According to Natural Health magazine, new and ongoing research shows that several natural remedies including a diet centered around fruits and vegetables, herbal and botanical supplements, as well as maintaining a strong immune system can help eliminate dysplasia, preventing cervical cancer altogether. Here are a few tips to do so:
1. Take Green Tea. A growing body of evidence indicates that green tea, which is high in flavonoid polyphenols, can prevent many types of cancer by inhibiting tumor formation and growth. In the past four years, it's also been shown to prevent and treat cervical dysplasia.
2. Try Phytochemicals. Diindolylmethane (DIM), a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and kale, appears to cause infected cells to die. A supplement called Bio- Response provides a high amount of DIM. On a related note…
3. Eat Your Veggies. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and compounds believed to have cancer-fighting properties, including carotenoids (also called carotenes) such as lycopene, lutein, and beta-cryptoxanthin, as well as vitamins C and E, folate, and selenium-all of which may work synergistically to offer additional protection against cervical dysplasia.
4. Investigate Acupuncture. Anything you can do to enhance the immune system will be helpful. Acupuncture prompts the release of chemicals and hormones that improve the body's natural ability to fight disease.
5. Relieve Stress. Recent research on stress and HPV suggests that reducing stress is particularly important in halting the progression of dysplasia to cancer. Consider stress management techniques or other modalities such as yoga, massage, guided imagery, and Reiki.
6. Help Yourslef To Herbs. Don't overlook the local immune system of the cervix, which can be supported with herbs and vitamins. Natural Health practitioners recommend green tea suppositories with three herb-based products: the Papillo, VAG-PAK , and Herbal-C .
7. Don't Smoke. Smokers are twice as likely as nonsmokers to get cervical cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
8. Limit Your Partners. If abstaining from sex doesn’t sound appealing, you can still reduce your chances of getting HPV by having fewer sexual partners.