MoonDragon's Womens Health Information
Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia [CIN]
Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions [SIL]
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Cervical Dysplasia Description Frequent Signs & Symptoms Causes Risk Factors Preventive Measures Prognosis - Expected Outcome Potential Complications Diagnosis Conventional Medical Treatment Medication Activity Recommendations & Restrictions Diet & Nutrition Holistic, Herbal, & Lifestyle Recommendations Nutritional Supplements Notify Your Health Care Provider Cervical Dysplasia Supplement Products
Dysplasia is abnormal growth and development of the cells of the lining of the cervix. It can range from mild to moderate or severe depending on the spread of the abnormal cells. The degree of abnormality is considered a precancerous condition, but does not represent cancer of the cervix. The diagnosis may be medically classified as CIN I, II, or III; or low-grade SIL or high-grade SIL. These classifications help define the extent of the abnormal growth and to determine the appropriate treatment. Dysplasia occurs in females age 15 and over, and most often in those age 25 to 35.
FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Usually no signs or symptoms occur. The suspected diagnosis results from a routine Pap smear evaluation.
Occasional signs and symptoms of the condition can include:
It is important to note that these symptoms are not unique to cervical dysplasia and they may indicate a different problem. If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, you should see your health care provider for an accurate diagnosis.
- Genital warts.
- Abnormal bleeding.
- Spotting after intercourse.
- Vaginal discharge.
- Low back pain.
The precise cause of cervical dysplasia is not known. Studies have found a strong association between cervical dysplasia and infection with human papilloma virus (HPV), but additional factors (still unknown) must also be at play in order for cervical cells to change and become precancerous.
There is an association with human papilloma viruses (genital warts) or similar viruses.
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There are concerns about the estrogen found in hormonal contraceptives causing cervical dysplasia. If you are taking hormonal contraceptives containing estrogen, you may want to consider another form of birth control method that is hormone-free.
Pregnancy: Cases of cervical dysplasia may advance during pregnancy, but treatment can generally be deferred until after delivery. A biopsy to diagnose cervical dysplasia is safe to perform during pregnancy. Treatment with cervical conization may adversely affect fertility.
RISK INCREASES WITH
Repeated infections. Human papilloma virus (HPV) and genital warts have a strong association with cervical dysplasia. Smoking. Immunosuppression. Having suppressed immune function from, for example, HIV or the use of chemotherapeutic medications to treat cancer. Multiple pregnancies and pregnancy before age 20. Multiple sexual partners. Early onset of sexual activity (younger that 18 years old). Having a partner whose former partner had cervical cancer. History of one or more sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital herpes or HIV. Being born to a mother who took diethylstilbestrol (DES) to become pregnant or to sustain pregnancy (this drug was used many years ago to promote pregnancy but is no longer used for these purposes). Low levels of Folate (Vitamin B-9) in red blood cells. Dietary deficiencies in Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Selenium, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. Long-term oral contraceptive use (5 years or more).
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While there is no established strategy for preventing cervical dysplasia, regular Pap smears are the most effective and reliable method of identifying the condition in its early stages. Such early detection is key to preventing the condition from progressing to cervical cancer. Women should begin receiving annual Pap smears as soon as they become sexually active or no later than age 21. Women whose mothers took DES during pregnancy are advised to begin regular Pap smears at age 14, at the onset of their first menstrual period, or as soon as they become sexually active, whichever comes first.
Sexual monogamy of both partners. Practicing safe sex. Using condoms helps to prevent the transmission of HPV, a contributing factor in 90-percent of cervical dysplasia cases. Use of a diaphragm by the female or a condom by the male for sexual intercourse may offer some protection from cervical dysplasia. See MoonDragon's Contraception Index for information about Barrier Contraception Methods.
Yearly Pap smears (will not prevent dysplasia, but will aid in early diagnosis).
Drink lots of Water! Try to drink at least 1/3 of your body weight in ounces of pure water each day. Keep in mind that you need even more water if you are breastfeeding or if you live in a dry climate.
Eating a diet rich in Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, and Folate (Vitamin B-9) from fruits and vegetables. Eat your Protein. Protein is a major building block for the immune system and healthy tissue. Organic fruits and vegetables contain carotenoid and flavonoid compounds that support a healthy immune system (antioxidants help to prevent and repair damage to cells). Organic is preferable since pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides may be carcinogenic and may alter the body's hormonal balance.
Take your nutritional supplements. A good MultiVitamin adds important nutrients that may be missing in the diet and can counteract the effects of stress on the body.
Sleep well and make sure you get plenty of rest. Sleep is the body's time to rest and repair itself and is important for a healthy immune system and healthy body tissues.
Exercise is important. It aids promoting healthy circulation, oxygenation of tissues, and detoxification.
PROGNOSIS - AN EXPECTED OUTCOME
With early diagnosis and treatment, when necessary, the outlook is excellent. Spontaneous regression (reversal) occurs in a significant number of patients.
Pap smears are essential to detecting precancerous lesions as well as early stages of cervical cancer. The regular use of Pap smears as a screening test has prevented millions of cases of cervical cancer and has saved a similar number of lives. Despite their value, they are not always 100 percent accurate. Up to 2 percent of women with normal Pap smear results actually have high-grade cervical dysplasia at the time of evaluation. In some rare cases, Pap smears may produce "false positive" results, meaning that a healthy woman may be falsely diagnosed with cervical dysplasia. Despite these errors, Pap smears are the most effective and reliable method of identifying cervical dysplasia.
Cervical cancer, a major complication of cervical dysplasia, is the leading cause of death in many developing and poorer countries and accounts for 4,800 deaths in the United States every year. Most cervical cancer deaths occur in women who have not had a Pap smear. Cervical cancer constitutes more than 10 percent of cancers worldwide and it is the second leading cause of death in women between the ages of 15 and 34.
With early identification, treatment, and consistent follow-up, nearly all cases of cervical dysplasia can be cured. Without treatment, many cervical dysplasia cases progress to cancer. Women who have been treated for cervical dysplasia have a lifetime risk for recurrence and malignancy. Fortunately, while the incidence of cervical dysplasia has been on the rise, the incidence of cervical cancer has declined dramatically. This may be due to improved screening techniques, which identify cases of cervical dysplasia in the early stages, before they have progressed to cancer.
Some severe dysplasia may progress to cancer of the cervix. Recurrence is possible, especially in the first two years following treatment. If a woman has completed childbearing, recurrent dysplasia can be treated with a hysterectomy. Complications can result from the treatment, such as excessive bleeding or infection.
Women routinely visit a health care provider or midwife if for no other reason than to have pap smear every few years. A pap smear is a test for cancerous or precancerous cells of the cervix that involves scraping some tissue from the opening of the cervix, putting it on a slide, and sending it to a laboratory. The pap smear will come back rated as a Class I through Class V. Class I is normal (benign), Class II is usually an irritation or inflammation, Class III is a true cervical dysplasia that can range from mild to serious, Class IV may be one of a variety of pre-cancers or cancers, and Class V is a seriously invasive cancer.
The problem with pap smears is that they have a very high rate (as much as 70-percent) of false positives, giving a more serious class rating than really exists, and a very high rate of false negatives, giving a less serious rating when there really is trouble. There is a new type of test available called the ThinPrep system that gives a significantly more accurate reading, but you are still subject to a lot of uncertainty if the test comes back "positive".
If any of the symptoms mentioned earlier are present, your health care provider will perform a physical including an abdominal, back, and pelvic examination. As part of the pelvic exam, a Pap smear will be performed to detect precancerous or cancerous cells in the cervix. A Pap smear is also performed annually for screening purposes even when no symptoms are present. This test may be performed more or less often than once a year, depending on your individual medical history and risk factors for cervical cancer. For example, an individual who has had abnormal Pap smears in the past may require more tests than an individual who has always had normal Pap smears. But, if you have had normal pap smears 3 years in a row and you are over age 30, your health care provider may perform a pap smear test only every 2 to 3 years. If there are any questionable or unclear results from the Pap smear, one of the following tests will be performed:
To confirm a diagnosis, a colposcopy (examination of the cervix with a colposcope, a slender optical instrument with a lighted tip) with a magnifying lens to examine the abnormal cell growth in the cervix. It is usually performed and combined with a biopsy. A biopsy is a small sample of tissue that is removed from the cervix and examined under a microscope for any signs of cancer.
CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
Treatment measures will vary depending on the degree and extent of the cervical dysplasia. Possibilities include cryotherapy (freezing), laser therapy, loop resection, conization of the cervix or cone biopsy. Be sure you understand the treatment options and any risk factors involved.
Follow-up care will depend on the treatment method used.
Follow-up Pap smears every 3 to 6 months for a year may be recommended to verify the success of treatment and to detect an recurrence.
MoonDragon's Women's Health Procedures: Pelvic Examination & Pap Smear
MoonDragon's Women's Health Procedures: Biopsy of the Cervix
SURGERY & OTHER PROCEDURES
Surgical removal of abnormal tissue is the most common method of treating cervical dysplasia. Ninty percent of these procedures can be done in an outpatient setting. These procedures include:
- Cryocauterization: Extreme cold destroys abnormal cervical tissue; this is the simplest and safest procedure and it usually destroys 99 percent of the abnormal tissue; frequently performed without anesthesia.
- Laser Therapy: Lasers destroy abnormal cervical tissue with less scarring than cryocauterization; more costly than cryocauterization; performed with local anesthesia; ninty percent cure rate.
- Loop Electrosurgical Excision (LEEP): Thin loop wire excises visible patches of abnormal cervical tissue; performed with local anesthesia; ninty percent cure rate.
- Cervical Conization: Small cone-shaped sample of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix; requires general anesthesia with 70 to 98 percent cure rate, depending on whether cancer cells have spread beyond the cervix.
Medications are not used to treat cervical dysplasia.
Prescription medication may be given for 2 to 7 days following the procedure to prevent infection following treatment. You may use non-prescription medication, such as acetaminophen, for minor pain.
Delay sexual relations until a follow-up medical examination determines that healing is complete. To help recovery and aid your well-being, resume daily activity, including work, as soon as you are able.
DIET & NUTRITION
No special diet. However it is important to follow a healthy and nutritious diet designed to build and maintain a healthy working immune system and to provide necessary nutrients for prevention, recovery and healing. Proper nutritional requirements for cervical and endometrial cancer are very similar. Follow suggestions for an Estrogen-Reducing Diet.
A proper diet can reduce lifetime exposure to estrogen, which in turn can reduce the risk of a variety of disorders, including breast cancer, endometriosis, and fibrocystic breast disease. Both proper nutrition and reduced estrogen exposure are important considerations for a person who has or has had an estrogen-influenced disorder. You can reduce your lifetime exposure to estrogen by making the following dietary changes:
If you are overweight, lose weight. Gradual weight loss after menopause reverses the effects of estrogen overexposure.
Reduce your overall calorie intake: Reducing calorie consumption increases levels of a hormone called SHBG, which keeps estrogen from stimulating the growth of healthy and cancerous cells in the breast. Scientists believe that calorie reduction has the same effect on other estrogen-influenced disorders. Calorie reduction is not recommended, however, during chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
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Use Acidophilus supplements. While the liver breaks down estrogen before sending it to the digestive tract for elimination., bacteria in the intestines can turn these breakdown products back into estrogen. The hormone can then be reabsorbed through the intestinal wall. Taking Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements daily can provide your body with the beneficial microbes that compete with the estorgen forming bacteria. Acidophilus is effective in maintaining "good" bacteria in the body during antibiotic use. If taking antibiotics, include unsweetened or naturally sweetened yogurt in diet. Antibiotics will kill all bacteria, good and bad in the digestive tract. The active culture yogurt and acidophilus-bifidus supplements help replace the good bacteria needed for proper digestion.
