Today I’m going to talk about the real cause of prostate problems.
This isn’t just for men, but anyone who knows a man – such as your dad, brother, husband, boyfriend, and so forth.
At the end of this article, you’ll know the exact cause and the best solutions for naturally avoiding prostate problems.
And most importantly, increase your sex drive, you’ll have harder, bigger, and fuller erections, and you’ll live a longer and happier life.
And the #1 killer in men in 2023 is prostate cancer … which is about 15% of men.
I’ve personally known multiple family members and friends’ dads who have had prostate problems and sadly, died from it.
More so, most men will get diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, which is called BPH – which stands for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
So, today I’m going to quickly discuss the various causes of prostate problems, including the REAL cause of it.
If you’ve been reading my articles, you’ve probably heard me say numerous times that the way you look and feel is based on your genetics and hormones.
So, let’s first start with genetics.
A definite cause of any illness, is, of course, genetics and genetic mutations.
The good news is that even if you have the gene, it doesn’t mean that you’ll get the illness.
The bad news is that even if you do NOT have the gene, it doesn’t mean you won’t get the illness.
And this is because there’s something else called epigenetics that also controls gene expression. Thus, lifestyle can turn on or off various genes.
BOTTOM LINE: You have a lot more control over your health than you think you do.
Race & Ethnicity
Similar to genetics, race, and ethnicity are also risk factors for prostate growth.
For example, black African Americans have the highest risk.
While Latinos and Asian Americans have the lowest risk.
Why is this?
Based on the hundreds of guys I’ve consulted over the years, … looking at lifestyle, diet, blood tests, etc…. The common factor I’ve seen is HORMONES.
Which reinforces what I’ve been saying for years — that genetics aside, the way you look and feel is based on your HORMONES!
Diet & Food
Of course, diet and food make a huge difference because it affects your hormones.
As Hippocrates wisely said over 2500 years ago, “let food be thy medicine”.
This basically means that food can act like a drug. A good or bad drug, depending on what you eat and how much.
Even the timing of your food affects your hormones.
With that said, let’s talk about bad foods.
Dairy is definitely linked to health problems, including prostate problems. I’ve said many times, that milk is for babies and cow milk is for baby cows.
STOP with the dairy.
Red meat is also linked to prostate problems. Definitely, the processed junky red meat that most people are eating is the worst.
High-fat animal protein is also a problem.
As are the cheap, supermarket vegetable and seed oils that are high in inflammatory omega-6 fats such as:
- Soybean oil
- Corn oil
- Canola oil
- Cottonseed oil
- Sunflower oil
Basically, these oils are used in most packaged foods.
So is a diet of highly processed carbohydrates and sugars, especially when mixed with fat.
The worst combination of food is high fat and carbs, which is all the yummy foods we eat and are also the most addictive.
Those who exercise regularly have fewer prostate problems, up to 40% less. Unfortunately, most people barely move these days.
The good news is that all you need to get started is about 20 minutes of a brisk daily walk to get the benefits.
Where you live also plays a factor in your health and longevity, including prostate health.
People living in warmer climates, closer to the equator, have fewer incidences of prostate problems.
Why is this?…
They are probably more active and even more so, getting sunlight and that very valuable and awesome hormone called, Vitamin D.
That’s right, Vitamin D is technically a steroid hormone and not a vitamin.
And, that’s why it has so many powerful and positive “steroid-like” benefits in your body – for both men and women.
People who have higher body fat levels also have more prostate growth.
Why is this?
First of all, belly fat, and more specifically visceral fat messes with your hormones.
It lowers the powerful testosterone, while it increases negative female hormones such as estradiol.
High body fat also increases negative stress hormones such as cortisol.
Additionally, there’s an increase in insulin levels, which causes even more hormonal imbalances.
Lastly, extra body fat increases inflammatory factors which then causes all sorts of health problems.
And again …
The Common Problem Is HORMONAL IMBALANCE
Things always come back to your hormones and most specifically, hormonal IMBALANCES.
Most idiot doctors still mistakenly think that testosterone is the cause of prostate problems.
Not only is this medically wrong, but logically it makes no sense.
Young guys have the highest testosterone levels and have no prostate problems and have very low PSA scores, which is a major indicator of prostate problems.
While older guys have lower testosterone levels and also, and that’s when they have all the prostate problems.
In fact, the older the man, the lower the testosterone, and the bigger the prostate problems.
However, there are 3 main hormones that are linked to prostate problems.
Now, many of you have heard of the hormone, DHT – which stands for Dihydrotestosterone.
This is typically associated with prostate enlargement, hair loss and balding, and excess body hair.
Testosterone gets converted to DHT due to higher levels of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Genetics plays a big role here.
The good news is you can lower DHT levels – with drugs and naturally.
The bad news is that you also don’t want “low” levels or else you’ll have no sex drive. This is the problem with guys who take Finasteride, which is known as Propecia or Proscar.
So we want higher testosterone and lower DHT.
However, there’s another reason DHT levels go up… and that’s to lower estrogen levels.
That’s right, the second problem hormone is estrogen.
Your body’s natural estrogen inhibitor is DHT.
In fact, guys who have manboobs or gynecomastia can take topical DHT cream to lower estrogen levels and shrink their gyne.
And thus, as estrogen levels go up, your body also increases DHT levels to try and lower estrogen.
So, the bigger problem is actually estrogen.
Which tends to go up due to age, body fat, and diet due to higher levels of the aromatase enzyme.
And as estrogen goes up, testosterone comes down.
So again, we want higher testosterone and lower DHT and Estrogen levels.
Lastly, as stress hormones go up, such as cortisol, lots of negative health issues also increase – including prostate problems.
By the way, as DHT, estrogen, or cortisol levels go up, your total and free testosterone levels come down.
And sadly, all 3 of these negative hormones go up with aging, and thus, why testosterone keeps going lower and lower as men get older.
And THIS is why most doctors erroneously say that increasing testosterone will cause prostate problems.
It’s not the testosterone, but what testosterone gets converted to – which is estrogen, DHT, and indirectly, cortisol.
And now you know the REAL cause of prostate growth – which is hormonal imbalance.
Thus, you want higher total and free testosterone levels, while having lower DHT, estrogen, and cortisol levels — the same as you had when you were young.
Again, you want to replicate the natural hormone levels and ratios of a younger person, and NOT of an older person.
What’s The Solution?
So, now that you know the problem and cause, what’s the solution?
Well, this article is longer than I had originally wanted.
But, I wanted to make sure you got all the correct information because I care about your health and future.
So, I’m going to create a multi-part article series specifically about this topic and prostate health.
I’ve got a very important link where you can get more details on how to reduce prostate problems.
And yes, this can all be done naturally.
And NO, it will NOT affect your sex drive.
In fact, by applying what you’ll discover in my articles – the exact opposite will happen – you’ll have a higher libido and bigger, fuller, and harder erections.