Today I got my pap smear result back and now it's two years that I've been in the clear with normal cervical cells. This makes me terribly happy, because I had abnormal paps for eight years, sometimes off but more often on (I was denied health insurance because I could never show that I could maintain normal cells for a year and a half). My first frightening diagnosis at age 28 was of severe dysplasia with high-risk HPV--the step before the beginnings of cervical cancer.
I've only ever gone alternative routes in addressing my body's imbalance--from shamanic healings to homeopathic substances, homemade boluses and herbal infusions, psychic work, Anthroposophical injections of Iscador, even colored light therapy and conversations with my cervix. Some things seemed to help more than others, but my end conclusion is simply that the body can process only a certain amount of toxins per day (sometimes supplemental therapies can increase that amount), so the most important thing to do is simply to eat and imbibe (through pollution, skin products, and food) less toxins than that daily quota. If I cut out most sugar and processed foods, I'm generally fine. In the past two years I've also eaten about 800 raw eggs and many many tablespoons of coconut oil, which is gross but the single best dietary detox I've tried.
Last fall, California passed AB 499 into law, which permits children as young as 12 to receive vaccinations such as the anti-HPV cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, without parental consent. Most anyone that age will easily accept the school's authority in suggesting taking these vaccines. I find this very disturbing...
If I had been vaccinated against HPV, I never would have gotten cervical dysplasia, but that actually was my body's beacon for telling me that it was out of balance and starting to get overwhelmed with toxins. Suppress that message, and I would have continued until an even more serious condition cropped up. I recall when I did my hair testing, the naturopath told me that the balance of my minerals was in the red-flag area for a serious condition like heart disease or cancer. This wouldn't have changed if my body's communication that something was wrong had been suppressed by a vaccine.
We need to listen to our bodies and to become aware of our points of vulnerability, the places where dis-ease will first show up. Then when we manage, on our own, to heal the imbalance in those vulnerable points, we can be assured more than any doctor can tell us that we are in a state of well-being.