6 Crazy Myths About The Prostate You Probably Believe

by Ben Ong
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Are you confused with the facts about the prostate?

If you are, then don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Indeed, there are opposing stories about prostate health and prostate cancer. One tells you that this causes it, and another tells you that this prevents it. Stories about the disease are told everywhere, and it’s very confusing. Often, it’s difficult to distinguish myths and half-truths from facts.

Take a look at the following statements and ask yourself…is this what you believe?

A High PSA Score Means You Have Prostate Cancerprostate myths

MYTH: Prostate cancer may increase PSA levels, but it doesn’t happen in all cases. Some men with prostate cancer may even have low PSA scores. In addition, a high PSA score may be due to other conditions, like a non-cancerous, enlarged prostate.

The prostate-specific antigen is a protein made by cells of the prostate gland. High PSA levels trigger our normal immune response, and it is not exclusive to prostate cancer. The high levels can be due to inflammation and injury, which we can see in enlarged prostate glands and prostatitis.

The prostate-specific antigen can also be diluted in men who are overweight or obese. Because of their larger blood volume, PSA levels may appear normal even if there’s already a lot of PSA in the body. If you really want to know what causes your PSA levels to rise, a doctor will more than likely recommend a biopsy. However be cautious and do your research, because there are many risks involved in invasive procedures such as a biopsy that you might not be aware of. You can read more about them here.

Frequent PSA tests may also be bad for your health. In the past, many doctors urge yearly PSA screening for men aged 50 and above. However, studies find that frequent prostate cancer screening is harmful. Now, doctors inform their patients about it and get their consent before getting tested. And most screening tests today have insurance coverage.

prostate myths

Getting Prostate Cancer is a Death Sentence

MYTH: Probably the worst thing about being diagnosed with prostate cancer is that we still react as though it’s a death sentence. But the truth is that you can live with prostate cancer. In fact, most men with prostate cancer actually die from other causes.

According to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the cancer death rate has steadily declined since the 1990s. Five-year survival rates for prostate cancer now exceed 90 percent. Apart from traditional medical treatment, there are many natural, alternative ways to treat it.

Often, prostate cancer is contained within the prostate. Most MRI scans show that the disease doesn’t spread to other parts of the body.  Compared to other forms of cancer, this makes it manageable.

Recently, Cancer Research UK revealed that overall cancer survival rates were roughly one in four. More people will survive prostate cancer rather than be killed by it. And by the 2030s, they estimate that three out of four people will survive. It is research that made it all possible, and now we are discovering newer, better ways to cure it.

However, bear in mind that these rates are based on data from large groups of people. The impact of one’s cancer depends on many factors.

Having Sex is Bad for your Prostate

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MYTH: For a long time, research suggested that frequent sex actually increased your risk of getting prostate cancer. But the fact is that frequent sex has not been linked to prostate cancer.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that ejaculation frequency is not related to increased risk of prostate cancer. These included sexual intercourse, masturbation, and wet dreams. They gathered information on ejaculation frequency of men at different stages in their lives. Results even showed that frequent ejaculation protects the prostate. The research team also suggests that sex might be a marker of a healthier, more active lifestyle. 

Here’s another fact: An active sex life has positive effects on our health. Aside from the myth about the prostate, experts claim that sex reduces the risk of many diseases. It brings us up to our feet and burns extra calories. Sex helps the body to produce natural painkillers and boosts the immune system. This way, it protects the prostate from injury. Sex also trains your prostate and improves the motility of sperm.

Some say that you should abstain from sex to prevent prostate problems. This is not true. Not having sex is actually bad for your prostate. It affects sperm motility and increases the risk of prostatitis. It may also cause erection problems.

prostate myths Testosterone Causes Prostate Disease

MYTH: Again, this is not true. Testosterone, whether natural or as replacement therapy, does not cause prostate disease.  

