|Reversing PSA naturally|
|Written by Roman Bystrianyk|
|Sunday, 09 August 2009 17:45|
Cancer. When you hear that word it sends a cold fear through you. You can think the worst - a possible slow agonizing slide towards sickness and death mixed in with medical treatments of chemicals and radiation that seem even worse than the cancer itself.
At age 79, Wasyl made periodic trips to the doctor to make sure his health was good. He prides himself on being healthy - eating very healthy with large salads for lunch almost every day, working actively in the yard, and exercising. He takes a number of vitamins and isn't on any medications which he says is a rarity these days. "Most of our friends and other people we meet at group events and dances are all on one or more drugs." He and his wife Daria often receive compliments on how young they look for their age and how active they both are.
In April of 2007, a routine blood test showed that his PSA level had risen to a level of 9.3 ng/ml (nanograms per milliliter). A PSA, or Prostate-specific antigen, test measures the amount of a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. PSA can be used to detect disease and is sometimes called a biological marker or a tumor marker. It is normal for men to have a low level of PSA in their blood. Prostate cancer or benign (not cancerous) conditions can increase a man's PSA level. Most doctors considered a PSA level below 4.0 ng/mL as normal and are concerned if the PSA level rises above that. In Wasyl's case the doctor decided to retest a short time later to "watch the PSA level". In June of 2007, a new PSA test showed his PSA had actually increased to 11.8 ng/ml. Wasyl's doctor referred him to a urologist that would schedule a biopsy.
Having been aware of natural alternatives for health, Wasyl decided to take a different approach. Using medical journal articles and news stories, he worked on putting together a protocol to see if he could lower his PSA level naturally. He found many news reports and studies on how various individual items could lower PSA so he reasoned he would try all of them at the same time to get the best possible results. Wasyl began to take pomegranate (pills and juice concentrate), lycopene (a bright red carotenoid pigment and phytochemical found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables), vitamin C, sunflower seeds, flax seed oil, saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, and a several other nutrients. He also incorporated more soy in his diet and eliminated all processed meats and red meats.
Wasyl decided against a biopsy and instead focused on the protocol he had put together. In September of 2007, he had his PSA level retested and it had reduced to 8.8 ng/ml. His doctor noted that it had gone down and they should "watch it". He had his PSA tested again in November of 2007 and the PSA had gone down again to 3.8 ng/ml which is considered a normal level.
Here are Wasyl's PSA test results:
April 2007 - 9.3
June 2007 - 11.8
September 2007 - 8.8
November 2007 - 3.8
November 2008 - 4.2
June 2009 - 3.5
Wasyl continues his nutrients to this day. Recently, in June of 2009, his retested PSA level remains low at 3.5 ng/ml. His doctor told him that "I'm happy with this PSA level. Keep doing what you're doing." Wasyl continues to live happy and healthy in his home in Connecticut.
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