Increase your Fiber intake. Eat more whole grains, legumes, and berries, and more fiber-rich foods in general. Fiber increases the rate at which estrogen is excreted from the body. Also, some experts believe that simply adding fiber to the diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 75 to 80-percent. Fiber in the intestine keeps excreted estrogen by-products from being reassembled by bacteria and reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Because the effects of estrogen are cumulative, the benefits of fiber are also cumulative - eating fiber-rich foods confers lifetime reduction of breast cancer risk. For this effect, it is necessary to eat at least 10 to 20 grams of fiber daily, which is difficult without eating high-fiber cereals. If high-fiber cereal is unpalatable, mix it with regular cereal. Use skim milk in your cereal rather than whole milk to reduce fat consumption.
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FIBER INFORMATION OVERVIEW
Fiber is found in plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and is necessary in keeping your body regular. Lack of exercise, improper diet, advanced age, illnesses, injuries, and consuming large amounts of junk food reduces the body's ability to flush out toxins. There are two types of Fiber. One is water soluble and becomes soft in texture which works to soften stools. The other is insoluble and adds bulk to stools, which stimulates bowel contractions. There are many reasons why it is important to have an adequate amount of Fiber in the diet. Fiber can help lower blood cholesterol levels. It reduces the risk of heart disease and stabilizes blood sugar levels. It can also prevent colon cancer, constipation, hemorrhoids, and obesity. There are seven classifications of Fiber. They are bran, cellulose, gum, hemicellulose, lignin, mucilages, and pectin, and they all have their own function. It is best to rotate among several different supplemental Fiber sources. Start with small amounts and gradually increase your intake until your stools are the proper consistency. In addition to taking Fiber supplements, eat high Fiber foods as part of your daily diet. Consuming excessive amounts of Fiber may decrease the absorption of zinc, iron, and calcium in your body. Always take Fiber supplements separate from other medications and supplements as it can lessen their strength and effectiveness.
Fiber Supplement Products
Fiber has a number of health benefits, including normalizing bowel function and preventing constipation. Fiber offers you a range of health perks. It can lower cholesterol, keep your blood sugar steady, and help you lose weight. Still, most Americans do not come anywhere close to getting enough fiber in their diets. It is best to get fiber from food if possible, because supplements do not provide the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that fiber-rich foods do. But fiber supplements can contribute to the recommended daily intake. Fiber supplements are concentrated forms of fiber that you can take to supplement your daily intake of fiber. These supplements can come in multiple forms, such as capsules, tablets, gummies, and powders. There are different types of effective fiber supplements that are available on the market today.
Flaxseed Herbal Products
The soothing action of flaxseed makes it effective as a laxative. In addition, flaxseed in a tea helps ease severe colds, dry coughs and irritations of the urinary tract. The high content of essential fatty acids (EFAs) in the oil of the seed makes it valuable in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. Because flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber - essential for healthy digestion - it promotes excellent colon health by stimulating intestinal muscle contractions. Fiber absorbs water, swells in the intestine and assists in elimination, pushing out wastes. Thus, flaxseed plays an important role in the prevention of constipation and colon cancer. Because of all these medicinal properties, flaxseed is highly valued worldwide. If you prefer not to eat the seeds, you can use flaxseed oil as an alternative. Flax Seeds are an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-3, plus Magnesium, Zinc and dietary fiber. Flax oil from flax seeds is the richest known source of linolenic acid. It contains protein, mucilage, phytosterols and lignans, which are naturally included at 100 times the level of the next best source, wheat bran.
FOR STOMACH UPSET
3 Tablespoons Flaxseed
1 Quart Warm Water
Soak the flaxseed in the water overnight. Strain. Drink 1 cup of the liquid 3 times daily before meals, as needed. This recipe will make a full day's dose. The mucilage helps to both soothe and protect an irritated stomach lining.
1 to 2 Tablespoons Freshly Ground Flaxseed
6 Ounces Plain Yogurt or Applesauce
For stubborn constipation, mix flaxseed into applesauce or yogurt and eat the mixture 3 times a day for 1 week. Be sure to drink plenty of water during this time. This recipe produces a full day's dose. If you prefer, you can also take 1 tablespoon of flaxseed added to 1 cup of water 3 times a day to improve bowel function.
Psyllium Herbal Products
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) is a grain grown in India that is utilized for its fiber content. A good intestinal cleanser and stool softener, it is one of the most popular fibers used. It thickens very quickly when mixed with liquid, and must be consumed immediately. Psyllium Husk Powder can be a convenient way to increase the intake of dietary fiber. Surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically about half of government recommended levels. As a dietary supplement, mix 1 level tablespoon into at least 12 ounces of water or juice and consume immediately. Be sure to drink plenty of additional fluids throughout the day. Start with smaller amounts and gradually increase over several weeks. Some health care providers recommend Metamucil, which contains psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid, as a laxative and fiber supplement. However, many practitioners and consumers prefer less processing and all-natural products. Psyllium seed is a mild bulk-forming laxative carefully tested to assure purity and quality. Psyllium seed is useful in support of constipation (irregularity) It generally produces bowel movements in 12 to 72 hours. When immersed in the intestines psyllium increases in volume and swells the amount of intestinal matter. This stimulates and lubricates the bowels and helps move waste through the colon. Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of liquid with each dose. Adult and children 12 years of age and over: Take 6 capsules once daily. Children 6 to 11 years of age: Take 3 capsules once daily. Children under 6 years of age: Consult a health care provider.
Acacia (Gum Arabic) Herbal Products
Acacia is a natural, pure, certified organic, soluble dietary fiber produced from the gum of the Acacia tree (also known as gum arabic). Acacia is a natural plant water-soluble fiber that has been harvested for millennia in Africa; its recorded dietary use dates back to the Egyptian pharaohs. Pure soluble fiber supplements are helpful not just for IBS, but also for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, plus diverticulosis and diverticulitis. Acacia is simply an organic, prebiotic soluble fiber supplement with absolutely nothing else added, and it normalizes bowel function naturally in the same manner as soluble fiber foods. Extracted from seeds of the guar plant (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba), To use, add Acacia to cup, then add liquid or add Acacia to moist foods. 1 level teaspoon equals 2 grams soluble fiber. 1 pound has 180 teaspoon doses. Start with a low dose and gradually increase. Take 1 to 3 times a day.
Apple Pectin Herbal Products
Apple Fiber can be taken directly or mixed with liquids or powder blends. Mix one tablespoon powder with 12 ounces or more juice and drink quickly. Apple fiber is an excellent source of dietary fiber, including: 25-percent soluble and 75-percent insoluble. Apple Pectin is a completely natural water-soluble fiber that "gels-up" when mixed with water, offering digestive support that is natural and simple. As a dietary fiber, Apple Pectin can be a smart alternative to help promote desired intestinal health without the use of chemicals. Supporting sound intestinal health is essential to every lifestyle. As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules, 1 to 3 times daily with 8 to 10 ounces of water or juice, preferably 30 minutes before meals. Be sure to consume additional fluids throughout the day. Start with smaller dosages and gradually increase over several weeks.
Grapefruit (Citrus) Pectin Herbal Products
Pure Grapefruit pectin is a good source of natural soluble dietary fiber. Food surveys have shown that the fiber content of the American diet is typically half of government recommended levels. Grapefruit fiber powder can be a convenient way to increase the intake of fiber. Pectin may help maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range and regulate blood sugar levels. 1 to 3 tablets daily with meals. Be sure to take tablets with at least 8 ounces (one cup) of water or other liquid. Do not exceed 9 tablets daily.
Oat Bran Herbal Products
A soluble fiber. Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat. Its daily consumption over weeks lowers LDL and total cholesterol, possibly reducing the risk of heart disease. One type of soluble fiber, beta-glucans, has been proven to lower cholesterol. A 3/4-cup serving of cooked oat bran contains 2.2 grams of soluble fiber. This is about the same amount of soluble fiber provided by a 1/2-cup serving of cooked navy or black beans or 1/2 cup of cooked Brussels sprouts. Oat Bran Fiber is used as a super-fine, easy-mixing powder that can be mixed in your beverage of choice, sprinkled on foods and even blended into homemade baked goods to add healthy dietary fiber without compromising taste and texture. Oat bran is the perfect choice for a high-fiber breakfast, but it also makes excellent muffins and is a fantastic addition to cakes, breads, smoothies and more.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS INFORMATION OVERVIEW
Reduce your fat consumption but do not completely exclude healthy fats from your diet. Low-fat diets do not decrease estrogen production but do increase estrogen excretion through the urine. Low-fat diets also tend to include a lot of fruits and vegetables, many of which contain compounds that protect against cancer. Note, however, that some kinds of fat are cancer protective. Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oils have shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating two to three servings a week of salmon, tuna, sardines, or other cold-water fish, or taking fish-oil capsules confers this benefit. In laboratory studies, cancer cells grown in the same test tube as healthy cells without essential fatty acids overtake the cancer cells. Olive oil and similar monounsaturated fats also substantially reduce the risk of breast cancer, but include them in your diet in moderation.
EFA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
EFA Supplement Products
Fatty acids are the basic building blocks of which fats and oils are composed. Contrary to popular myth, the body does need fat. It must be the right kind, however. The fatty acids are necessary for health and that cannot be made by the body are called essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are occasionally also referred to as vitamin F or polyunsaturates. EFAs must be supplied through the diet. Essential fatty acids have desirable effects on many disorders. They improve the skin and hair, reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation. They are beneficial for candidiasis, cardiovascular disease, eczema, and psoriasis. Found in high concentrations in the brain, EFAs aid in the transmission of nerve impulses and are needed for the normal development and functioning of the brain. A deficiency of essential fatty acids can lead to an impaired ability to learn and recall information. Every living cell in the body needs essential fatty acids. They are essential for rebuilding and producing new cells. Essential fatty acids are also used in the body for the production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that act as chemical messengers and regulators of various body processes. There are two basic categories of essential fatty acids, designated omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-6 EFAs, which include linoleic and gamma-linolenic acids are found primarily in raw nuts, seeds, and legumes, and in unsaturated vegetable oils, such as borage oil, grape seed oil, primrose oil, sesame oil, and soybean oil. Omega-3 EFAs, including alpha-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are found in fresh deepwater fish, fish oil, and ceratin vegetable oils, among them canola oil, flaxseed oil, and walnut oil. In order to supply essential fatty acids, these oils must be consumed in pure liquid or supplemental form and must not be subjected to heat, either in processing or cooking. Heat destroys essential fatty acids. Worse, it results in the creation of dangerous free radicals (see Antioxidants for more information. If oils are hydrogenated (processed to make the oil more solid, as is commonly done in the production of margarine), the linoleic acid is converted to trans-fatty acids, which are not beneficial to the body. Other fatty acids include omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) and omega-9 fatty acids. A number of sources of essential fatty acids products are recommended below, among them Salmon Fish Oil, Flaxseeds and Flaxseed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and others.
Borage Herbal Products
Borage seed oil is used as an anti-inflammatory for chronic conditions, notably arthritis, but also asthma, chronic bronchitis, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. Borage seed oil is also high in GLA, an essential fatty acid, and thought to assist in weight loss. Borage flower, stems, and leaves are used in diuretics to support treatment of urinary tract conditions and weak hearts as well as to support circulation to treat varicose veins. The herb, but not the seed oil, induces sweating and sedates. A high GLA Borage oil made from organic cold pressed seeds with a nice deep color, and pleasant taste. A prized oil for its abundant dietary, health, cosmetic and medicinal benefits.
Black Currant Herbal Products
Black Currant fruits are a good source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. The seeds of the fruit contain an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA increases the body’s production of prostaglandin E-1 which helps increase blood flow, decrease blood clotting, and reduce inflammation. Black Currant fruits help increase bodily resistance to infections and are a valuable remedy for treating colds and flu. The fresh or vacuum-sealed juice, helps stem diarrhea and calms indigestion. The leaves encourage the elimination of fluids that reduces blood volume, and in turn, lowers blood pressure. An infusion can be used to treat rheumatic pain and whooping cough. Black Currant leaves can be used externally on slow-healing cuts and abscesses, and as a gargle for sore throats and mouth ulcers. A decoction of the bark has been used to treat hemorrhoidal tumors. Black Currant seed oil has been used to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Since prostaglandin regulates the menstrual cycle it is helpful before and during menstruation. Gamma-linoleic acid produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins as opposed to inflammatory prostaglandins; this leads to lessening of the severity of premenstrual cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties in Black Currant oil are effective against skin irritations when taken orally. The Skin Study Center in Philadelphia found that the Black Currant oil helps with dry skin disorders. The gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) protects against the water loss that contributes to itching and other symptoms associated with dry skin. For cardiovascular disorders, there has been two Canadian studies that have shown the omega-6 fatty acids lowers blood pressure. This is done as the prostaglandins counteract the construction of blood vessels. For rheumatoid arthritis, as an anti-inflammatory agent it works well by decreasing the morning stiffness in the joints. The British Journal of Rheumatology has stated that it may also be effective because of a reduction in the secretion of the inflammatory cytokines (a source of inflammation) 11-1 and TNF-alpha. By preventing their production, the oil offers some relief.
Fish & Salmon Oil Products
Fish Oil is a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Salmon, mackerel, menhaden, herring, and sardines are the best sources of fish oil because they have a higher fat content and provide more omega-3 factors than other fishes. For instance, 4 ounces of salmon contains up to 3,600 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, while 4 ounces of cod (a low fat fish) contains only 300 mg. Fish oil contains high amounts of two key omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Essential fatty acids improve skin and hair cells, lower blood pressure, help prevent arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation. There have been numerous scientific studies that confirm the important role of Omega-3 essential fatty acids in maintaining healthy blood triglyceride levels, as well as supporting the heart, skin and joints. Supplementing your diet with Fish Oil will lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels which helps reduce heart disease. Some people who have taken fish oil for extended periods of time have shown improvement with the pain and swelling associated with arthritis.
Flaxseed Herbal Oil Products
Flax is one of history's oldest cultivated plants. Both the ancient Greeks and the ancient Egyptians used the plant to make linen. However, its seeds are what have earned the plant recognition among naturopaths. Rich in minerals and a source of fiber, it also contains a potent fixed oil called flaxseed or linseed oil. It is known for its essential fatty acids (EFAs), which have been linked to lowered blood pressure and cholesterol. In addition, taking 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil daily helps prevent cancer of the colon. When applied topically as a poultice, flaxseed helps heal skin inflammations and ease joint pain. Because it contains a soothing mucilage, flaxseed also benefits the mucous membranes of the body, such as the bronchial tubes and urinary tract. So, a tea made from flaxseed remedies colds and coughs as well as urinary tract irritations. It also helps prevent constipation. Essential fatty acids are critical in the production of prostaglandins. In the body prostaglandins help regulate fat metabolism, inflammatory response, hormones, as well as the cardiovascular, immune and central nervous systems. There is some concern by health care providers that modern diets may be too rich in omega-6 fatty acids and deficient in omega-3's, which can contribute to health concerns.
Flaxseed contains large amounts of fixed oils is a rich, vegetarian source of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, including linolenic and linoleic acids, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. They are a good source of mucilage, glycosides, tannins and wax. They are also a good nutritionally packed source of the B-vitamins, protein, beta carotene, vitamin E, and zinc. They are low in saturated fats and calories, and contain no cholesterol. The nutty taste of ground flaxseeds is pleasant, and they can be mixed with water or any fruit or vegetable juice. They can also be added to salads, soups, yogurt, cereals, baked goods, or fresh juices. You can grind these tiny seeds in a coffee grinder.
Grapeseed Herbal Oil Products
Grape Seed Oil is one of the many natural sources of essential fatty acids and is among the highest in linoleic acid and among the lowest in saturated fats. It contains no trans-fatty acids, no cholesterol, and no sodium. It has a light, nutty taste that brings out the flavor in many foods. Unlike most other oils, it can be heated to temperatures as high as 485°F without producing dangerous and possibly carcinogenic free radicals. These features make it good for use in cooking. Grape Seed extract is derived from the small seeds of red grapes of the same sort used to make wine, Grape Seed Oil comes from the same place. The Grape Seed extract / Grape Seed oil is rich in flavonoids: phytochemicals, which have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are believed to safeguard cells against the ravages of unstable oxygen molecules called free radicals, and prevent numerous ailments. Commonly known as PCOs (procyanidolic oligomers), they are the most valuable flavonoid in Grape Seed extract. Besides their antioxidant powers, PCOs are thought to improve blood circulation and help strengthen blood vessels, which is particularly beneficial to those suffering from heart disease and cancer.
Kyolic EPA Oil Products
Kyolic EPA merges Aged Garlic Extract with concentrated fish oil. Garlic is used to address a number of health conditions including high blood pressure, influenza, gastrointestinal problems and even menstrual pain. Garlic is also said to be an antioxidant that can prevent certain types of cancers and can promote a healthy immune system. Garlic is most commonly used to help reduce high cholesterol. Studies show that fish oil may preserve healthy blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels and may promote healthy joints. The fish oil used in Kyolic EPA contains a source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA, that aid in the support of good cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health. Some studies have demonstrated that Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can improve tissue levels of EPA more effectively than flaxseed oil.
Olive Herbal Oil Products
Certified organic Olive Oil is used not only in cooking, but also useful in cosmetics and as a carrier oil for essential oils. It has a rich, full bodied flavor with a strong aroma and is golden brown in color. Olive oil has a great conditioning effect in body care recipes and can be used in almost all applications because of its stable nature. The perfect complement to almost any dish - though its dynamic flavor may be best experienced unaccompanied. Drizzle generously on garden greens, fresh baked artisan bread, or garlic kissed pasta; this oil is also very suitable for high-heat cooking and frying.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Do not get discouraged with the herbal and supplement methods if you do not experience success right away. They work with your body in a positive way and may take some time, unlike chemical medications with dangerous side effects. Herbs sometimes work quickly, sometimes not. Even if you do not see improvement before your next test and you end up having a medical procedure done, at least you know you did what you could in the time you were given. Even after the procedure, you can continue with your herbal program to prevent the dysplasia from returning by following the herbal program once a day for one week every month.
Consume more dark-green or yellow vegetables and fruit juices for their antioxidant content. A four-year study of 2,189 women with cervical cancer found that those who consumed these items frequently had a lower risk of developing invasive cancer. Compounds in these vegetables that are similar to vitamin A deactivate one of HPV's cancer causing genes, although they are more effective in the disease's earliest stages. Beta Carotene is a powerful antioxidant that destroys free radicals.
PROTECT AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER
Several population-based studies have suggested that eating a diet rich in the following nutrients from fruits and vegetables may protect against the development of cervical cancer:
Beta-Carotene: Eating a diet rich in Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, and Folate (Vitamin B-9) from fruits and vegetables is highly recommended. Some research suggests that individuals deficient in Beta-Carotene may be more likely to develop cancerous or precancerous cervical lesions, but this relationship remains inconclusive. Other studies indicate that oral supplementation with beta-carotene may promote a regression, or decline in the signs of cervical dysplasia.
Folate / Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9): Like beta-carotene, some evidence suggests that folate (also known as vitamin B-9) deficiencies may contribute to the development of cancerous or precancerous lesions in the cervix. Researchers also theorize that folate consumed in the diet may improve the cellular changes seen in cervical dysplasia by lowering homocysteine (a substance believed to contribute to the severity of cervical dysplasia) levels. The benefit of using dietary folate to prevent or treat cervical dysplasia has not been sufficiently proven.
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS THAT MAY BE ABLE HELP PREVENT CERVICAL DYSPLASIA
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids: Improves immunity. Protects the body tissues from damage by toxins.
Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet. The letter "P" represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they improve capillary strength and permeability. Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercitin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of Vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit. Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of Vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of Citrus Fruits and may be found in Grapefruits, Lemons, Tangerines, Limes and Oranges. Other sources of bioflavonoids include Apricots, Nuts, Peppers, Buckwheat, Blackberries, Black Currants, Cherries, Grapes & Raisins, Plums & Prunes and Rose Hips. In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorn Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse.
To supply Chlorophyll and important nutrients, Wheatgrass is used to for the treatment of cancer in many cancer clinics. Daily nutritional "smoothies" made of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices are particularly good and beneficial and easy to digest. Supplemental nutrients, oils, powders and extracts can be added to the juice or smoothie for easier intake and digestion. Consume plenty of live juices. Juicing is extremely beneficial for supplying nutrients. Green drinks made from leafy greens such as kale, spinach, beet greens, and carrot and beet root juice, should be consumed on a daily basis, with garlic and onion added. KyoGreen is an excellent green drink product that contains chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Take this drink three time daily. (See nutrient chart and links below.) Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. It reduces abnormal cell growth and fights unfriendly bacteria.
MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy: Juicing
Colostrum is used for immune support. Work up to 1 scoop a day or 12 capsules (in divided doses). Also available in chewable tablets and powder.
Folic Acid, which is not an herb but a necessary nutrient found in green, leafy vegetables, can also play a role in treating cervical dysplasia. Many women with cervical dysplasia have a folic acid deficiency, especially if they take birth control pills. According to one study of women on the Pill, three weeks of folic acid supplements reversed the risk of cervical cancer for a significant number of women. The recommended therapeutic dosage for women who have cervical dysplasia take 2 milligrams (2,000 mcg). Take for three months, then reduce the dose to 0.5 milligrams (500 mcg) a day. Along with your herbal therapy, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B-Complex can be extremely helpful.
Rutin is a bioflavonoid, and it provides essential support molecules for vitamin C absorption (and should, in fact, be taken at the same time to gain maximum benefit). Rutin supplementation prevents the breakdown of vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized and intensifies its beneficial immune-enhancing effects in the body. With regard to eye health, the bioflavonoid, Rutin, is said to improve capillary integrity and believed to help lower ocular pressure when used in conjunction with conventional drugs. (Bilberry extract is particularly rich in Rutin and can be beneficial in cases of diabetic retinopathy.) Rutin may be very helpful in combating cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness) and free radical damage to the retina. The antioxidant activity that fights free radical damage appears to play a role in the prevention of cataracts and other forms of visual impairment. Because Rutin improves capillary integrity (it works synergistically with vitamin C in this regard) by protecting and preserving the structure (permeability) and strength of those capillaries, this action is said to be of great help for capillary fragility (easy bruising and bleeding) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins). Because Rutin strengthens capillaries, it may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of hemophilia. The bioflavonoid, Rutin, is thought to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.
Selenium. Powerful free radical scavenger. Protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals, which can damage the body. Needed for proper immune function. Build resistance to infection. It has also been found to function as a preventive against the formation of certain types of tumors, including breast tumors.
Vitamin A With Beta Carotenes & Carotene Complex. Needed for tissue repair and immune function. Powerful antioxidants that aid healing. Beta Carotene is an antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. Free radical scavengers and immune enhancers.
Vitamin B-Complex: Take 1 to 2 tablets or capsules per day with meals (divided doses), liquid or sublingual as directed.
Vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is linked to the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Important in making myelin, the substance of which the sheaths covering the nerves are made. Essential for good nerve health.
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine). Especially important if using estrogen cream for treatment of atrophic vaginitis. Helps to relieve anxiety, fear and tension. An anti-stress vitamin.
Vitamin C With Bioflavonoids. These nutrients are powerful antioxidants and anti-cancer agents. Vitamin C has antioxidant therapeutic dose of at least 3,000 mg in divided doses throughout day. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and any excess unused by your body is excreted out of the body with urine.
Fortify your diet with the antioxidant supplements Vitamin E and Glutamine. Taking 200 to 400 international units of vitamin E per day has been shown to provide a threefold decrease in the rate of invasive cancer. Lower levels of Vitamin E have been found at every successive stage of cervical cancer - that is, the worse the cancer, the lower the tissue amounts of Vitamin E. Similarly, scientists have found lower levels of the amino acid Glutathione (and higher levels of the enzyme that destroys it) at every successive stage of the disease. Glutamine, taken at a dose of 250 milligrams a day, is an important antioxidant building block, especially if combined with 1,000 milligrams of Vitamin C per day.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and is a powerful biological antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of lipids (fats). Fat oxidation has been implicated in the process that leads to atherosclerosis. Vitamin E is fat soluble and, since cell membranes are composed of lipids, it effectively prevents the cell's protective coatings from becoming rancid as a result of the assault of free radicals. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E act to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. Free radicals can cause cell damage that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Studies are underway to determine whether Vitamin E might help prevent or delay the development of those chronic diseases. Vitamin E also improves oxygen utilization, enhances immune response, plays a role in the prevention of cataracts caused by free radical damage, and may reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Vitamin E Succinate takes vitamin E's antioxidant action a step further. Succinate feeds directly into the Krebs cycle, our major metabolic pathway for generating energy. Vitamin E Succinate is not strictly hypoallergenic. E succinate is prepared from a soy-source vitamin E. However, the amounts of residual soy antigens in this product are very small. For those who do not have a soy sensitivity, Vitamin E succinate offers an exciting new dimension of the Vitamin E effect. Vitamin E Suppositories contain coconut and palm oils, and Vitamin E. For Rectal or Vaginal use, insert one suppository as needed one or more times daily to soothe minor irritations.
CLASS II PAP SMEAR SUPPLEMENT PLAN
For a woman with a Class II pap smear, use Aloe Vera and/or Acidophilus douche and/or suppositories for a few weeks, along with taking Folic Acid (5 to 10 mg daily), Vitamin A (10,000 IU daily), Vitamin B-6 (25 to 50 mg daily) and Vitamin B-12 (800 to 1,000 mcg). It is also recommended that Vitamin A oil put directly onto the cervix five out of seven nights per week for four weeks, two weeks off and then for four more weeks. You can buy vitamin A suppositories, break open the capsules, or use a liquid vitamin A with a dropper. It is recommended that with the high doses of folic acid used in this type of treatment (a normal dose is 400 to 800 mcg), women should work in partnership with a health care professional familiar with alternative therapies, such as a Naturopathic physician.
CLASS III PAP SMEAR LIFE AND DIET CHANGES
A Woman with a Class III pap smear needs to take a close look at her sexual relationship with her partner and to make some dietary changes, with particular attention paid to avoiding dairy foods. In addition to the supplements recommended above, 30 mg of Zinc daily, 500 mg of Vitamin C daily, and Antioxidant Complex, and a Multivitamin are added.
Since Class III cervical dysplasia can be caused or aggravated by the excessive cell proliferation caused by estrogen dominance, the use of Progesterone cream may be recommended to oppose the estrogen effects, along with the vitamins mentioned above. Women sometimes ask if they can put the progesterone directly on the cervix. Although it is not necessary, it is fine to do if you are very sure it is pure progesterone that contains no carcinogenic chemical preservatives and no estrogenic herbs. To use it that way, look for a cream that contains only progesterone as its active ingredient. Progesterone has a number of important roles relative to menopause. It is the natural balancer to estrogen, as well as being necessary for optimum estrogen utilization. Research over the years has also revealed other vital roles of progesterone on the heart, blood vessels, nerves and brain. Many women find that supplementing with progesterone allows them to achieve a balance once again. Massage 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cream into hands and body twice daily for 21 days. Discontinue use for 7 days and repeat. Apply cream to smooth skin areas - inner arms and thighs, belly, breasts, buttocks, face and neck. Individual needs may vary.
Cervical dysplasia (myomas) were most often a sign of estrogen dominance. Add in dosages of 600 IU at bedtime, supplemental Magnesium (300 mg a day), and Vitamin B-6 (50 mg per day). This treatment is simple, safe, inexpensive, successful, and natural.
Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) is a substance found in Broccoli family vegetables. Scientists have identified specific extracts from cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc.) that modulate hormones in a way to help maintain healthy cell division. For instance, animal studies have shown that the cruciferous vegetable extract indole-3-carbinol (I3C) modulates estrogen hormones by favorably changing the ratio of protective 2-hydroxyestrone versus the damaging 16-hydroxyestrone. Found abundantly in broccoli, indole-3-carbinol also induces phase I and II detoxifying enzymes that can help neutralize estrogen metabolites and xenobiotic estrogen-like environmental chemicals. Human studies support the beneficial role of I3C in positively altering estrogen metabolism. A I3C dose of 200 or 400 mg per day can improve the chances of cervical dysplasia returning to normal by itself. The related substance, DIM (diindolylmethane), might also offer benefit. DIM, a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables, has been shown in animal studies to help maintain normal levels of a potentially damaging estrogen called 4-hydroxyestrone. The glucosinolates are major constituents of cruciferous vegetables that have been shown to promote normal apoptosis and induce the expression of the beneficial gene via an estrogen-independent action. Include plenty of Cruciferous vegetables in your diet along with supplements.
In addition, some of the risk factors for cervical dysplasia may cause certain nutritional deficiencies. For example, smoking may contribute to a deficiency in Vitamin C and long-term use of birth control pills may diminish Folate levels. Research has yet to prove whether taking Vitamin C and Folate supplements can help prevent or treat cervical dysplasia or cervical cancer. At the same time, it seems prudent to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables which contain Vitamin C, Folate, and Beta-Carotene, as these nutrients have been shown to have many health benefits.
HOLISTIC, HERBAL, & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS
Cervical dysplasia occurs when cells form irregularly on a woman's cervix, which is located at the mouth of the uterus. Since this unusual growth is considered a precondition to cancer, health care providers generally suggest burning, freezing or cutting off the problem cells. However, the condition progresses so slowly that your health care provider will probably wait a month or two, then retest you. Take advantage of this time to try an herbal-nutritional therapy program.
During the time when you are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia and before you actually have medical treatment for the problem. Commit yourself to healing yourself so you do not have to go through with the medical invasive procedures recommended by your health care provider. Even with medical treatment, your dysplasia can return and further, more invasive methods may be recommended by your health care provider. If you can avoid these procedures using relatively simple holistic approaches, all the better.
If diagnosed with cervical cancer, you should use herbal medicine as part of a medically directed overall treatment plan for cervical cancer. Herbal medicine can make chemotherapy or radiation treatment more bearable and effective, and increase the likelihood of achieving remission.
We recommend you consult with a naturopathic practitioner or an herbalist when planning out an alternative health care program for your particular situation. Many women have conquered cervical dysplasia using herbal teas, tinctures and suppositories alone, but you can speed along the process by also taking herbal sitz baths and applying Castor Oil packs. These treatments require a little extra time, but the end results are worth it.
HERBAL TREATMENT FOR CERVICAL DYSPLASIA - ONE WOMAN'S TREATMENT
A woman with stage 3 cervical dysplasia (stage 4 is cancerous) was able to do just this by using these methods. With only one month to turn around her dysplasia before she was to have surgery done (freezing had been tried previously and the dysplasia returned), she was committed to healing herself. She placed Castor Oil packs over her abdomen, sat in sitz baths filled with a strong tea of Sage, Eucalyptus and Comfrey Leaf tea and used a tampon soaked in a strong solution of Calendula tea. She faithfully did each of these treatments at least once a day, more often when she could manage it. Her next test showed far fewer signs of dysplasia and, although her health care provider was apprehensive about discussing herbs, sent her home to "continue doing whatever you are doing." The next three times she was tested, she came up completely clean; so she stopped taking the herbs. That was years ago, and following her health care provider's advice, she continues to get tested regularly - at least twice a year. She also follows her herbalist's advice to keep estrogen down to normal levels and her immunity up. She does not expect the dysplasia to return, but if it ever does, she knows what she will do.
THE ABM MUSHROOM & RESEARCH FINDINGS
ABM Mushroom Agaricus originates from Piedade, which is located in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The climatic conditions in Piedade include temperatures that soar to 35 to 38°C during the day and dip to between 20 to 25°C at night, with the humidity that averages 80-percent. The place also experiences regular squall toward evening. Agaricus Blazel Murill ABM Mushroom thrives only under these conditions, suggesting that its survival is significantly affected by these external conditions.
Around the same time, ABM Mushroom was introduced to Japan. Dr. Shoji Shibata, who at the time was a professor in the harmacological Department of Tokyo University, and Dr. Tetuo Ikegawa of the National Cancer Center, jointly researched the pharmacological effects of Agaricus. The research results were released at the general convention of the Japan Pharmacological Association and the Japan Cancer Association. The experience with mice verified that the polysaccharide beta-D-glucan contained in Agaricus significantly activated the immune system.
The polysaccharide contained in Agaricus Blazel Murill vitalizes production of interferon and interleukin in small animals (guinea pigs). This effect indirectly functions to destroy or prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. This refers to a cytokine inducing effect. Moreover, the experiments conducted by the researchers named above proved that this effect can also prevent viruses and other external factors from entering the tissue.
Clinical results obtained in collaboration with university researchers and hospital since the report on the anti-cancer effect of Agaricus Blazei Murril (ABM Mushroom) was released at the general convention of the Japan Cancer Association in 1980 proved that although many fungi polysaccharide only effect solid cancer and polysaccharide of Agaricus Blazei Murril is effective against Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma sigmoid colonic cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and liver cancer as well as against solid cancer.
This trial showed ABM to be 80-percent more effective than the world's number one cancer drug PSK, an extract of Coriolus Versicolor. ABM was found to contain far higher levels of beta glucans than Maitake, Shiitake, and Reishi. The renown Dr. M Ghoneun (MGN-3) developed studies about the NK cells activities and presented them at the International Congress on Immunology held in San Francisco. One theme was the explanation of ABM's power in intensifying the NK cells activities and it's importance in immunological recording and in cancer treatments. He also related a study with ABM on the effect in 57 mice with active NK cells. "It occured a defense rate up to 9 times in ABM injected mice." At present ABM is considered the most potent mushroom in supporting the immune system and in controlling various diseases such as Cancer and Aids. So successful are the studies in Japan that they are now buying over 90-percent of the available Agaricus from Brazil.
The results of the experiments suggest that it also activates metabolism by revitalizing normal biological tissue. Digestive enzymes such as amylase trypsin martase and the protease contained in fungus also enhances digestion. Furthermore, tyrosinase, an enzyme which oxidizes tyrosine and produces melanin, has a hypotensive effect.
Living organisms are equipped with immunity system which expels pathogens, toxic chemicals and tumorous cells generated through mutation. When tumorous cells attach to form a simple protein lump, it is decomposed by microorganisms such as bacteria. Thanks to this function, which is called immunity, bodies can maintain their health by fighting off harmful microorganisms, stopping them from entering tissue or discharging them from tissue.
The human immune system is comprised of more that 130 subsets of white blood cells. About 15 percent of them are called Natural Killer (NK) cells, These provide the first line of defense for dealing with any form of invasion to the body. Each cell contains several small granules which act as "ammunition." When an NI cell recognizes a cancer cell, for instance, it attaches itself to the cells outer membrane and inject these granules directly into the interior of the cell. More specifically, natural killer cells or NK cells play a critical role neutralizing outside organisms such as viruses and bacteria that enter the body. Through a process called phagocytosis, the NK cells "kiss" and engulf foreign agents and release toxic chemicals that destroy them. In cancer patients, the NK cells and cancer cells constantly baffle one another. The NK cells attempt to destroy cancer cells while at the same time cancer cells try to neutralize NK cells before they can harm them. If the NK cells are weak or if there are not enough NK cells in the body, the cancer spreads through- out the body resulting in death. Several factors contribute to this weakening of the immune system: most notably stress, age, pollution, and smoking. When their immune systems work properly, humans remain healthy. However, the immune systems in many people are weakened by stress, poor eating habits and pollution, such as air pollution. These people can suffer from a number of diseases. It is widely believed that cancer is caused by a decline in the immune system caused by aging and other factors. It is also known that atopic dermatitis asthma, pollinosis and rheumatism result from an excessive immuno reaction. The AIDS virus destroys immune cells and triggers diseases.
Agaricus Blazei Murill, which is enjoying growing attention, contains a large amount of polysaccharide, which is believed to enhance immunity. It does not only bolster immunity but reduces excessive immuno reactions to maintain a balance. Of all fungi, ABM Mushroom is particularly rich in polysaccharide, and has shown particularly strong results in treating and preventing cancer. It is believed that Agaricus Blazei Murill is the ideal food for the people of today, who are exposed to a difficult living environment.
Aloe Vera juice. Take 1/3 cup (80 ml) 3 times daily. Keeps the liver from processing certain toxins into carcinogenic forms. Do not take aloe vera juice internally if you have diarrhea. Aloe Vera can have laxative-like properties if too much is taken. If you experience diarrhea, cut back on dosage.
Astragalus root is considered to have a normalizing effect on the body's functions. Astragalus is an important herb in Chinese medicine and is commonly included in Chinese cuisine. Using herbal capsules, take 500 to 1,000 mg 3 times daily. Astragalus increases production of immune-system chemical IL-2, which fights HPV. Activates gene p53. Do not use astragalus if you have a fever or a skin infection.
Bilberry Leaf isused in connection with vascular and blood disorders and shows positive effects when treating varicose veins, thrombosis, and angina. Bilberry extract is high in bioflavonoid complex anthocyanosides and supports healthy vision. Bilberry is useful for maintaining a healthy digestive system, is an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.
Black Cohosh works with hormonal balance. It is often used by midwives to help weak contractions to become stronger during labor. Germany's Commission E recommends using Black Cohosh for treating menopause, dysmenorrhea, and PMS. Clinical results show improvement in hot flashes, sweating, headache, vertigo, heart palpitations, tinnitus (a ringing or similar sensation in the ears), nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbance, anxiety, vaginal dryness, and depression. In a 1995 German trial, it was found that when combined with St. John's Wort, Black Cohosh was 78 percent effective in treating hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. As a treatment for menopause, medical studies reported Black Cohosh to be more effective than estrogen in relieving symptoms and in normalizing the appearance of vaginal cells under microscopic evaluation. In a 1999 study at the New York College, it was found that Black Cohosh was shown to inhibit the growth of T-47D cells. The study concluded that this herb and others may be useful in preventing breast cancer. In a 2002 German study, it was reported that Black Cohosh has antiestrogenic effects. It was previously thought to have estrogenic effects. This herb is useful in treating inflammatory arthritis and rheumatism. The sedative action in Black Cohosh is helpful in treating high blood pressure, whopping cough, and asthma. Black Cohosh comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dosage is 1 or 2 tablets 2 times a day of a standardized extract, manufactured to contain 1 mg of 27-deoxyacteine per tablet. For a tincture, take 2 to 4 ml per day. Black Cohosh can take 4 to 6 weeks to produce the full benefits. Do not confuse it with Blue Cohosh, which is potentially more dangerous because the chemicals in it are toxic to the heart. Black Cohosh should not be taken for more than six months at a time. Black Cohosh rarely has side effects other than occasional mild gastrointestinal distress. Due to the potential hormonal activity, Black Cohosh is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or for adolescents. Women taking Black Cohosh should not take it together with birth control pills, HRT, such sedatives as diazepam or blood pressure medications.
Broccoli. Researchers have isolated a key component of broccoli called Sulforaphane, which is believed to stimulate enzymes in the body that play a role in detoxification. Broccoli Sprouts contain high levels of sulforaphane. Broccoli sprouts have been found to contain 10-100 times higher levels of sulforaphane then mature broccoli. Broccoli seed for sprouting should be stored for high germination sprouting use. For best results, store the seeds in a dry (but not refrigerated) place. Researchers have recently discovered a number of exciting phytonutrients with amazing health protecting properties. One phytonutrient derived from broccoli is Sulforaphane. Researchers have determined that broccoli sprouts contain a much greater Sulforaphane potential than broccoli florets. Enjoy these sprouts regularly. Soak 1/4 cup seeds overnight in room temperature water. Drain and put in sprouting jar or other sprouting unit and follow directions for that unit. Store in a dark environment for several days. On about the fourth day, place in indirect sunlight to develop chlorophyll in sprouts. Rinse and drain daily until sprouts are ready ( about 3 to 5 days). Add 1/2 teaspoon of Citric Acid Powder per pint of rinsing water to reduce mold formation. Enjoy zesty broccoli seeds alone or as part of a salad.
Burdock is a natural blood purifier and detoxifier. It is favored for helping the body maintain healthy skin. It nourishes the urinary and respiratory systems, and also nutritionally supports joints and other skeletal tissues. It is reported to promote glandular and hormone balance, as well as remove accumulations and deposits around the joints. Burdock Root is used as a food and medicine in cultures all over the world. It is traditionally used for skin disorders associated with adolescence. Burdock combines well with Red Clover, Yellow Dock, Cleavers, and Dandelion. Uses: Acne; Athlete's Foot; Blood; Bursitis; Calcium Deposits; Disinfectant; Eczema; Gangrene; Gout; Itching; Osteoporosis; Poison Ivy/Oak; Psoriasis; Rheumatism; Skin Disorders; Skin Irritations; & Swelling. Burdock comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. A standard dose of Burdock is 1 to 2 grams of powdered dry root 3 times per day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as Pot Marigold, is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or every new moon. The term "marigold" refers to the Virgin Mary, and marigolds are used in Catholic events honoring the Virgin Mary. The Egyptians considered them to have rejuvenating properties. In the Hindu world, the flowers were used to adorn statues of gods in their temples, as well as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics, and of particular interest, in the 18th and 19th century calendula was used to color cheese. The calendula was originally used as food rather than as an herb. It adds flavor to cereals, rice, and soups. The petals can be added to salads. As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians used calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin. Typical preparations using the dried flowers include creams, teas, tinctures, infusions, compresses, and washes. Calendula creams and washes are still used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring. Gargling calendula water may ease sore throat. Because of the vivid and brilliant color of calendula, it was thought by many to posses many powers for the protection and benefit of humans. One of the more outlandish claims was that wearing and amulet or necklace made of calendula petals, a bay leaf, and a wolf's tooth would ensure that any words spoken to the wearer would be kind, peaceful and honest. An often overlooked application of this herb is the treatment of post-mastectomy lymphedema. The herb will not reduce swelling, but it will reduce pain. There are no precautions associated with Calendula flowers.
Chaste Tree Vitex (Angus castus). The fresh ripe Chaste Tree berries, when pounded to a pulp, have been used in the form of a tincture for the relief of paralysis, pains in the limbs, weakness, and breast pain, in addition to the menstrual regulation and treatment of hemorrhage. Chaste Tree Berry (Agnus castus) is well known for its balancing effects to the female reproductive system. Research indicates its ability to increase production of the leutenizing hormone and prolactin. It is used to stimulate milk flow and to regulate the menstrual cycle when there is excessive bleeding, too frequent, or prolonged menstruation. It is found to benefit both PMS and menopausal symptoms. Other indications include: fibroids, inflammation of the womb lining, low energy, cramping, fibroid cysts, uterine healing after childbirth, and rebalancing after discontinued use of the contraceptive pill. Well known for its balancing effect on female hormones. Helpful for many PMS and menopause symptoms, regulates the menstrual cycle. Clinical trials have shown that prolonged use of Chaste Tree Berries significantly reduces a range of PMS symptoms, from irritability and headaches to cramping and breast pain. The herb can lengthen the proliferative (first) phase of the menstrual cycle and also relieve water weight, headache and fatigue. Other trials have shown genuine effectiveness for women suffering from infertility and irregular periods. Chaste Tree Berry works well in reducing the symptoms such as hot flashes associated with peri-or post menopause. Some studies have shown the berries to be anti-androgenic and can therefore be used to help treat acne in men and women and reduce an overactive libido. Current research supports the ancient medicinal uses as the Vitex (Chaste Berry) causes the pituitary gland to produce a luteinizing hormone, which re-establishes the normal balance between estrogen and progesterone, thereby regulating a women's cycle. Chaste Tree Berry comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. The recommended dose is 1 capsule per day. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. For using a tincture, take 40 drops of the extract in the morning in a glass of water. With Chaste Tree Berry, no matter which formulation you use, it can take a awhile before the effects are noticeable, but usually a change is noticed by the third or fourth menstrual cycle after you begin taking it. For other formulations, read product label directions. Those on hormone replacement therapy should not take Chaste Tree Berry. If you are pregnant or nursing do not take this supplement. Safety in young children, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known.
HERBS FOR BALANCING HORMONES
Among the most important herbs for treating gynecological problems are the berries from Vitex (Chaste Tree), an attractive tree from the Mediterranean. Vitex is one of the few herbs known to balance a woman's hormones, and so has become invaluable for many different formulas. To help keep excessive estrogen in line, you should also take herbs that are good for the liver, such as Burdock.
Comfrey leaf is typically used in paste, ointment. tincture, decoction, poultice and cosmetic preparations. Research seems to bear out the claims for the healing properties of comfrey leaf. In one major European study, an ointment based on comfrey root proved more effective at relieving both pain and swelling in 142 patients with sprained ankles. In another study with over 300 participants showed that comfrey leaf treatments of varying types (ointments, salves, compresses and other topical applications), were very effective in treating eczema, dermatitis, viral skin infections and ulcers of the lower leg. More recent research in the United States has shown that allantoin, one of comfrey's main constituents, breaks down red blood cells, which could account for its ability to help heal bruises and contusions as well as promoting the growth of muscle, cartilage, and bone growth. With regards to the warnings that comfrey can cause cancer and liver disease, most herbal practitioners point out that those results were from studies that isolated the pyrrolizidine alkaloids and fed or injected them into animal subjects in doses far higher than any typical usage of comfrey leaf, and that comfrey leaf has been regularly ingested by thousands of people around the world without reported ill effects. The root of Comfrey is typically used in oil infusions, salves, ointments, poultice and cosmetic preparations. Comfrey root is used to relieve pain from blunt injuries, promote healing of broken bones, sprains and bruises, reduce swelling and edema, and encourage the rapid and healthy regrowth of skin and tissue cells. Because comfrey may contain PAs, which have caused cancer and liver damage in animal studies, and because the root contains it in higher concentration than the leaves, internal use is not suggested. Precautions: Not for internal use unless recommended otherwise by a qualified health care provider. Not to be used while pregnant or nursing. Comfrey was widely used and recommended until the mid-1980s, when reports began to surface about the possibility of liver damage from the pyrrolizidine alkaloids that some plants contain. In 2001, the FTC and FDA combined to issue an injunction against products containing comfrey that were meant for internal use. In tests, comfrey root has been shown to contain nearly ten times the amount of PAs as the young leaves or stems. However, there is no suggestion of danger when comfrey root preparations are used externally or topically, though it is wise to avoid using comfrey root products on open or dirty wounds.
