Research published by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) found that an increased intake of vitamin K may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35 percent. Vitamin K was particularly beneficial for reducing the risk of advanced prostate cancer, which is more likely to be fatal.

This research is based on a study of more than 11,000 men, who took part in the EPIC Heidelberg cohort. Vitamin K2 was found to be highly effective for reducing the risk of prostate cancer, but no positive association was found for vitamin K1.

Not a lot of people realise the enormous benefits of vitamin K. We used to think it was simply required for normal blood clotting, but now we know it has numerous vital functions for good health. It is difficult to obtain adequate vitamin K2 in the diet unless you eat a lot of fermented foods or full fat dairy products. Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin; that means it’s in the same family as vitamin A, E and D. There are actually several compounds that go by the name vitamin K and collectively they are called naphthoquinones. The two main subtypes are vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is abundantly found in green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and kale. This led many people to assume that it’s easy to get plenty of vitamin K in your diet as long as you eat lots of vegetables. Unfortunately this is not the case because the fiber in vegetables binds tightly with vitamin K1 and makes it very hard to absorb. Also, you need high levels of good bacteria in the gut in order to produce vitamin K2. Many people are missing these bugs due to digestive problems or medication use.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Each year approximately 26 thousand men die from the disease. Breast and prostate cancer share many similarities. Both conditions are marked by an increased level of inflammatory chemicals called CXCL1 and CXCL2. Chronically elevated inflammation in the body is a risk factor for several different types of cancer. It’s important to try and identify if your body is inflamed, where the inflammation is coming from, and reduce it if possible. Foods like sugar, alcohol, industrial seed oils, wheat and artificial additives are highly inflammatory. Gut toxicity, microbial overgrowth and leaky gut are other common causes. Chronic infections and nutrient deficiencies are also often responsible for excess inflammation. Healing the gut with glutamine and healing the liver with Livatone Plus are important steps for reducing inflammation. There are many more solutions in this article.

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