The male prostate gland is a chestnut size gland located between the urinary tract, bladder and rectum. It is made of both glandular and muscular tissue. The prostate is situated in the pelvic cavity, where it can be felt, especially when enlarged.
The prostate gland surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra and creates a secretion. This secretion is known as prostatic fluid or prostatic secretion. The fluid consists of alkaline phosphatase, citric acid and various proteolytic enzymes.
Prostatic fluid is continuously produced and secreted into the urethra. Prostatic fluid does not enter the bloodstream and the prostate gland itself does not produce any hormones that are required by the body.
Today in America, prostate troubles and pathologies are widely experienced in men. The colon, when not kept clean, collects waste material. The colon then presses against the prostate and bladder and can cause irritation and infection. Waste material also may enter the bloodstream and cause weakness in the prostate.
Inflammation of the prostate is also called Prostatitis. The inflammation can block the flow of urine and cause frequent urination with a burning sensation or blood in the urine. Prostatitis can be the result of too much acid in the prostate.
Prostatitis can be the result of a poor diet. Eating primarily refined foods, meat, dairy, high amounts of sugar and high amounts of salt can cause the body to have higher acid levels. When the acid levels increase, the prostate may become inflamed and lead to further complications.
Meat and dairy products are notorious high acid foods. The foods can throw off the alkaline balance in the body and cause harm in many forms. If you are experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, it is best to avoid these foods and stick to a healthy, raw-based diet.
The male prostate is highly comprised of the mineral zinc. Zinc is crucial in prostate health. The mineral can be lost through many bodily functions. Make sure your diet contains the proper levels of zinc to avoid additional complications in the body including:
- Poor eye sight
- Unhealthy skin
- Brittle nails
- Hair loss
- Low libido
While prostate conditions can be painful and frustrating, there are natural remedies you can try. Consuming more zinc-rich foods is a great way to replenish the zinc lost in the body. This will help to balance out the prostate and avoid more serious conditions. Add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and fenugreek to your diet to help keep levels of zinc regulated.
Herbs can be of help to the prostate as well. Some herbs that help remedy the ailments of the prostate and increase overall prostate health include:
- Palmetto Berry
- Gravel Root
- Pumpkin Seed
- False Unicorn Root
- Uva Ursi
- Comfrey Root
- Cubeb Berry
These herbs can have an anti-inflammatory affect on the prostate and are helpful in alleviating Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH).
Accu-point massage is a great exercise that can be performed periodically for prostate health. The massage will greatly stimulate the prostate. Accu-point massagers can usually be found at Chinese health food stores and shops.
Magnet therapy is another natural therapy for the prostate. This therapy helps to maintain the health of the prostate and relieve symptoms of prostatitis. The magnets can help to alkalize the prostate and neutralize the acidity of the urine.
We recommend a healthy diet, low in acidic foods to stop prostate issues from developing. Diet is the first step in alleviating any ailments you may have. Food has the power to help or hurt the body. By feeding our bodies whole, nutritious foods, we can help achieve optimum health and well-being.