A meta-analysis published in BJU International collected various data from past cohort studies about endogenous testosterone and randomized controlled trials about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).  Results show that there’s no link between this male hormone and prostate cancer and that it doesn’t always lead to high PSA levels.

Lead author Peter Boyle says that the results of the study are encouraging and that further studies need 15 to 20 years of follow-up to confirm the results.

This is also good news for people who are looking for natural ways to treat prostate cancer. Currently, testosterone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed and rakes in billions of dollars for drug companies. The study only shows that prostate cancer can be treated even without tinkering with the male hormone.

Doctors routinely use a whole range of treatments to destroy testosterone, which they believe causes the disease. This is a mistake. Independent studies show that huge amounts of testosterone can in fact “shock” prostate tumor cells and cause them to die.

Sam Denmeade, an expert from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, claims that prostate cancer can be cured by exposing cells rapidly to very high, followed by very low levels of testosterone in the blood. The results were very positive.

I’ve written about over 50 studies in my prostate health guide, All About The Prostate, which show that testosterone is actually GOOD for your prostate. I’ve also written about it here.

Prostate Cancer Requires Surgery or Chemotherapyprostate myths

MYTH: This might sometimes be the case for aggressive and advanced forms of cancer, but it doesn’t automatically mean that you should undergo surgery or chemotherapy when you have it. Not all forms of prostate cancer require these treatments.

This myth is thrust on us by drug companies and some medical experts. After all, cancer treatment is big business. A $200 billion a year business. Despite the aggressive campaign for conventional cancer treatments, 98 percent of such treatments fail to deliver. Worse, it makes some cancer patients sicker.

Instead of surgery and drugs, try the “active surveillance” approach to prostate cancer treatment. It’s a viable alternative, where you keep an active eye on the disease’s progress. And you only decide on drugs and invasive surgery if there is no other option.

Note the word “active.”  It’s not the same as “watchful waiting,” where a man with prostate cancer didn’t have the cancer removed or treated, and just lived his life until he developed symptoms. Active surveillance is not that. You can be eligible for active surveillance if your cancer shows all signs of being the “good” kind. That means it’s not aggressive, slow-growing, and low volume.

If you have a slow-growing, low-volume prostate cancer, you can absolutely treat it without drugs or surgery.

Prostate Disease Is Incurableprostate myths

MYTHJust like many forms of chronic disease, prostate disease is caused by many factors we can change. These include poor diet, lifestyle choices and lack of exercise.

You can turn this around by eating a better, more nutritious diet, exercising and avoiding cancer-causing substances.

There are a lot of natural foods that can help you cure your prostate disease. Certain fruits and vegetables are naturally packed with antioxidants that boost your immune system and decrease cell injury. Foods like garlic have anti-inflammatory properties which help control pain and swelling in your prostate.

Staying active and regular exercise greatly improves your prostate’s health. Simple exercises like walking and swimming improve circulation and oxygen supply to our cells and release natural painkillers called endorphins. Exercise also boosts the immune system and helps combat the invasive properties of prostate cancer cells.

Natural solutions to healing your prostate are also becoming more and more popular. Men are looking for side-effect free solutions that not only clear your symptoms but heal your prostate over the long-term.

Remember to stay away from carcinogens as well. Substances like tobacco and other chemicals injure your cells and produce free radicals which damage their DNA. This is the root cause of all cancers. Avoiding cancer-causing substances will help you control the disease’s progress.

The Bottom Line…

…is that prostate cancer can be cured, and there are natural ways to stop its growth and spread.

It is common to misunderstand prostate health and cancer, so it’s important we know the truth behind it. Doing this will help us seek the real ways to treat it.

I wish you good health,


Something you’re unsure about? Share your prostate facts with us below and I’ll let you know whether they are true…or false.

