Healing HPV Virus & Cervical Dysplasia
I would love to share my story about finally saying goodbye to the HPV virus and cervical dysplasia. Most people say you can’t heal HPV and most doctors will tell you that there’s nothing you can do, that you’re just unlucky. Well I’ll tell you there’s a lot you can try and there’s scientific research to back it up! I did so much research on this over the last 8 years and I’m happy to say I no longer have HPV and cervical dysplasia!
HPV is a contact disease, mainly passed from sexual intercourse, but may be also be passed from other bodily parts also. There are many strains of HPV, the one I had was HPV 16, which is the leading cause of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. 90% of people will have HPV at some point in their lives and in most of these cases, the body will shift the virus quickly and the abnormal cells will go back to normal. Some people find it more difficult to shift this virus than others.Of course I can never claim that what I did cured my virus, or which parts of my protocol helped, but after 14 years of carrying it, it disappeared! All I can say for certain is that I put my full intent into boosting my immune system and the outcome was deeply gratifying.
At the age of 23 I went for my first smear test, when the results came back it showed I had a slight abnormality. I was told not to worry and that it would probably go away on its own. I went off and didn’t really think about it again until I had my next smear test and it had turned to CIN 1, which is still low grade abnormality. I was transferred to a women’s hospital where they could do a colposcopy and look at the cervix with a camera, and I was asked to come back every six months for a check up. The first colposcopy was such a horrible experience, I never wanted to come back again, they asked me to cough, and while I was looking at the screen blood squirted all over it. It was terrifying and very uncomfortable. Over the course or 3 years it had progressed to CIN2 and was more persistent. The hospital made the decision to give me a lletz procedure. This is when they scrape off the abnormal cells on the cervix. At the time I didn’t know any better and just agreed. It was an awful experience to go through, I was so scared and it was super painful and intrusive. It took me quite some time to get over it!
My next smear test after the lletz procedure and I was CIN 3 which is high grade CIN!!! What just happened??? I was distraught. My mum was also very upset and we both agreed to get a second opinion from a private consultant. When I saw him a few days before Christmas he did a colposcopy and wanted to do an emergency lletz procedure on me there and then. The experience was very traumatic and the consultant kept trying to make small talk with me while I was in floods of tears. He also told me, that the last doctor had scraped off lots of my cervix, but missed the abnormal cells. I left his surgery feeling hopeless and intruded upon. He also did a HPV test and I found out I had HPV 16. He concluded that I must have had this since my first abnormal smear.
This is when I started studying nutritional therapy and realised I could take this into my own hands. I changed my diet and did many different detox plans to give my body a boost to try and heal itself. My skin and gut health seriously improved but my smear tests were still always coming back with a slight abnormality. I left my consultant and went to a different hospital where they kept monitoring me. After a few years of my smear tests and a biopsy coming back as high grade cervical dysplasia, they suggested I got another lletz treatment. I asked them to give me 6 months. I went off and took an array of supplements I had done research on. Glutathione, an immune booster, DIM detox and salvestrols but I didn’t change my lifestyle or diet much. I felt I was pretty healthy! But, when I went back in 6 months the nurse showed me the photos of my cervix and it was obvious it had gotten worse! At this point I knew I was heading off to Costa Rica to work at a health retreat in the jungle. I had also done a lot more research and felt much more dedicated to healing myself. I asked them once more, to give me another 6 months. I think it’s important to add that I would never advocate for anyone else to put off medical treatment for any illnesses or conditions that they suffer from if they are being recommended by a medical professional. This was my own (very thoroughly thought through) decision and my own body. I weighed up the risk factors and felt that I had time to give it one more push myself.
So, off I went to Farm of Life, Costa Rica! Here I learned a new way of living and healing from food like I’d never seen before. Here I removed stress from my life, connected with nature, meditated every day, practised yoga and for 7 weeks I went on a diet of only fruit, greens and broth. Eating fruits and greens gave my body the energy to focus on healing rather than digesting heavy fats and protein. For 4 months I took a supplement called AHCC mushroom complex, which is a serious immune booster. I also made anticancer green juices every day from the plants we grow on the Farm, these include soursop leaves, mangosteen leaves, kale, noni leaves, turmeric, ginger, red pepper, lemongrass, holy basil, oregano, lime leaves and cilantro. The last thing I did every evening, was use a capsule internally directly on the cervix. This consisted of lemongrass oil, lemon oil, coconut oil and cannabis oil. I focused most of my energy into healing and knew I was going to succeed! My intention was so strong I knew I wasn’t going to fail.
