All About Ben Ong
WHO IS BEN ONG?
Nowadays, Ben Ong is fully occupied as a sought-after supplement formulator, best-selling author and event speaker on the subject of prostate and metabolic disease. He is a renowned global prostate health expert, and an advocate for men’s health and alternative health. However, this wasn’t always Ben’s life. 15 years ago, Ben would have been hard pressed to even tell you what the prostate gland did – like many men, he was far from an expert. In fact, if it wasn’t for a terrifying bout of prostate disease in the early 2000s, Ben may never have become the respected figure he is today and may never have helped thousands by writing his best-seller, All About The Prostate.
Ben was born in 1941 in Morocco, shortly before his family emigrated to America. This was not their first move; years earlier, Ben’s father’s family had moved to Germany and set up a fur merchants. Ben’s father integrated fully into Germany society and even took on a German name, Henrich. However, the family’s happiness came to an abrupt end when the Nazis came to power, as Henrich had vehemently opposed them in their early days.
Realizing Germany was no longer safe for those considered enemies of the new government, Henrich begged his family to escape with him. However, they could not bring themselves tobelieve that things would get as bad as they eventually did and chose to stay. Ben’s father searched Europe in vain for a safe haven from the advancing Nazi army, before eventually deciding that America was the only safe place to go. He managed to secure a visa and escaped with his son. He had already named his son Ben so he would fit into his new adopted home, and shortened his own name to a more American-sounding Henry.
Ben’s family moved to the United Kingdom when he was 13. Despite missing America, England was where he would finish his schooling and get his first job. Ben had then, and still has today, a fierce independent streak and instinctive distrust of authority, probably instilled in him as a result of his father’s opposition to the Nazis. In many cases it would go on to shape his life; however, none more dramatically than when it got him kicked out of high school. After repeated clashes with the principal he was eventually told, Western film-style, that the school wasn’t big enough for the two of them and unfortunately the principal worked there. That was the end of Ben’s formal education. However, Ben was not one to just give up. A mere 2 days after being expelled from school he had gotten himself a job in a cardboard box factory. The pay was garbage, the hours were long and the job was tedious but he was adamant that if he worked hard he would make it. Ben was determined to realize his own American dream in England.PROSTATE PROBLEMS
Ben worked his way up through many industries, from humble beginning in a box factory to managing a central London fashion store to starting up and running a software development company. Along the way, Ben met and married his wonderful wife Nikki. They now have 5 kids and are looking forward to their 30th wedding anniversary.
Ben’s prostate journey began early in the year 2000. After years of hard work, Ben figured he had earned a break and retired, selling his software company and winding down all his other enterprises. He wanted to spend more time with his family – his youngest daughter was just 4 years old and he figured it was probably time that he began to take things a little slower. He had, after all, been hard at work since the age of 16. Like many fathers, he was looking forward to enjoying more bonding time with both his wife and kids, and ready to never miss a key family moment again.
Married for 30 years, he even hoped that the joyful sounds of playful grand-kids were not so far off. But then disaster struck. Unfortunately for him his prostate health began to degenerate. Soon Ben was waking up four times a night and rushing to every toilet he saw during the day. Ben found out the hard way what it really means to have poor prostate health. Not yet being the expert he has gone on to become, he did what most men would do in this situation: he made an appointment to go see his doctor.
However, the doctor was unable to help Ben. In fact, he made him feel worse than before he had scheduled the appointment. Ben didn’t feel he’d been treated as an individual – he felt more like a wallet to be weighed, a case to be filed and a statistic to be counted. His doctor pushed him to take high doses of drugs he knew nothing about and began making plans for highly invasive surgery.
Despite Ben’s need to know, the doctor was unable to tell him whether or not his prostate disease had developed into cancer and also informed him that BPH was incurable, even with the various drugs. Of course, Ben now knows this is nonsense, but at the time, intimidated, he simply booked a follow-up appointment and headed home, upset and nervous. As many people know, doctors can be very intimidating and they also have ulterior motives.
