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Healing cervical dysplasia with plants and inner work

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

HPV is Everywhere

There isn’t one woman I know who hasn’t had, or currently has, a form of HPV and these women span across the globe. If you are reading this, you probably have HPV and are curious about how I and other women have cured it.

Firstly, the diagnosis of having cervical dysplasia is frightening. Conventional health practitioners usually deliver the news without the reassurance that lots of women have had this and sometimes it clears up and goes away on its own.

When I was first diagnosed with cervical dysplasia I was terrified, I imagined cancer spreading through my body and my children watching their mother die at a young age. This would keep me up at night and I felt powerless. I decided to be proactive and seek help from a range of holistic and alternative health practitioners. I am going to share with you exactly what I did, not as medical advice, but as a way to tell my story and to inspire other women. So often the male-dominated medical community has tried to convince women that we should accept pain as part of our gender. That painful periods are normal and any symptoms you have are dismissed and invalidated. Women are intuitive and our bodies are amazing at communicating with us, but this wisdom has been lost, perhaps because if we were all taking care of ourselves there would be no money in it for corporations invested in pharmaceuticals. But that is another blog post! Just know it’s possible to restore your cervix to its healthy and beautiful pink self.

The First Two Years

I was living in Miami when I first began to feel irregular cramps. I thought it was stress from farming, teaching, a bad marriage. But something urged me to get a pap smear. I didn’t have health insurance (thanks Florida!) so I went to a free clinic. They did the pap and called me back for a second as it came out irregular. Then 2 weeks later they asked me to get a biopsy. I did not want to do this. They would not share my records with me nor discuss the results further. I felt kept in the dark and without any resources.

Some time had passed, I had moved to Vermont, I had the great healthcare Vermont provides for its residents which covered for me to see a naturopathic doctor! I got a pap smear in-house at Tree of Life Medicine and it instantly came back with cervical dysplasia. Again the OBGGYN wanted to do a biopsy and when I said I didn’t want to irritate my cervix any further she tried to scare me and said “This is cervical cancer, you need to have this done!”. I decided to ask the Dr. who then painted two pictures for me. One was the conventional and the other an alternative route. He described in detail how each could potentially go and then we made a plan. For six months I would do an intense regiment of supplements and suppositories, then we would test again.

The supplements were Ocean Pearls, Mama Pearls, liquid Vitamin A, ECGC, and two types of vaginal suppositories that I alternated between every other night. After six months of this, I was tested again and it had actually progressed. At this time in my life, I was in a very stressful transition. I was completing graduate school, I was getting divorced, I was living a communal life on a farm with very little space for privacy or self-care. Despite its progression, we (the Dr. and I) decided on another six months of all the supplements. I admit that I was scared when it had progressed, I felt betrayed by my body and out of control but there was a moment where I decided to not accept it. I started researching other women’s stories and came across Dr. Aviva Romm. Here is a link to the podcast I found (, after listening to this, I added a lot more supplements to my daily regime. I was taking 16 supplements a day!

Daily dosing of high quality and dense plant nutrients.

I also started to implement stronger boundaries for myself regarding toxic relationships and things that no longer served my growth or health. My marriage was done, my MFA complete, I left the stressful farm situation, and finally my kids and I were in a home all to ourselves. Our life went from chaos to calm tranquility. The happiness was palpable. Around this time I also met a wonderful man who could see what I was going through and was willing to hold my hand through it all. Instead of dates, we shared baths, telling each other our life stories, our hurts, pains, joys. These are some of the major factors that I attribute to healing my womb, but not all.