Curcumin, an active constituent in the herb Turmeric, protects against free radical damage because it is a strong antioxidant. It also reduces inflammation by lowering histamine levels and possibly by increasing production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands. It protects the liver from a number of toxic compounds. It also has been shown to prevent platelets from clumping together, which in turn improves circulation and helps protect against atherosclerosis. There are also numerous animal studies showing a abnormal cell growth-preventing action of curcumin. This may be due to its antioxidant activity in the body. Turmeric also acts as a mild antacid. Activates gene p53. Take 250 or 500 mg twice daily, between meals.
Dandelion can be used to help repair liver damage and as a detoxifier. Dandelion leaves are commonly recommended as a food supplement for pregnant and post-menopausal women because of the numerous nutrients they contain. This plant produces a mild diuretic effect and reduces serum cholesterol levels. Dandelion root is used to improve appetite, minor digestive problems, and works as a milk laxative. Some modern naturopathic physicians believe that it can help detoxify the liver and gallbladder. Clinical trials have shown Dandelion to be effective in treating pneumonia, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. It also helps with kidney function, pancreas, spleen, stomach, tinnitus, tonsillitis, osteoporosis, abscesses, anemia, boils, breast tumors, and cirrhosis of the liver, fluid retention, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism and warts. Dandelion may aid in prevention of age spots and works well in treating warts, fungus infections, and external and internal malignant growths. It is also used for treat skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and arthritis conditions. This plant is used for ulcerations of the urinary passages, obstructions of the liver, gallbladder, and spleen. The roasted Dandelion root can even be used as a coffee substitute. The German Commission E suggests the Dandelion Leaf for loss of appetite and dyspepsia, such as feeling of fullness and flatulence. This info was published in August of 92. Dandelion comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For use as a tonic, take 3-5 grams of the dried root or 5-10 ml of a tincture from the root, 3 times a day. For use as a diuretic or appetite stimulant take 4 to 10 grams of the dried Dandelion leaves in 1 cup boiling water and drink 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.
Echinacea Root is also known as Purple Coneflower and considered very valuable by the North American Indians. Echinacea possesses confirmed anitbacterial and antiviral properties. It is profoundly supportive of the immune system, and Echinacea's therapeutic power amazed practitioners. Echinacea is effective both internally, against such as colds, flu and tonsilitis, and externally against many kinds of stubborn skin problems. The decoction can be used as a mouthwash for pyorrhoea and gingivitis, and as a douche for vaginal infections. Echinacea is the subject of much contemporary research. Its complex chemistry seems to support the immune system by activating white blood cells. Echinacea also increases the production of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections. Many double-blind studies have confirmed that echinacea is effective for treating colds and flu. Other modern clincial studies confirm that echinacea, taken both internally and used as a douche, is extremely effective against vaginal yeast infections.
Echinacea purpurea supports the immune system and when combined with Astragalus and Reishi. these are two of the most important traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, makes a immune system tonic. This formula is an immune support supplement that helps support your immune system naturally. Echinacea Root is also known as Purple Coneflower and considered very valuable by the North American Indians. Echinacea possesses confirmed anitbacterial and antiviral properties. It is profoundly supportive of the immune system, and Echinacea's therapeutic power amazed practitioners. Echinacea is effective both internally, against such as colds, flu and tonsilitis, and externally against many kinds of stubborn skin problems. The decoction can be used as a mouthwash for pyorrhoea and gingivitis, and as a douche for vaginal infections. Echinacea is the subject of much contemporary research. Its complex chemistry seems to support the immune system by activating white blood cells. Echinacea also increases the production of interferon, an important part of the body’s response to viral infections. Many double-blind studies have confirmed that echinacea is effective for treating colds and flu. Other modern clincial studies confirm that echinacea, taken both internally and used as a douche, is extremely effective against vaginal yeast infections.
Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia but naturalized to California and the Mediterranean countries. Its leathery blue-green leaves are studded with glands containing a fragrant, volatile oil. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, but the most pleasant-smelling oil is produced by Eucalyptus globulus. In the early nineteenth century, the crew of an Australian freighter developed intractable fevers they were able to cure with eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus became well known in Europe as the Australian fever tree. American physicians used eucalyptus oil to sterilize surgical instruments and incisions, and also as a steam inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, emphysema, and whooping cough. The leaf is used in medicinal preparations, its volatile oils released by steam. Typical preparations include facial or hydro-steams, aromatherapy, and teas. Some uses may include encapsulation or extracts, however we have found these to be rare. Eucalyptus oil acts on nerve receptors in the mucosa of the nose and sinuses in a way that causes release of mucus. In laboratory studies, eucalyptol (the main essential oil in the herb) is antibacterial against several strains of Streptococcus, the organism that causes strep throat. A combination of eucalyptus and mint may help relieve snoring. Precautions: Never take eucalyptus oil internally. For safety, use eucalyptus leaf teas and steams rather than the oil. Excessive use may cause gastro-intestinal upset.
Fenugreek combats diabetes, the fastest growing disease in America by regulating the rate at which the body absorbs sugars. In addition to increasing milk supply of nursing mothers, Fenugreek has been commonly used to treat bronchitis, arthritis, kidney problems, and male reproductive conditions. Numerous studies have also found that Fenugreek can reduce blood sugar and serum cholesterol levels in people with diabetes. Fenugreek is high in fiber so it can be used to treat constipation as well. Fenugreek is often used in herbal medicine in North Africa, the Middle East, and India for a wide variety of conditions. The seeds are given during convalescence to encourage weight gain, especially in anorexia. Fenugreek seeds are helpful in lowering fever and have a soothing effect, which makes them of value in treating gastritis and gastric ulcers. They are used to induce childbirth and to increase breast-milk production. Externally, the seeds may be applied as a paste to treat abscesses, boils, ulcers, and burns, or used as a douche for excessive vaginal discharge. The seeds also freshen bad breath and help restore sense of taste. In China, Fenugreek is used as a necessary to treat cervical cancer. Animal studies have shown it to be effective in treating baldness, cancer, inflammation, microbial and fungal infections, and stomach ulcers. The seeds of Fenugreek are somewhat bitter so it is best to take in capsule form. The recommended dosage is 5 to 30 grams of de-fatted Fenugreek taken 3 times a day with meals. Capsule concentrations may vary. For best results with capsule and other formulations, read and follow product label directions. Fenugreek contains estrogen and can stimulate the uterus, therefore it should be avoided while pregnant. If you are diabetic Fenugreek could interfere with your insulin therapy. If you are taking other medications it is best to consult with your health care provider before using this herb for the treatment of your condition.
Ginkgo Biloba supports circulation to the brain as well as the extremities. This is achieved by maintaining healthy blood vessel tone and reducing blood viscosity. Additionally, the active compounds in Ginkgo biloba act as free radical scavenger and a proven antioxidant. An herbal supplement to support brain function. They support the utilization of oxygen and glucose, healthy circulation, activity, memory, and mood balance.
Goldenseal Root is considered to be an effective broad spectrum antibiotic and fungicide, as well as astringent and anti-inflammatory actions, effective agains a wide range of topical and internal infections of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts. It is very much in demand worldwide. Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties have led researchers to study goldenseal root as a possible alternative to chemical antibiotics. Goldenseal also appears to promote healthy glandular function, and may have a tonic and detoxifying effect on the entire system. Goldenseal boosts the immune system, helps with colds, flu, infection, inflammation, heals mucus membranes, helps digestion problems. Topically it has been used for skin and eye infections (such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis), as a mouthwash for soothing canker sores, and as a tea for diarrhea, upper respiratory and vaginal infections. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions, it is useful for cleaning wounds, reducing hemorrhoids, and alleviate skin infections (including ringworm and athlete's foot). The two primary alkaloids in goldenseal are hydrastine and berberine, along with smaller amounts of canadine. They have demonstrated antimicrobial effects against a wide range of bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, including Chlamydia species, E. coli, Salmonella typhi, Candida albicans and Entamoeba histolytica. Suggested Usage: Take 1/4 teaspoon or less, in water or juice, 2 times per day. Maximum Usage: 5 consecutive days. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. WARNING: Not for long-term use. Do not take while pregnant because berberine can stimulate contractions. Goldenseal may raise blood pressure and may not be suitable for people with high blood pressure (may use Myrrh as a substitute). It should not be used for extended periods of time by those with heart conditions.
THERAPY FOR INFECTION CONTROL
If it looks like an infection is present, a Hydrogen Peroxide douche consisting of a 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide (available at most pharmacies under first aid products) and 2 cups of water for a couple of nights before bed. Another option is a Goldenseal douche (made by brewing goldenseal herb tea or using goldenseal extract), which will get rid of most organisms within a couple of days of use.
HERBAL TAMPON SOAK BLEND
1 heaping teaspoon dried Calendula Flowers
1/2 teaspoon Goldenseal Root Powder
1 cup Water
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Put herbs and water in a pot, place on stove and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let steep for about 30 minutes. Strain and add essential oil. Soak tampon in mixture, stirring well to distribute the oil. (Be sure to use a tampon that comes enclosed in a cylinder inserter or the soaking will expand it too much.)
Licorice (Glycyrrhzin) is used for HIV / AIDS therapy as it increases T-cell counts and preserves immune function. General Uses: It is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return. For Ulcer Pain - chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care. For Mouth Sores - Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label. For Respiratory Problems - Take orally 1 to 2 grams of licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week. For Eczema, Psoriasis, or Herpes - Apply licorice cream to affected area twice daily. For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects. Caution: Do not use licorice if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, or an estrogen-dependent disorder such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or fibrocystic breasts. Caution: Do not use licorice on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure. Consume potassium-rich foods such as bananas or citrus juices, or take a potassium supplement daily when taking this herb. For HIV/AIDS - Take Glycyrrhizin Tablets, 50-75 mg daily. Use for 6 weeks, then take a 2-week break. Do not substitute deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).
Lycopene, an antioxidant found in Tomatoes. Cooking tomatoes rather than eating them raw has been shown to more than double the effectiveness of the lycopene tomatoes contain. Lycopene, a phytochemical found in tomatoes, has been found to reduce the risk of prostate and lung cancer. The incidence of digestive cancers, such as those of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, colon, intestines, and rectum, may also be lowered with correct dosages of lycopene. A study reported in the December 1995 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found a 45 percent lower risk of prostate cancer in men who regularly consumed ten or more servings of tomatoes or tomato-based foods per week than in those who did not.
Milk Thistle (Silymarin) may be taken in capsule form and prevents and treats cirrhosis and other liver disorders. Take 600 mg (about 5 tablets) daily. Note: Milk thistle may cause mild diarrhea. If this occurs, reduce the dosage or discontinue use. Milk Thistle (standardized to 80 mg silymarin) is taken consistently before pregnancy and during the first trimester will help the liver to gently detox and help hyperemesis to be avoided. Clinical studies using standardized milk thistle extract show that it supports and promotes normal liver function. The active bioflavonoid complex, silymarin, is a powerful antioxidant that exerts a protective effect against substances harmful to the liver. Thisilyn is especially recommended for those who use alcohol, smoke or are exposed to environmental pollutants. Thisily, the unique standardized milk thistle extract, is the world's standard for quality. The milk thistle used to manufacture Thisilyn is carefully extracted and tested for purity, ensuring all the plant's desirable benefits remain bioavailable.
