Prostate Awareness Foundation

Prostate Self Help

Monthly Bulletin

July 2009

Prosnut Butter Spread:

Michael Disend, our guest speaker at the June PAF support group meeting shared a prostate friendly recipe that really tasted good.  If you like peanut butter we think you will enjoy this tasty “medicine” for the prostate.

The recipe is from The Green Pharmacy by James Duke, PhD.

The three main ingredients have all shown to help prevent or relieve BPH symptoms.

All the ingredients should be available at your local health food store.

½ cup                          Pumpkin seeds

1-4 ea                          Saw palmetto capsule(s)

2-5 drops                     Licorice extract

1-2 drops                     Omega 3 oil or Brazil nut oil (optional)

1-2 Tablespoons          Water

Place the pumpkin seeds in a blender or food processor. Break open the saw palmetto capsule(s) and add the contents to the blender. Now add the extracts and blend into a spread. Add enough water to keep the spread moist and smooth spreading.

Use the Prosnut butter like peanut butter. Make just enough for a few days at time to ensure freshness. Bon Appetite!

Diet and Prostate Cancer:

Another recent study indicates dietary changes can have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet low in fat, red meat, dairy products and calcium and high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating prostate cancer.  Doctors at the University of New South Wales in Australia reported their findings in the June, 2009 edition of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Specifically, consumption of tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green tea and vitamins including E and selenium seemed to propose a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Consumption of highly processed or charcoaled meats, dairy products and fats seemed to be correlated with prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Research Institute Annual Symposium /   Sept 12-13th, Los Angeles, CA:

Once again this year PCRI is offering this cutting edge lecture series presented by some of the most prominent names in prostate cancer research. Including: Charles Myers, MD, Duke Bahn, MD, Mark Moyad, MD, John Blasko, MD to name a few of the important speakers. Registration is $60 before 7/30 and $100 thereafter. Discounted hotel rooms are also available. For more information you can call 800-228-9290 or visit the PCRI website @

Expedition Recap – Cancer Climb For Prostate Awareness  /

Mt Cotopaxi, Ecuador – June 2009:

This year’s climb was definitely the most difficult climb yet. In many ways it was also the most gratifying. Due to high altitude, technical difficulty and ice and snow, the expedition required a great deal of team work to reach the summit. Four of our twelve climbers were able to reach the top of the mountain: Brad Neal, Steve Swindell, Dr Darren Paul and Darryl Loewen.

Brad Neal in particular, had a special mission and reason to reach the summit. His brother Tim recently died of advanced prostate cancer. Tim had asked Brad to release his ashes on the summit. Needless to say, this was added incentive not only for Brad but also for the team to reach the 19,350’ summit of this semi-active volcano high in the Ecuadorian Andes. You can visit the PAF website below to view pictures, a video and stories about the expedition.

These expeditions have become PAF’s primary fundraiser and source of revenue. Without them, PAF would not be able to continue the patient driven outreach and education services it offers free of charge to men and their families in crisis.

Thank You For Your Generous, Tax Deductible Contribution:

To those of you who contributed to this year’s Cancer Climb For Prostate Awareness Fundraiser a heartfelt thank you. Your tax deductible contribution will help PAF continue its outreach and education programs. Times are particularly difficult for non-profits and PAF is no exception. If you have not contributed it’s not too late to do so. Your generous contribution will ensure PAF can continue to help men and their families with non-biased, pro-active information about prostate health.

Consultation With Michael Discend:

The spiritual / emotional component of the healing process is often overlooked. Our June support group meeting in San Francisco focused on this important topic. Michael Disend, our guest speaker is a licensed hypno-therapist. He shared some great ideas about the psycho-emotional component of healing and provided a real inspirational message. For those of you who would like to consult with Michael his phone number is 415-440-8767. You can visit his website @ to learn more about the benefits of his program.

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