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About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a best-selling author and widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on natural treatments for metabolic conditions such as prostate disease and type 2 diabetes. He founded Ben’s Natural Health and has worked for over 20 years providing a range of high quality, clinically effective, all-natural supplements for BPH, high PSA, high blood sugar, sexual dysfunction, and others.
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  1. boris lankios

    my name is Boris,male 68 years old. I was diagnosted with prostate cancer in 2014,glison score 3+3=6,but psa was around 10 then psa went up to 41 last year.Recent MRI of prostate showing no adenopathy and no suspicios osseous just 0.3 cm increased lesion right base.But urologist want to do biopsy.After diet for 3 month psa fall 35.7.What is your suggesting? I am an atlatic guy,working full time as fire alarm tech.Is it possible to send you please my MRI by email. I don’t have any sipmtoms,fill normal

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Boris, could you please get in touch with our support team via [email protected] so that we can discuss this with you in further detail. Alternatively you can also call our toll free number 1-888-868-3554 in the US and +44 (0) 845 423 8877 in the UK. The Ben’s Natural Health Team.

  2. Floyd

    It’s interesting that you didn’t comment on my last comment. Why?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Floyd, apologies, we have had an influx of comments recently but we will respond to your comment shortly.

  3. Ray Przybylski

    I went to a urologist almost 8 years ago for the 51 year old check up suggested by my wife. To my surprise my PSA was 3.5 and revealed a somewhat enlarged prostate. No symptoms of any kind. Dr. Suspected infection and I went through several rounds of antibiotics which did not bring the PSA down. Over the next few years the PRA has elevated to 13.5. I’ve been through 2 biopsies and participated in all kinds of blood tests revealing no cancer. Prostate size has not increased in size much and in the last year or so I may get up and go to bathroom 2 times during the night. No flow probs. My Dr was recently presented a new test to consider by a company called MicroGen DX out of Lubbock Texas that tests semen samples for dna markers of bacteria and other things. It revealed 4 different items. I’ve been through rounds of antibiotics for a long time in an effort to eradicate these things and am close to the goal. I take lots of antioxidants and other natural supplements to help prevent cancer and have been in good physical condition for years with no other health problems. What is your opinion or recommendations in my case?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Ray, there’s a lot of information there so it may be best to discuss this in further detail with our support team. Please give my customer support team a call via our toll free number on +1-888-868-3554 so that we can best advise you. Wishing you good health

  4. Dele

    I have enlarged prostate measuring 64gm. My PSA as at May 2018 is 0.72. My 4K score result and PCA3 result as at May is Low risk at 4% with PCA3/PSA ratio of 18.

    The major issue I have now is that I urinate frequently and don’t empty my bladde anytime I urinate. I wake up to urinate between four and six times every night and go to washroom many times a day. I started taking Tamsulosin in May 2018 and still on it. When I started with the drug my case improved but has gone back to frequent urination and at times serious burning sensation while urinating. My Uriologist prescribed Duodart for me but I refused to use it because of the side effects. I recently developed lower back pain, the Orthopedic surgeon said it is bone degeneration and has nothing to do with my Prostate but iam greatly worried. I need your advise

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Dele, can you please get in contact with our support team either by email- [email protected] or through our toll free number +1 888-868-3554 so that we can discuss this in further detail. Wishing you good health

  5. Lanis

    Hi Ben
    My name is Lanis I have Enlarged Prostate measuring 64gm my PSA is 0.72 my 4K score test carried out in May 2018 shows a low risk of 4% probability of Prostate cancer, My PCA3 test also shows low risk with PCA3/PSA ratio of 18.

    My problem is frequent urination. I wake up to 6 times to urinate and several times during the day. Most time not feeling totally empty and going back few minutes later. I also have pains towards the end of urinating. I am currently on Tamsulosin, this I have been taking since May 2018. My Urologist recommends Duodart about a month ago to replace Tamsulosin but I have refused to take it after reading the side effects. I currently developed lower back pains, did MRI, bone degeneration detected but the Orthopedic said it has nothing to do with my Prostate I am really worried and need your advise on what to do.


