Maybe you are newly diagnosed and want to know what part if any diet may play in your recovery.  What do other people do?  I have to stress that there are no absolutes here.  As far as I know, no nutritional remedy for prostate cancer has ever been shown to be effective using the most stringest standards for scientific testing — random sample, double blind study, etc.  But there is plenty of information that is provocative. 

I am giving you a link to an article which discusses diet and PC.  I chose it because it is very thorough, moderate, and is from the University of California, San Francisco (USCF), one of the highest-ranked cancer hospitals in the country (  I don’t want to give you information from some fly-by-night institution.   I am posting here a summary of the hospital’s recommendations.

The one item I think is worthwhile that I saw listed in the body of the article but I do not see mentioned here is the pomegranate.  It is a powerful antioxidant and in one study, it extended PSA doubling time from 15 months to 54 months.  So read more about it.

Summary – Healthy Diet for Prostate Cancer

• Eat 8-10 colorful fruit and vegetable servings daily

* 2-3 pieces of fruit

* 1 cup or more of vegetables with lunch and dinner

* 12 fl oz tomato-based juice

* Consume 30-35 grams of fiber daily

You will likely meet your fiber goal if you eat 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables plus 1 serving beans/legumes or at least 2 servings of whole grains.

* Avoid processed and refined grains/flours/sugars.

* Keep WHITE off your plate – bread, pasta, rice, cereal, cream sauces, cakes, and more.

* Limit meats and dairy

* Include healthy fats daily:

Examples include cold-water fish (i.e. salmon, trout, herring, sardines), flaxseed, walnuts, soybeans, avocados, and olive oil.