I’ve been free of benign prostate hyperplasia – BPH – for just over two years now.
It was touch-and-go at one point though. I was increasingly unable to urinate properly. At one point I got horribly close to having a catheter fitted.
The thought of attaching a plastic bag to my body so I could pee just horrified me. Can you imagine such a thing?
My BPH had already ruined my sleep for years. Which left me tired – of course.
But also less able to focus. Occasionally very irritable. And, at times,
feeling a little low about life in general.
And in the back of my mind, I always knew that the end-game for BPH can be surgery on the gland itself.
Which my doctor described as, “We insert a tube through the tip of your penis…”
I stopped him right there.
Anyway, it never came to surgery. Or a catheter. Thank goodness.
Just over 2 years ago I got the all-clear. My prostate had shrunk back down to the size you’d expect in a healthy 25-year old. Which, given I was 57 at the time, was great news!
Just as important though, I know how to make sure my prostate never enlarges ever again. I’m never going to be back in that nasty situation I was in back then.
So let me tell you about this. If you want to return an enlarged prostate to its correct size you can. Here’s what I did.
Simple steps back to full prostate health
So a disclaimer: I’m not some health wizard or medical genius who discovered a secret remedy for BPH. I’m an ordinary Joe who has driven a bus for the last 35 years.
But as my prostate problems slowly worsened I grew increasingly scared of where it would all end.
I started visiting online health forums to see if there was any other way of reliably tackling this condition.
And it turns out there is.
I stumbled on a conversation with some ex-BPH sufferers who’d taken a completely natural path out of their prostate misery.
They’d got shot of BPH by following a simple set of instructions that ignored BPH symptoms and, instead, tackled the condition at its very source.
I was skeptical. I’m actually a big believer in doctors, not alternatives.
But despite my doctor’s best efforts… I was still ill. And likely to stay that way.
Whereas these people had become well again. Which is something I wanted more than anything else. So I decided to do what they did.
They followed a program called ‘The Prostate Protocol’. It was created by a
highly-respected alternative health practitioner called Scott Davis.
I got my copy that day. The result?
I no longer have BPH either. It’s gone. Let me tell you exactly how that happens.
Why the prostate can be shrunk
Scott Davis’ ‘The Prostate Protocol’ takes a highly logical approach.
Your prostate was normal-sized once.
Whereas it’s not now. Now it’s too big.
But there’s a reason it’s too big. It didn’t just happen. Something caused it to be enlarged.
Now, we have long known that hormonal imbalances in a man cause the prostate to grow out of control.
In particular, if you have an enlarged prostate then right now your estrogen and testosterone hormones are way out of balance.
For as long as your hormones stay like this you’ll always have BPH.
Unfortunately, we’ve never actually known why that hormonal imbalance is happening.
This is why BPH treatments are so unreliable. Doctors are guessing to some extent.
To get a shot of BPH we need to straighten out the hormone problem. But how do you do that if you don’t know what messed them up in the first place?
Well, that’s what has changed.
Because we now do know what leads to our hormones going so out of whack.
And knowing this is the key to how my prostate – and the prostate glands of thousands of other men – have shrunk back to their normal sizes.
How we shrink the prostate
The hormonal imbalance that leads to BPH is caused first of all in the gut.
Yes, the gut. I thought that was weird too when I first heard it.
But here’s the thing: human gut bacteria has been with us since the dawn of time. It doesn’t just keep us healthy – it keeps us alive.
There are hundreds of types of bacteria. Each type has its own job to do.
When they’re healthy and plentiful our gut bacteria minimize inflammation, protect us from heart and kidney disease, manage our weight, regulate our cholesterol, stabilize our blood sugars, keep our moods consistent and perform dozens of other tasks that make our lives possible.
And guess what else these little helpers do for us?
They regulate, manage, and stabilize male hormones. In particular, they make sure the ratios of estrogen and testosterone are exactly how they need to be.
Because when those two get out of whack guess what you end up with?
Benign prostate hyperplasia.
But here’s the problem. These bacteria are delicate. So they need exactly the right nutrition, the right conditions to thrive.
Western diets and lifestyles aren’t helpful in this regard at all. It’s not your fault or mine. But over the years our valuable, life-saving gut bacteria are dying off at extraordinary rates. And we’re paying a hefty price for that.
