- Drink copious amounts of water to help keep the system flushed.
- Use medicinal herbs with antibiotic and anti–inflammatory properties such as Echinacea, Goldenseal, and Garlic, to help reduce inflammation and knock out infection.
- Begin a daily regimen of vitamin and mineral supplements that include antioxidants.
- Vitamins A, C, E, Beta–carotene and Selenium. Also 60 mg. of Zinc Picolinate if symptoms are present, otherwise, 30 mg. would be sufficient.
- Cranberry juice has properties that dislodge bacteria from the bladder wall so that loose invading bacteria are washed away. Cranberry juice may help to prevent infection from spreading to the bladder from the prostate and vice versa. Can be taken as a juice, or as chewable tablets. Take 1 tablet 3X/day.
- Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, helps increase circulation in the prostate while helping to relax and open the urinary tract. Sit in a tub full of the hottest water you can tolerate for 15–30 minutes. Cold soaks may also be therapeutic, and should be alternated with hot soaks. Also recommended are hot and cold packs applied to the prostate area (between the scrotum and anus), the hot to cold ratio should be 4:1, 2–3X/day.
*NOTE*: Hot soaks are not recommended for acute infection or inflammation.
- Eat lightly. Whole grains, steamed vegetables, fresh fruits, herb teas and tinctures, such as Saw Palmetto and Siberian Ginseng, are good for the male reproductive system. Buchu, Saw Palmetto and Pipsissewa are great genito–urinary tonics and astringents that help strengthen and heal, as well as having anti–microbial actions. Couch Grass, Watermelon Seed and Pipsissewa are natural diuretics that help flush urine, prevent urine buildup, and provide support for other preventive methods.
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