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The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer Hardcover – May 4, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Not asking for directions, not going to the doctor: sometimes its just a guy thingand prostate disease is definitely that. According to the authors, it is "the single most prevalent problem in mens health. Eight in ten men will eventually develop an enlarged prostate and one in ten will be diagnosed with prostate cancer." In this comprehensive guide, Nixon, the president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention, and Gomez, an Emmy-winning health commentator for NBC-TV, argue that a prevention regimen is the most effective course to take, both before and after a diagnosis. Diet and lifestyle changes can prevent cancer, they write, and, "in the war against prostate cancer, there is no greater weapon than nutrition." The authors advise men to avoid the Atkins frenzy ("a cancer-promoting diet") and to eliminate poor eating habits one at a time using the Institutes extensive Prostate Health Pyramid and Transition Diet. Nixon and Gomez also detail the benign, although troublesome, prostate diseases of enlarged prostate and prostatitis. At times, their text can be dry and dense, especially when they describe the diseases intricacies. The many useful sidebars, however, highlight, clarify and condense important points, and a symptom and treatment chart should help answer most questions. Most significantly, the authors expose the disease as a health crisis for African-American men, who have the highest prostate cancer rate in the world.
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About the Author
Daniel W. Nixon, M.D., is the president of the Institute for Cancer Prevention and the editor-in-chief of the journal Preventive Medicine. Formerly the associate director for Cancer Control and Prevention at the Medical University of South Carolina/Hollings Center, Dr. Nixon has written dozens of scholarly papers and is the author of The Cancer Recovery Eating Plan: The Right Foods to Help Fuel Your Recovery. He lives in New York City.
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Top customer reviews
In this book you will get the critical information that can help you help guard your health. This is first and foremost the best "preventive" medical book out on this subject.
Diet, that hideous four letter word, is front and center in preventing prostate problems (including cancer). Yes, it is about eating good foods that will protect your health. You will learn how to do a `drive by' fingering (middle index) to the fat-laden, concentrated fast food joints. The doctors first give you reasons why you need to change your eating, (Duh. You're going to die a painful death if you don't) and then they pile on the menus and recipes that you can try.
This book promotes a "take charge" of your life message and then gives you a step by step, systematic guide. To quote the doctors, "The vast majority of cancer doesn't just happen, we do it to ourselves."
This informative guide is extremely well written and easy to understand. The sections on understanding your prostate and the prostate check are worth the price of the book alone. The chapter on prostate cancer and treatments are very good. If you have prostate cancer then this book, along with "Dr. Peter Scardiono's Prostate Book", will help you through this difficult time. Get them both. Highly Recommended,
It's a must read for anyone with a prostate or who's in love with someone who has one.
listen up, from one dude to another...this book has chock full of information about what the thing does and also how to protect it from disease. i dont like talking about it anymore than you do but when it doesn't work that's a real problem. so suck it up and read this because everything's really clear cut and easy in here and then you can have some fun without worrying. and we all like fun.