Red Meat and Prostatitis
I’m a 45 year old male. I’ve had a couple bouts of prostatitis over the past few 4-5 years. Symptoms usually linger for 2-3 weeks and with antibiotics and supportive care they generally get better. Things flair up about 1-2 times a year. I’ve been to a urologist and had a CT scan and they are not worried about cancer (PSA is also normal). They say some guys just have ‘chronic prostatitis’. If you read online, one of the main recommendations is to avoid excessive red meat, alcohol and caffeine. I was curious to your thoughts about the red meat claim (and the caffeine). Is there a legit concern here or is this another propaganda push that red meat is the root of all evil?
Personally, I’m try to focus on reducing other sources of inflammation such as limiting Omega- 6 intake, limiting alcohol, etc.
I do eat meat based and paleo’ish. I have 3 sons, so the diet is not always perfect. I do CrossFit 3-4 x a week and I would say I’m moderately fit for being 45. Although I still could lose about 10-15lbs of fat. Sleep is good.
Oh, I’m also on testosterone injections twice a week so I get my PSA checked regularly. My levels are well with normal physiologic parameters.
Thanks for all that you do!
Feed a cold, starve a fever
Rob and Nikki, I’m a long time listener, first time caller. I read “The Paleo Solution” many years ago and became an instant fan. The book really helped me make some huge changes in my health. Many thanks for all you do.
Often clichés are worth nothing, but sometimes they contain a grain of truth, or else they wouldn’t have become a part of our mythology.
“Feed a cold, starve a fever” is one I’ve wondered about, especially recently. Or, more specifically, are there general eating patterns that are better when someone has a viral or bacterial infection?
I’ve had COVID 3 times, and each time it was an absolute nothing-burger. I intermittent-fasted through much of the day, stuck to low carb, got lots of sun and sauna, and never missed an exercise day. I bounced back with minimal symptoms. I thought I had the key
Then, about 3 weeks ago, I picked up some kind of virus (2 negative covid tests) and got HAMMERED. The sickest I’ve ever been in my life, truly. Many of the COVID symptoms, but magnified times 10. I stuck to my COVID regimen, but got no relief. One thing I noticed is that I craved carbs. Bread, ice cream, rice (but not chocolate, my favorite treat!)
Meanwhile, while sticking to my normal low-carb diet, my fasting blood sugar each morning was 20-30 points higher (stress?)
Bottom line after this meandering: do you think there is an advantage to fasting, and or low carb/keto, or does one follow the cravings when one sick? Thoughts?
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