    • Ben Ong

      Hi Lanis, can you please get in touch with our customer service team either by emailing [email protected] or calling our toll free number +1 888-868-3554, so that they can discuss this with you in further detail and see how to best advise you. Wishing you good health.

  6. Pauly B

    My PSA was 28. Biopsy showed sighs of cancer. My prostrate was hard to the touch, but I believe he said under 32gram? They want hormone therapy and 36 treatment of radiation. I’m scared to death doing these procedures. What else can I do?

  7. Ian

    Hi Ben,I went to see the urologist today,he did a dre,and said it had the feel of a
    benign prostrate enlargement ,he is booking me in for an mri followed by a biopsy
    I really don’t want to have a biopsy at this stage,it’s routine to them but not for me.
    my psa was 5 at the last test.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Ian,

      I hope I’m not replying too late to stop the Biopsy. If you’re really worried, we have a recommendation for a non-invasive and all-natural alternative to a biopsy. To read more about APCRA: http://www.bensprostate.com/prostate-health-info/advanced-prostate-cancer-risk-assessment-apcra/

      If you’ve got BPH, then there’s no need to panic – with the right lifestyle, diet and taking the correct supplements you can definitely reduce its size and the symptoms that go along with it.

      I wish you good health,

    • Pauly B

      I’m 50 years of age and 300 lbs. I smoke and drink

  8. Chris Lawrence

    Hi Ben, I am a 64 year old usually very fit gym going retiredFirefighter.
    I lost my elder brother to a fast aggressive prostate cancer, his PSA was very high.

    I have been one of your keto Warriors (your first challenge, lost one 13lb in the 30 days) Ihave no problem urinating, but need to go quite frequently, I recently went to the doctor re, discomfort on my lowere left side, he performed a rectal examination and detected a prostrate that was larger than normal but smooth without any irregular lumps.
    He referred me to a urologist.
    The urologist also performed a RE and told me I had an enlarged left half of my prostate and booked me in for an ultra scan and an MRI scan.

    The ultra scan was clear save for some varicose veins in the scrotom.

    I had the MRI scan last week and yesterday received a letter telling me that the results showed
    ” a possibility of a high grade Tumor in the prostate” and a biopsy is to be quickly arranged.

    My PSA’S are as follow’s,

    21 Jan 2008. 0.8
    24 Dec 2010. 0.9
    28 Dec 2012. 1.5
    31 Dec. 2013. 1.5
    31 Oct 2014. 1.8
    23 Sept 2016. 2.23
    26 June 2017. 2.18

    Interestingly my last PSA had dropped since taking Total health for the last couple of months.

    I would appreciate your advice, especially re the biopsy. Any supplements that will attack/starve/shrink the tumour?

    Many thanks

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Chris,

      I checked with my support team and they said they’ve been in conversation with you over email – let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with though.

      I wish you good health,


  9. Robert Reeves

    I had prostrate cancer and was treated with radiation. 45 treatments in 9 weeks. The treatments left me With ED (Erectile dysfunction) Nothing helps me. The doctors give me Cyalis, Viagra without success.

  10. Terry lemonde

    Same problems as others! Flomax,
    finasteride!! Erectile dysfunction,
    low sperm count, is this a cause
    of low testosterone levels, or a symptom of it.Also had a prostate
    biopsy about a year ago, and was
    prescribed the above meds.Would
    love to get off meds!! What are my
    options and or alternatives?
    Sincerely, Terry.// 62 year old male.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Terry,

      Thanks for your comment. I know that Flomax and Finasteride can alleviate symptoms, but you’re doing it at a long term cost to your body. I set out that information at http://www.bensprostate.com/prostate-drugs-good/ and http://www.bensprostate.com/never-take-prostate-drugs/

      You can alleviate the symptoms, reduce BPH and get off drugs with side effects – it’s just a matter of getting lifestyle, diet and nutrition right. I’d love to show you what we can do – if you’re interested, send my team an email to [email protected] and we can discuss in more detail.

