The most common problem of the male urogenital system relates to this gland, which is an accessory male sex organ. It is situated directly beneath the bladder, is shaped somewhat like a donut, and encircles the urethra (the urinary outlet). Its purpose is to contract and squeeze its fluid secretions (containing elements necessary to the semen) into the urethral tract during ejaculation. Prostatitis, or inflammation and enlargement, can partially or totally block the flow of urine out of the bladder, resulting in urine retention. This causes the bladder to become distended, weak and susceptible to infection as a result of the increased amount of bacteria in the retained urine. Infection is easily transmitted from the bladder up the ureters to the kidneys. Benign or cancerous tumours, the formation of stones (calculi), hardening (sclerosis) and congestion (from prolonged stimulation followed by suppression or incomplete ejaculation) can also afflict the prostate. Frequent and increased urination (especially at night), difficulty in urinating, lessening of the force of flow and an accompanying burning sensation are all symptoms of prostate problems.

Recommended Action

Incorporate raw seeds (especially pumpkin seeds), nuts and whole grains into the diet to obtain the elements zinc and Krill / Black Currant Oil (EFAs), which are important for prostate health. EFAs are found in black currant oil, borage oil and fish oils. Raw pumpkin seeds eaten daily are helpful for almost all prostate troubles. Juice and distilled or reverse osmosis water should be taken in large amounts. In all cases, juice fasting is also very effective. All diuretic herbs, specifically parsley and buchu, have a tonic effect on the urogenital system and are helpful for this condition.

Single Herbs: Saw Palmetto, Nettle roots, Cat’s Claw, Chaparral, Echinacea (cleansers, alterative tonics); Goldenseal (diuretic and antiseptic); Juniper Berries, Parsley, Uva Ursi, Buchu (diuretics and tonics for urinary tract); Ginseng (specific for male reproductive organs).

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A (20,000 IU), Vitamin B6 (50 mg), Vitamin C (500 mg, three to six times daily), Vitamin E (400-1200 IU), Zinc (75 mg), Copper (15 mg), Multiminerals, Bee Pollen, Lecithin, Fish liver oil, Lycopene (5 mg, two to three times daily).