11. Prostatic Enlargement
The prostate gland is a conical body about the size of a chestnut lying in front of the bladder. It surrounds the first inch of the urethra and secretes a thin, milky, alkaline fluid which aids in maintaining the viability of sperm cells. In older men a progressive enlargement of the prostate commonly obstructs the urethra and interferes with the passage of urine. At this point, surgical removal of a part of the prostate gland is often performed.
You should not be too hasty in submitting to such surgery. Where the obstruction is not due to fibrous tissue or cancerous growths, a fast will take care of the problem.
Regarding prostatic enlargement, Dr. V. Virginia Vetrano says: (Dr. Shelton’s Hygienic Review, 6/76)
The condition is sometimes remediable by Hygienic means and sometimes is not. If the individual’s lifestyle has been totally anti-biotic, by the age of forty many degenerative changes have already begun. These changes are atrophy (decrease in size) of the smooth muscle cells, and an increase of fibrous tissue with the deposition of collagen fibers. Also the epithelial cells change from tall column-like cells to shorter cells. The deposition of fibrous tissue and changes in epithelial cells come about because of chronic irritation. Irritation, from excess toxins in the blood and tissues, causes the destructive changes to take place in the gland. The same toxic condition which creates irritation in the prostate gland itself also irritates other tissues of the body. The endocrine glands, such as the pituitary and adrenal cortex, are effected by toxemia. Toxemia causes their secretions to be excessive or out of balance with each gland. It is also well known that hyperplasia develops from irritation.”
Dr. Vetrano points out that when the gland is mainly hyperplastic with more glandular and epithelial cells than fibrous tissue then the condition is remediable. At any rate, fasting should be tried before surgery is resorted to.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Reproductive System
- 3. Menstruation
- 4. Vulvitis
- 5. Salpingitis
- 6. Menopause
- 7. Carcinomas
- 8. Oral Contraceptives
- 9. Hysterectomy
- 10. Male Infertility
- 11. Prostatic Enlargement
- 12. Abnormalities Of Pregnancy
- 13. Some Reasons For Abnormalities During Pregnancy
- 14. Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Sterility In Women By Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Enlargement of The Prostate By Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #3: Ballerina Syndrome? Or Medical Ignorance?