Pistachios and ED

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   Posted 3/23/2012 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I added pistachios to my daily diet because I was told they would increase my HDL. They did increase it from 27 to 38. Oh boy!

Recently, I noticed an improvement in my ED. Three years after my RALP, I was not expecting any more improvement. This morning I was googling pistachios to see the amount I should be eating to improve my HDL, when I came across a study that concludes pistachios improve ED. Maybe they are my source of improvement.

Has anyone else experienced the pistachio effect?
PSA 2007 - 2.8; 11/24/2008 - 7.6; PCa Dx 2/11/09; age at Dx 62; RLP 4/20/09
Biopsy - Invasive moderately differentiated prostatic andenocarconoma; G 3+3=6; PT2C; No evidence of Seminal Vesicle or Extraprostatic Involvement; Margins clear; Tumor identified in sections from prostatic apex. 70 gram prostate. Continent after removal of cath.
ED - Trimix works well; levitra @ 90%
PSA - <0.1, 8/10/11

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   Posted 3/23/2012 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
... sounds a little nutty .... smilewinkgrin

(ducks and covers)

-hey, it's friday ....

-here's one link - www.nature.com/ijir/journal/v23/n1/full/ijir201033a.html

-note: it was for married men, so it won't work for singles?

-here's my favourite for free enterprise and effective advertising ...

pistachio - the love nut - brought to you by "pistachio growers .org"

have a delightful day,

(no nuts were harmed in the posting of this thread)

(have to remember to add pistachios to my grocery list - I think 2# should be enough....)

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/23/2012 6:27:48 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/23/2012 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bronson,
Actually Costco sells them in a three pound bag ($14.99) .... that should last at least a week.  They sell a three pound bag with pepper for $16.99.
Some things to remember:
1. Ingest the nut and do not use it as a muse.
2. Remove the shell before ingesting.
3. Pistachios work best if ingested with beer (.... thats ingested not injected).
4. At only 140 calories an ounce you can supply your body with its daily calorie requirement with only two handfuls (0ne and a half handfuls if you also ingest a beer).
5. By eating pistachios you are supporting the California pistachio industry and keeping hundreds of California nut-stuffers employed (they're the folks who package the nuts in the handy little shells).

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   Posted 3/23/2012 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
if you eat 3lbs of pistachios you'll end up crapping napalm for a week.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

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   Posted 3/23/2012 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
If I ate that many pistachios and the almonds that I eat each day, my rectum would not like me much at all. Those little green nuts are a lot of work for very little reward!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
Psa at surgery 49.8
RRP on 01/25/11
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes clear
1st PO Psa 0.26 03/16/11
2nd PO Psa 0.08-05/19/11
3rd PO Psa 0.05-08/22/11,4th-01/25/12 0.09.
Lots of ED

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   Posted 3/23/2012 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the articles! I keep one of the 3lb Costco bags in my desk at work and have them (mixed with dark chocolate M&Ms) for an afternoon snack. I've been buying them for a long time for the heart (HDL) benefits, but didn't realize it was also helping erectile function! I take very few dietary supplements, and try to follow the words of Hippocrates who said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food." I see from the article that the recommended daily amount is a couple ounces...basically a couple handsful, which is about what I have.

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   Posted 3/23/2012 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
eek - when I joked about buying the nuts in bulk - I was not expecting you to think they would be eaten in bulk as well !
- I can only handle a handful a day.

-nuff said...

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/23/2012 4:04:26 PM (GMT-6)

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