Dr. Laura: PSA Rising? Read This.

Recent research and clinical evidence shows we can slow the doubling time of PSA and reduce the risks of prostate cancer.

What’s so Important About PSA?

The role of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) in the prostate gland is not clear. In addition to a digital rectal exam, the level of PSA is used to screen and monitor risk of prostate cancer.

Overall the PSA specific activity within the prostate gland is relatively low. However, when the amount of this enzyme starts to rise, the activity is significant.

PSA can break apart the Galactin 3 molecule. So, the more the PSA, the more Gal -3 cleaved, the more tumour activity of Gal-3 that occurs.

Experimental data available today demonstrate an association between galectin-3 (Gal-3) levels and numerous pathological conditions such as heart failure, infection with microorganisms, diabetes, and tumour progression- including that of prostate cancer.

  • The cancer-free control patients have lower levels of galectin-3 in the serum.
  • Serum galectin-3 concentrations were uniformly higher in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

A large and fast-growing body of clinical research shows that controlling Gal-3 is an essential strategy for long-term health. Gal-3 is an active biomarker that impacts organ function, normal cell replication, immunity, joint mobility and more.

According to the research, Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) is the only available solution that can successfully block the effects of elevated Gal-3 throughout the body. By providing a safe and effective Gal-3 blockade, MCP is shown to safeguard and support the health of numerous organs and systems. This is the reason independent researchers and health professionals are increasingly interested in this nutritional supplement.

MCP appears to pretend it is Galactin -3 for the Galectin-3 receptor sites, keeping the real Galactin -3 from activating the receptor. In effect it keeps the tumour cells from building up and growing. This is reflected in the slow rate of rise of the PSA marker, and a reduced risk of tumour development.

References available upon request.

From the research of Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND

1 in 8 men in Guelph have Prostate Cancer

Are you  aware?

1 in 8 Canadian men, and that means Guelph! will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

Below are the basic facts.

On September 23rd come and learn more about

  • prostate health surveillancetestosoterone-and-prostate-supplementation-funny-prostate-exam-video-163199
  • what the tests mean (and how effective they are)
  • new HIFU therapies
  • adjunctive support for radiation and chemo therapy.

Moving Forward Education Series

with Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND

Wednesday September 23, 2015

10:00-11:30am

Forward Health
951 Gordon St., Guelph
$10 for snacks & the facts

registernowRegister with drlaura@forwardhealth.ca

Prostate Cancer Facts

  • 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Canada
  • The second most common diagnosed cancer in men.
  • 85% of all diagnosis of localized cancers are more often curable
  • Over 50% of prostate cancer death are in men diagnosed after the age of 75
  • PSA screening reduce death by approximately 30%

  Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

  • High fat diet
  • Elevated diet in omega-6 vs. omega-3 (high diet of fried or processed foods)
  • Trans fats found in baked goods and margarines
  • Red meat, processed meats, organ meats (liver, kidney- “gizzzards”)
  • Choline from egg yolk and chicken skin and far strongly stimulates inflammation and growth of prostate cancer , doubling risk of re-occurrence. Choline is used in place of glucose in prostate cell PET scans, as it is taken up more rapidly
  • High sugar and glycemic load, such as refined grains and soft drinks
  • Insulin Growth factor (IGF-1) affected by high glycemic and the hormones in milk and milk based products. IGF-1 is considered to be 4x greater stimulator of prostate cancer than testosterone.
  • Low intake of antioxidants (Vit A, C, E, Selenium & Zinc)
  • Exposure to estrogen and environmental estrogen promoters such as Xenobiotics found in pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and plastics – wash vegetables and fruits well and buy organic wherever possible, avoid plastic containers for foods and drinks.
  • Low status of vitamin D
  • Handling batteries – cadmium exposure
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Poor sleep
  • Family history of prostate cancer
  • Inflammation as Cox-1 and Cox-2 create PGE2 which in turn stimulates aromatase

Risk Assessment

Keep in mind most prostate cancers are slow growing and may not cause any trouble, but current technology cannot tell the difference.

Personal risk of developing prostate cancer can include the following:

  • Average risk: Healthy men with no known risk factors (start testing at 50)
  • Increased risk: African American men or men who have a father or brother who was diagnosed before they were 65 (start testing at 45)
  • High risk: Men with more than one relative who was affected at an early age (start testing at 40)

Session on September 23 will expand on this and provide additional education and answer many common questions. Information provided does not constitute medical advice. Individualized treatments plans and personal medical advice available by appointment only.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND