Natural Cures for HPV - The Cervical Cancer Virus
The human papilloma virus is ubiquitous, which means it’s everywhere and hard for public health agencies to control it so many people are looking for natural cures for HPV. There are vaccine solutions but the studies were done hastily and there have been reports of severe side effects leaving many people wondering if they should take it or if it’s too late once they are already struck with the virus. The virus itself is said to be self-limiting, which means that the body deals with it in most cases. However, the fact still remains that this is the virus that may cause genital warts, cervical dysplasia, cervical cancer and a host of other cancers such as throat and anal cancers as well. Therefore is it any wonder that many people are looking for natural cures for HPV - otherwise known as the cervical cancer virus.
GET HEALTHY: Nutrients Researched for HPV Infections and Immunity
If you have been diagnosed with abnormal cervical cells or cervical dysplasia, rather than waiting to the next PAP test, why not act now to improve antioxidant protection and boost your immune system? Nutritional programs may include food and supplement suggestions for increasing specific nutrients, as well as improving immunity so the body can fight the virus on its own:
High nutrient intake. A diet rich with green, yellow, orange, red and cruciferous vegetables has been shown to be the best way to incorporate key nutrients into the diet. When specific antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, E, folic acid, carotenoids and lycopene are low, HPV is harder to treat. What’s more, cabbage-family vegetables with natural levels of Indol-3-Carbinol and Sulforaphanes have great cancer-fighting abilities.
Increase alkalinity and decrease acid. You can measure the acidity of your urine using a pH test strip. Increase green vegetables and green tea, and decrease processed food, meat, alcohol and coffee.
Breathe in salt air and eat from the sea. Seafood contains essential minerals such as iodine, magnesium, calcium, boron, selenium and zinc, which are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, healthy thyroid function, metabolism, and electrolytes. If your whole body is healthier, delicate tissues like your cervix will respond positively.
Exposure to the sunshine vitamin. Don’t forget Vitamin D is essential for normalizing immune response. The salt water mineral magnesium is required in order for Vitamin D to aid in proper calcium absorption.
Leave junk food behind. Processed foods are high in sodium, refined sugar, processed white flour, and animal products with hormones and other bad fats, causing inflammation and robbing the body of essential nourishment.
In addition to the diet, there are several key antioxidant nutrients have been studied in relation to HPV, cervical dysplasia, and cervical cancer. While there is no guarantee you can recover naturally from cervical cancer, nutrition can be used alone or in combination with medical procedures to improve outcomes and protect one’s response to HPV exposure. Here is how to augment specific nutrition to give your immune system the best defense possible, inspired by the original protocol by Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, here is a 12-month plan to boost your immunity. Supplement levels will vary in each individual.
Dr. Millie's Plan
Folic Acid: Low serum and red blood cell folate are moderately, but not significantly, associated with an increased risk of invasive cervical cancer6.
Indol-3-Carbinol, Sulfurophanes and DIM: Studies show that this extract from cabbage or cruciferous family vegetables, broccoli seed extract, sulphuraphane, I-3-C and DIM have the potential to prevent and even treat a number of common estrogen-related cancers.11
Depending on the quality of your diet and lifestyle, a multivitamin and mineral supplement for women that includes antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, E, CoQ10, Selenium and Zinc may be essential for good cervical health.
Vitamin C in any form is one of the body’s main antioxidants. It also works to re-circulate Vitamin E, another one of the body’s most important antioxidant. While it’s known that women with cervical dysplasia have low blood levels of Vitamin C15, Vitamin C’s benefits are numerous.
Green Tea: Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful polyphenol antioxidant from green tea, known to impede the epidermal growth factor receptor, an agent needed for cervical cell growth.
Coriolus Versicolor (Reishi, Shiitake, Cordyceps and Coriolus) is an immune mushroom commonly used for its health-boosting properties due to their high beta-glucans and polyphenol levels.
Resveratrol: In one in vitro study, Resveratrol treatment (150-250 µmol/l) applied for 48 hours increased cell-cycle arrest on HPV18 and HPV16 positive cervical cancer cells.21 Furthermore, a lower dose of resveratrol (50 µmol/ produced a similar effect, suggesting that this effect is not necessarily dose-dependent and that even a low dose of resveratrol treatment changes the expression of the cancer gene on both HPV18 and HPV16-positive cells. This study shows promise that that resveratrol uses different mechanisms to induce the killing of cervical cancer cells.
Topical treatments are important as well. In addition to this vitamin protocol, there is a treatment option involving a rotating series of vaginal suppositories for women with moderate or severe cervical dysplasia. Suppositories must be taught by a trained health professional. You must see a Naturopathic Doctor for this treatment option is for you. Unfortunately PAP tests are provided less often now, however it is important if you have tested positive to go for them more often. Do your best to deactivate this virus and strengthen your immune system using the amazing tips provided.