      Wishing you good health,



    Dear Ben
    I have been reading your advice for a long time now, and am very happy and grateful to do so. I can relate to many of your “patients” and have BPH and suffer from low flow small stream. I take strong beta sitosterol tablets (375 mg) but no improvement yet. I usually walk for 3 hrs each day int the Wales area so many uphill footpaths. Please continue with the advice.

    • Ben Ong

      Thanks for getting in touch, Philip. I’ll keep working hard on my end to give you the best possible advice.

      I wish you good health,

  12. Russ Azma

    I have Prostate Cancer. MRI & Biopsy showed I have two lesions with one bulging prostate outer layer under my bladder. Gleason score (3+4), covering 60% of the biopsy sample, with 4 less than 5%. 5 out of 20 samples showed up positive with 2 (3+3 = 6) and 3 (3+4=7) Gleason score. I went to 4 different doctors, 2 suggesting surgery, 1 suggesting Radiation and 1 for Laser Ablation. I took Total Health for 3 months plus Extreme Diet (almost vegetarian) plus lots other vitamins and extracts, even baking soda. My PSA went down to 4.25 from 4.9. As soon as I ran out of Total Health and before getting the next batch (Prostate Healer & Beta Glucan as per your suggestion) my PSA went back up to 4.84. I also noticed that by becoming vegetarian and taking less protein my Testosterone went down from 537 to 147 that I guess the main reason for PSA dropping from 4.9 to 4.25. This possibly shows that the lower level of Testosterone might be the cause of drop in PSA. I asked this from an independent oncologist and he agreed.
    I love to try continuing my Diet and Exercise and the supplements, however, I was warned by all of the doctors, so far, that because I have a bulging lesion, I will be in danger by continuing the diet and not do any thing about it!
    I think I will go for Focal Laser Ablation, however, I want to make sure that if the cancer recurs back, I can have the entire prostate taken out without any complication. I was warned that if I have HIFU or FLA treatments, my prostate will be damaged and hard to have RP!
    I would like to know your comments. Again, I am taking Prostate Healer and Beta Glucan along with other supplements and vegi diets (most of the times).
    Russ S. Azma

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Russ,

      Hi Jo,

      If you read our guide, you would know that we don’t recommend any invasive procedures as you mention – surgery, radiation and laser ablation.

      In men who have advanced prostate cancer, where there is no possibility to try anything more natural because time is running out, if you have to choose from an invasive procedure, the one that we recommend is Proton Beam Radiation. That is the best of a bad lot.
      Even though Focal Laser Ablation is somewhat invasive, it destroys the cancer cells and leaves the healthy tissue in place.

      If you are concerned about the growth and progress of your prostate cancer and would like to know what is exactly going on inside your prostate and if any treatment is necessary, you can avail of our APCRA which you can read more about at:

      High testosterone is good to prevent prostate cancer but if your estradiol is high then the body may convert it to DHT which actually causes prostate cancer. You can refer to pages 14-15 and 17-26 in our All About The Prostate book to understand more about this hormone interaction.

      With regard to baking soda, there is no scientific data that justifies the administration of baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, to patients with cancer, suspected cancer or for the prevention of cancer. The only safe use of sodium bicarbonate is for the neutralization of stomach acid – chewable sodium bicarbonate tablets or powder are a common over-the-counter treatment. Intravenous sodium bicarbonate is used as a conventional treatment to reduce the acidity of blood in serious conditions like shock, severe dehydration, and uncontrolled kidney failure or diabetes. The administration of sodium bicarbonate must be closely monitored and has risks for patients with high blood pressure, patients with diseases of lungs, heart, or kidneys and for patients with cancer. This is certainly the case if a number of specific blood levels are not monitored daily before, during and after the treatment. The balance of the body can become completely disturbed when large amounts are administered. In ill patients, this may lead to organ damage.

