If pharmaceutical giant Merck has its way, Gardasil, their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (the “cervical cancer vaccine”), would be yet another mandated immunization. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has already recommended it for all females from age 9 to 26.
Mandatory vaccination would be a windfall profit for Merck. If all of the 34 million girls and women in this country in this target age range (9 to 26) get the HPV vaccine—which costs approximately $360 for the three-shot series—Merck will rake in more than $12 billion!
The truth is, not everyone infected with HPV develops cervical dysplasia or cancer—millions of healthy people also harbor the virus.
If you have or are at risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer, it’s important to know that there are a number of things you can to do to bolster your immune system and step up overall health.
1. First, eat lots of vegetables and fruit. Consumption of these nutrient-dense foods has been shown not only to protect against cervical dysplasia but also to promote regression.
2. Next, take a daily multivitamin supplement. Certain nutrients dramatically reduce risk of cervical dysplasia, even in the presence of HPV. Vitamins A and C, folic acid, and other antioxidants and B-complex vitamins are particularly protective, so make sure your multi contains hefty doses of these nutrients.
3. Finally, take supplemental indole-3-carbinol (I3C) or DIM (an active metabolite of I3C). Found in cruciferous vegetables, I3C has been studied in the prevention and treatment of a number of types of cancer. In one study, patients with cervical dysplasia were divided into three groups and given either 200 or 400 mg of I3C or a placebo. After 12 weeks of this daily routine, half of the women taking I3C had complete regression, but none of the women taking the placebo did.
I firmly believe we shouldn’t foist yet another vaccination upon our girls. Merck has demonstrated that they are more than willing to gamble our children’s health in return for immense profits. But the fact is, there are better ways to protect ourselves and our daughters from HPV.
Now it's your turn: How do you feel about forced vaccinations?
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