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Mixed Carotenoids Protect Against HPV

By Papillex January 27, 2015

Mixed carotenoids include nutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and others. Found in many fruits and vegetables, these nutrients are potent anti-oxidants; they protect DNA from oxidative damage which may lead to potentially cancer-causing mutations.1 A deficiency in carotenoids in the body can play a role in development of cervical… Read More

Green Tea for HPV and genital warts?

By Papillex July 2, 2014

Here’s the scoop on the benefits of Green Tea for HPV highlighted by medical research: The FDA approved a topical green tea cream comprised of catechins from green tea leaves to treat genital warts caused by strains 6 and 11. The efficacy and safety of this topical green tea extract… Read More

Why Folic Acid for HPV?

By Papillex June 16, 2014

Many people want to know why folic acid is important for HPV. Here’s the evidence: A 2003 study by Hernandez et al. showed that women with the highest levels of blood folate levels from either food or supplements have lower incidences of cervical dysplasia from HPV. A 2011 case control… Read More

Melatonin, Sleep and Your Health

By Papillex April 24, 2013

Is lack of sleep and/or poor sleep quality interfering with your healing? Melatonin – a powerful hormone best known for regulating circadian rhythms (that is, our internal 24-hour clock) – is secreted by the pineal gland in the brain mainly at night while we sleep. Insufficient sleep and suboptimal sleeping… Read More

Are You Sure You Want Fries With That?

By Papillex March 13, 2013

Yet another reason to avoid fried and processed foods: certain food preparation methods leads to the formation of chemicals that pose a potential health concern. First detected in certain foods in April 2002 by the Swedish National Food Authority, acrylamideis a chemical that naturally forms in certain foods (particularly… Read More

January Blahs Anyone?

By Papillex January 29, 2013

It’s almost the end of January and most people by now will have “fallen off the wagon” with respect to their New Years resolutions for 2013. If you fall under this category, do not fret. New Years resolutions in general rarely stick. Small, gradual lifestyle changes have been proven to… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup

By Papillex November 5, 2012

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common sweetener found in sodas, candies, fruit flavoured drinks, pre-packaged foods…  in other words, it is found in virtually all processed foods. Take a few minutes to look at the ingredients labels in your cabinets and fridge. Although fructose is a naturally occurring… Read More

The Bitter Taste of Sweeteners

By Papillex October 1, 2012

Most people are blissfully unaware that thousands of chemicals are intentionally added to food in the form of colouring, bleaching agents, buffers, stabilizers, preservatives, flavouring, sweeteners, etc. Today the focus will be on chemical low-calorie sweeteners that are added to countless products, while most people do not realize the… Read More

Another Case Against Sugar

By Papillex September 10, 2012

Most people know that “sugar is bad for you” and that reducing its intake is one of the cornerstones to a healthier lifestyle. But what is it exactly about sugar that impacts our health so negatively? For starters, the sheer volume of sugar consumption by the average North American has… Read More

Read The Label

By Papillex May 16, 2012

Grocery shopping can be frustrating: between navigating the grocery isles and the constant influx of new products invading grocery shelves, makes making the healthiest food choices is a daunting task.  With some products boasting “20% less sodium,” while other products boast “added omega 3’s,” it’s sometimes hard to know where… Read More

Blood Sugar Control, Obesity, and Cervical Cancer:

By Papillex April 22, 2012

If you have cervical cancer, intraepithelial neoplasia, or are at high risk for developing any of the above, controlling blood glucose levels may help improve outcomes, studies suggest. The rates for type 2 diabetes are on the rise, Once considered “late onset” or “adult diabetes” because it historically predominantly affected… Read More

The “Sunshine Vitamin”

By Papillex March 8, 2012

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be produced in the skin with sufficient sunlight exposure. Vitamin D is best known for its crucial role in bone health. Without it, the body would not be able to absorb calcium from the intestines. Without… Read More

A Closer Look at Lycopene

By Papillex February 28, 2012

Lycopene belongs to a group of naturally occurring compounds called carotenoids. Carotenoids are fat-soluble pigments that give yellow, red, and orange coloring to birds, fish, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and crustaceans (i.e shrimp, crabs, etc.). Other carotenoids include Lutin and Zeaxanthin (also found in Papillex). In humans, lycopene is found in… Read More

