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Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on December 19, 2016
Chiropractors like me (the crazy one's you hear about) always have a hard time fitting in when it comes to these awareness campaigns. They urge screening and early detection as prostate "health". Detecting cancer may be how medicine sees health but that's not how I see it. Seeking health is to avoid disease not find it early. I can paraphrase the World Health Organization definition of health as follows, "Health is optimum physical, mental and social function, not merely the absence of disease"
So using their definition (and mine) how do we optimize prostate health?
It's about keeping a healthful body mass index (see below) and you can target certain foods. Below is a list.
- Sesame seeds (epicurious has a great Korean Salmon recipe that has both of these, make it a staple dinner!)
- Pumpkin seeds (snacks)
- Almonds (no no to salted!)
- Ground Flax seeds (from fridge in your morning smoothy)
- Bell Peppers
- Green Leafies!
- Onion and garlic
The above foods have things like lycopenes, zinc and omega 3's etc. but wellness never will come in a pill. Eat the food that makes you well, get good at cooking it. It's so easy these days by going to a website like epicurious and typing in the foods you got and it spits out a recipe. eg. Type in "walnut salad" or "red pepper salad" You'll get great ideas!
Keep Being Well,