Which explains why Westerners have heart disease, organ disease, obesity, and a range of metabolic conditions on a scale unheard of in some other parts of the world.
Years of slowly killing off our life-giving gut bacteria eventually make us ill.
And BPH is one of the consequences of the onslaught against gut bacteria.
BPH simply can’t get better until our gut bacteria get better.
This is Scott’s area of expertise.
For any particular illness, he directly targets the bacteria loss that has caused that disease.
Put simply, Scott’s ‘Prostate Protocol’ was my prostate rescue plan.
It focuses on the specific bacteria that we need in order to make things right again.
I had terrible BPH when I started his Prostate Protocol.
But I did everything Scott told me – and I mean everything.
And when I did… my gut bacteria came back to life. And as they did that,
my hormones adjusted back to normal.
And when that happened… my BPH just didn’t stand a chance.
My prostate shrunk quickly and, 3 weeks after starting his plan, I got my first full night of uninterrupted sleep.
I felt like I was in heaven! I could hardly believe how it made me feel.
The Prostate Protocol
Your doctor will already have told you that to beat BPH you must eat good food.
That’s great advice. But there’s a huge problem here.
The food those specific bacteria need isn’t just any food.
Yes, it’s food available in supermarkets – so nothing expensive or exotic.
But there are specific foods that are super-sonic when it comes to re-energizing those depleted bacteria.
There are also a few foods – generally considered ‘healthy’ – that you’ll have to avoid for a while.
We can’t guess at this. We’ve got to get it exactly right.
That’s what Scott Davis’ The Prostate Protocol showed me. And that is why I
haven’t had to get up at night to pee even once in 2 years!
Go big to go small!
The first few weeks of The Prostate Protocol do most of the work of shrinking that prostate.
It focuses hard on regrowing good, healthy gut bacteria. There’s no BPH
recovery without those vital helpers. So we major on getting these little guys happy and healthy again.
So I ate lots and lots of specific foods from my supermarket and restricted some others for a few weeks.
Remember what we’re doing here: get your gut back into shape so that our hormones and inflammation start easing out… then you can wave goodbye to that enlarged prostate gland.
After that initial big push, we ease right off. The main job is done.
From then on, maintaining those healthy happy bacteria is super easy. What
I especially like is that maintaining a normal prostate is not about
avoiding foods I love. It’s about eating enough of the foods those bacteria love.
So I still enjoy my morning coffee – and my little helpers are still happy as heck!
Proving it to myself
By the way, how do I know that my prostate’s shrinkage was wholly due to
Well, I took the PSA test just before I started Scott’s protocol. I took it again after 6 weeks and then again after 12 weeks.
(For the record, I have taken it twice since then – once a year,
In those weeks my prostate reduced from just over four times its original size to just about the size of a walnut. Which is the average size of a
prostate gland in a healthy man.
So what about you?
Being ill with BPH is now a choice. Instead of a steadily worsening condition, we’re now able to address it directly, at its cause.
Instead of ongoing poor sleep, meds that don’t quite work, and possible surgery… we can be well again.
Your doctors are doing their best but they’re still stuck with an approach that started in the 1950s. It doesn’t work. And it’s not going to work.
Be good to yourself. You deserve better. Thousands of us who used to have
BPH no longer has it.
It gets better when you address it
We know how BPH is caused. Essential gut bacteria has died off and urgently needs replacing.
Replace that bacteria and your body rebalances its male hormone levels.
Which removes forever the cause of your BPH.
This is the method used by me – and thousands of men like me.
And it’s simply waiting for you to apply it to yourself.
Time isn’t on your side
Standard doctor’s advice to ‘keep a watchful eye’ on the condition.
Intervene if it becomes a real problem.
In my opinion, that was terrible advice.
By the time we realized my BPH was a real problem it had outgrown their
ability to actually do anything for me. A catheter beckoned… surgery fast
became their plan A.
The end-game of BPH can be urinary tract infections, kidney infections and
– at worst – kidney failure.
Why would anyone risk going through any of this?
Thousands of men decided enough was enough. They decided to act rather than wait around. Which for me was the intelligent thing to do.