PSA Growth and the Battle to prevent injury
I'm a 63 year old male that has been fighting prostate issues since 2010. I've met multiple urologists who insist on a biopsy as soon as my PSA was over 4.0 and not a single one of them has offered an alternative. Thankfully, I had a great chiropractor who was also a nutritionalist and helped with identifying the problems.
I went in my annual checkup with my MD 1/19/2010 to discover my PSA was 5.2. He immediately assigned me to a Urologist who said he must do a biopsy to see if I had cancer. In the interim, I had checked in with my chiropractor who encouraged me to get a food allergy test and then later a Male Hormone Panel. As it turns out, I was gluten, casein, soy, and egg intolerant so I was put on a stick diet that dropped 55 lbs off of me within 6 months. Three months into the diet, my PSA fell to 4.9...the Urologist was unimpressed so I put him off for another six months. The combination of the diet, increasing my D3 to 10,000iu along with k2 and dropped my PSA down to 4.6. I changed my urologist about this time, but the second one was like the first one...let's just do a biopsy to see what's going on down there. I returned to the chiropractor in and he did a saliva Male Hormone Panel that showed my progesterone was 14 pg/ml, my testosterone was 57 pg/ml, my Estradiol was 14 pg/ml, my Estrone was 91 pg/ml, DHEA was 6, and my DHT was 83. He gave me Prosta DHT, Estrovite, and Testanex (progesterone cream). I started on that and by August 2011, I walked in an proudly told my new urologist by PSA was 3.6 who just said, "well, I guess we don't need to do a biopsy at this time" and turn around an walked out of the exam room. Never asked me what I had done to lower my numbers. By the way, in all of these visits to the urologist, my digital exam showed my prostate was smooth and firm.
So, with all that great news, I stopped my gluten free, dairy free, soy free, egg free diet and proceeded forward and my PSA for the next few years was mostly under control ranging from 4.1 in late 2012, to 5.6 to 8.3 (bladder infection) in 2013 and 2014, to 5.7, 6.3, 4.6 in 2015, and 4.7 to 7.3 in 2016. I might mention that my primary MD told me to get off of progesterone cream in 2015 which I did. Also, in the fall of 2015 I had another saliva Male Hormone Panel done by another chiropractor (my first one retired), and it showed my Progesterone was 235, my Testosterone was 68, my DHT was 50, my estradiol was 6, my estrone was 36 and my DHEA was 5.
My last PSA test was two weeks ago and it was 7.7. I've not been on progesterone cream for about 12-16 months. I have continued to take 10,000iu of D3, C, and k2 with magnesium on a daily basis and have recently cut out gluten and sugar again. I've just ordered some of the Natpro and hope it reverses this steady increasing PSA and perhaps subsequent prostate cancer. Additionally, I've just started taking DIM supplements along with Alpha Lipoic Acid and a product called Inflammotion which has curcumin. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.