General Wellness

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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So, You've Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

So, You’ve Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

In 2022, an estimated 14,100 women in the United States have been or will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, caused by HPV. In 2020, over 600,000 women were diagnosed across the globe. While the HPV vaccine has drastically reduced cervical cancer rates as a direct result of preventing high-risk HPV, there are still approximately 4300 …

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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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Red Algae for Cold Sores and Herpes

Red Algae for Cold Sores and Herpes

Marine algae, or seaweed, families are often distinguished from each other very broadly by their colour. There are green algae, brown algae, and red algae. Quite a bit of research has been devoted to these groups because they seem to poses a variety of compounds that have a lot of promise in medicine. It seems …

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Fucoidan for Cold Sores and HSV

Fucoidan for Cold Sores and HSV

Human beings have always had a relationship with the seas, so it’s not surprising that marine ecosystems harbour medicinal and therapeutic factors that can be beneficial to us. Seaweeds are an excellent example of one such source of therapeutics that has been getting some attention from researchers. As a group, the various seaweeds (aka marine …

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HSV 101: The Basics about Cold Sores and Herpes

The virus that is responsible for cold sores and genital herpes outbreaks is called the Herpes Simplex virus, or HSV. The vast majority of the world’s population is at least familiar with its most common manifestation, the cold sore. In fact, it is so common that it is estimated that 67% of the world’s population …

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How Managing Blood Sugar Can Help You Heal HPV

Did you know that nearly 80% of non-diabetics have glucose spikes everyday, without even knowing it. Many of us go about our daily lives dealing with digestive complaints, mood swings, PMS, insomnia, accelerated aging, infertility, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, cravings  and increased susceptibility to infections – without asking why.  Glucose spikes can actually be the …

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Shiitake Mushrooms for Cold Sores and Herpes Simplex

If you are a fan of Asian cuisine you have very probably eaten, or at least are aware of shiitake mushrooms. These delicious mushrooms, known by their latin name as Lentinula edodes, are also familiar to medical researchers. The research into the therapeutic properties of various mushrooms has been really taking off in recent years, …

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