|Is it Possible to Heal HPV with Food?
If you have been diagnosed with HPV, warts or abnormal cervical cells (cervical dysplasia), rather than patiently waiting, you can take your health into your own hands through education, nutrition and lifestyle.
While there is no cure for HPV (see blog Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), you can make healthier lifestyle choices to help boost your immune system and reduce symptoms and it all begins with diet.
Research suggests that those who eat nutrient poor diets (low fruit and vegetable intake) are missing key nutrients and therefore are more likely to develop persistent HPV.
The team at Papillex make these 3 concrete suggestions to help your body heal from HPV with food:
1. Cut out any simple carbohydrates from your diet. Wondering what simple carbohydrates are? They include white sugar, white bread, white flour, white pasta… you name it. Opt for whole grains instead; the more complex the carbohydrate, the healthier it is for you. This includes, wheat, oats, quinoa, beans and starchy vegetables.
2. Increasing your daily intake of fruit and vegetables. This is the simplest way to improve your overall health. Try to aim for two handfuls of fruit or vegetables with every meal (7-10 servings) a day. This may seem like a lot, but 4-5 cups (1/2 cup = 1 serving) of fruit and vegetables a day isn’t too hard to implement, plus there are easy ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet, like making a spaghetti sauce that’s jam packed with veggies, or a smoothie full of fruit and veggies!
3. Support Your Immune System with Herbs and Nutrients. In addition to an optimal HPV diet, there are several key herbs and nutrients that have been studied in relation to HPV. These nutrients enhance the immune system, and are found concentrated in herbs such as Green Tea, Astragalus and Reishi Mushroom, all of which are key ingredients in Papillex. Other immune system enhancing herbs that are traditionally considered to be anti-viral HPV herbs or HPV natural remedies include Goldenseal, Curcumin, AHCC, and many more.
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