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Soy for Prostate Health

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 03, 2011 at 5:08 PM

My Dad had prostate cancer 10 years ago... He overcame the cancer and is healthy today, but obviously takes precautions as to his prostate health. I have been trying to get him to eat paleo for a while now, but he doesn't listen to me.. mainly because his doctors' advice is almost always the opposite of what I tell him.

I went to his house this weekend and saw soymilk in his fridge, and that just set me off. He said that his doctor told him to drink it for prostate health. He told me that he has been eating edemame and other soy products now due to his doctors recommendation. As you can imagine.. getting cancer scared the hell out of him, so he does everything his doctor says. I told him some of the general stuff about the problems associated with soy that I know from reading WAPF articles and such. However, he listens to his doctor over me.

What do you guys think about soy and prostate health. I don't want to tell him to not listen to his doctor if his doctor has some basis for what he is saying. But on the other hand, it is my freaking Dad! and it pisses me off to see him gain weight and have low confidence in his physical appearance because he is eating crap from his doctor's recommendation.

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:34 PM

Good point I found this article which debunks the whole testosterone prostate connection. Apparently there's zero proof that high testosterone causes prostate cancer and low testosterone does not protect against prostate cancer. http://keithconnectsthedots.com/2009/10/11/does-testosterone-cause-prostate-cancer-by-dr-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx

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on July 03, 2011
at 06:32 PM

Soy is not healthy in significant amounts, it is a very toxic food, very good at protecting itself from hungry animals. Even when fermented there are still many problems. Castration is a treatment for prostate cancer but then again so is becoming healthy. Just sayin'.

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on July 03, 2011
at 05:53 PM

It's sad but you'll have to let go.

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on July 03, 2011
at 05:21 PM

good question payam.

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on July 03, 2011
at 07:03 PM

If high testosterone results in prostate cancer, whey don't young men have lots of prostrate cancer. They have the highest testosterone of any males.

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on July 04, 2011
at 12:34 PM

Good point I found this article which debunks the whole testosterone prostate connection. Apparently there's zero proof that high testosterone causes prostate cancer and low testosterone does not protect against prostate cancer. http://keithconnectsthedots.com/2009/10/11/does-testosterone-cause-prostate-cancer-by-dr-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx

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on July 03, 2011
at 07:18 PM

We have a friend with recurring prostate cancer (rising PSA after treatment). He took part in a study involving soy, where he ate a couple slices of a special very-high-soy bread every day. I don't know the final results of the study, but it DID reduce our friend's PSA.

I won't argue with that! Or try to convince him not to use it. It may be that in certain cases, the benefit outweighs the harm.

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on July 03, 2011
at 05:17 PM

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to help because it lowers testosterone.

Not sure how old your dad is but maybe his body is malfunctioned and lower testosterone will give him no prostate cancer.

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on February 21, 2013
at 10:01 AM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17637195

Coconut oil and Saw Palmetto reduce prostate size in laboratory rats.

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on February 21, 2013
at 09:47 AM

If he eats a good balanced diet (soy is just fine) and takes a natural supplement for the prostate, he should stay healthy. He needs to exercise too. Ask him to read Super Beta Prostate reviews and maybe he'll be able to identify with the someone else.

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on February 13, 2013
at 09:58 AM

If he eats a good balanced diet (soy is just fine) and takes a natural supplement for the prostate, he should stay healthy. He needs to exercise too. Ask him to read Super Beta Prostate reviews and maybe he'll be able to identify with the someone else.

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on February 01, 2013
at 05:40 PM

A better DHT (Dihydratestosterone) blocker. Is pumpkin seed oil. It shrinks the prostate and keep everything flowing. While helping digestion, inflammation and the formation of kidney stones.

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