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Medicinal Mushrooms: Preparation is the Key to Success

By admin October 16, 2017

Medicinal mushrooms have had a long and celebrated tradition throughout Asia, in fact over 200 species are commonly used in Chinese medicine. Examples of medicinal mushrooms are Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Maitake, Coriolus, and the mushroom compound AHCC, to name a few popular ones. Medicinal mushrooms have been well-researched for their immune… Read More

The Broccoli Conundrum: Not all Supplements Are Created Equal, Find Out Why

By admin August 14, 2017

Broccoli’s therapeutic claim to fame is its active ingredient sulphoraphane. This compound is found in all cruciferous vegetables including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and arugula. However, broccoli sprouts are by far the richest source of sulphoraphane – which then breaks down into the helpful metabolites I3C and DIM in the… Read More

How to Talk to Your Partner about Your HPV Status

By admin July 30, 2017

It isn’t easy to talk to anyone about your HPV status, whether that person is your close friend, doctor or partner. Often when we are alone, we turn to the Internet for help. Material on the topic of HPV can be overwhelming, intimidating and scary, especially with all the misinformation… Read More

Mixed Carotenoids Protect Against HPV

By Papillex January 27, 2015

Mixed carotenoids are a group of nutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene that are found in abundance in fruits and vegetables. These nutrients are potent anti-oxidants; which help to protect your cells from oxidative damage, and overtime may lead to potentially cancer-causing mutations. A study of 235… Read More

Green Tea for HPV and genital warts?

By Papillex July 2, 2014

Green tea has been shown to influence a variety of mechanisms which are favorable towards preventing and/or treating HPV related lesions. Green tea’s healing ability comes from the plants catechins, a group of powerful anti-oxidants that include epicatechin and epigallocatechin gallate just to name a few. Here’s the most recent… Read More

Why Folic Acid for HPV?

By Papillex June 16, 2014

Even if you eat the healthiest diet, you may still have several nutritional deficiencies, which could have a negative impact on the health of your immune system. This is why in addition to a diet high in richly pigmented fruits and vegetables, it’s important to supplement your diet with clinically-supported… Read More

Melatonin, Sleep and Your Health

By Papillex April 24, 2013

Is lack of 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 rest and sub-optimal sleeping conditions… Read More

Are You Sure You Want Fries With That?

By Papillex March 13, 2013

Acrylamide is yet another reason to avoid fried and processed foods since certain food preparation methods lead to the formation of chemicals that pose a potential health concern. It was first detected in certain foods in April 2002 by the Swedish National Food Authority. Acrylamide is a chemical that naturally… Read More

Three Changes to Kick the January Blahs

By Papillex January 29, 2013

Are you experiencing the January blahs? 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. If you fall under this category, do not fret. New Years resolutions in general rarely stick. Small, gradual lifestyle changes… Read More

High Fructose Corn Syrup and HPV

By Papillex November 5, 2012

Should you avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup with HPV? High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common sweetener found in sodas, candies, fruit flavoured drinks and 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… 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 possible… 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 consumption by the average North American has skyrocketed. Read More

Read The Label

By Papillex May 16, 2012

Do you know how to read the label and what you should be looking for? Grocery shopping can be frustrating: between navigating the grocery isles and the constant influx of new products invading grocery shelves, making the healthiest food choices is a daunting task.  With some products boasting “20% less… Read More

Blood Sugar Control, Obesity, and Cervical Cancer

By Papillex April 22, 2012

How Important Is Blood Sugar Control? If you have cervical cancer, intraepithelial neoplasia, or are at high risk for developing any of the above, studies suggest that controlling blood sugar levels may help improve outcomes. The rates for type 2 diabetes are on the rise. Once considered “late onset” or… Read More

Vitamin D: 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. It 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 adequate… 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.). In humans, lycopene is found in the liver, adrenal glands, lungs, prostate, colon, and skin at… Read More

Immune Boosting Astragalus

By Papillex February 19, 2012

Astragalus membranaceus, commonly known as milk-vetch in the North America, 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”), and for a variety of conditions. This plant is also… Read More

Healthy Gut Creates a Healthy Body

By Papillex February 13, 2012

It is estimated that 60-70% of our immune system is in our gastrointestinal tract (aka the gut). 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… Read More

New Research on the Benefits of Sulforaphane

By Papillex February 7, 2012

What is Sulforaphane? 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,… 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 7-10 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Here are a… Read More

Tobacco Smoke and HPV

By Papillex January 21, 2012

Tobacco Smoke Can Impact HPV! 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… Read More

Vitamin C and HPV – Can it Help?

By Papillex January 15, 2012

Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a great anti-oxidant, and plays an important role in immune function and in many other body functions. It has also shown antiviral and antibacterial effects in vitro. Vitamin C may be useful in preventing/treating a wide range of conditions. Many studies are… 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. How Carotenoids Can Help These… Read More

Protein: A New Year Weight Loss Formula

By Papillex January 1, 2012

Can Protein Be the Key to New Year Success? 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,… Read More

HPV Strains 101… A Quick Refresher.

By Papillex December 19, 2011

It’s hard to know what to pay attention to with HPV strains, because there are so many.  Did you know that 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… Read More

Magical Mushroom: Reishi

By Papillex December 13, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Cold and flu season. Fight back with reishi 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… 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 herpes eruptions around your mouth, to even more 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 could use… Read More

How is HPV Contracted?

By Papillex November 26, 2011

Do You Know All of the Ways HPV is Contracted? 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… Read More

What is Sulforaphane and How Can It Help?

By Papillex November 19, 2011

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

Green Tea Extract and Cervical Cancer

By Papillex November 12, 2011

Green Tea Extract is just one of the many great ingredients in Papillex™. Green Tea is high in polyphenols (catechins, anthocyanins, phenolic acids), has an excellent safety profile, and is associated with many health benefits ranging from cardioprotective to anti-carcinogenic properties. A study of 51 patients showed a reduction of… 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 complications have a number of ways they show up 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. 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

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 (Human Papilloma Virus) with Papillex

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

Understanding 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. Human… Read More

HPV Complications Including Genital Warts

By Papillex January 19, 2010

HPV causes a number of complications to the body. 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 Papilloma Virus Infection 101

By Papillex January 19, 2010

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It can cause warts and cancer of the cervix and penis. Hundreds of types of HPV have been identified. These have been subdivided into low-risk types and high-risk types. The low-risk types are responsible for the growth of warts while the high-risk types may progress… Read More

Herbal Remedies for HPV

By Papillex January 18, 2010

Human papilloma virus is highly contagious and can potentially cause 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 benefit from herbal remedies. There are many antiviral… Read More

Herbs for HPV

By Papillex January 18, 2010

Are you looking for herbs for HPV treatment? You are in luck, human papilloma virus (HPV) 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… Read More

HPV Therapy

By Papillex January 8, 2010

Are You Looking for a Natural HPV Therapy? HPV can cause genital warts and cervical and penile carcinoma. The viruses are transmitted through intimate sexual contact and it can also be transmitted during delivery from infected mother to the newborn. The virus infects the keratinizing or mucosal squamous epithelium resulting… Read More

HPV Facts and Figures

By Papillex September 29, 2009

  HPV Fact: Human papilloma virus, commonly termed as HPV, infects the skin as well as the mucous membranes. HPV Fact: 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”… Read More

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