Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS, clinical assistant professor of integrative and functional urology at New York University and author of Thrive—Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, talks about the worst things that men can do when it comes to prostate health. A diet full of simple carbohydrates (sugar, pasta, white flour, etc.) and processed foods can lead to systemic inflammation in the body and, because the prostate gland is particularly sensitive, an enlarged prostate. He notes that systemic inflammation also promotes cancer in the prostate and elsewhere. Lack of regular exercise also can negatively affect prostate health. Many men don’t take steps to keep their prostate healthy, and it is only after they have been diagnosed with a problem that they become motivated to take the steps necessary to regain their health.

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