Acute and chronic prostatitis discussion. Arnon Krongrad, MD, moderator.
Got called up for the army physical in 1967 and amazingly flunked the exam due to puss in my urine, which I never knew I had. No pain, no discomfort just puss. It saved me from the horrible war in Vietnam. That was the first sign of things to come. Fast forward six years, after some experimenting with cocaine and grass, terrible itching in the groin which no one could figure out. It was only years later I attributed it to my intolerance to grass and other party drugs to which I was never addicted in the least.
Fast forward to the 1980s, sharp prostate pain begins alongside numerous visits to the urologist who’s prescribing antibiotics but hasn’t a clue otherwise. Numerous visits to alternative therapists: reflexologists, Reiki masters, acupuncturists, you name it , only provide a slight temporary relief. Wake up call: I visit a foot acupressure guy in Bklyn who tells me I’m on a collision course toward cancer if I don’t take care of the prostate problem.
Immediately I stop all antibiotics, avoid smoking grass like the plague or any other party drugs, completely cut off coffee, decaf, tea and chocolate (besides my prostate, my right seminal visicle gets devastatingly inflamed by any of these), plunge into a serious course of yoga, begin eating plenty of whole grains, nuts, salads, brown rice etc. Thus began one of the most exciting and pain free period of my life which continues to this day when in a few months I’ll turn 70, am drug free both over and under the counter, and can do hand stands, play tennis, ride a bike and rejoice in the fact that I can still enjoy a normal sex life with my companion.
I’m fiercely convinced that doctors know nothing about diet. Even prostate sufferers who are at their wits end to find relief will continue to deny the fact that their diet is causing them the grief they so desire to eliminate. I know, I’ve been through it.
Naturally, there are many more healing tricks I know of to solving the prostate mystery, but are too numerous to list here. However, I would love to hear from people like myself, who've been able to lift themselves up by their own bootstraps.