Stress and Prostate Health: A Clinical Conversation with Geovanni Espinosa, ND, and Robert Rountree, MD
Integrative sexual health
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Extent: xxiii, 558 p. ; 24 cm.
Mid-life and beyond male hormonal status/andropause and its effects on sexual health
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
Midlife and beyond: Male hormonal status/andropause and its effects on sexual health
New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press, 2018
Healing in urology : clinical guidebook to herbal and alternative therapies
Extent: ix, 269 p. ; 24 cm
500 treatments for 100 ailments
New York, NY : Chartwell Books, 2017
Extent: 512 p. ; 24 cm
Thrive don't only survive : Dr. Geo's guide to living your best life before & after prostate cancer : implement the science of the CaPLESS Method
New York : Riverdale, 2016
Extent: xix, 175 p. ; 23 cm
Vitamin D and benign prostatic hyperplasia -- a review
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a more common form of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). BPH is due to the excessive growth of both stromal and epithelial cells of the prostate. Fifty percent of men over the age of 50 will have this disease, along with the probability that 90% of men at the age of 80 will have an enlarged prostate. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the male urological population may represent a connection between BPH and vitamin D. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This review is geared to provide the most relevant data on the correlation between vitamin D and BPH. A comprehensive review was conducted on all studies on the specific topic and compiled into a complete article. RESULTS: Data suggests that vitamin D has an inhibitory effect on the RhoA/ROCK pathway, along with cyclooxygenase-2 expression and prostaglandin E2 production in BPH stromal cells. Increasing intake of vitamin D from diet and supplements has shown a correlation with decreased BPH prevalence. Vitamin D analogues of up to 6000 IU/day have shown to decrease prostate volume in BPH patients. Pre-clinical trials have shown vitamin D to not only decrease BPH cell and prostate cell proliferation alone, but also when induced by known growth promoting molecules such as IL-8, Des (1-3) IGF-1, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Among all the studies there has not been any side effects or negative implications with increased vitamin D intake. CONCLUSION: The impact of vitamin D on prostate volume and BPH has shown promising results, thus proposing further studies on vitamin D and BPH be conducted.
Nutrition and benign prostatic hyperplasia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nutrition seems to modify the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) effect symptomology in men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Although there are numerous pharmaceuticals and procedures for these conditions, nutrition may improve outcomes as a primary approach or in tandem with BPH medications or procedures. The purpose of this review is to highlight the benefits of nutrition and dietary supplements in men with BPH and LUTS. RECENT FINDINGS: Dietary factors have an impact on metabolic disorders that lead to diabetes and obesity - both of which inversely effect BPH and LUTS. Dietary patterns associated with increased risks include starches and red meats, whereas moderate alcohol intake and polyunsaturated fat and vegetable consumption decrease risks. Dietary supplements of zinc, saw palmetto, and beta-sitosterol in relieving BPH symptoms have had mixed results. Randomized clinical trials of nutritional practices and other lifestyle alterations such as exercise for the prevention or treatment of BPH and LUTS have yet to be performed. SUMMARY: Nutritional practices may provide for the prevention and treatment of BPH and LUTS while positively affecting other systemic parameters. Whereas there are a few clinical randomized trials for the prevention and treatment of BPH and LUTS, nutritional modifications may have a healthy lifestyle alternative with minimal to no adverse effects.