Good to hear of another on the road less traveled.
I do take a long list of supplements. The original guy whose writings got me to consider diet, lifestyle and supplements is Roger Mason. I've studied his dissertations on Macrobiotic Diet (Zen Macrobiotics for Americans), Prostate Diseases (The Natural Prostate Cure) and supplements (The Supplements You Need). You can download any of his books at www.youngagain.org or buy them in healthfood stores or through Amazon, etc. His stuff just got me started, and I've since studied much of Muchio Kushi, David Ricketts, Edward & Wendy Esko, etc., etc. With reference to your question on diet, I am 100% macrobiotic, and have yet to encounter anyone who adheres more rigidly to those preceps. In a day, I cut out all dairy, all meat/animal protien (except small portions of fish), all sugar and sugar substitutes, caffiene, hydrogenated vegetable oils, chemically derived hair products and deoderants, etc. The "diet" is 50 - 60% whole grains (brown rice, barley, rye, oats, etc.), 30% cooked vegetables and smaller portions of nuts, legumes, fish and fruit. It was a radical change, but a year later, I haven't turned back and the ancedotal evidence looks good.... much reduced PSA and elimination of symptoms of prostate inflamation, not to mention exceptional cardiovascular numbers.
The only NSAID I take is one daily baby aspirin. I think of dropping it every now and then in light of my much improved cardio-vascular health. I take no prescript
ion medications, and very rarely take ibuprofen or other NSAID's. When I do it's usually because of my having pushed a little too hard with some excercise or Yoga posture.
I can only recommend that people place more emphasis on diet and excercise. I may well be driven to more radical procedures to treat PC at some point, but based on my study, observations and experience, would think myself totally remiss, if I did not make every possible holistic effort to improve my odds. There is very little to lose by adopting at minimum a strict mediterranean diet if not going all the way to macrobiotics. And, properly done, the benefits become quickly obvious.
Age 59. BMI 19. BP 114/62. Resting Pulse 58.
DX Date 12/12/2007 Gleason 6(3+3), T1C, 2 of 8 needles positive 40%/5%
PSA:5/2000=1.2 3/2003=2.1 6/2005=2.3 4/2007=3.15 11/2007=3.20(PSA at DX)
3/2008=2.6 6/2008=2.1 8/2008=1.8 10/2008=1.8 11/2008=1.7
% Free PSA: 11/2007=16.0%(DX) 7/2008=22.0% 11/2008=17.0%
Current Treatment: Active Surveilance, Macrobiotic Diet, Supplements, Excercise, Yoga