Red Clover. There is no evidence that Red Clover can help those with cancer; however, its use as a cancer therapy in many parts of the world has prompted scientists to take a closer look at this herb. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms. This herb works well in treating bronchitis, asthma, and spasmodic coughs. Red Clover is also used to treat acne, eczema, abscesses, psoriasis, insect bites, stings, and other skin diseases. In a compress it works well in treating arthritis pains and gout. As an eyewash, Red Clover herb can be used to treat conjunctivitis. Red Clover comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For a tea, take 1 cup of boiling water to 2-3 teaspoons of dried flowers. Drink 3 cups a day. In capsule of tablet form take 2-4 grams a day. In using a tincture use 2 to 4 ml 3 times a day. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.
DELICIOUS RED CLOVER TEA
Instructions: Put the fresh or dried blossoms and leaves, with or without the mint and dandelion, into a 2-cup earthenware teapot. Fill teapot with boiling water, cover, and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes over very low heat. Strain into a hot cup, add a twist of lemon and sweeten with honey.
Sage (Salvia officinalis),: The common garden sage has been known and used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. The low-growing evergreen shrub is popular in nearly every European cuisine and is used variously to flavor meats, poultry, soups, puddings, cheeses and vegetables. Its unmistakable peppery flavor makes it popular for use in poultry and pork stuffing, and to flavor and preserve sausage meats. But taste is only the start of sage's purported benefits. The ancient Greeks considered sage to be a valuable healing herb, and used it to treat consumption, ulcers and other digestive problems. It has been used to lower fevers and treat snake bite. Used as a tea, sage can either stop sweating when drunk cold, or produce sweating when taken hot. It has been used to treat headache, and is believed in various cultures to aid memory and thinking. Other medicinal uses have had some substantiation in modern medical research. In Japan, for example, studies have suggested that sage tea helps prevent blood clots from forming, which offers potential for use in treating coronary diseases. Sage tea poured over the skin can help relieve itching, and acts as an astringent. It is even used as an alternative to artificial dyes to darken graying hair. For cooking, aromatherapy or healing, sage has proved itself throughout the ages, and continues to prove itself even now. Dried or fresh leaves are used in food, and as a tea. Sometimes sage is found in washes and cosmetics. Sage can be used to flavor and preserve nearly any meat or cheese, and is often used in soups and salads as well. Medicinally, it has been shown by modern research to prevent blood clots from forming, and has a long tradition of healing and treating digestive ills. Precautions: Thujone, a volatile oil in common sage, is hallucinogenic, addictive and toxic when taken in extreme excess. The plant and tea made from it should be avoided by pregnant women and by breastfeeding mothers unless they want to dry up their milk during weaning. Its long term medicinal use is not recommended.
Samento (Cat's Claw) is an antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitical herb. Samento is the most powerful immune-enhancing herb. Samento contains Uncaria tomentosa, it is a Cat's Claw herb that may be beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions. Samento is beneficial in supporting the treatment of a wide range of immune system related conditions; these include but are not limited to cancer, arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, allergies, ulcers, systemic candidiasis, all forms of herpes, diabetes, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal disorders and HIV infection. Samento is a medicinal rainforest plant that has been used for many years by native Peruvians. Cat's Claw Bark (Uncaria tomentosa) was reputed to be a super drug in the Andean region of South America.Its properties include Immunomodulation, Antibacterial, Antimutagenic, Diuretic, Depurative, Hypotensive and Vermifuge. Modern chemistry has revealed the presence of oxyindole alkaloids which may, in fact, aid the immune system. Cat's claw's glycosides may be responsible for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions of this herb. That is, Cat's Claw Bark does appear to assist immune function, reduce inflammations and help in the healing of minor injuries. Use 1 teaspoon 2 to 3 times a day depending on condition. Capsules: Take 1,000 mg twice daily. If using liquid extract, dilute in water. Put 1 to 15 drops in a glass with 4 ounces of pure water and wait one minute before drinking. Start with 1 drop extract 2 to 3 times/day, stay at this dose for one week. Add an extra drop every few days until you are taking 5 drops 3 times/day for a total of 15 drops, slowly increasing up to 15 drops twice daily or as directed by your health care provider. Take on an empty stomach. If you notice a Hexheimer reaction (detoxification), stop taking for a few days and then resume at a lower dose. Do not use Samento if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are an organ transplant recipient.
SHIITAKE MUSHROOM BENEFITS
Scientific studies today are discovering evidence that supports the claims of ancient healers of China that Shiitake can be instrumental in helping to combat a host of conditions such as colds and flu, and serious ailments which includes heart disease, cancer, and life-threatening viral conditions. The active constituent in Shiitake is a polysaccharide called lentinan, which is currently under investigation for its potential anti-tumor effects, blood pressure-lowering effects, and cholesterol-lowering effects. Lentinan is also being studied for its ability to inhibit cancer. In recent years, Shiitake extracts have been tested for use as an adjunct to chemotherapy, and currently in Japan, a highly purified form of lentinan is being used in conjunction with standard chemotherapy agents in the treatment of cancer.
Lentinan intramuscular injection, given by health-care provider. Activates immune-system cells, LAK and NK cells, to fight cancer. Lentinan is a polysaccharide and an active constituent found in Shiitake Mushrooms. Sometimes called the Black Forest mushroom, the Shiitake mushroom has long been revered by the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean people for its culinary and medicinal contributions. Today it is one of the world's most cultivated edible mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms contain eight essential amino acids in addition to riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and dietary fiber, enzymes, and ergosterol which, when converted by sunlight, becomes vitamin D. Ancient Chinese physicians prescribed the Shiitake mushroom to activate their "life force". Ancient healers claimed that this mushroom promoted longevity, offered the immune system protection, and worked as a preventative against gastrointestinal distress, liver disease, colds, flu, and circulatory problems.
TEA TREE & INHIBITING CANCER
Green Tea possesses substances shown to inhibit the growth of many types of cancers including liver, stomach, skin, lung, breast, and prostate cancer. Polyphenols are the compounds in green tea responsible for its anti-cancer effects. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most effective of the polyphenols at inhibiting cancer growth and inducing cancer cell death. Polyphenol E (poly E) is a polyphenol mixture that contains EGCG. The new study evaluated the effect of green tea extracts on cervical lesions. Eighty-eight women with either chronic cervicitis (ongoing abnormal inflammation of the cervix) or mild to severe cervical dysplasia took part in the study. The women were assigned to receive either (1) poly E ointment applied locally to the cervix, (2) poly E ointment applied locally to the cervix plus one 200-mg capsule of poly E per day, (3) one 200-mg capsule of poly E per day, (4) one 200-mg capsule of EGCG per day, or (5) no treatment. The poly E ointment was applied two times per week for 12 weeks, and the capsules were taken for 8 to 12 weeks. Biopsies of cervical tissue were taken before and after treatment and Pap smears were taken every four weeks during the study to determine the presence and extent of abnormal cells. HPV DNA titers (an indicator of the severity of HPV infection in the body) were measured before and after treatment. Overall, 69 percent of the women treated with green tea extracts showed a positive response compared with 10 percent of the women not receiving treatment. A positive response was defined either as a decrease in or complete elimination of HPV, a decrease in the size of the cervical lesion, or the elimination of abnormal cells as detected on Pap smear or biopsy. All of the green tea preparations resulted in a similar response. The green tea extracts used in this study appear to be safe and should be considered for the treatment of precancerous lesions of the cervix, with the hope of stopping the progression to cancer. However, this therapy should be instituted only under close medical supervision; if it is unsuccessful, other measures must be taken to prevent the condition from worsening.
Green Tea is simple the dried leaves of the tea plant. Black tea are dried tea plant leaves that have been through a fermentation process. The key ingredients of green tea are molecules called catechins and have a variety of actions including vasorelaxation (arteries relaxing) which has aided cardiovascular activity. Catechins of green tea are selectively bactericidal. They do not affect lactic acid bacteria but will reduce the proliferation of other bacteria types particularly those that use alpha-amylase activity in their growth and cell division. Green tea also contains antioxidants and may help to lower cholesterol. Of greatest interest to the research community green tea apparently has a protective effect against a range of cancers, including the reduction in the frequency of smoke-induced mutations and is particularly useful in protection from stomach and colon cancer. Some studies have shown green tea may influence blood concentrations of hormones linked to at least one form of genetic hair loss known as androgenic alopecia. In one study published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in 1998, Japanese researchers found that drinking green tea could increase levels of the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in women. Since this biochemical binds testosterone, the more SHBG present in a woman's body, at least theoretically, the less testosterone will be in her bloodstream. And that, say some experts, may block the chain of hormonal activity that initiates some forms of hair loss. Since green tea is certainly a good source of healthful antioxidants and may have some anti-cancer properties, so it certainly would not hurt a woman to include it in her diet. One cup of green tea roughly equals 100 mg of tea catechins. Typically research investigations have involved individuals drinking 3 cups of green tea (300 mg catechins) each day. Alternatively, capsules of green tea are widely available. Most catechins when ingested in green tea are passed through the gut and excreted intact. Very little is actually absorbed into the blood stream. Research indicates that ingestion of 3 grams of green tea solids will yield plasma levels of catechins in the nanograms per milliliter of plasma range which is very low. The researchers also noted that increasing green tea intake to 4.5 grams did not significantly increase the amount absorbed into the blood plasma so there seems to be an upper limit to the amount of catechins that can be absorbed and carried in the blood stream. Taking larger amounts of green tea will not necessarily equate to an increased level of blood plasma catechins or improved treatment effect! Green tea is well tolerated by most individuals with no significant side effects reported.
Wild Indigo is a perennial member of the pea (Fabaceae) family. Wild Indigo favors dry, poor soil in open areas, and is common throughout the northeastern United States as far south as Florida and west as Minnesota. A North American native, both its common name and its botanical name indicate that it should be a rich source of dark blue pigment, but unfortunately the dye it yields (which is contained in the cream-colored to bright yellow flowers and seed pods, and is difficult to extract) is considered inferior to that of the true Indigo plant (genus Indigofera). Instead, Wild Indigo root has a long history of medicinal use, dating back to the Mohegans of southern New England, who used the roots to make a wash for severe cuts and wounds. In the United States Pharmacopea from 1916 to 1936 and the National Formulary from 1916 to 1936, Wild Indigo was given official status as an emetic, stimulant, antiseptic and astringent, and was recommended for the treatment of scarlet fever, diphtheria, typhoid fever, and dysentery. According to the German Commission E Monographs, in present-day Germany Wild Indigo root has been combined with Echinacea purpurea root and White (aka Yellow) Cedar tips (Thuja occidentialis) to create a phytomedicine called Esberitox for the purpose of stimulating the immune system and enhancing the body's resistance to colds and flu. The roots are used medicinally. An inferior blue dye can be extracted from the flowers and seed pods through a complicated process involving chemicals and fermentation. Wild Indigo roots are most often used as a decoction (a half teaspoon in a cup of water up to three times daily), or a tincture (1 to 2 ml three times daily). The decoction can also be used externally as a wash for cuts and wounds, or combined with non-alcoholic Witch Hazel and Calendula for nursing mothers, as a treatment for cracked nipples. Wild indigo root is an antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, cholagogue, emetic, purgative, and immune system stimulant. It is often recommended by medicinal herbalists, in combination with other herbs, to treat ear, nose and throat infections, and by itself as an antiseptic for external wounds and injuries. Precautions: Large doses of wild indigo root can be toxic, causing vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, asphyxiation, and death. Wild indigo root should be avoided by pregnant women and people with autoimmune disorders, and should be used only under the guidance of a qualified health care practitioner.
