One of the fastest and easiest ways a man can take a natural and proactive approach in remedying both ED (erectile dysfunction) and prostate disorders, is through nutritional means, also known as food therapy. Below we will take a look at how men can strengthen their male reproductive system, to help prevent, minimize and reverse symptoms in either case.
A condition of male sexual dysfunction, in which an erection cannot be attained or maintained sufficiently to complete sexual intercourse is known as ED (erectile dysfunction). Other than psychological factors, common contributing causes include nervous exhaustion, depletion of sexual glands due to excessive ejaculation, insufficient nutrition for the reproductive organs and glands, diabetes, heart disease and excess acid toxicity. In addition to the following food therapy suggestions, therapeutic fasts in conjunction with colonic therapy have been able to help correct even the most stubborn cases of ED, when followed up with proper nutrition. (Do so only under the care and guidance of a qualified health professional.)
Food Therapy For Erectile Dysfunction
Ripe, raw bananas are very rich in potassium, tryptophan and other nutrients that are restoring to the nervous system and thus help correct ED. Bananas also contain enzymes that help manufacture sexual hormones.
Pumpkin seeds are probably one of nature’s most nourishing foods for the prostate gland, whose dysfunction is a common cause of impotence. Suggested intake is 2 oz – 3 oz of raw seed daily.
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat Germ Oil is a potent source of organic vitamin E, which is vital for the manufacturing of sexual hormones, as well as helping to eliminate nervous exhaustion. Suggested intake is 1 – 2 teaspoons daily, preferably after meals.
Male semen consists largely of lecithin, and thus lecithin helps build strong and abundant semen. Lecithin deficiency is one of the main causes of male impotence.
Bee pollen contains enzymes and other elements that stimulate production of sexual hormones. Suggested intake is 3 – 6 capsules daily.
Other Beneficial Foods
Sunflower seeds; raw carrot juice; raw spinach; raw or steamed shrimp; seaweed; ginger root; celery seeds; raw garlic; beet juice; black grapes; black cherries.
Foods To Avoid
All refined starch and sugar (especially white bread); sweet pastries; soft drinks; meat – especially meats preserved with potassium nitrate (saltpeter); vinegar (except apple cider vinegar); strong coffee or tea.
According to Ayurvedic medicine, this increasingly common problem has 4 prime causes: nutritional deficiency; excess toxicity; excess ejaculation; pressure from a collapsed colon. Prostitis can quickly lead to impotence in men, and can also make urination painful and difficult, and eventually impossible, requiring surgical removal of the prostate, which for many men is the equivalent to castration as far as sexual potency is concerned. Below are food therapy recommendations to prevent, diminish or hopefully reverse any existing prostate disorder you might have. Just as with erectile dysfunction, colonic therapy is highly beneficial for more stubborn or advanced cases, especially ones due to excess toxicity and/or collapsed colons, followed of course by proper nutritional therapy.
Food Therapy For Prostate Disorders
Nutritional yeast (NOT the same as baking yeast) contains abundant supplies of almost all B vitamins in organic form, which are extremely beneficial in helping to restore prostate health. Nutritional yeast has a nutty, ‘cheesy’ flavor, and can easily be sprinkled onto air-popped popcorn, steamed, baked, broiled or grilled veggies, soups, stews, pasta and more.
The juice of 2 fresh (preferably organic) lemons in 6 oz of distilled water, taken at 3 -4 hour intervals for 24 – 36 hours, with no intake of any other food or beverage, has extremely potent alkalizing and cleansing effects in the urogenital canal, prostate and related sexual parts.
Red Beet Juice
A 8 oz glass of red beet juice, taken 2-3 teaspoons at a time, throughout the day, again with no intake of any other food, detoxifies and alkalizes the prostate via its affinity for the kidneys and urogenital tract.
Raw pumpkin seeds have been recognized in both Eastern and Western medicine for centuries, as one of the very best therapeutic foods for the prostate. They are very rich in unsaturated fatty acids, organic iron and vitamin B15, all of which are vital for prostate function. Suggested intake is 2 oz – 3 oz of raw seeds daily.
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil contains organic vitamin E, which again is essential for prostate health. Suggested intake is 2 teaspoons daily – 1 after breakfast and 1 after dinner.
Other Beneficial Foods
Lecithin; filbert nuts; sunflower seeds; grapefruit juice (pure or diluted in distilled water); black grapes; bee pollen; soy beans; carrot juice.
Foods To Avoid
Pasteurized milk and other dairy products; cooked meats (especially pork); refined starch (especially white flour); all foods with artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives.
So men, let food by thy medicine, and use food therapy as your means of taking natural control in the prevention, diminishing and hopefully reversing of your ED or prostate disorders.
Bon Veggie Appetit!
Gina ‘The Veggie Goddess’ Matthews