I'm updating the Diet and Exercise thread.
My current baseline diet is giving me ZERO PSA growth.
NOTE: MY last update had me removing all fruit. The result was outstanding
for the first reading after removal. However, the next three test periods
showed a consistent and continuous decline in performance, down to
14 months PSADT. Added three raspberries back to the oatmeal, and the
PSADT went to 102 months, consistent with numbers I was getting prior to the
zero fruit experiment. YES, you guessed it, I'm now trying 4-5 raspberries.
First some background. After surgery and radiation (SRT) have failed to stop
a rising PSA, I decided to get serious about
diet and exercise. Now I have over
5 years of data using the Labcorp Ultrasensitive test and careful notes on my
diet. With a Gleason score of 6, and a PSA doubling time (PSADT) of about
months, post surgery AND post radiation, I am trying to control cancer
growth through diet and exericise.
My working hypothesis is that cancer cells need "insulin" and "iron" to grow.
Receptors for such are overexpressed on cancer cells compared to normal cells.
With that in mind, this is what I'm doing:
1) Make sure supplements do not contain "sugar", "Iron" nor "Chondroitin Sulfate".
2) Minimize an insulin response. The less sugar and fast carbs, the better the results.
3) No red meat, no eggs, and no dairy.
4) Basic diet is (organic) vegan with seafood. But, no farmed raised fish.
5) I start lunch and dinner with a plate of raw vegetables, especially broccoli
and broccoli sprouts. I have it with hummus made with olive oil, and add
turmeric spice, ground black pepper, rosemary, and oregano to the hummus.
6) Use Olive oil when you need oil.
7) Brown over white for carbs, if you have to.
8) Have some soy product daily . . . soy beans, tofu or bean curd.
9) I have 2 cups of green tea every day.
10) Vitamin D-3 or sunshine and a brisk walk 30 to 45 minutes every day.
The key appears to be breakfast. When I get breakfast right, I can actually
reduce PSA. Get it wrong, and the diet doesn't work at all.
My breakfast is 4-5 oz of "cooked" steel cut oatmeal, with walnuts, 3-5
raspberries, and zero to 2 oz of unsweetened almond milk . Do not take other
liquids within 30 minutes before, or 75 minutes after the oatmeal. I walk about
3 miles right after breakfast to improve insulin sensitivity.
I used that breakfast and the "above rules" to stop the rise of my PSA. In the
past I have totally killed a good diet by: 1) presoaking the oatmeal; 2) adding
extra "liquid" to the process; 3) adding a lot of fruit; 4) totally removing all fruit.
The entire diet became worthless, even though I kept lunch and dinner the same.
The question becomes, If you could, do you really want to kill off most of the
cancer cells and risk mutations that are resistant to the diet? I think not!
This approach is called "adaptive" or "maintenance" therapy, and is getting