All About Ben Ong
Who is Ben Ong?
Now days Ben Ong is fully occupied being a sought after supplement formulator, bestselling author and event speaker on the subject of prostate and metabolic disease. A global Prostate health expert, and an advocate for men’s health and alternative health. However this was not always Ben’s life, 15 years ago he would have been hard pressed to have even tell you what the prostate gland did, he was far from the expert he is today. In fact if it wasn’t for a particularly scary and nasty bout of prostate disease in the early 2000’s Ben may well have never written his Best seller, All about the Prostate.
Ben was born in 1941 in Morocco just before his family managed to immigrate to America. Many years earlier Ben’s father’s entire family had moved to Germany and set up as a fur merchants. Ben’s father had fully integrated into German society and even took on a German name, Henrich. Ben’s father had opposed the Nazi’s during their early days, before they gained total control of Germany. Realising that it would not be safe to stay in Germany now that the Nazi’s had become the dominant political force in the country. Henrich begged his family to leave with him. However they did not believe that things would get as bad as they did and as a result they stayed. Ben’s father traveled all around Europe looking for a safe haven from the advancing Nazi army, he eventually decided that America was the only safe place to go and so he managed to get a visa and escape. He had already named his son Ben, so he would fit into his new adopted home, he also shortened his own name to a more American sounding Henry.
Ben’s family moved to the United Kingdom when he was 13, England was where he would finish his schooling and get his first job, though he missed America. Ben has a fierce independent streak and distrust and disrespect of authority, probably instilled in him as a result of his father’s opposition to the Nazi’s. In many cases it would go on to shape his life, however none more dramatically than when it got his kicked out of his high school. After repeated clashes with the principal he was eventually told 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, only 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, he was determined to realise his own American dream in England.
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 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. Ben had just recently retired, selling his software company and winding down all his other enterprises. Ben figured he had done enough and had earned himself a break. He wanted to spend more time with his family, his youngest daughter was 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. He was looking forward to being able to take it easy, enjoy a slower pace of life and relax with his wife, while watching his kids grow into the people that they would become.
Married for 30 years, he even hoped that the joyful sounds of playful grand-kids were not so far off. Unfortunately for him his Prostate health began to degenerate. Soon Ben was waking up 4 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 his appointment. He didn’t feel that his doctor was really seeing him as an individual, he felt like just another wallet to be weighed, another chart to be filed, a statistic to be counted. His doctor pushed him to take high doses of drugs that he had never heard of and too begin planning for an invasive surgery right away. When asked if he had cancer the doctor couldn’t tell him, when asked if the drugs would cure BPH he was told it was incurable, (something he now knows to be complete nonsense). Ben was already unhappy with his doctor, but he booked a follow-up appointment and went on home. Doctors can be very intimidating and they also have ulterior motives. So 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 tele seminars, conference and traveled to meet people all over the world, all the time subscribed and reading every single piece of prostate related research and every new study. Its fair to say that if you had any information of 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 effect was to hide the symptoms until they got so bad that the patient was forced into dangerous and expensive surgeries. Worse than being ineffective these toxic treatments were causing more problems than they solve and ruining men’s lives and sex lives.
It was this exact moment that Ben realised 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 it 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, the funny thing was that he had completely forgotten to make that follow up appointment with his 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, he wanted to feel their effectiveness. The best ones he sent to private laboratories to be tested, to see if they were really as any good. What he soon realised was that most were incomplete, and many were actually cheap rubbish.
How BensProstate.com Started
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 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 mens 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 took his supplements every day until he died at the old age of 100.
Ben Ong Today
Today Ben is a leading authority on the prostate, a 15 year veteran of the war on prostate disease and a bestselling 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 and properly interpret it and place it in the context of the rest of the science. Every day his clinical nutrition team is spending 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 quality time with his wife. Nowadays Ben and Nikki live most of the year round in England but spend considerable time in the Tuscan countryside in Italy, enjoying the good food, sunshine and rolling hills.