And sleeping wrong triples the chance of getting prostate cancer…
Discover What Doctors Aren’t Telling Men About the Prostate
Here’s what my doctor didn’t tell me about my prostate…. maybe your doctor isn’t telling you this either?
I found a certain practice by men 110 or even older — men who NEVER have prostate problems. Ever.
These men never have to worry about waking up multiple times a night to pee…they never have to experience radiation, surgeries or hormone therapy…
These very old men are using a special cancer-fighting nutrient that reduces prostate inflammation to near zero.
This nutrient lowers harmful estrogen in men and stimulates the Leydig cells into producing more natural testosterone…
Making Prostate Problems Disappear – While You Sleep
A number of studies have shown a link between prostate problems, and sleep patterns.
Men who don’t sleep regular hours experience THREE TIMES more prostate cancer…
These researchers carried out this human study at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Kitakyushu, Japan and published their results in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
They studied “shift workers”, workers who have to work erratic or irregular schedules.
Scientists have known about the link between shift work and chronic disease for decades.
“Shift workers are at high risk for gastrointestinal disturbances, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, breast and colorectal cancer.”
The increase in breast cancer risk prompted some researchers to suspect a link between prostate cancer and shift work.
“Although breast cancer occurs predominantly in women and prostate cancer is restricted to men, these cancers share some similar features.”
This study looked at the risk of prostate cancer in different types of shiftwork.
“We examined the hypothesis that shift work is a risk factor for prostate cancer incidence in a nationwide, large-scale, prospective cohort study.”
This large study enrolled over 14,000 Japanese men.
“14,052 working men in Japan enrolled in a large-scale prospective cohort.”
The researchers grouped shiftwork into three categories.
“Subjects were asked to indicate the most regular work schedule they had undertaken previously: day work, rotating-shift work, or fixed-night work.”
All the men were tracked for a number of years.
The researchers recorded their incidence of prostate cancer over that time.
“During 111,974 person-years, the cases of prostate cancer were recorded.”
The researchers adjusted the information according to other known risk factors for prostate cancer:
- Family history of prostate cancer
- Study area surveyed
- Body mass index
- Alcohol drinking
- Job type
- Physical activity at work
- Workplace perceived stress
- Educational level
- Marriage status
Taking all of this into account the researchers found that…
Rotating shift work tripled the risk of prostate cancer.
“Compared with day workers, rotating-shift workers were significantly at risk for prostate cancer. Relative risk 3.0.”
Rotating shift work was simply defined as alternating day and night work.
There was only a small increase in the risk of prostate cancer for people who only worked the night shift, rather than rotating shifts.
“Fixed-night work was associated with a small and nonsignificant increase in risk.”
The study indicates that alternating between night and day shifts may increase the risk of prostate cancer.
“To our knowledge, this is the first report to reveal the association of rotating-shift work with prostate cancer.”
About one in every 40 Americans works on an alternating shift basis.
The researchers suggested that alterations in melatonin levels may be to blame for the increased risk of these cancers.
Melatonin is a hormone that increases at night during darkness.
“The melatonin pathway is most frequently implicated in the observed increase in tumor incidence among shift workers.”
It’s probably a lot more complicated than that, though.
A lot of research shows that humans are optimized to be daytime animals.
“Decreased exposure to daylight is known to be a risk factor for prostate cancer.”
Many of our biological rhythms are set by the daily cycle.
Daylight patterns are just one input we need to maintain healthy bodies.
People who work a constant night shift may develop an adaptation to this over time.
Clearly, that is not optimal, but it seems to be less risky than living with alternating sleep-wake cycles.
“Effects on circadian rhythms were suggested to be more serious for rotating-shift workers compared with fixed-night workers.”
Normal sleep cycles are a critical and often-overlooked foundation for health.
You should always consult a healthcare professional about diagnosing and treating health problems.
Not getting “rocky”? You may have penile fibrosis — here’s how to tell
One of my students, Joel, had penile fibrosis and didn’t know he had it.
Joel wrote to me one day and said: “Hey Matt, I’m having trouble getting rocky, I’m not getting morning wood anymore, it’s been quite a while…”
And Joel said his doctor didn’t find anything wrong with him… but Joel actually had penile fibrosis.
So I showed Joel a simple little method of reversing penile fibrosis at home and it’s actually pleasurable to do… and it can work in 20 minutes to restore great rockiness.
(hint: and you may need a new toothbrush…)
This works for married men, single men, men who haven’t had sex in years, and men who just want to get a little bigger and thicker “down there”…
So you can go back to having amazing intercourse that lasts 30 minutes or longer…