      Our best advice is for you to continue with Total Health, Prostate Healer, and Beta Glucan. You may also wish to add our EstroClear as this naturally reduces dihydrotestosterone levels and lowers estrogen levels in men’s blood. To read more about EstroClear: https://www.bensnaturalhealth.com/health-products/ben-s-estro-clear.html

      It is also important that you follow a strict ketogenic diet. This diet consists of 75% fat 5% carbohydrates (from vegetables) and 25% protein. You will need to eliminate all sweet items from your diet, especially refined white sugar, because cancer feeds on sugar. Please avoid all kinds of dairy because they are not good for the prostate. To find out more about the ketogenic diet, please click on the following link: http://www.bensprostate.com/videolibrary/supplement-section-2/

      Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.

      I wish you good health,

  13. Karl Ginter

    Dear Ben,
    My Total Health auto-order kicks-in next month (July),…I currently have the standard Total Health for the Prostate vegicaps (6 per dose). Your staff tells me that there are now two Total Health options: The Improved Formula with Increased Boron (available for order) and the Advanced Total Health which is the replacement for the Anniversary Edition Total Health. I’m confused — why are there two options? Which is better? Please help; I need to inform your staff which one I want.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Karl,

      I checked with my support team and they said they’ve been in conversation with you over email – let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with though.

      Wishing you good health,


  14. Harold

    I have had weak flow and 3x a night bathroom visits along with ED . However my PSA test is 1.5. I’m 65 years old. Without a biopsy, how do you know when it’s time to think it’s prostate cancer and not just inflammation or BHP?. Just guess? Thanks!

  15. Sudhar patel

    I have similar problem asTheodore but i am vagiterian can you send vedio to me?

    • Ben Ong

      Should have received it by now Sudhar!


  16. Richard Spalding

    What is your opinion of Lupron as a method of driving down ones PSA level
    and shrinking the tumor ?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Richard,

      I do not recommend any invasive procedures and treatment for prostate cancer.

      Taking Lupron or hormone shots will temporarily lower your PSA because it destroys your testosterone and that means in the short term that there is no feedstock for your body to make DHT which is the irritant that caused your cancer in the first place.

      So the PSA should come down. But that does not mean that your cancer has gone away. It also does not mean that you have improved your chances of survival against what they would have been if you had done nothing at all. And it also means that you will suffer some side effects from this treatment.

      In fact, the most recent research about hormone therapy shows that not only does it not work (apart from temporarily reducing the PSA) but it increases the risk of a fatal heart attack by a massive 28% in men who have that treatment.

      It also means that you will probably become impotent (97% chance of being impotent within five years).

      Long-term use of androgen deprivation may also increase older patients’ risk of broken bones, according to a new study presented at the annual AACR Cancer Prevention Research Conference, Nov. 7 to 10 in Philadelphia. The study found that men treated with androgen deprivation therapy had a 20 percent increased risk of a first fracture and a 57 percent increased risk of a second fracture after two years of treatment.

      A recent Swiss study examined the files of 108,000 men suffering from prostate tumours in the United States from 1993 to 2002. Their conclusion was that men who had androgen therapy had a 19% increased risk of getting intestinal cancer.

      Hope that helps. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, we do offer a program that helps our customer decide their treatment options. Our Advance Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment (APCRA) is non-invasive and entirely natural. It suits men who would prefer to avoid the damaging side-effects of invasive procedures if they possibly can.

      I wish you good health,

  17. Thomas Morton

    I am another Theodore.

  18. randy smitko

    Dear Ben,
    I appreciated reading the situation regarding Theodore Jackman with frequent getting up during the night. My conditions are quite similar and am taking doxadosine ( one 4mg rablet at night) hAVE A VERY ENLARGED PROSTRATE. could you send the video you are sending him to me as well. I’d like to see how I may be able to reduce my symptoms in greater deatail. Thank you for all the support you’ve givenm me the last 4 yewars. thank you randy

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Randy,

      Hopefully you have received the video via email by now. Glad to have been there for you over the last 4 years!


