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HPV and Vitamins/Supplements

I am a pretty active man who was diagnosed with genital warts 6 months ago. I take a multi vitamin as well as L-Arginine, Zinc and Saw Palmetto. I was wondering if there was any concrete evidence that the L-Arginine especially has any negative effects on my condition, (causes/exacerbates) breakouts etc as I have heard many different things. All the searches I have done related to this inform me of a diet high in L-Lysine and low in L-Arginine to help treat herpes, which I do not have. I am currently undergoing cryotherapy for my breakouts because the Aldera cream irritates me too much. I also currently use vitamin E liquid topically and have been trying to live as healthy a life style as possible (quit smoking, drinking and eating healthier). I like taking the L-arginine for the muscle building properties but I am willing to stop taking it if it makes my HPV worse. I also like to eat alot of different foods like chocolate, red meat and yogurt to name a few, which again I have read are very high in L-Arginine. Please let me know if I need to change my vitamin,supplement and diet routine as I would like to treat this condition as effectively as possible and I am willing to do anything to make that happen. Thank you very much for your time.

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While some people claim success with certain diets, doctors I have seen haven't recommended making any changes. Just the common sense healthy eating sort of thing.

Unlike herpes, the immune system clears HPV. This happens for 90% of us in under 2 years, and many people are much faster, regardless of diet change.

If it was easy to drastically improve people's immune system, we would treat people with food.
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Hate to disagree w/ Alex..but many docs have found that improving our diets (veggies,fruits, low in sugar, white starches, no smokind/drinking, etc) can strengthen the body..like taking vitamin C for colds/folic acid during pregnancy. Unfortunately, a large amount of medical doctors don't recognize the validity of "natural"medicine and there isn't money/profit for drug companies.  My gyn recommended folic acid and L-lysine..if you can't get what you need from the foods you eat then taking a supplement makes sense. After talking w/ other HPV positive women on another site and checking out their site AND doing my own research/reading , I decided to take Papillex.
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Thanks for your comment I agree with the living a healthy lifestyle treatment. The only question I have is that isn't L-lysine the amino acid that is used to fight the herpes virus, not HPV?
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yes..but L-lysine ALSO helps in cell maintenance..my gyn rec. it helps in the production of antibodies.. but i have actually stopped taking it..doing a bit more rsearch on it..
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"If it was easy to drastically improve people's immune system, we would treat people with food."

Nothing personal, but oh, the general ignorance of most people -- from the common folk to professional health-care practitioners -- on the crucial role of eating well to boost our own immune system..(!)

Yes, it's a common practice now-a-days to "drastically improve" one's immune system, by turning away from clogging, carnicogenic eating & lifestyles, and turning to nature (and the 'ease' of it depends on how far one is in living unhealthy, and how willing & open-minded he/she is, but there's countless documented accounts of people responding well to alternative 'treatment,' which involves a great deal of diet-changing/improvement).

I could understand a point of yours as you mentioned the "treat" (which is part of most people's concept of health -- live unhealthily, get some disease, then use medication to "treat" the disorder, which is mostly focused on symptom-management).

While you can't expect an overnight "cure" for everything solely from eating right, if you eat/use the right foods, herbs, or supplements, and do your best to avoid toxic & acid build-up (a.k.a. pure nourishment/lifestyle) your body's own natural powers to heal itself from [most any] disease will take charge.    

I challenge you to look into this, get enlightened, and help others be aware as well.
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"If it was easy to drastically improve people's immune system, we would treat people with food."

I don't blame people too much for being uninformed here.  There is a decade worth of fake Naturapaths out there who got their "degree" poolside at a 5-star hotel in less than a week.  It is in their economic interest to over-weight food, and spread lies.  And, they are doing a good job of it.
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