Once home, looking at the faces of his beloved family, Ben decided that he was going to do his own research, that he wasn’t willing to just hand his fate over to another person. He sat down in his kitchen and began planning a research project. It wasn’t the first he had ever done, (if you have been in business long enough you will eventually undertake a research project), but it was the largest, and it is a research project that is still going on today.
Being a technically-minded individual, Ben started with western medical science’s approach to the prostate, assuming that his doctor had simply been mistaken or ill-informed. 15 years ago was not the nice information-friendly age of the internet that we all enjoy today. Nope, this was the hard graft era of libraries, printed research journals and conferences. Ben bought or borrowed every good book on the prostate, he spoke to doctors, pharmaceutical reps, pharmacists, researchers, educators, naturopathic practitioners, university professors and men who had prostate health problems. He attended teleseminars, conferences and traveled to meet people all over the world, all the time subscribed to and reading every single piece of prostate-related research and every new study. It’s fair to say that if you had any information on prostate health 15 years ago or were involved in the treatment of prostate disease, then you probably received a letter or spoke to Ben at some point.
What he actually discovered terrified and appalled him. Medical science only offered insidious pharmaceuticals, whose only effects were to hide the symptoms until they got so bad that the patient was forced into dangerous and expensive surgeries. Worse than being ineffectual, these toxic treatments were causing more problems than they solved and ruining men’s lives and sex lives.
It was this exact moment that Ben realized that conventional medicine and the big pharmaceutical companies had betrayed men. They are more interested in curing your enlarged wallet than curing your enlarged prostate.
With toxic treatments being all he could get from Big Pharma, Ben turned his attention to alternatives. Every part of his research was telling him that the disease should not only be easily treatable and reversible, but should have been preventable. Because there was no money in a cure or a preventative the big pharmaceutical companies were not interested in researching one, but Ben was. His research eventually led him to discover a more natural, holistic, kinder and integrative approach to treating prostate diseases. Less than a year later, Ben had cured himself and restored his prostate to good health. Relaxed, happy and healthy with his family at home, one day Ben realized with a smile that he had forgotten to ever attend that follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Throughout his project Ben had researched almost every prostate supplement on the market,and there are hundreds of them. He ended up personally testing most of them, in order to judge the effects (or lack of) for himself. The best ones he sent to private laboratories to be tested, to see if they were really any good. What he soon realized was that most were incomplete, and many were actually expensive rubbish in fancy packaging.
So what did he do? He un-retired himself and went back to work manufacturing a prostate supplement. The first thing he did was sit down and started writing. He wrote everything down everything he had learned about the prostate during his research project. That was 15 years ago and that book went on to become the best-seller and definitive text on the subject. He still updates it every year to stay current with the latest research. His prostate company has gone from strength to strength and now has a product range of 40 high-quality supplements for treating different metabolic diseases. He has also gone on to become one of the most sought-after formulators of high-quality supplements in the industry and an advocate for men’s health.
His award-winning proprietary supplement “Total Health” has been updated and improved a few times, but it continues to be the same supplement that he and over one million men have used to cure their prostate disease. Even Ben’s father was convinced, and took his supplements faithfully every day until he died at the old age of 105.
BEN ONG TODAY
Today Ben is a leading authority on the prostate, a 15-year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a best-selling author on the subject. He speaks truth to power and advocates for real, safe and effective treatment options for men. He has a huge community of followers and every single day he writes to them to keep them current on all the latest research and news. Patients, medical professionals and customers routinely rely on him to break down research, properly interpret it and place it in current scientific context. Every day, his clinical nutrition team spends a lot of time examining the latest studies.
Ben never really found time to retire. Now aged 75, all his kids have grown up and begun living their own lives. He did, however, find time to slow down and spend some peaceful quality time with his wife, Nikki. Nowadays Ben and Nikki spend most of the year in England but also enjoy visiting the Tuscan countryside in Italy, enjoying the good Mediterranean food, sunshine and rolling hills.