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Natural Approaches to Treating HPV

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Natural treatments for human papillomavirus (HPV) starts with treating the underlying cause: boosting the immune system. The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from foreign substances like viruses, bacteria or fungi. When the immune system is strong it is able to fight off these things. I look at treating the entire body as well as treating the infected area, the surface of the uterus. To treat the entire body I always start with nutrition. To boost the immune system it is important to eat whole foods – especially vegetables and lean proteins. The more processed foods, sugars and sweets suppress the immune system. The more colorful foods you can eat the better-- orange, blue, yellow and red fruits and vegetables have phytonutrients that support the immune system. Onions and garlic are excellent immune supportive foods too. There are herbs that are very supportive to healing virus infections in the body including echinacea, St. John's wort, hyssop, lomatium, para cress, and thuja so taking formulations that include these will also help the body get rid of HPV. Stress also suppresses the immune system so it is important to monitor and reduce stress while you are treating HPV too.

Treating the infected area involves using suppositories inserted in to the vagina. This puts the medication on the surface of the cervix to help heal the HPV- infected cells. The suppositories are infused with herbs that are focused on healing virus-infected cells. This is different from the conventional methods because the suppositories are used to heal the area. In the conventional methods the cells are scraped or cut off in hopes that the new cells will be normal. Both methods attempt to create and maintain healthy cells directly on the cervix.

The overall naturopathic plan to treat HPV requires treatment of the entire body and well as treating the surface of the uterus as well.

Live Vibrantly,

Dr. Dae

Dr. Dae's website: www.healthydaes.com
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My concerns are these. The implication, at least in this article, is that HPV only affects the cervix. Obviously this is not the case so what treatment is used when HPV is affecting other areas of the body such as the vulva or the mouth? I presume suppositories would also work for vaginal or anal HPV.
Also, I have found that many of the herbal-type medications that you mentioned tend to be very expensive and are typically not covered by insurance. Statistics show that the bankruptcy rate doubles in the first five years after having cancer over the average and having cancer can literally result in one's live being financial devastated. It is often difficult if not impossible to afford such remedies. What do you suggest in these situations. Obviously "medicine" gears us towards conventional treatments and medications by no other way than to cover it through insurance. Not so much with these alternatives. Any suggestions for those whose finances are compromised?
Also, what is your position on the HPV vaccine?

June 16, 2011 - 7:42am

i agree. I changed my diet big time after being diagnosed in October'10. A healthy immune system is key.

June 9, 2011 - 8:32am

I agreed with you Dr.Jones in todays life we must adopt Naturopathy & Yoga

May 15, 2011 - 5:45am

Thanks, Dr. Dae. This is great information. I think a lot of us take for granted our nutrition levels related to immunity. It is a great reminder how what you eat is connected to how your body functions.

May 10, 2011 - 8:44am
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