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Greetings, my brothers in agony! I've been reluctant to post the following, but I've decided to take a leap. I want to talk about Herbert Shelton. For the those of you who may not be in the know, Shelton believed in living how we were MEANT to live. He had his critics. In 1927, he was arrested, jailed, and fined three times for practicing medicine without a license. These arrests continued periodically through the next three decades while he continued to lecture and campaign for his ideas. His main idea? Fasting. Now before you scoff, consider this - his main acolyte was Joel Fuhrman, M.D; one of the most authoritative lecturers on nutrition today. The eye opening fact about Shelton is how he helped tens of thousands of patients, over the course of his lifetime.
So, let's get to the bullet points. What does fasting have to do with prostate issues? Here's a quote from the man himself: "A recent case cared for here at the Health School was forced to void urine every fifteen minutes during the night and very frequently during the day. The man underwent a lengthy fast which brought immediate and progressive subsidence of symptoms, until finally he was able to go for fifteen hours without voiding urine."
I recently had hip surgery. I do have BPH, and my greatest fear was post-op urinary retention. (POUR). Just didn't want to be cathed. Fasted four days before the procedure, and four days after. Water only. Symptoms abated - TOTALLY. Shelton advises certain changes to the lifestyle that contributes to prostate issues.
I ignored them. Prostate issues returned.
So what's the takeaway? I can't speak, nor should I speak, on anyone else's behalf. That said, and speaking anecdotally, Shelton's advice has been a lifesaver for me. I'll go back to fasting periodically, and I'll try to clean up my own little dietary little faux pas, to say nothing of my own little behavioral faux pas, if you know what I mean. One caveat: Don't dive headlong into such an endeavor without studying it first - especially if you take medications. The promise, and I've read it quite a few times from respectable sources - listing them might get me the boot - is that if done long enough, and under professional supervision, fasting makes the patient less dependent on meds. I can't stress this enough - educate yourself first - at least run it by your healthcare professional. Truth be told, you'll find more chiropractors who support this lifestyle change, than you will MDs.
If you're interested, educate yourself first. If I were you, I'd be skeptical. I was. Your healthcare provider may discourage you, though I know of a few who actually support this lifestyle. Take my opinion for what it's worth, and if you want to read further, just copy and paste the following into your search engine, quotes and all, and take the first hit: "Shelton" "fasting" "prostate" Finally, this is not some injudicious, kooky fad. Orthodox Jews have been practicing it since the days of Canaan. Hope this helps, guys. - Alan
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