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Everyman's' protocol

(Everyman is an alias for an individual who prefers to remain anonymous
Here's my distilled wisdom, gleaned from my own experience, the advice of prostatitis researchers and members of this group. It's as much a "cure" as anything on offer for prostatitis/CPPS anywhere in the world today. It has made me as close to normal as I think I can be :
QUERCETIN
  • ±500 mg quercetin daily;
  • cycle 4 weeks on, 1 week off [works better that way]
  • higher doses, up to 1300 mg daily can assist with flare-ups
  • .
For more information:
CALCIUM CITRATE & MAGNESIUM (Nature's Life)
  • Get minimum 500mg elemental Ca daily (in 3:2 Ca/Mg ratio)
VITAMIN D3 (TWINLABS "Allergy D Caps")
  • 400 IU daily
DRY VITAMIN E (Twinlab)
  • 200 IU daily
ZINC PICOLINATE (WITH COPPER)
  • Get 30mg daily (caps should include copper in Zn:Cu ratio of 15:1)
  • cycle 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off
  • any reputable brand
SELENIUM (AS AMINO ACID CHELATE)
  • 200mcg daily
  • cycle 4 weeks, 4 weeks off
  • any reputable brand
FISH OIL (contains omega-3 anti-inflammatory oils)
  • take at least 2000mg fish oil concentrate daily after meals
FLAX OIL (contains omega-3 anti-inflammatory oils)
  • 1 tablespoon daily if possible
  • Drizzle on salads
  • any reputable brand (Spectrum, Barlean)
Lifestyle:
  • Ejaculate 2 - 4 times a week
  • Avoid stress
  • Avoid excessive exercising
  • Avoid excessive sitting and use donut cushion
  • Avoid foods to which you react with phlegm, stomach pain, diarrhoea, flushing, headache, rash, joint pain
  • Do take gentle exercise, like walking
  • Eat yellow/red onions (full of natural quercetin) as is broccoli
  • Climate: a hot, dry climate is preferable to a cold, wet one
  • .
USEFUL ADJUNCTS
These agents help some but not all sufferers. You may wish to experiment, especially if my protocol as outlined above does not do the trick for you:
  • Vioxx / Celebrex as needed (anti-inflammatory)
  • Arthrotec, the arthritis drug (anti-inflammatory)
  • Neurontin (anticonvulsant useful for nerve pain)
  • Elmiron (adheres to the bladder wall mucosal membrane, & may act as a buffer to control cell permeability preventing irritating solutes in the urine from reaching the cells)
  • Elavil (mast cell protector)
  • Melatonin (anti-inflammatory)
  • MSM (methyl sulfonylmethane) aka DMSO (immunity enhancer)
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Vitamin C (good for allergic reactions)
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Gentle prostate massage for boggy glands [some men report flare-ups from this]
  • Alpha blockers (Hytrin, Cardura)
  • Viagra - helps with sexual symptoms, if present, too
IRRITANTS AND TRIGGERS
Different people have different triggers/irritants, but here are the most common you may wish to experiment with avoiding:
Excessive amounts of high sugar foods, alcohol, spices, vinegar, caffeine, coffee, chocolate, sodium benzoate, wheat, milk products, very acid foods (e.g. cranberry drinks), Nutrasweet, too much sex, too little sex, high stress, some medications (those which can cause urinary retention, AND decongestants and antihistamines such as Sudafed, Tavist-D, Contact, Afrin etc).
WHEAT seems to be a specific trigger for many individuals (?gluten ?wheat proteins). Experiment with restricting all wheat products.
Avoid hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats/oils. READ LABELS!
If you, dear reader, have something to add to this periodic posting, please post a follow-up and I will attempt to incorporate it.
See an interesting picture of a prostate here: http://www.angelfire.com/md/cp/images/prostate.gif
P.S. Others who have managed to improve their symptoms to within spitting distance of normal should also post their formulae periodically.

This information is forwarded to you by the Prostatitis Foundation. We do not provide medical advice. We distribute literature and information relevant to prostatitis. While we encourage all research we do not endorse any doctor, medicine or treatment protocol. Consult with your own physician.
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