Gaylord Mingo – My Prostate Cancer Journey

Gaylord Mingo – My Prostate Cancer Journey

cancer in one sample, Gleason score 3+3 and PSA 5.9. My urologist recommended surgery. I decided to hold off until I could gather more information.

One of my better lifetime decisions was to join a local support group. I found a group on the internet. There were two organizations that had support groups at the time, “Man to Man” and “UsToo”. The Tacoma group turned out to be a combination of both. I read stacks and stacks of materials sourced mainly from the group. But the personal experiences of the men in the group were even more valuable.

I elected to do a “Watchful Wait” while gathering more information and trying several other naturopathic approaches. I incorporated Dr “Snuffy” Meyers clinical testing based, diet and supplement regime. The diet follows the Mediterranean approach, lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil, minimal fat, sugar, red meat and dairy. The supplements are; vitamins D, E, Selenium, Omega 3 and Soy Isoflavin. Based on clinical testing, I added a glass of pomegranate juice mixed with red grape juice daily. I also include a sort of meditative conscious healing visualization along with a naturopathic practitioner harmonic pressure point treatment.

Three years later, my PSA has not gone over the 5.9 at diagnosis. I have it checked at three month increments. It has been quite up and down with a range from 1.9 to 5.1. The average is about 4.0 and last check, April 2008, it was 3.1. I plan to continue this regimen as long as the PSA remains low.

I am happy to trade notes regarding this disease with anyone.

Please call or email. Gaylord Mingo 253-759-5932 oicu812@harbornet.com