Our protocol for hormone refractory prostate cancer can vary depending upon the individual patient’s situation. The normal nutrient specification for approximately a 6-month program is given below.
A doctor’s supervision is always recommended as well as monthly psa tests (including one before you start). The reason for this is that the treatment itself is dependent upon PSA. Also, do not stop any prostate medication you are taking without your doctor’s okay. (This is usually gradually reduced once PSA levels are consistently low.)
Prostate Cancer Protocol Success
Clinical studies are showing this protocol successful in 65% of the patients that Dr. Pfeifer has used it on, even though it has largely been used with patients that have either failed conventional treatments or have been unable to tolerate them. This phytotherapy treatment program has none of the harsh side effects experienced using standard therapies for this disease. The successful results of his trial have been published in the January 2005 edition of Oncology, a Swiss medical journal (www.tellmed.ch). He now lectures around the world educating cancer specialists about his protocol.
This protocol has been reported to produce 50% reduction of PSA by 6 months in up to 70% of such patients treated in Switzerland with minimal side effects (Pfeifer and Aeikens Positive Health 2006, 120:19-25/ www.positivehealth.com).
Where this protocol has been less successful is when it has not been tailored to PSA readings, when initial PSA levels are low to begin with, when the exclusion criteria listed above are a factor, and/or when patients immediately stop taking their normal medication. (Prostate medication is usually only gradually reduced when PSA levels are consistently low.)
Protocol Exclusion Criteria
The following are exclusion criteria for this protocol (those with these conditions are unlikely to find it beneficial):
- Failure to DES or other estrogen therapies
- Heavy prior radiation therapy (low lymphocyte and NK cell Counts)
- Extremely low PSA (below 2ng/ml prior to starting on the phytotherapy protocol
The following are less critical exclusion criteria:
- Pathological high NSE
- Pathological high Chromogranin A
- High Gleason Score (9 and 10)
In general, there are very mild side effects (tiredness in less than 5% of those taking the protocol, softening of the stool in about 10%, some leg cramps in about 10%, nipple soreness or hypersensitivity in about 40% taking the protocol).
Can this protocol be taken by those on anti-hormonal therapy?
In principle, the protocol can be used together with failing anti-hormonal therapy. In particular, the LHRH agonist therapy (Zoladex, Lucrine) should not be discontinued without Prof. Pfeifer’s agreement. Combined treatment with steroid (glucocorticoid) treatment is possible, however, one must take into consideration that this will effect immune response. Coming off of anti-hormonal treatment during initiation of phytotherapy is not wise (at least the LHRH agonist should be continued).
Those on anti-androgen medications (such as Casodex or Flutamide) should discontinue their use to allow this protocol to work, provided of course that your doctor is happy with this.
Can this protocol be taken with Warfarin?
Warfarin is no contraindication at all for this protocol, and there is no vitamin K in any of the products. Sometimes, patients with PC need to have anti-coagulants, because this cancer increases the risk for thrombosis significantly.
Is there any truth in the rumours that Prostasol works because of estrogenic contamination?
There are a few individuals and organisations putting out information that ProstaSol works because it is contaminated with estrogenic compounds. (A few years back there was a Chinese herb prostate formula called PC-SPES that was contaminated in this way.) Medpro ProstaSol is manufactured in the Neterlands under the very strict standards of GDP, GMP and HACCP, and this ensures that there is no estrogenic contamination. In fact, Dr. Pfeifer himself, aware of this possibility, organized for Medpro ProstaSol to be tested independently in a Swiss lab, and the results are negative contamination. Please note, however, that this assurance only applies to the Medpro version of ProstaSol and not to any other product bearing this name.
Is there anything to be done if men start failing the Pfeifer protocol, or who do not respond to it well initially?
Professor Pfeifer incorporates into the protocol an additional product called TMAZ (powdered zeolite) to men who start failing his protocol, or who do not respond well to it initially. TMAZ stands for Tribo Mechanically Activated Zeolite and is based on the alumosilicate volcanic mineral zeolite which has shown to have strong anti-oxidant, detoxifying and immune system modulating actions. The manufacturers grind down the rock to a nano-particle size by means of a special technology, which greatly enhances its biological effects. TMAZ functions as a powerful antioxidant, stimulates various immune system cells such as macrophages, CD4, B cells, dendritic and NK cells and also traps heavy metals and other toxins in an ion-exchange process.
Dosage: between 4-6 doses of about one heaped teaspoon (3g) per day of the TMAZ powder in a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal.
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