When I went home to get my colposcopy I was absolutely devastated and couldn’t actually believe it when the nurse told me it looked worse again. She told me she looked at my file with the doctor and they both agreed I needed to get the procedure before heading off to Costa Rica again but that my results for the virus may not come back in time. It was the Wednesday before leaving to come back to Costa Rica and I went in for my appointment still not sure what I was going to do when I saw the doctor. As it turns out the secretary had messed up and they couldn’t fit me in to see the doctor that day. I thought, OK that’s the way it’s meant to be! I’ll be fine for another 6 months.
But after getting an unbelievable amount of pressure from my family and friends telling me I needed to change my flights so I could get the procedure I didn’t know what to do. So I spent a lot of money and let many people down by being a week late to my job for a procedure I didn’t even want to get. But after all the emotional trauma I went through by being torn in 2 directions, I got a pain in my cervix and it made me feel like I needed to stay to get the procedure. I felt my body spoke to me!
So I changed my flights and got my appointment for the next Wednesday to get the procedure. I was a total mess knowing I would have to make a 35 hour journey on my own 2 days after getting this awful procedure done for the third time. I don’t ever remember being in such an emotional state about something. I felt like a failure and my hope in healing myself naturally was diminishing. I went in to Hospital on the Wednesday and the Doctor saw me, I saw he had my new results in his hand. My heart started beating faster and I was trying to peep at it before he could tell me. I was like, “does that say HPV 16 negative?” “yes, it does”. Wow, wow, wow, what a turn around, I’d just spent the last 3 weeks in an emotional state of sadness and confusion only for all of it to be turned around to find out I had actually succeeded! HPV 16 is no longer in my body. After having this for 14 years of my life, and it’s gone in just 4 short months of a healing protocol. Saying I was over the moon was an understatement. I’ve never had emotions shift so quickly in my life. The doctor told me there was still a slight abnormality, but it was so small it wasn’t worth worrying about.
One crazy thing about this story is that if they didn’t mess up my appointment in the hospital, I probably would have had the procedure unnecessarily a week before my results came back. I’ve now learned to always wait for the results and get a second opinion before agreeing to get an invasive procedure done.
Follow up 6 months later
I had another beautiful 6 months in Costa Rica knowing that I didn’t have to worry about HPV any longer. I kept up the healthy lifestyle, and felt amazing. When I arrived back in Dublin, I had a colposcopy appointment which I was feeling very confident about. It was a different doctor this time and she told me that there was still an abnormality and that she wanted to take a biopsy and that I would probably need the lletz treatment. I was calm and cool, and told her I didn’t want to get a biopsy until the results came back. She pleaded with me and said that the biopsy would be a better indicator. I totally understood that, but even with the biopsy, they are taking some of the skin from the cervix and if there was no need for this, I didn’t want to be invaded again. So, a long 2 months waiting for the results, thinking, oh maybe the HPV came back, or that the abnormality had gotten worse after what that doctor had said. Well, when I got the results in the post, I could not have been happier, no HPV detected and my smear results were normal for the first time in 14 years!!!! The best news is, that I am now no longer in need for 6 month colposcopy check ups in the hospital. I’ll be going to my gp once a year for my smear test instead. This has all lifted a huge weight I have been carrying around for so many years and returns all my faith in natural holistic healing.
If you are interested in the different methods I used for healing, you can follow me in Instagram @nickyhallidaynaturalchef. If you would like to contact me about this, please do get in touch.
Please see references below on my research.
I wish you all the best of luck on your healing journeys.
AHCC Mushroom supplement helping to eradicate HPV
Cannabidiol rather than Cannabis sativa extracts inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis in cervical cancer cells
Lemongrass oil help apoptosis of cervical cancer cells
Antioxidant effects of noni leaf
Anticancer effects of mangosteen
Soursop/Guanabana help apoptosis of cancer cells
Fruit & Veg reduce your risk of cancer
Eating green & yellow fruit and vegetables reduce risk of cancer
Meditation may modify the suppressive influence of strenuous physical stress on the immune system.
“stress tends to have a negative impact on the immune system and makes a person more vulnerable to diseases. Managing stress, especially chronic or long-term stress (even if it is not intense), by practising various relaxation techniques, may help people overcome other co-morbidities associated with diseases and lead a better quality of life even during periods of stress”. Ie yoga & meditation
Turmeric as an antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, antitumor
Holy Basil as an Antiviral, Antioxidant & Anticancer