Immune Boosting Astragalus

By Papillex February 19, 2012

Astragalus membranaceus, commonly known as milk-vetch in the North America, as huang qi in China, and as ogi in Japan, is a perennial plant native to Northern and Eastern China, and Korea. Its dried root has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to tonify Qi (or “vital force”),… Read More

Healthy Gut, Healthy Body

By Papillex February 13, 2012

It is estimated that 60-70% of our immune system is in our gastrointestinal tract. This makes sense, since our guts are an extension of our external environment. The foods and drinks that we ingest are not sterile, so our body needs to be able to protect itself against any potential… Read More

New Research on the Benefits of Sulforaphane

By Papillex February 7, 2012

It has long been recognized that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables in particular (i.e. broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, etc.) is associated with a decreased risk of developing a variety of diseases, including certain cancers. Read More

5 Easy Ways to Sneak More Vegetables into Your Diet:

By Papillex January 29, 2012

Increasing your daily intake of fruits and vegetables is a theme that will continue to be repeated ad nauseum. It is, however, the simplest way to improve your overall health, so I encourage everyone to challenge themselves to eat 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Here are a… Read More

Tobacco Smoke and HPV

By Papillex January 21, 2012

Most tobacco cigarette smokers understand that smoking is damaging to their health. The warning labels on cigarette packets try and make that clear! In addition to being a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease, what people may not know is that tobacco smoking is also linked to… Read More

Carotenoids Explained…

By Papillex January 9, 2012

Carotenoids, are a group of compounds that include lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene. They are organic pigments that are naturally found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as carrots (as the name would suggest), tomatoes, and dark leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. These compounds act as antioxidants… Read More

A New Year Weight Loss Formula

By Papillex January 1, 2012

It’s that time of year again: the time for New Years Resolutions! And as the countdown to midnight nears, one of the top new years resolutions is to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Eating more fruits and vegetables, doing more physical activity, cutting back on coffee, alcohol and sugar (after new… Read More

HPV Strains 101… A Quick Refresher.

By Papillex December 19, 2011

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) comprises more than 100 different virus strains. The name papillomavirus, was given to this group because certain strains cause warts, or papillomas, which are benign (non-cancerous) growths. Some HPV virus strains are responsible for the “common wart” – annoying kind of warts we sometimes get on… Read More

Magical Mushroom: Reishi

By Papillex December 13, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Cold and flu season. Fight back with mushrooms! Although the common button mushroom has some benefit, the reishi variety is one of the most heavily researched mushroom. Ganoderma lucidum (the latin botanical name for the reishi mushroom) possesses immunomodulatory as well as anti-tumour properties. Read More

Boosting your immune system…your best defense against viruses.

By Papillex December 3, 2011

Viruses are everywhere and affect us in different ways, from the common cold, to embarrassing herpes eruptions around your mouth, to even more embarrassing and potentially devastating HPV-related genital warts and cervical dysplasia/cancer. Frequent infections, such as colds, sinus infections, herpes eruptions, etc, are all signs that your immune system… Read More

How is HPV Contracted?

By Papillex November 26, 2011

Most people know that HPV is spread through skin-to-skin contact during sexual intercourse (vaginal and anal). And while condoms provide excellent protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), they only provide some protection against HPV. Because condoms do not cover all the skin around your genitals, you can still get… Read More

Sulforaphane

By Papillex November 19, 2011

Sulforaphane is an isothiocyanate that is naturally present in cruciferous vegetables (i.e. cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli). In vitro research shows a multifaceted anti-tumor effect of sulforaphane on cancer cells, and epidemiologic studies have long suggested that cruciferous vegetable intake may lower overall cancer risk. Sulforaphane has even been shown… Read More

Green Tea Extract and Cervical Cancer

By Papillex November 12, 2011

Just one of the many great ingredients in Papillex™, is high in polyphenols (catechins, anthocyanins, phenolic acids), has an excellent safety profile, and is associate with many health benefits ranging from cardioprotective to anti-carcinogenic properties. A study of 51 patients showed a reduction of 69 percent of cervical dysplasia lesions/HPV… Read More

What is an HPV virus? How is it developed, transmitted and treated?

