Your Prostate Gland
What Exactly Is It?
What Does It Do?
If your prostate gland is giving you any trouble you probably have a good idea where it is.
Specifically it sits just below your bladder, in front of your rectum. And, it partially surrounds your urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder out of your body).
Here's a diagram so you can really get the picture:
In health adult this body part is about the size of a walnut.
In the next diagram you can see how it surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra.
It is actually not just a
It is partly glandular and partly muscle. It is made up of three
a center lobe with another lobe on each side.
So what does it actually do? Well, this is part of the male reproductive system.
It's main functions are:
1) to store and secrete a slightly alkaline fluid. (This fluid usually constitutes about 20-30% of the volume of the semen) and
2) to shoot this fluid out of the body by muscular contraction (orgasm).
Orgasm and Ejaculation
During orgasm and ejaculation, the muscles of your prostate gland help to propel the fluid which contains your sperm, into your
Your semen then exits your body through the tip of your penis.
Your semen also contains
(mature sperm cells that were produced in your testicles) and
As you learned, the fluid of semen is alkaline in nature. This alkalinity helps neutralize the acidity in the woman's vaginal tract (which would kill the sperm cells). The alkalinization of the semen is accomplished primarily from secretions in your seminal vesicles.
But, it is the fluid from your prostate gland that gives your sperm better motility, a longer survival life, and better protection of the DNA.
Problems and Diseases
There are three lobes or section in the prostate gland. They are the:
The peripheral section is located at the rear. This is the section in which
and cancer are most likely to develop.
The transitional section of the prostate gland is the area in which BPH
(benign prostatic hyperplasia) occurs. This section is in the middle and surrounds the urethra.
As BPH causes this section to grow, it squeezes the urethra closed more and more. This is what causes the diminished flow of urine with BPH. It is a condition most men will experience to some degree as they age.
Enlargement here will affect about half of all men by the time they reach the age of 60 and about ninety percent by the age of 80! Enlargement can be caused by BPH, prostatitis, and cancer.
is very common problem of the prostate gland. Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection here. It can be extremely painful!
And virtually everyone has heard of prostate cancer by now. I will not be covering that subject here. It is far too involved to add to this article. But it is highly manageable and curable by natural methods.
If you are a man with excellent health in this area you will not experience pain here or a diminished flow of urine due to enlargement and closing of his urethra. And you will not have cancer there either.
All these problems have a reason.
So, let's take a look. The 3 main things that cause problems and disease here are:
- Lack of correct nutrition
Lets look at each of these:
Lack of Nutrition:
I don't mean lack of calories here! Most of us are overweight these days and getting enough calories is not the problem for most people in civilized nations.
The problem is lack of essential nutritional substances: vitamins, minerals, Omega 3 fats,
etc.... This comes from eating junk food and overly processed food as well as food grow in weak or poor soil.
When glands like this and the thyroid don't get enough of certain nutrients they need, they start to grow bigger in an attempt to make up for their weakness.
With this gland it is called BPH. With the thyroid it is called
This is commonly understood with the thyroid. Usually a simple iodine supplementation corrects the problem.
People generally don't understand the same situation in the prostate gland. The nutrients in Saw Palmetto, along with some zinc and vitamin E, usually can remedy this problem if it is not too far advanced.
Also, supplementing with some actual prostate gland (raw, dried, or dessicated desiccated) can also be extremely beneficial.
I've heard a few uninformed health practitioners say "Why would you eat it if yours is too big already? Do you want to make it even bigger?"
This is really ignorance on their part. This is not like a muscle. Muscles get bigger from exercise and more meat (or other proteins) in the diet.
But, this (unlike muscle) grows bigger with lack of sufficient nutrition in an attempt to maintain it's ability to create necessary hormones.
This is a very important concept to understand: Your prostate gland gets bigger from overuse and a weakened condition. When it is weak it grows in an attempt to be able to produce more hormones and fluids. (Just like the thyroid does when it does not have enough iodine.)
By eating healthy whole tissue supplements, your prostate gland gets very specific nutrients that it needs to regain strength, health, and efficiency and then slowly shrink back to a more normal size.
Toxic overload is something that most people don't even know exists. But, it is undeniably the primary cause of this type of cancer in the civilized world.
This little body part is also a very very fine filtering mechanism. One of the finest in the world!
It has to clean (filter out) all the toxins for the liquid used to make the seminal fluid. If it did not do this, the sperm would have a much greater chance of being damaged or killed by any present toxins.
Originally there weren't a lot of toxins in a human being's environment.
These days we are literally bombarded with them from every direction: air, water, food pesticides, food additives, preservatives, environmental chemicals (in paints, aerosol sprays,...), radiation, etc,...etc,...
Your liver is supposed to take care neutralizing most of these.
But, until it does, your prostate still gets whacked and whammed with them because they get into your blood stream.
The bigger problem is, these toxins accumulate if the blood circulation is inadequate. And because we sit so much, most men have poor sluggish circulation in our prostate gland.
The same toxicity problem is true of the female breasts. They filter incredibly! And the toxins accumulate there.
Can you now see why breast cancer and prostate cancer are so extremely prevalent in men and women? It's just so darn obvious once you understand what is happening.
Insufficient Blood Flow:
Sitting! I've told this story at least 100 times and it still bears repeating: When you sit too long or too much you cut down the normal blood supply to your prostate gland.
Sitting, all by itself, is responsible for more problems in this area than you can imagine! Even if you eat right and exercise regularly.
But, most of us are required to sit so much each day due to our jobs. 8 hrs. of sitting at work. Sitting in the car to and from work. Sitting at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sitting to watch TV after dinner. Sit. Sit. Sit.... It's a killer to your sexual system! But, we consider it "normal".
So how do we compensate for all this sitting and get the blood flowing vigorously back into our prostate gland?
That's right! That's what this website is all about. Correctly massaging to maintain and regain maximum health.
If you're having any kind of problem in this area, you need to take a serious look at some specific massage for it.
Every massage technique you'll ever need to know for your prostate gland you will find right here on this site. So learn about them! Look to your left on this page on the Navigation Bar. If you: Read them, Learn them, Practice them, and Use them, you'll probably find your system is happier and healthier than it has been in a long long time.
These massage techniques greatly increase the blood flow to your prostate gland. This is the key to renewing health here. Increasing blood flow here means getting:
All the things a prostate gland so desperately needs to stay healthy and regain vibrant pain free health and vitality!