Health officials insist that the HPV vaccine is safe.
Time will tell, but with increasing reports of adverse side effects, ranging from mild to life threatening, many women are deciding to refuse the offer, with even some doctors believing that the HPV vaccine could be one of the biggest medical mistakes.
“Neurologists at the American Neurological Association have indeed concluded that Gardasil is temporally associated with autoimmune attacks on the neurologic system. The range of neurologic disorders is unknown.” Dr Dianne Harper
There are only about 50 HPV experts in the world, and Dr Harper is one of them, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, she helped design and carry out the phase II and phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get the Gardasil vaccine approved.
She is inarguably an expert and since becoming involved she has stated that it is neither safe or effective. She has also said that the tested length of the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing the HPV virus is not long enough to prevent cervical cancer, which can take decades to develop.
Read more here on the HPV vaccine.
“UK Government statistics (ONS England) and (ISD Scotland) for cervical cancer are showing a consistent increase in cases of cervical cancer in the 20-24 age group in recent years (2012-2015), in Scotland the number of cases has more than tripled in comparison with the period 2006-2008, before the vaccine was introduced. Also vaccinated girls and women, as young as 18, are being diagnosed with cervical cancer.” Read more here.
HPV and Cervical Cancer Facts
- There are over 200 strains of HPV and many do not cause problems. The new Gardasil vaccine is reported to protect against 9 strains.
- Most HPV infections clear up on their own without any intervention in a few months and 90% clear within 2 years.
- Cervical cancer accounts for 2% of all new female cancer cases in the UK (2015).
- Over 99% of cervical cancer cases in the UK are preventable.
- In a small percentage of people HPV can persist for years, and may cause symptoms to appear, especially if immunity is weakened.
- Nearly every sexually active person will get HPV at some point. In most cases the immune system will deal with it.
- High risk HPV strains may cause lesions that can lead to cervical cancer if left untreated.
- Routine cervical smears can reduce the incidence of cervical cancer cases.
- Early sexual intercourse and multiple sexual partners increases your risk of cervical cancer.
Natural Ways to Support Cervical Health Through Diet and Lifestyle
- Folate (the natural form of folic acid) – many studies have linked lower levels of folic acid to a higher incidence of cervical dysplasia. Folate combined with vitamin B12 can increase protection against cell changes. Buy methylated B vitamins here.
- Selenium – has been shown to improve the cervical health of over 75% of women over a 6 month period.
- Zinc – deficiency in this vital trace element is considered a risk factor for the development of cervical cancer.
- The birth control pill can deplete your body of several B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C and Zinc and over time even subtle effects can add up. Ensure you are supporting yourself.
- Sun exposure and Vitamin D – Several studies show a connection between lack of sunlight exposure and cervical cancer risk.
- Antiviral herbs – like Echinacea, Astragalus, Cat’s claw, Elderberry and Goldenseal all support the immune system and inhibit viruses.
- Shiitake mushroom – an American study published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal has found that a compound present in Shiitake mushrooms can suppress the rate of cervical cancer growth.
- Condoms can provide some protection against HPV and other STD’s.
Medical Disclaimer – This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, or as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult with your advising physician before embarking on any new health regime or treatment for a medical condition.