I tried the Broccoli broth treatment a while back,
doing repeated cycles of 7 days and found it to be useful. (http://www.prostatitis.org/broccindex.html)
I later tried a broth made with 2 oz Broccoli Sprouts simmered for
7 minutes in two cups of water, and found that to be more effective,
with definite improvement in both swelling and flow.
I was in a Target store the other day and found a different kind
of Broccoli Sprout called BroccoSprouts. (http://www.BroccoSprouts.com)
These are more expensive and are made from a kind of sprout selected
and patented by Johns
Hopkins University which are guaranteed to contain 73 mg of
Sulphorophane per oz. This they say is 20 to 50 times the amount
of Sulphorophane in adult broccoli. With BroccoSprouts I use 1 oz
in two cups of water, drinking one cup in the evening and the other
in the morning, so a 4 oz package lasts me 4 days.
My impression is that I'm also getting some long term improvements
with the sprout broth that I was not getting with the Broccoli broth.
I don't know how much of the sulphorophane is transferred to the
broth, but I find that the remaining 1 oz of boiled sprouts are
much easier to eat than the head of boiled broccoli, which I used
to throw away.
I am also taking Doxycycline, Elmiron (dramatically reduced pain,
2/day sufficient), 10 mg lycopene, 400iu d Alpha Vitamin E, 50 mg
CoQ10, dried cranberries. (I understand the effective ingredient
in cranberries is the red proanthocyanadins, not the acids, and
I tolerate the dried cranberries much better than the juice.) I
have convinced myself that each of these items cause some improvement.
Tahitian Noni also caused some definite improvement, more than most
other things I listed, but I've cut back on that lately because
of the improvement with the sprout broth. MSM, maybe some improvement,
but not enough. Stronger antibiotics caused temporary improvements.
I should add that I make my own yogurt (yogourmet brand) and take
one serving every day. I find this is more effective in countering
the effects of continual antibiotics than commercial yogurt.
This is well worth trying. Also, someone should determine (Dr.
Shoskes?) if this has the same measureable antioxidant effect as
quercetin. The BroccoSprouts should be a sufficiently standardized
product for obtaining repeatable test results. I've never tried
the quercetin because I'm not able to obtain elaborate bacteriological
tests. I likely have a unilateral blob of c neg staph buried in
biofilm that doesn't appear as a TRUS abnormality, and which is
partially kept in its cage by the doxycycline. The BroccoSprout
broth seems to be rattling that cage more effectively than most
other things I've tried.