- Category: Ask Thomas and Sarah Ask Thomas and Sarah
- Published: September 11, 2017 September 11, 2017
"I have recently read on another health website which suggests selenium combined with vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene can reduce the risk of prostate cancer and even reverse the cancer itself. Just wanted to know if anyone else had observed the same."
This question is another example of why a person should be careful of where he obtains his health information. The vast majority of health sites are outright dangerous, for they provide gross misinformation. It is disturbing to see just how much of the health information is entirely fabricated. We know how bad the mainstream health sites are, but with alternative medicine, people just make stuff up, and they apparently do not care who it hurts. Most of the 'health facts' come from either fantasy, or from people who mistakenly assume that they can do meaningful research. That 'research' results in false information being regurgitated from one blog that is masquerading as a health site to another. Vitamin C was the only listed item that has any appreciable effect upon cancer, and it must be in high doses to do so.
Prostate cancer is a legitimate concern, as are other issues, such as enlargement. In fact, prostate enlargement is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction in older men. For men over the age of 40, we have had a prostate article on hold for years. We simply haven't had the time to complete it. However, we compiled a list of supplements that are therapeutic for the prostate, and these help to shrink it once it has become enlarged. Lots of men over the age of 40 could benefit from these:
- Pycnogenol (pine bark extract)
- Saw palmetto
- Dandelion leaves (not the root)
- Vitamin E
The only way to truly avoid prostate cancer is to live drug-free, on an organic and balanced diet that is high in fiber. This means eating your fruits and vegetables. If prostate cancer does strike, then other approaches must be employed. Cancer is a different subject, which is too complex to cover here, but we have media about it elsewhere.