When it comes to treating prostate cancer, the mainstream sticks to one simple rule:
When in doubt, cut it out.
It doesn’t matter if your tumours are small, slow-growing or whether you are nearing your 80s, many mainstream doctors will tell you that the only sure-fire way to remove prostate tumours is a gruesome surgery that could leave you incontinent and impotent for good.
Give me a ‘D’
If you thought there must be a better way to combat prostate cancer, it looks like researchers at the Medical University at South Carolina have found it. In this latest study, the researchers have found that taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of early stage, low-grade prostate tumours.
Early stage, low-grade prostate tumours are low-risk tumours that should normally be kept under surveillance or “watchful waiting” – but the men in the recent study opted for surgery anyway, and their loss was your gain.
You see, researchers used the two-month waiting period between biopsy and surgery to give them men 4,000 units of vitamin D each day or a placebo. The men’s prostate glands were removed 60 days later and examined.
The results were shocking! More than half of the men who supplemented with vitamin D showed improvements. Some of the tumours even disappeared completely!
We’ve written a lot about the health benefits of vitamin D. It reduces inflammation, protects the heart, fights against diabetes and can even wipe out fatigue.
Best of all, it’s free. Because 85 per cent of the vitamin D your body needs is obtained through exposure to sunlight – that’s why they call it the sunshine vitamin.
All you have to do is step outside your door and soak in the sun. Just 20 minutes of exposure on your head, face and arms will recharge your vitamin D levels in no time.
If you’ve never had your vitamin D levels checked, ask your doctor about it at your next appointment. Getting your levels right won’t just have you feeling better than you have in years – it could give your body the upper hand it needs to beat cancer.
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Vitamin D (3) supplementation, low-risk prostate cancer, and health disparities, sciencedirect.com