The mainstream can’t stop talking about the new drug lutetium (Lu-177). They’re even calling it a potential “major breakthrough” for metastatic prostate cancer.
But I’m quite wary to buy into the hype. After all, it’s a radioactive agent that men receive as an intravenous infusion.
Yes….we desperately need better treatments for metastatic cancer, as it’s the one type of prostate cancer that actually spreads throughout the body and kills men. But right now, it’s far better to focus on prevention of prostate cancer—which can be achieved with three powerhouse foods.
I’ll tell you all about those preventative approaches in a moment, but first, let’s back up and take a closer look at why so many men may resort to barbaric treatments like Lu-177…
Shooting first, asking questions later
Prostate cancer is a huge worry for men. And rightly so—as one out of every nine men will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives.
In most cases, though, these men really have what I call “fake” prostate cancer, with just a few biopsied cells that look abnormal under a microscope. But, even if left untreated, these cells would never invade adjacent tissue or metastasize. Nor would they shorten a man’s life. (Remember, most men die with prostate cancer, not because of it.)
Sadly, a small minority of men do develop deadly metastatic prostate cancer. Which does spread beyond the prostate.
And these men are often so desperate, they’ll try anything…including the new drug Lu-177, which injects radioactive particles into the bloodstream.
Now, the makers of Lu-177 say the agent only targets and destroys prostate cancer cells.
But I have serious doubts…
For one, the drug doesn’t really target prostate cancer. It targets Protein Specific Membrane Antigen (PMSA), a receptor that’s found in high concentrations on the surface of prostate cancer cells.
Secondly, PMSA is also found on healthy prostate cells. And it’s even expressed by other healthy cells around the body, including the small intestine, the kidneys, and salivary glands.
And lastly, mainstream medicine doesn’t have a great track record for identifying “cancer” antigens…
Already one massive failure with antigens
Remember the so-called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)? Well, it didn’t turn out to be so “specific” after all when it comes to screening for prostate cancer, as I’ve often reported throughout the years.
In fact, the PSA test turned out to be a pretty terrible screening tool for prostate cancer, considering it’s wrong 75 percent of the time.
Now, to be fair, the scientist who created the test only intended it to monitor men already diagnosed with real prostate cancers. But the mainstream cancer industry jumped on it as yet another inappropriate, disastrous “screening” test. And it’s definitely contributed to the over-diagnosis epidemic we face today.
And now, trials on Lu-177 are currently underway around the country, including at Cornell Medical Center in New York, UCSF in San Francisco, and UCLA in Los Angeles. They haven’t published any results yet.
But I can guarantee you this…
Researchers will find out the effects of Lu-177 on prostate cancer first. And we’ll only find out later about all the devastating complications, which are bound to happen. After all, what could go wrong with injecting radioactive molecules to circulate throughout the body, before they even find the cancer cells?
Focus on prevention
Fortunately, as I mentioned at the very beginning of this Daily Dispatch, you have many safe, effective, drug-free ways to protect your prostate. In fact, these three foods have been shown in numerous studies over the years to effectively help prevent prostate cancer…
Tomatoes sit at the very top of this list of prostate-healthy foods because they’re packed with a carotenoid called lycopene. I helped discover this important carotenoid back in the mid-1980s while researching nutrient composition in foods at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It turns out, lycopene is a powerhouse for prostate health. In fact, an analysis of 11 studies showed that men who ate more tomatoes and tomato-based products (such as tomato sauce and tomato paste) are far less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Don’t be fooled by the hype around antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice as some kind of “miracle” food for prostate cancer (or anything else). Because blueberries contain these same antioxidants—at a fraction of the cost! Plus, there’s a lot more science behind the benefits of blueberries when it comes to the prostate and health.
I always opt for fresh blueberries when I can. After all, half a cup offers numerous health benefits—at just 40 calories! But since we’re now past the season for fresh blueberries, I suggest enjoying some water-soluble powdered blueberry extract. You can find it together with other healthy ingredients, such as aspal (rooibos), baobab, and rose hips, to see you through the winter.
3.) Fatty fish
Fatty fish, such as wild-caught salmon, herring, mackerel, and sardines, also belong on this list. These types of cold-water fish contain the most omega-3 fatty acids, which have potent, anti-inflammatory effects that help protect against prostate cancer.
In fact, a recent analysis found that men who eat more fatty fish (with omega-3s) had a 63 percent lower risk of dying from prostate cancer. Plus, a 2013 Harvard study of more than 293,000 men found that increased omega-3 fatty acid intake was associated with a significantly lower rate of fatal prostate cancer.
Cod and flounder aren’t really considered “fatty fish,” but they’re still good sources of omega-3s. Plus, they have a milder flavor, which some people prefer. And while canned fish is popular, I must advise you to be very careful about the quality of those sources.
Instead, I recommend choosing fresh, wild-caught seafood whenever possible— especially when it comes to salmon. Look for the words “wild caught” printed on the package. Otherwise, you can assume the fish comes from a farm. Or, for the most quality assurance, talk with the “fishmonger” behind the counter at the grocery store or fish market about where they source their freshly cut filets.
Ideally, you should eat fresh, wild-caught fish as often as possible—at least 3 times per week. But most people have a hard to hitting that target.
If that sounds like you, I recommend taking a high-quality fish oil supplement daily. You can learn all about quality, forms, and dosages of fish oil in the June 2018 issue of my Insiders’ Cures newsletter (“Why I’m upping my recommendations for this ‘controversial’ supplement”). Not a subscriber? No problem. Click here to get started today.
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