  19. Rodger Greer

    Ben, I read your book expecting a diatribe on purchasing your supplement. I am pleased to report I was dead wrong. Your book is very well written and extremely informative. Your expertise is presented without obvious bias and I am very grateful for your efforts. I will be pursuing your recommendations and look forward to improving my health.

    Rodger Greer

    • Ben Ong

      Thank you Rodger, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further advice or recommendations for anything.

      I wish you good health,

  20. Ron

    Is it true that if you already have prostate cancer and you start experiencing lower back pain and numbness in the sole of the feet, your PC is spreading to other parts of the body?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Ron,

      Symptoms such as pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas may indicate cancer that has spread to bones and/or weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control may be caused by cancer pressing on the spinal cord. Remember this is only indicative and not definitive symptoms for advanced prostate cancer.

      It is best to consult your health care provider if you are experiencing these kinds of symptoms.

      I wish you good health,

  21. Paul J kelsey

    Have you heard of the 4K score blood test ? My urologist said that ots better than the PSA. Most insurances don’t approve it and it costs $350.00 out of pocket. Any feedback would be welcome. Thank you

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Paul,

      The 4k test is very accurate but only when done in addition to another test such as the APCRA. The 4K score test will give you a prediction as to how likely you are to die of prostate cancer over the next 20 years. This is a very new and reliable test and in conjunction with all the other tests and scans is very helpful.

      It is essential for your own safety and peace of mind to check out whether you do have prostate cancer and if so, how dangerous it is. The standard conventional medical diagnostic for prostate cancer is the prostate biopsy.

      However the problem with a prostate biopsy is that it is invasive. As a result, it almost invariably causes infections and in rare cases, even life-threatening ones. It is also generally painful and in a significant minority of cases, it can leave long-term effects on sexual performance.

      Perhaps the most significant and worrisome consequence of the prostate biopsy is that it has the potential to spread any prostate cancer that may be present to the rest of your prostate. Therefore, this procedure has the potential to change a relatively benign prostate cancer into a virulent and life-threatening one.

      In my opinion, a far safer and gentler alternative is the advanced prostate cancer risk assessment (APCRA). This consists of non-invasive blood tests and specialized color Doppler scans. The variety and sophistication of some of these new blood tests make this a very realistic alternative to a prostate biopsy, especially if you have a preference for non-invasive diagnostics and treatments.

      Hope that helps!


  22. Thomas Moore

    What is your assessment of the Urolift procedure for BPH? Useful? Long-term prospects? Downside? Thanks.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Thomas,

      The Urolift procedure is an invasive procedure, but the only good thing about this is your prostate would not be removed. However, I still do not approve of this method since your prostate will be tied and this may cause further problems in the future.

      Any surgery of any kind has lots of potential risks. I only think it’s right to have an invasive procedure done if the matter is either life or death. If not, a good diet (ketogenic), exercise and a daily dose of Total Health should be enough.

      I wish you good health,

  23. Maurice Blumberg

    I have BPH and get up 4-6 times a night. Urologist wants me to take Flomax or something similar. I have tried natural supplements with litte or no impact. Is this something I just have to live with?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Maurice,

      Thanks for your question. See my answer to Theodore because it applies to you too!


  24. Theodore Jackman


    • Ben Ong

      Hi Theodore,

      I would recommend a few things.

      1) Keep a meal diary for a week or 2 and send it in to us by emailing [email protected]. Put “Attention: Clinical Nutrition Team” in the subject line and I’ll have my team review your diet and get back to you with advice.

      2) If you’re waking up a lot at night, stop drinking liquids after 6pm.

      3) Finally I’m going to make a video over the weekend to respond to your question of how to reduce your symptoms in more detail. Keep an eye on your emails next week.

      I wish you good health,

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