Do you guys ever wonder if these difficult diets just artificially suppress PSA, proving nothing about potential BCR, long term PCa avoidance, and quality of life?
I realize many of us have to DO something to feel like we may be controlling the beast....but can we, really?
Prato, I so want your PSA to stay stable, or come down. Both for your emotional/physical health, and so we can then all eat like you, without guilt or recriminations.
I do in fact consider that, and certainly anything is possible, and we will probably never have the controlled studies to tell us for sure. However, with any PC treatment, if the PC goes down, or even stops increaing, it is considered a good sign, and in fact it is usually about
the only sign we have to go by, until mets show up on scans. So, should we do any different for diet, lifestyle or supplement results? For me, I am going to count a PSA decrese or becoming stabel a good sign until proven otherwise.
Plus, with that small Ornish study, they also had Bx and scan improvements, all in response to diet. So it may actually be that something can be done that helps, even if only a little. Now the problem is figuring out exactly what helps, because we are not going to see many RCTs on these attempted DIY interventions. Or they are going to come along slow as molasses. That is obvious. There just isn't much interest among those who do the research.