Cervical Dysplasia Reversed

From the May 2005 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Nutritional intervention brings about dramatic results!

Janice Alvarado, a twenty-six-year old high school English teacher, had consecutively worsening Pap smear abnormalities, leading to a cervical biopsy that revealed CIN-IIIII (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). She was advised to have surgery to remove her cervix.

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) means that dysplastic (abnormal, pre-cancerous) changes were seen on a Pap smear. These lesions are categorized into three levels of severity: CIN I, CIN II, and CIN III (CIN III carries the highest risk and includes carcinoma in situ).

Carcinoma in situ (CIS) is characterized by cells that look cancerous under the microscope but have not yet invaded surrounding tissue. CIS is included in the CIN III category of precursor lesions. Since CIS can progress to invasive cancer, it is recommended this condition be treated with surgery, especially the LEEP procedure.

Janice's biopsy report read, "high grad squamous intraepithelial lesion with severe dysplasia, chronic endocervicitis, and HPV effect."HPV refers to the vaginal and penile wart virus named human papilloma virus. This virus causes inflammation and is the initiator of cervical cancer. In the environment of inadequate nutrition, the HPV virus invades and damages cervical cells.

Janice was seen in my office for her first visit on December 7, 2004, and she wanted to know if nutritional intervention might help her condition and if she had to have surgery. Her diet was already mostly vegetarian before she saw me. She ate small amounts of eggs and shrimp, but lots of rice, beans, and salads.

I told her that it was perfectly reasonable to wait three to four months to see if nutritional improvements could give her immune system the boost it needed to destroy the HPV and allow those cellular abnormalities to repair themselves. We would then repeat the Pap smear, and, if no improvement was seen, we could always resort to a surgical procedure. At this first visit, her skin carotenoid score was 41,000 (which was already in the highest quartile of Americans).

Her diet was tweaked to include two servings of freshly squeezed vegetable juice daily, frequent consumption of blueberries and blackberries, and my high-cruciferous vegetable/bean soup and a blended salad every day. In addition to my multivitamin and DHA supplement, indole-3 carbinol and green tea extract were added.

On February 8, two months after her initial visit, Janice's skin carotenoid score had improved to 90,000. On April 12, four months after beginning the program, her Pap smear (thinprep Pap) read, "satisfactory for evaluation, endocervical/transformation zone component present, negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy." This was her first normal Pap smear in over two years.

Janice's case is not an isolated one. In the last decade of my medical practice, many women who have adopted my high-nutrient dietary program have reversed these pre-cancerous and cancerous cellular abnormalities.
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Solange - February 25, 2007 5:13 PM

Thank you for letting people know that there are natural steps that can be taken for this condition. Too many doctors are anxious to snip away without educating women or letting them know to take some time to educate themselves before doing anything that may have side effects in the future.

OMGHPV! - October 13, 2007 2:56 PM

I wanted to also thank you for the 'hopeful' message this sends to those of us with HPV infections. I had laser surgery in 99 and now I will be having another laser surgery next month. I am adopting more herbs and vitamins in my diet as I have not had problems till now and my diet has been horrible this past year.

I am going to look into adding indole-3 carbinol to my diet now! I have used other supplements in the past and I'm going to add this to try to prevent another bad pap after surgery next month.

After reading and researching for years I'm finally realizing I'm lucky to have had laser surgery instead of leap.. I had CIN III (almost invasive) and laser. Now laser again after 'pulling teeth' with my dr. that usually preforms leeps.

I haven't had children and after reading the statistics on leeps and birth fatalities due to miscarriage I was very alarmed. It sseems laser vaporization doesn't add the same problems other 'treatments' do so I will still have my surgery next month to help boost my immune system.

How horrible that the medical community and insurance companys are so happy to adopt leep as their choice,

cheaper, better (in some ways), and quick and easy. Sometimes if something is to good to be true it is.
I think Leep/Leetz is too good to be true.

So instead of a 10 minute procedure I'm having surgery to annihalate the cells and be conservative with MY cervix!

God bless all the young girls that didn't know. If at 24 back in 99 I had had leep I would have never really known what I was getting into. Thank goodness for the maturity that comes with aging (at 34 no one is cutting on my - just to help).

Thank You for your information!!!
I appreciate it!!!

Gina LaBellarte - January 19, 2009 8:16 PM

I am 36yrs old and have always been extremely healthy with no problems. I have always been faithful in getting my yearly pap smears and was surprised when it came up abnormal June 2008. I was told to come back in and get an HPV test, but put it off. In October 2008 I got what I thought was a yeast infection and treated it as such. For some reason, however, it didn't seem to clear up entirely and seemed like something else might be wrong so I scheduled an appointment to have a repeat pap smear with an HPV test. I was surprised when I got the results. I was diagnosed with Severe Cervical Dysplasia and was so scared. I did some research on this and found a lady that had cured it naturally so I thought that I would try her regimen just to see what would happen. The Doctor had warned me that it was so severe that a possible hysterectomy might be in order. I began taking two vegetable capsules (Juice Plus) in the morning, alternated B-Complex and Folic Acid at lunchtime, then took two more vegatable capsules at night. On January 2009 I had my biopsy done and a week later received a call from the nurse that they could not find anything!! She said that the doctor was shocked and could not understand how it had disappeared. It's amazing if your body is deficient of a vitamin or a needed mineral how it can affect you so negatively. Little did I know, my birth control pills were depleting me of the folic acid I needed and was able to replenish it. A MIRACLE...A TRUE MIRACLE!!

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