My daughter was diagnosed with HPV several years ago.
Q. Dear Terry, “My daughter was diagnosed with HPV several years ago. She has no symptoms other than abnormal pap smears. What would you recommend to help her?” — A.K., Sierra Vista, AZ
A. Dear A.K., Current estimates suggest that at least 20% of adults are infected with HPV. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. While many people may have no symptoms at all, HPV can cause cervical cancer in some women. While many factors can contribute to the progression of HPV to cancer, I think diet and lifestyle play a huge role.
If your daughter is not doing so already, I highly recommend making some modifications to her diet. I recommend restricting all sugar and foods made with sugar, refined flour, and carbohydrates. That means soft drinks, sweetened and diet, crackers, candy, cookies, bread, pasta, cakes, and ice cream. While I understand this takes a huge effort, it can make a real difference. Click on my healthy diet plan for more information or explore the Terry Talks Nutrition YouTube page for webinars on this topic. For additional information, I also recommend checking out the following websites: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com and www.drperlmutter.com. You should also read the books, Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter and Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.
I believe your daughter could benefit greatly from the addition of curcumin to her diet. Because of its antiviral activity, it is a great choice for any kind of viral infection, including HPV. Curcumin is also a powerful anticancer botanical and can help prevent cellular changes that can lead to cervical or other forms of cancer. The curcumin I recommend is blended with turmeric essential oil for enhanced absorption and even better cellular protection.
Estrogen imbalances can also play a role in the development of cervical cancer. There is a natural ingredient called DIM, or diindolylmethane, that helps prevent the conversion of estrogen into harmful forms in the body, which can promote cancer growth. I recommend DIM that features excellent absorption and has been clinically studied.
Lastly, grape seed extract also helps with hormone balance and has potent anticancer properties. The grape seed extract I think is best is a French grape seed extract with low-molecular weight oligomeric proanthocyanins (OPCs) that are well absorbed.
I would have your daughter take these ingredients two or three times per day.
Terry . . . Naturally