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It’s Movember – Don’t Forget the Boys

We are constantly bombarded with campaigns to raise awareness for women’s health and it seems that men’s health is often awarded second best. November is a time to focus on men’s well-being inline with the Movember campaign to raise funds for prostate cancer research.

I am not an advocate of raising money for pharmaceutical research, but I do believe in bringing chronic illness to attention, so preventative approaches can be put into place.

Here are some tips for a healthy prostate from recent scientific studies:

  1. 30 minutes of non-stressful exercise daily reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

  2. A high fibre diet has been shown to prevent prostate cancer progression.

  3. Obesity, especially visceral/gut fat may contribute to the progression of benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer.

  4. Sleeping less than 6 hours over a prolonged period increases the risk of prostate cancer.

  5. Stress reduces the effectiveness of prostate cancer therapies

There are many ways to incorporate good nourishing foods that won’t take up too much time. Make an appointment with Vivianne today to find out how.

Vivianne Elliott – Nutrition for you PH: 0416 261 175

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