Adrienne Hill-Strathy

Adrienne is an Intern at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, based in Toronto, Canada.

How Does Birth Control Impact HPV?

One question we commonly get asked is how birth control may impact HPV. Birth control is commonly used by women of reproductive age to prevent pregnancy. Today, many also use birth control to support hormonal symptoms like PMS, acne, dysmenorrhea, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Many factors are often considered when choosing a birth control that …

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Sulfated Polysaccharides and HPV

Within the world of plants and fungi lie a vast array of medicinal compounds. Sulfated polysaccharides are powerful therapeutic compounds being explored for their anti-viral activity. These polysaccharides are shown to have potent anti-viral effects against viruses like the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the herpes virus (HSV). Sulfated polysaccharides include compounds like heparin, cellulose sulfate, …

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How the Vaginal Microbiome may be Contributing to your HPV

Our bodies are inhabited by millions of tiny living microbes. You may already be familiar with the living organisms in the gut. Our genitals each have an ecosystem of microbes as well. The bacterial composition of our vaginal microbiome plays a role in our overall health, including simmering infections like HPV. Vaginal microbial diversity and …

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How Do Your Hormones Influence HPV?

Hormones play an important role in the body’s chemical messaging system. Hormones help direct and regulate many bodily processes. Like most systems, hormones operate within a delicate balance that can lead to undesirable symptoms and disease when disturbed. We have talked a lot about the importance of lifestyle and dietary factors as well as genetics …

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Papillex™and AHCC®, Which One Should You Take?

Supplementation can be confusing. If you have been diagnosed with HPV, you might be wondering, is there a supplement you can take? How much and when should you take it? And how do you know if it is working? The good news, you can supplement to support your immune system to defend against HPV. Recommended …

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The Nutrient Connection – How Micronutrients Could be at The Root of Your HPV.

When many of us think of the health benefits of food proteins, fats, and carbohydrates come to mind. These macronutrients make up the general composition of our foods but within them lie additional health-promoting compounds called micronutrients. Micronutrients include trace minerals and vitamins that support the normal growth and development of living organisms. Without them, …

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Condyloma Acuminatum: Genital Warts

Condyloma Acuminatum is a fancy way of saying genital warts – a common symptom of a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Genital warts can be alarming and irritating. If you are experiencing genital warts, you are probably wondering how you can get rid of them. Is there anything you can do naturally? In this blog, we …

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Amino Up Chemical Co.: The Makers of AHCC®

When it comes to medicinal mushrooms, there isn’t one quite like AHCC®.  AHCC® stands for Active Hexose Correlated Compound, a unique mushroom extract cultured from the shiitake mushroom species. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in Eastern Medicine to prevent and treat illness. These ancient practices are now being supported by clinical research studies, …

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