Why Use Vaccine for HPV When Green Tea Works?
A botanical ointment containing a green tea extract called sinecatechins is an effective treatment for external genital and anal warts, according to the results of a controlled study.
Genital and anal warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), and there has been a lack of effective, well tolerated treatments.
Researchers assigned over 500 adults with 30 warts to either sinecatechins ointment or a placebo. In the sinecatechins groups, warts cleared completely in roughly 57 percent of patients, compared to just 34 percent of subjects in the control group.
Reuters June 6, 2008
Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2008; 111(6):1371-1379
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
There are more than 100 types of human papillomaviruses (HPVs). Of them, only 10-30 can cause cervical cancer. The rest can lead to skin infections that cause genital warts or common warts on your hands and feet.
Although these are very common viruses, and an estimated 25 million Americans have HPV infections, there's actually little cause for alarm because, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “In 90 percent of cases, your body's immune system clears the HPV infection naturally within two years.”
This is true whether the infection is the type that can cause warts or cancer.
And as you will see, simple alternatives exist in lieu of more dangerous alternatives to battle this common virus.
The Many Healing Powers of Green Tea:
Green tea catechins are a class of polyphenols, which are naturally occurring antioxidants. The health benefits of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) -- the main active component of tea polyphenol's biological activity â€“ are plentiful, including the prevention of:
High blood lipid
Heart attack and stroke
Other research has found that you can increase the benefits of drinking green tea by adding vitamin C as it boosts the amount of catechins available for your body to absorb. In fact, citrus juice increased available catechin levels by more than five times, causing 80 percent of tea's catechins to remain bioavailable.
Green tea has even been found to have fat-burning properties, and now we can add topical green tea catechins for the treatment of genital warts to the growing list of its healing and health-inducing properties.
Which is a great thing considering the unacceptable -- to me, and many other natural health experts -- alternative of the HPV vaccine.
Do You Understand the Risks of the HPV Vaccine?
The marketers of Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil would like you to believe that getting your daughter vaccinated can save her from HPV related illnesses like cervical cancer and genital warts.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
First of all, the Gardasil vaccine contains just four types of HPV out of the more than 100 strains. If you contract one of the 96+ types that aren't included, you're out of luck. And, if you've already been exposed to one of the four types of virus in the vaccine, it doesn't work against those either.
So, even if you accept the risks and get vaccinated, your chances of getting some form of HPV are still very high. Whether or not the HPV virus will lead to genital warts or cervical cancer, however, depends in large part on the state of your immune system.
Personally, I don't see how the mediocre-at-best benefits of Gardasil could possibly outweigh its risks.
As of last October, 3,461 complaints about Gardasil had been filed with the FDA's Vaccine Adverse Event Report System (VAERS), and 11 girls had died after exposure to the vaccine.
I just checked the VAERS database as I sat down to write this article, and it now contains 6,760 adverse event reports, and 16 deaths. The numbers just continue to get worse.
Get a Clue!!
In my neck of the woods they call this increase a giant clue. So if you haven't already figured out to avoid this vaccine you will want to do more homework. Another point to consider is that you can't sue the vaccine manufacturer if your child dies.
These companies have cleverly manipulated the government so they are immune from prosecution and have made the U.S. taxpayers foot the bill for the hundreds of millions of dollars that are paid out to families of children who are harmed or killed every year from vaccines.
Even though it is incredibly difficult -- nearly impossible -- to get one of these payments, there have already been more than $1.5 billion dollars given to affected families. So ponder on these stats if you haven't already taken a firm position on the vaccine issue.
How Does HPV Vaccine Kill?
The causes of death include blood clots, acute respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, and “sudden death” due to “unknown causes” shortly after receiving the vaccine. Clearly, no one knows the full extent of the biological harm that this vaccine inflicts. But I think most people would agree that teenagers don't normally drop dead of natural causes.
Even more disturbing is the fact that these numbers don't seem to shock or dismay officials. They're “consistent with those expected from any vaccine.”
According to the American Cancer Society, some 3,870 women will die from cervical cancer in the U.S. in 2008. Well. We've already lost 16 girls, some as young as 12, in the effort to spare them from the possibility of cervical cancer later in life.
Surely I'm not the only one who sees that as morally reprehensible! And how many people have ever died from genital warts?
Cervical Cancer Virtually 100% Avoidable
Cervical cancer is well documented to be caused by an infection acquired through sexual contact. So it is behaviorally avoidable. According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, the use of condoms reduces the incidence of HPV by 70 percent, offering FAR better protection than Gardasil.
According to the CDC, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. More than 6 million women contract it annually, yet as I already mentioned, less than 3,900 women die from cervical cancer out of those 6 million.
Because your immune system is usually strong enough to clear up this kind of infection on its own, and does so in more than 90 percent of all cases.
Rather than subjecting your daughter (and now possibly your son!) to this unnecessary and potentially dangerous vaccine, you may want to nip the problem in the bud before it ever starts. Here's how:
Recognize that cervical cancer (or any cancer) is not caused by a “vaccine deficiency.”
Talk to your kids about HPV. This infection is sexually transmitted, so it is 100 percent preventable through lifestyle choices.
Realize the power of your emotions. An emerging school of thought called German New Medicine (GNM) shows how specific stressful events or “conflict shocks” trigger cancer and other diseases in your body.
Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, who developed GNM, believes that cancer is a phase that occurs while your body heals itself from this emotional trauma, and that the key to overcoming the disease lies in resolving your emotional conflicts.
Keep your immune system strong. A healthy immune system is better able to handle a heavier emotional and physical stress load. The ideal healthy habits to keep your body and mind strong are detailed in these 12 changes that will cut your cancer risk in half.
RESOURCE/SOURCE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ on Tuesday June 24, 2008.