Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Alarm Over Elevated PSA

Monday, 10 Oct 2011 10:11 AM


Question: My husband is 58. He has BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and his PSA is 6.5. What’s the best way to naturally treat to reverse the prostate enlargement?

Dr. Brownstein's Answer:

An elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test may indicate prostate cancer. Your husband should have this investigated.

However, an elevated PSA does not have to mean cancer. I have treated many patients with elevated PSAs by having them simply remove refined foods, soy, and sugar from their diet. Eating a diet of whole foods, including adequate amounts of water and unrefined salt, will help.

Finally, ensure that your husband’s iodine status is optimal. Iodine is crucially important for proper prostate function.


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