Anti-Viral Support

Stress and Vaginal Infections: What’s the Link?

Stress is a normal part of our lives, and our bodies are made to handle these stressors through a tightly regulated hormonal system. Hormones that are involved in stress include adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol, to name a few. We rely on these hormones to protect us against the impact of physical and emotional stressors, …

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Managing HPV with Green Tea Extract

Whether living with low or higher risk strains of HPV, the condition often comes with a list of unpleasant symptoms. Genital warts are the most common complaint of those with low to moderate risk HPV, while the risk of cervical cancers with higher risk strains are the most worrisome of all.  The good news is, …

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Change of Season Soup: An Immune Boosting Hack

I’ll admit, I’m a bit autumn-obsessed. I love a cozy sweater, some jazz music, the leaves falling and a warm cup of anything pumpkin spice. I also love the idea of new seasons, and new opportunities. Anytime the seasons change I take it as an opportunity for growth and change – and love the feeling …

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Mushroom polysaccharide for cold sores and herpes

Sulfated Polysaccharides for Cold Sores & Herpes

Researchers all over the world have been increasingly studying the many potentially important therapeutic benefits of polysaccharides. These complex molecules have the ability to interact with different factors in our bodies to exert various effects. Most abundantly found in seaweeds and mushroom, these varied molecules have a lot of actions. Studies have shown their ability …

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Polysaccharides from mushrooms for HSV

Therapeutic Effects of Polysaccharides

Quite a few research studies in recent years have been looking at the various benefits of polysaccharides. These compounds are found in different plants, such as mushrooms and marine algae. It has long been known that medicinal mushrooms, for example, boast quite a few important functions, such as immune modulation and anticancer mechanisms. These functions …

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The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

Well, it’s September, and a new season of routine, growth and adjustment is upon us. As much as the warm summer months can bring so much joy and peace to us, there is something new and fresh about the summer winding down, and the leaves starting to drop. September is a beautiful time to start …

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Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

In the United States, among other countries, we have a growing public health dilemma. People are not showing up to their regular pap screenings. Because of this, an alarming 52% of cervical cancers are detected in advanced stages. Because early detection of cervical cancer cells via pap smear significantly decreases risk of fatality, detecting cervical …

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