Protecting our hidden woman parts is easier than you may think. It’s not fun, but necessary. “Smear for Success” is a popular slogan going around these days, especially considering it is Cervical Health Awareness Month.
A PAP smear only takes a few minutes but can save your life. Sexually active women who regularly get a PAP smear are highly unlikely to die from Cervical Cancer; if caught early it is highly curable.
There are five main types of Cervical cancers:
A less common cervical cancer is fallopian tube cancer.
Most Cervical cancers are caused by the HPV virus passed on by sexual contact. The more sexual partners one has, the higher the risk. If you are concerned about yourself or a lady you love, you may want to recommend they get the HPV vaccination.
There are some other things you can do to help protect yourself from cervical cancers such as:
- Take Folic Acid and Black Cohosh. It seems the combination of the two can nourish and thicken the cervical lining, helping your body to absorb and eliminate damaged cells.
- Drink Red Clover Tea. This medicinal tea contains powerful agents to help cleanse the blood, improve circulation, and fight cancer.
- Reduce Stress & Toxins. Strengthen your immunity by reducing sugar, alcohol, tobacco and processed foods. Drink plenty of purified water, gets adequate rest (minimum 7 hours per night) and manage your stress with yoga, massage, pedicures or whatever you enjoy
- Practice Healthy Boundaries. If you may be prone to exhaustion, frequent colds and infections you may be emotionally reacting to unhealthy boundaries. Energetically, your cervix is tied to sexual boundaries. Figuring out how to value yourself and keep strong but loving boundaries can boost your immune system. When you heal these issues in the sexual arena, your sexual health can improve as well.
The good news is Cervical Cancers have decreased 50% over the last 30 years due to pap smears, the HPV vaccine and awareness. Let’s keep that trend on the downward – share this information with your loved ones.