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How to Eliminate Human Papillomavirus (HPV) with Nutrition

August 15, 2011

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection that can infect the genital, mouth and throat areas of males and females. They are called “papillomaviruses” because certain types may cause warts, or papillomas, which are benign (noncancerous) tumors. There are over 150 types of HPV, 40 of which can be transmitted sexually, and 30 of which are known to cause cancer or genital warts. HPV infection can go unnoticed without any symptoms and in more than 70 percent of cases, HPV clears up on its own within a few weeks or months. In 90% of the cases, HPV will be disposed of by the immune system within 2 years.

According to the CDC:

  • 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV
  • At least 50% of sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.
  • About 1% of sexually active adults in the U.S. have genital warts at any one time.
  • Each year, about 12,000 women get cervical cancer in the U.S.

According to the National Cancer Institute:

  • Low-risk types of HPV are known by the numbers – type 6 and 11 being the most common – and are linked to 90% of genital wart cases.
  • Currently, 15 high-risk HPV types have been identified including HPV types 16 and 18, which together cause about 70 percent of cervical cancers. Studies have shown that the majority of infections with high-risk HPV types go away on their own and do not cause cancer. 2

HPV Vaccine

Gardasil protects against four human papillomaviruses (HPV); two that can cause genital warts, and two that are associated with cervical cancer. As of June 22, 2011, the CDC received a total of 18,727 reports of adverse effects following the Gardasil vaccination. These include headache, nausea, vomiting, fainting, fever and swelling in the majority of cases. In 8% of the cases, serious health implications have been reported including Guillian Barre Syndrome, blood clots and 68 deaths. 3

Gardasil vaccine ingredients: proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, yeast protein, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and water for injection.

Quick Vaccine Facts:

  • It only protects against 4 out of 30 possible strains of HPV that cause genital warts and cervical cancer.
  • If a person has already been exposed to HPV 16 or 18 prior to injection, then Gardasil increases the risk of precancerous lesions by 44.6 percent.
  • The vaccine is short lived, with a range of 2-8 years while a higher percentage of HPV related cervical cancer can take 10-20 years to develop.

Diet

The main focus for helping the body dispose of HPV quickly is to follow a diet and supplementation program that increases immune function. This means cutting out all sugar, white flour, wheat, alcohol and all processed foods. Focus on wild salmon, free range chicken, grass-fed meats, eggs, yogurt, kefir, lots of fresh vegetables and include garlic with meals, and small amounts of fruit including apples and berries.

Supplementation

 

1. Coriolus

In a trial using Coriolus (3g/day) 9 of 10 women with high risk strains of HPV had cleared them after 1 year, while only 1 of 12 women in a control group had. Also 13 of 18 patients showed normal cervical cytology after 1 year compared to 10 of 21 in the control group.7

2. Virgin Cod Liver Oil

This is the most important part of the program. It helps normalize the skin and epithelial membranes, increases immunity, and helps eliminate the virus.

3. VSL #3 Probiotic

85% of your immune system is in your digestive tract, and keeping a high population of good bacteria is crucial for its function.

Sources:

1. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV

2. Schiffman M, Castle PE, Jeronimo J, Rodriguez AC, Wacholder S.  Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. The Lancet 2007; 370(9590):890–907.

3. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/Vaccines/HPV/gardasil.html

4. CDC http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

5. http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/g/gardasil/gardasil_ppi.pdf

6. Dr Mercola. Does Gardasil Actually Increase Your Risk of Cervical Cancer? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/does-gardasil-actually-increase-your-risk-of-cervical-cancer.aspx July 20 2010

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