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HPV: Misconceptions and Misunderstandings

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus but, it is one that is still not widely understood or openly discussed. Because this virus is more common than most people realize, it’s important that teens, young adults, parents and the general public have a clear understanding of HPV.

Understanding HPV

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Awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) is on the rise, but so many of us don't really understand the facts about this sexually transmitted disease. While there have been extensive public campaigns to highlight how common this sexually transmitted disease is, most people who are at-risk don’t have the information they need to protect themselves.

Natural Treatment for HPV? AHCC Eradicates HPV Virus in Women

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a startlingly common sexually transmitted disease. In fact, experts estimate that around 70% of sexually active adults will contract the virus at some point in their lives. Up until very recently, the treatment for this widespread condition dealt only with preventing the HPV infection or minimizing the symptoms; both doctors and their patients were resigned to the thought that there was no cure for HPV. New research, however, suggests that Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) could be an effective and natural treatment for HPV.

Benefits Of AHCC In Fighting Flu And Cold Season

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 Following the pattern that we've seen form over the past few years, the prediction seems bleak for the 2014 winter season. According to the Farmer's Almanac – as well as other weather forecasters – much of the United States can expect unusually cold and harsh conditions over the next few months. But, along with having to struggle against the snow, ice and cold, there is another concern that comes along with such a severe winter: flu and cold season.

While cold temperatures do not technically cause people to catch the cold, flu or other viruses, it does create conditions in which you are much more likely to develop symptoms. During the cold, dry months of winter your mucous membranes – a primary defense against respiratory viruses – dry up and cannot properly ward off infection. Shortened days and gray skies also mean that you won't be getting as much sunlight as you may have been exposed to during the other seasons which translates to decreased production of vitamin D. This essential nutrient plays a key role in proper immune function and, in the lack of sufficient sunlight, your immune system could be weakened.

Natural Treatment for HPV? Exciting New Research Unveiled

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New research presented on March 23rd at the Society of Gynecological Oncology 45th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, shows that cervical cancer cells in mice treated with AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound), a Japanese mushroom extract, led to the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV) as well as decreased tumor growth.

How AHCC Affects Different Types of White Blood Cells

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AHCC is an immune ingredient made from a special blend of medicinal mushrooms—but how does it work?

Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer Provide Better Quality of Life

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June was Men’s Health Month. Between that and Father’s day, many organizations across the country hosted campaigns to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Many included events that allowed survivors and those diagnosed with prostate cancer to rally together and run—or “Man Up,” as some campaigns had said. 

The campaigns raised money for new treatment options and have led to an increase in the number of cases caught during early stages of the disease.

Unfortunately, Men’s Health Month is only 30 days out of 365.

Whether to Watch And Wait: The Do Nothing Treatment Plan

Increased awareness has allowed more cases to be caught early, usually following a prostate-specific antigen test—better known as a PSA blood test—one which reveals levels of this specific protein that has been linked to the disease.

A Blood Test for Breast Cancer Risk Led Jolie to Remove Her Breasts—Should You?

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Last month, Angelina Jolie chose to announce to the world that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction to decrease her risk of breast cancer. Jolie had a family history of breast cancer, which led her to undergo a blood test for breast cancer risk that looks for genetic markers believed to indicate high risk.

Does AHCC have any supplement side effects?

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According to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, the majority of adults in the United States today take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. With this increase in usage has come an increased concern about supplement side effects.

Supplements are often chosen for their potential health benefits; yet supplement side effects need to be carefully researched to ensure they won’t cause complications with existing prescriptions or health conditions. If in doubt, it is always a good idea to talk to a physician or health care provider.

Since AHCC was first developed in 1983 from the roots of Japanese medicinal mushrooms, safety studies have been conducted according to standards equivalent to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), standards for clinical research protocols on the safety of medicines.  Below is a summary of the research findings and measures taken to address other common supplement safety concerns. 

Supplement Side Effects

Under the AHCC Research Association, professionals from medical institutions and universities worldwide have been working to prove AHCC’s medical reliability.  Thus far, researchers have produced volumes of reports on basic research and studies related to clinical and safety issues.  Dozens of studies have been published in journals, while scores of case reports have been documented.

AHCC vs. Other Mushroom Supplements

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There are many different types of mushroom supplements available today—including a number of blends and complexes that offer benefits from several different types of mushrooms. But why are medicinal mushroom supplements so popular—and how does AHCC compare to other mushroom supplements?

Why Are Medicinal Mushrooms So Popular?

Medicinal mushrooms have long been recognized for their health benefits in Eastern medicine; traditional medicine has used mushrooms for thousands of years.

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