Thank you for your inputs BB. It was my wife initiative for diet and I was thinking like most people on this forum and view diet as overall health and immune system boost for possible treatment down the road. I lost around 35 Lbs in the matter of 3 month of changing my life style as described in chapter 10 of "Prostate Cancer: A New Approach to Treatment and Healing" book. I thought that the best what life style change can do is kind freeze low risk cancer at current state and was expecting my PSA to be around 2.5-2.7 as I had it for couple recent years. When I received this information from my RO doctor it puzzled me. I guess it is unlikely to get in-depth explanation but it is good to know that it possible to happen. Unfortunately, I can not continue on this path as I started treatment already. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and opinions.
You are welcome. Good luck with your treatment. I have little doubt it will cure you, you are very low risk to start with. One thing about
dietary approaches( and maybe also supplements ): if you can find a diet that is supposed to help, it is very unlikely to hurt and might indeed help, even if we can't prove it yet. But the other thing about
a dietary approach: it is also very likely to help in a wide variety of other areas. Conversely, the thing about
ion medicines or treatments: so often one thing is fixed at the cost of something else broken. As well as sometimes(not always) the symptom is treated(for example: high blood sugars) while the underlying cause is ignored. But with dietary changes(assuming you find what actually works), rather than unwanted SEs, you are more likely to have a variety of wanted SEs, as over all health is benefited.
You say among several changes, you drastically decreased sugar and dropped 35 lbs? Then most likely you also improved your blood sugar and A1C some what, as well as your triglycerides and several other blood chemistry measurements. But even if your blood sugar only showed slight improvement, it is almost guaranteed that you drastically lowered your fasting and average daily levels of blood insulin. That almost goes hand in hand with the weight loss, especially if a lot of that weight loss showed up in a reduced spare tire. Reduction of abdominal fat. Some authorities have claimed that high insulin levels can be diagnosed simply by eyeballing the old bowling ball. A classic syndrome that we see everywhere these days, an otherwise fairly skinny man who looks like he is pregnant. Some have said that regardless of blood sugar being lower than diabetic levels, that spare tire/bowling ball almost always means high blood insulin levels are being produced by the body in order to keep the blood sugar level below diabetic levels.
And the high insulin levels are associated strongly with almost every disease process, the most obvious one being type II diabetes. But also almost always found with metabolic syndrome, hi blood pressure, hardened arteries, much worse prognosis with virtually all cancers, peripheral neuropathy, etc. In other words all the diseases normally associated with that primary disease, type II diabetes, a disease of high insulin and insulin resistance.
The good news is that blood insulin levels are easily controlled with dietary intervention. Specifically reducing the amount of net carbohydrates(carbohydrate minus fiber) eaten daily, and/or intermittent fasting.(And keep in mind that vegan and vegetarian diets can be quite low on the net carbohydrate scale, depending on whether vegetables or pasta is emphasized) No medication is required to achieve this goal. Our docs don't often measure blood insulin. Too bad. I have felt for a long time that this problem is at the root of so many other health problems.
And I am willing to bet a dollar that you have, without realizing it, lowered your blood insulin levels. And have received all the benefits there of./www.webmd.com/heart/metabolic-syndrome/metabolic-syndrome-what-is-it#1
Although the first formal definition of metabolic syndrome entered medical textbooks not so long ago (1998), it is as widespread as pimples and the common cold . According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have it. That's almost a staggering one out of every six people................................ So what is this mysterious syndrome -- which also goes by the scary-sounding name Syndrome X -- and should you be worried about it?
Understanding Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself. Instead, it's a group of risk factors -- high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat.
Obviously, having any one of these risk factors isn't good. But when they're combined, they set the stage for serious problems. These risk factors double your risk of blood vessel and heart disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. They increase your risk of diabetes by five times.
The good news is that metabolic syndrome can be controlled, largely with changes to your lifestyle.
Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome
According to the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, there are five risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome.:
1: large waist size
2:High triglycerides( Either 150 mg/dL or higher OR using a cholesterol medicine)
3:low HDL( so called good cholesterol) OR Using a cholesterol medicine
4:high blood pressure( Either having > 130/85 OR Using a high blood pressure medicine! )
5:High fasting glucose, 100 or greater
To be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, you would have at least three of these risk factors........
What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?
Experts aren't sure why metabolic syndrome develops. It's a collection of risk factors, not a single disease. So it probably has many different causes. Some risk factors are:
1:Insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use glucose -- a simple sugar made from the food you eat -- as energy. In people with insulin resistance, the insulin doesn't work as well, so your body keeps making more and more of it to cope with the rising level of glucose. Eventually, this can lead to diabetes. Insulin resistance is closely connected to having excess weight in the belly.
2:Obesity -- especially abdominal obesity. Experts say that metabolic syndrome is becoming more common because of rising obesity rates. In addition, having extra fat in the belly -- as opposed to elsewhere in the body -- seems to increase your risk.............
(several other risk factors listed, but you can see which two are at the top of the list) So 35 lbs gone? with much lower sugar intake? Keep it up brother, keep doing whatever works! Very unlikely to hurt, and quite likely to help just about
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