I found these two comments following this story and wondered what some of you thought about them?
The irony of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, is that a nutrient–– folic acid–– destroys the human papilloma virus. I read about the folic acid/HPV connection many years back, so when three women showed up in my orthomolecular nutrition practice positive for HPV with dysplasia (abnormal cells that are pre-cancerous), I knew just what to do.
These ladies were being repeatedly cut for cone biopsies (a technique for doing cervical biopsies) and facing fearful futures.
I recommended that each woman request their physician to prescribe the mega-dose treatment with the b-vitamin folic acid 20 milligrams (NOT micrograms) twice daily, which was then prepared by a compounding pharmacy. One lady had to seek out a new doctor to acquire the prescription. The mega-dose folic acid was taken in concert with my nutritional program which included a comprehensive high potency vitamin-mineral supplement. The ladies were followed by me and their physicians for three months and beyond. To their, and my, delight, at the end of the three months the previously abnormal PAP smears in all three
women were completely normal! All were followed for many years and continued to have normal PAP tests.
This took place in the days before folic acid fortification of food to prevent spina-bifida (a congenital birth defect in which the brain & spinal cord is not properly formed due to a deficiency of folic acid and/or disorder of folic acid metabolism).
Now that we fortify foods with the vitamin folic acid, I would bet that in the future there will be far fewer cases of HPV and thus fewer cases of resulting cervical cancer. Sadly, vaccinologists will probably credit Gardasi and Cervarix with the reduction of cervical cancer cases, which I believe will have been another great result of a nutrition intervention.
Catherine J Frompovich
When I was in practice as a consulting natural nutritionist I, too, had many women whose physicians sent them to me with #4 dysplasia confirmations only to find within 6 months of corrected dietary regime and nutritional supplementation as you mentioned above, cone biopsies came back negative or at the most #1 dysplasia, which was further reduced after a few more months on the holistic program they maintained.