Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Privilege of Older Men

                                                                                   Attribution: Brad Beattie
Image: Taken out for Halloween during Carving
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

As both saw palmetto and pumpkin seed extracts benefit prostate health, taking these at the same time may provide synergistic effects. Men who took a combination of saw palmetto and pumpkin seed extracts experienced significant positive effects with no adverse side effects.
But more recent studies however found that saw palmetto was no better at alleviating the symptoms than taking a placebo pill  -  Wiki

Suffers  in silence
Privilege of older men
An enlarged prostate

Relief in combined
saw palmetto and pumpkin
seed herbal extract

But recent studies
on saw palmetto alone
not encouraging

Perhaps the pumpkin
seed element saves the day
all these while.. may be

Note:  Just a matter-of-fact comment of what ailment the burly hunks face in later years

Written in haiku for Brian's hosting at d’Verse Poetics:  Issues with pumpkins


  1. Have that to look forward to you say? yuck lol hope not. Both could work as one

  2. huh, that would be pretty cool if proven to be pumpkin seed is to be found a plenty...esp this time of year...i like mine baked with sea salt...though i bet that kills any goodness...

  3. Roasted pumpkin seed is so yummy, I'm glad that it may also be beneficial. How prevalent is the problem in older men? Should I be shipping my father and brothers pumpkin seeds?

    1. Susan,
      Wiki has this to say,
      " There was an age dependent increase in high grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia starting from the 4th decade of life. Prostate adenocarcinoma escalated from the 5th decade and thereafter with a 1 in 3 chance of carrying incidental cancer in the 60 to 69-year-old age group and with 46% of 70 to 81-year-old men harboring prostate cancer"


    2. Susan,
      Shipping them pumpkin seeds? No, unless they have enlarged prostate ailments!


  4. BPH is a common occurrence for the elderly. But it can be treated easily.

  5. Oh yes that problem.. Wonder if eating pumpkin seeds could help. Could be quite tasty ;-)

  6. it's cool when natural products have healing power as well.. i love pumpkins in almost any form.. and pumpkin seeds are yummy...

  7. Brilliant apothecary take on the pumpkin prompt.
    Pumkin seeds are good for all sorts of things.

  8. The synergy of two seeds where one isn't enough on it's own - well written, and researched too! Very nicely done.

  9. It would be nice if help could come from something found in nature! An interesting and informative write, Hank.

  10. Yikes! Awful problem! A very interesting take on prompt. Thanks, Hank. k.

  11. Well, this is a different take on the prompt for sure. Well done.

  12. Hank,

    this was informative..I knew pumpkins seeds were good for you as they have healing benefits but, not for this particular issue..maybe, men should start eating these..

  13. Well I never knew this ~ Thanks Hank ~

  14. Intriguing and I would love to think the great Orange offered this kind of medicinal magic~