General Wellness

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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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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How Can Naturopathic Medicine Play a Role in Your HPV Treatment Plan?

Did you know that Papillex was founded and uniquely created by naturopathic doctors? Naturopathic medicine offers us an emerging and exciting approach to treating a myriad of conditions, including HPV and HSV. Naturopathic and conventionally trained doctors do share many similarities, but our differences allow us to provide you with a hopeful, complementary approach to …

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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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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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