lycopenes found in tomatoes and watermelon. The traditional Asian diet consisting mostly of rice, green vegetables, soybean products and fish is considered a powerful weapon in the prevention of prostate cancer.

Eating healthier foods such as soy, fish and vitamin E may help to protect against prostate cancer.

Do physical exercise to strengthen the body's resistance to illness and maintain health.
Try to maintain emotional stability in your life and avoid depression and anger because these can cause liver dysfunction and affect qi movement. Smooth qi movement is especially important since it controls the flow of blood in our body.
Avoid holding the urge to urinate. Do not eat too much fatty food and do not indulge in an over abundance of sexual activity nor do excessive physical work. These latter two weaken the body and allow "pernicious evils" such as damp heat to attack and cause disease.
Food Pyramid
Have strangury (dribbling urination and frequent urination with prickling pain or pain radiating to the lower abdomen) and urine retention symptoms evaluated by a qualified health professional immediately. This is necessary to detect prostate cancer or other urinary conditions detrimental to your health.