By Papillex August 13, 2010

HPV virus is a non-enveloped DNA virus. It contains a circular, super-coiled, double-stranded DNA and an icosahedral nucleocapsid. It belongs to the papovaviridae family of viruses. About 100 types of the virus have been identified and these are further divided into low-risk strains and high-risk strains. Each type is believed… Read More

A 3-minute Read on certain HPV complications

By Papillex August 3, 2010

HPV causes a number of complications in human beings. These include: Common warts Genital warts Plantar warts Facial warts Pre-cancerous lesions of cervix, anus, penis, vulva, or uterus Cervical cancer and penile carcinoma The diseases caused by HPV may lead to certain secondary conditions or disorders. These conditions are termed… Read More

Alarming Facts about (HPV) Human Papillomavirus

By Papillex July 29, 2010

Human papilloma virus is one of the most common viruses that affects humans. Around 50 % of sexually active adults get HPV at some point in their lifetimes. It is spread by skin and genital contact. Vaginal, anal, and oral sex can lead to the transmission of HPV. Kissing and… Read More

HPV in Children

By Papillex July 26, 2010

HPV is one of the most common viruses that infect teens and adults. The virus is mainly transmitted by skin-to-skin and sexual contact. The prevalence of HPV in children is very low. However, recently there has been a change in this trend. The rate of HPV in children is on… Read More

About HPV Test

By Papillex July 18, 2010

An HPV test is used for the detection of high risk strains of HPV in women. This test is used as the primary tool for screening as an adjunct to Pap smear. An HPV test detects the viral DNA that contains the genetic information for HPV, and finds abnormalities that… Read More

Fighting HPV

By Papillex July 16, 2010

Human papilloma virus is one of the most common viruses that infect humans. It is responsible for warty growths on different body parts of the body. These can include plantar warts, genital warts, anal warts and laryngeal warts. These growths are benign hyper-proliferations of the keratinized squamous epithelium. However, they… Read More

Human Papilloma virus

By Papillex January 19, 2010

Human papilloma virus is one of the most common viruses. HPV infects the keratinizing squamous or mucosal epithelium of the cervix. It is a non-enveloped DNA virus and is responsible for papillomas in human beings. Papillomas are benign warts but they can progress to form carcinomas in immune-compromised patients. Types… Read More

HPV Complications

By Papillex January 19, 2010

HPV causes a number of complications in human beings. These include: Common warts Genital warts Plantar warts Facial warts Pre-cancerous lesions of cervix, anus, penis, vulva, or uterus Cervical cancer and penile carcinoma The diseases caused by HPV may lead to certain secondary conditions or disorders. These are termed HPV… Read More

HPV – Human papillomavirus

By Papillex January 19, 2010

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It is a non-enveloped DNA virus and belongs to the papovaviridae virus family. HPV causes warts and carcinoma of the cervix and penis. Hundreds of types of HPV have been identified through DNA fragment analysis. These have been subdivided into low-risk types and high-risk types. Read More

Herbal remedies for hpv

By Papillex January 18, 2010

Human papilloma virus is highly contagious and is responsible for warty growths in human beings. It also causes cancers of the cervix and the penis. Herbs can assist in the elimination of HPV symptoms. These herbs are not only effective against HPV but almost all types of viruses can… Read More

Herbs for HPV

By Papillex January 18, 2010

Human papilloma virus can be treated with herbs. There are many known herbal protocols for HPV, including essential oils and immune-system boosting herbs taken as a tonic. Essential oils of thuja and tea tree, can help eliminate warts. Immune system enhancing herbs used in the eradication of HPV include: Astragalus:… Read More

HPV Therapy

By Papillex January 8, 2010

Human papillomaviruses are the members of the papovaviridae family. These are non-enveloped viruses containing a double-stranded DNA and an icosahedral nucleocapsid. Around 100 types of the human papillomaviruses have been identified. HPV can cause genital warts and cervical and penile carcinoma. The viruses are transmitted through intimate sexual contact… Read More

HPV facts and figures

By Papillex September 29, 2009

Human papilloma virus commonly termed as HPV infects the skin as well as the mucous membranes. Almost 100 different types of HPV have been found to exist, out of which 30 are spread due to genital contact (usually sexual intercourse). Approximately 12 are the “low-risk” types of HPV causing genital… Read More

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