Changing life style is one of the most important recommendations that can be made to all men, especially those diagnosed with prostate cancer. One of the main ingredients to change when modifying your life style is to change your diet. There has been a lot written about optimum prostate cancer diets, one of the best known is the diet recommended by the prostate cancer survivor, Michael Milken.
Michael Milken’s Nutrition Guide in a Nutshell
The following is a bare bones summery of the 40 page “Nutrition and Prostate Cancer Guide” published and funded by Michael Milken’s organization, The Prostate Cancer Foundation. The guide was written by Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, and Peter H. Gann, MD, ScD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
1. Keep your body at an optimum weight…loose weight in a safe manner—consult your doctor if you are obese.
2. Eat 5 to 9 servings a day of fruits and vegetables without sauce or dressing (raw is the best ). Eating at least 5 servings each week of cruciferous vegetables, particularly broccoli, might help you decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer. Size-wise, this translates into about a half cup of cooked vegetables per serving.
3. Eat at least two servings a week of tomato sauce roughly a half cup per serving.
4. Drinking 8 oz of pomegranate juice daily might slow the rate at which prostate cancer progresses (for many of us we might be better off using an extract or pills so as to avoid the levels of sugar in the juice.)
5. Any anti-cancer effects of green tea requires drinking six or more cups per day (this will help you avoid coffee).
6. Reduce eating red meat…(or better yet don’t eat any red meat) and don’t grill any