CERVICAL DYSPLASIA & GENITAL WARTS
Cervical dysplasia can be caused, or at least promoted, by the same virus responsible for genital warts (human papilloma virus) and possibly by those viruses that cause herpes (herpes simplex types 1 and 2), although not all women with warts or herpes necessarily develop dysplasia. Another contributing factor is excessive amounts of the more carcinogenic form of estrogen that is manufactured by the body. In addition, women whose mothers took a synthetic estrogen called diethylstilbestrol (DES) in the 1940s and 1950s to prevent miscarriage were overexposed to estrogen and often develop dysplasia. (Unfortunately, until 1979, much of the meat sold in the United States also contained small amounts of DES.) The American Cancer Society also lists estrogen-based birth control pills, multiple sexual partners and smoking as risk factors for dysplasia. Researchers have reported that smoking even two or three cigarettes a day seems to concentrate carcinogens in the cervix.
You can treat the problem cells and at the same time stimulate your immune system with a tea or tincture of Echinacea, Calendula and Wild Indigo, an immune system herb with properties similar to Echinacea. While most people may not think of Calendula (known as Pot Marigold) is not only just a pretty garden flower, it is also a potent immunity builder that seems to have a special affinity for healing the cervix.
HERBAL MEDICINAL VAGINAL SUPPOSITORIES
You can also put herbs directly on your cervix by using vaginal suppositories or a tampon soak of Goldenseal, Calendula and Tea Tree Essential Oil. Tea Tree suppositories are also available in natural food stores.
CERVICAL DYSPLASIA TEA BLEND
2 teaspoons Chaste Tree Vitex Berries
1 teaspoon Burdock Root
1 teaspoon Wild Indigo Root
1/2 teaspoon Calendula Flowers
1/2 teaspoon Echinacea Root
5 cups Water
Bring herbs and water to a boil in an uncovered pot, then simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover pot and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain out herbs. This can also be taken as a tincture or in pill form.
If you smoke, quit, and avoid exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke contains 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone, also known as NNK, which can interfere with the immune system, decreasing its ability to keep HPV in check and greatly increasing the risk of cervical cancer.
An abnormal Pap smear does not mean a woman has cervical cancer. Each year, approximately 2 million American women are given a diagnosis of atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). Only 5 to 10 percent of these women have cervical cancer, and most of those who do have it test positive for HPV. Fortunately, there is now a more sensitive test for HPV infection. The Hybrid Capture II test detects 90 to 95-percent of cases of HPV infection, compared to 75 to 80-percent for the Pap smear. This test is especially helpful if the results of a Pap smear are inconclusive.
Health-care professionals have long known that cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix turn white when exposed to vinegar. In most cases, this change can be observed visually by your health care provider or trained midwife.
If cervical cancer in a younger woman must be treated surgically, a new operating procedure can preserve fertility. This procedure, known as a trachelectomy, removes the cervix while preserving the uterus. In the first twenty-six women who underwent the procedure, only one experienced a recurrence of the cancer.
Women who take oral contraceptives who have cervical dysplasia are much less likely to develop more severe dysplasia or cancer if they take Folic Acid supplements. In one study of such women, Sixteen-percent of those who did not take folic acid had more severe dysplasia after four months, while none of the those taking folic acid (at a dosage of 10 milligrams per day) saw their conditions worsen.
The following are recommendations for maintaining health. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended dose. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended dose.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Acidophilus & Bifidus As directed on label. Take on empty stomach. To replenish friendly bacteria in the colon. Contains powerful anti-carcinogenic compounds. Breaks down metabolites of estrogen. Use non-dairy formula. Kyo-Dophilus is recommended.
Acidophilus is effective in maintaining "good" bacteria in the body during antibiotic use. If taking antibiotics, include unsweetened or naturally sweetened yogurt in diet. Antibiotics will kill all bacteria, good and bad in the digestive tract. The active culure yogurt and acidophilus-bifidus supplements help replace the good bacteria needed for proper digestion.
Acidophilus Supplement Products KyoDophilus Supplement Products Bifidus Supplement Products Vitamin A 25,000 to 50,000 IU daily.
If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.
Needed for tissue repair, normalizing skin and epithelial membranes and immune function. Powerful antioxidants that aid healing. Use with Beta Carotene or Carotenoid Complex. Beta Carotene is a precursor of Vitamin A. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses. Natural Beta-Carotene
150,000 to 300,000 IU per day IU daily.
As directed on label.
An antioxidant and precursor of vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. Free radical scavengers and immune nhancers. Vitamin B Complex 50 to 100 mg of each B vitamin daily, with meals 3 times daily (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). Necessary and important for normal cell division, multiplication and function. Regulates metabolism and promotes good health. A sublingual form is best. Plus Extra
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
100 mg daily. B vitamins improve circulation, build up red blood cells and aid liver function. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure.
Vitamin B-3 Improves cerebral circulation. Caution: Do not take niacin if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid. Niacin is an essential nutrient, positioned at the core of NAD/NADH and NADP/NADPH, which are major redox-active electron storage compounds. One or both of these redox pairs is involved in every major biochemical pathway. They participate in the trafficking of electrons as reducing equivalents, the electron packets that facilitate metabolism. Niacin is involved in the production of energy, detoxification and the normal regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule two or three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Niacin can cause skin flushing and tingling (the niacin flush). Do not take large amounts of niacin (greater than 1.5 grams (1500 mg) per day) without first consulting a healthcare practitioner.
Vitamin B-3 Supplement Products Plus Extra
25 to 50 mg daily or as directed on label. Reduces water retention and helps to relieve anxiety, fear, and tension associated with recovery. An anti-stress vitamin.
Needed for normal brain function and to correct deficiencies. May help lift depression and is essential for healthy nervous system. B Vitamins must be replenished daily.
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Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9)
5 to 10 mg (5,000 to 10,000 mcg) daily therapeutic dosage, then 800 mcg daily as a normal daily dose, or as recommended by health care provider. Affects the repair of DNA. Has been linked to cancer protection. To prevent anemia and aid in proper digestion and absorbtion of nutrients. Folic acid is found to be deficient in people with depression. Women need 400 to 800 mcg daily for normal function and to prevent neural tube defects in a fetus if they become pregnant. Choline 100 mg 3 times daily. Aids in reducing estrogen production.
Choline is a common source of lecithin that may be helpful for Parkinson's disease, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, baldness, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, eczema, alcoholism, muscular dystrophy, hypertension and disease of the nervous system.
Choline Supplement Products Vitamin B-12 2,000 mcg twice daily. To prevent anemia. Use a lozenge or sublingual form.
Vitamin B-12 is linked to the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Important in making myelin, the substance of which the sheaths covering the nerves are made.
Vitamin B-12 Supplement Products Plus
As directed on label. A source of B vitamins. Aids in reducing estrogen production. Quercetin 400 mg 3 times daily or as directed on label. A source of B vitamins. Aids in reducing estrogen production. Vitamin C
3,000 to 5,000 mg daily, in divided doses. An antioxidant that is essential in the formation of collagen; promotes healing and tissue repair. Important for immune system stimulant. Improves the benefits of MSM. Vitamin E Start with 200 to 400 IU daily and increase slowly to 600-800 IU daily. Can be applied topically to the affected area 3 to 4 times daily by cutting open a capsule to release oil. Powerful antioxidants that aid in healing. Improves circulation and promotes tissue repair and healing. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form, if possible. Purchase in oil or open a capsule to release the oil to apply topically. Zinc 50 to 80 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Speeds healing. To increase immunity against viruses by boosting and aiding the immune system, cell division, enzyme activity, and needed for growth and healing of tissues. Promotes the proper utilization of Vitamin A. Also reduces severity of herpes outbreaks. Use zinc gluconate lozenges or zinc methionate (Optizinc) for best absorption. You may want to take 1 mg of copper with this. Essential Fatty Acids 1 Tablespoon Flax Oil and/or Fish Oil, 600 to 1200 mg daily EPA/DHA combined. Needed for proper cell reproduction. Methylsulfonylmethane
As directed on label. MSM and Vitamin C are used by the body to build healthy new cells. A vital substance to the life of hair and skin. The same way that biotin is a component of the manufacturing process of hair, the sulfur found in MS can be intrinsic to the structural development of hair, particularly because it is so well-absorbed. Helpful MultiVitamin & MultiMineral Complex As directed on label. To correct vitamin and mineral deficiencies. All nutrients are necessary for healilng and to maintain a balance of all essential nutrients and for normal cell division. Maitake
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
Mushrooms that have immune-boosting and antiviral properties. Greens
As directed on label. To supply chlorophyll and important nutrients. Wheatgrass is used to for the treatment of cancer in many cancer clinics. See "Green Drinks".
Daily nutritional "smoothies" made of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices are particularly good and beneficial and easy to digest. Supplemental nutrients, oils, powders and extracts can be added to the juice or smoothie for easier intake and digestion. Consume plenty of live juices. Juicing is extremely beneficial for supplying nutrients. Green drinks made from leafy greens such as kale, spinach, beet greens, and carrot and beet root juice, should be consumed on a daily basis, with garlic and onion added. Kyo-Green is an excellent green drink product that contains chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Take this drink three times daily. Wheatgrass is a rich nutritional food and blood cleanser. It reduces abnormal cell growth and fights unfriendly bacteria.
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As directed on label. Take between meals. To supply protein, needed to build and repair tissue. Vitamin D 400 to 600 IU daily or as directed on label. Inhibits abnormal cell division and growth. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to higher breast cancer rates. Needed for calcium uptake and healthy immune system response. Important for the prevention and/or treatment of several forms of cancer. Aerobic 07
As directed on label. Antimicrobial agents. Homeopathic remedy for tissue oxygenation. Kills harmful bacteria and viruses. Bio-Chlor-Dox is like Dioxychlor but less expensive. Kelp 1,000 to 1,500 mg daily.
As directed on label.
For mineral balance.
Kelp is a large, leafy brown algae is high in nutrition, especially minerals. Kelp is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron. It is also an excellent source of natural iodine. Due to overwhelming research results, Kelp has become an effective treatment for thyroid disorders and treating thyroid and mineral deficiencies, obesity, adrenal deficiencies, energy and endocrine gland disorders. Aids in the function of both the pituitary and adrenal glands, promoting glandular heth. It regulates metabolism to help digest food. Helps to rid the body of toxins. Kelp is an alternative, diuretic, hypotensive, and antibiotic and also contains vitamins and cell salts essential for good nutrition. Kelp powder can be used as a sodium chloride (table salt) substitute, sprinkled on foods in place of salt. It is beneficial for the nervous system, brain and the cardiovascular system. It is very important for pregnant women. If you have thyroid problems, consult with your health care provider before using. As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 teaspoon 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals. Use 6 to 12 drops of liquid extract-tincture in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
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Grape Seed Extract
As directed on label.
As directed on label.
Powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
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If any of the following occurs:
CERVICAL CANCER CONCERNS
- Pain, swelling, redness, drainage or bleeding increases in the surgical area.
- You develop signs of infection: headache, muscle aches, dizziness, or a general ill feeling and fever.
- Vaginal discharge increases or begins to have an unpleasant odor.
If you or a family member has persistent vaginal bleeding or other symptoms of cervical cancer. If you have not had a pelvic examination or Pap smear in at least one year.
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