HPV is a virus just any other, and certain foods can impede the body’s recovery process. Dr. Doni Wilson covers the foods to avoid if you have HPV.
A common question I get is: Which foods to eat, or which foods to avoid if you have HPV.
For starters, I am THRILLED that people are finally seeing a connection between the food we put into our bodies and how it affects our health. So if you’re reading this today because you know that what we put in (and on) our bodies is connected to HPV – congratulations, you’re already one step in the right direction towards reversing it.
That said, there is no one-size-fits-all diet – it’s more about what YOUR body needs to be resilient. Here are the basics of eating to reverse HPV – and even prevent it before it occurs.
To get a full understanding of what to eat and how to change your diet, as well as how to implement my successful protocol, to reverse HPV, join my online course – click to learn more about it.
Understanding Food Sensitivities and HPV
At the end of the day, HPV is a virus just like so many others: flu, Epstein Barr, herpes, etc. We are ALWAYS in the presence of viruses. However, it is our susceptibility to them that determines if, when or how often we get sick.
For some people, they are rarely sick… for others, it is a frequent reality.
We know that certain foods are common food allergens that can cause inflammation and/or leaky gut. In turn, this compromises the immune system, increasing the probability of getting sick from the viruses around us.
The most common food allergens are gluten, dairy (foods made from cow milk), and eggs.
I highly suggest starting with a food sensitivity panel – which you can order and do yourself via a finger prick at home – to begin by identifying your food sensitivities.
Once you have the food results, you’ll know exactly which foods to avoid to help speed your healing and reset your ability to fight off viruses.
In addition to food sensitivities, there are foods that simply lower our immunity and make us susceptible to viruses. If you have HPV – or get sick frequently – the following are likely the culprits…
Top Foods to Avoid if You Have HPV
It has taken some time, but finally, in recent years, the medical community has all but come around to the idea of gluten as a common trigger for MOST people. This is not to say that everyone has Celiac disease, but that many people (1 out of 4) have some degree of sensitivity to it.
In truth, all of our bodies are simply not meant to fully digest and break down gluten. And studies show that gluten causes inflammation and leaky gut even in those who are don’t have a gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease.
If that not reason enough to decrease your gluten exposure, I have clinical evidence that at least 95% of my patients with HPV have at least a mild gluten intolerance. Identifying and eliminating gluten from their diets has been effective in not only addressing HPV but also leaky gut and other health issues.
Similar to gluten, a high sugar diet (in this situation, I’m not referring to sugar in fruit or honey) is frequently associated with lowering the immune system to the point of contracting viruses. In fact, it is proven that eating sugar decreases the body’s immunity for 6-8 hours.
But sugar is tricky isn’t it? Even if we’re not going out of our way to consume “sugary foods”, it still sneaks in through drinks, sauces, condiments, and more, often labeled as “cane sugar.” I have been able to eliminate roughly 90-95% of sugar from my life using these methods.
Think about it… if you’re traveling in the airport and opt for a comfort snack of cinnamon sugar pretzels and a sugar-laden coffee creation, your immunity is now lowered. This could last the entire time you’re sitting or standing in close proximity to thousands of people that may be carrying a virus. Opting for a salad and glass of water with lemon – or better yet, green tea – is a perfect choice for empowering your immune system while traveling.
And when it comes to HPV, the more you consume sugar, the more likely the virus will show positive on your pap smear result and the more likely the virus will cause abnormal cells on your cervix.
3. The Way You Eat:
Finally, the third food trigger I’ve noticed is less about WHAT NOT to eat – and more about HOW NOT to eat. By skipping meals and/or eating large quantities at one sitting, blood sugar levels fluctuate and insulin function is challenged. This is known to decrease immune function, leaving you vulnerable to viruses. It also causes further stress on your body, which also decreases immunity.
Eating a balanced meal at consistent time intervals throughout the day will help reverse HPV. It can also help with mood swings, hormone imbalances, poor focus, and fatigue.
What about Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based Diets?
So often people emphasize a plant-based diet to heal HPV… but that’s only half the battle. Our bodies need a consistent source of proteins, carbs, and fats, with an emphasize on proteins and nutrients that help the body to heal.
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds contain a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. Animal protein contains essential B vitamins, such as B12, and amino acids, necessary for fighting off viruses and making healthy cells.
Having a balanced diet of plant and animal-based meals is essential to giving the body everything it needs to function, heal and defend.
OK, so we’ve covered which foods to avoid if you have HPV – so what foods should you eat?
Foods to Eat if You Have HPV
To fortify your immune system and your body against viruses, you want a diet rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folate, beta carotenes, omega-3s, and amino acids.
You can find these in…
- Vitamin C: Broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, orange juice, papaya, bell peppers, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.
- Vitamin E: Nuts, nut/ seed oils, avocadoes, mangoes, salmon, blackberries, trout, and shrimp.
- Folate: Spinach, kale, broccoli, eggs, beets, asparagus.
- Beta Carotenes: Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, cantaloupe.
- Omega-3s: Fatty fishes such as mackerel, salmon and sardines, flax and chia seeds, and spinach.
- Amino Acids: This is where the animal proteins come into play.
Additionally, shiitake mushrooms are fantastic for immune support. Also, studies have shown that the antiviral properties in green tea are effective in reversing and warding off HPV.
Ultimately, if you seek to eat a balanced diet of colorful foods and healthy proteins, you will get the nutrients your body needs to protect itself.
Healing HPV with Dr. Doni
To summarize, it’s important to first identify your known food sensitivities so that we can heal leaky gut and strengthen your immune system. Remember, you can identify 96 different and common sensitivities here.
You can also use my Stress Remedy Program which helps you to navigate which foods to eliminate for better health, including eggs, sugar, dairy, and gluten. This is available two ways:
But I have a few different options for you to start addressing and maximizing your protection against HPV.
Option 1: HPV Masterclass (1-Hour Overview)
Option 2: HPV Workshop (5-Day Program)
Option 3: HPV Course (12-Week Program)
Option 4: Meet with Me
You can sign up to MEET WITH ME ONE-ON-ONE to create a customized Stress Recovery Plan which includes identifying the foods your body needs specifically to reverse HPV and other chronic conditions.
Wellness wishes to you, as always!
3rd March 2020