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Vitamin D against HPV (human papilloma virus) and Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN)

Update to Antiviral Nutrition (download free sample) protocol by Dr Alex Vasquez posted 20 January 2018; also see previous publications on vitamin D

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Antiviral Nutrition Update #1 for 2018 
Clinical Trial of Selenium against HVP/CIN1

Written and recorded by Dr Alex Vasquez


The video of this presentation is archived at, and the transcript in PDF format—which is considered the final and citable version—is archived at; any corrections or updates will be made to the PDF file. Observe that this video presentation is truly an *update* subsequent to previous publications and that therefore not all sources are cited; for citations, see the video, and for complete citations regarding the protocol in its entirety, see the book Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition or the ebook version titled Antiviral Nutrition.

“Hello everyone, Dr Alex Vasquez here with our next video which is going to discuss antiviral nutrition. This will be the first update for 2018.


If I'm providing an update, then obviously that information will be founded upon and predicated upon some previous information. So let's take a look at those sources right now. This series of updates builds upon previously published books, articles, videos and blogs. In 2014, I published a small book called Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition; it's also available as an ebook through the Amazon Kindle platform, that was published under the name of Antiviral Nutrition. I also published kind of an editorial journal article called “Unified Antiviral Strategy” in 2014, you can get that online for free. And I also did a presentation in 2016 at the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine in Barcelona, you can see that on the internet for free as well and I've provided you the website address. Also in 2014, I published a series of videos which you can find online for free if you're interested in looking at those.

  1. Book: Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition (2014)

  2. eBook: Antiviral Nutrition (Kindle ebook, 2014)

  3. Journal: Unified Antiviral Strategy published by ICHNFM. International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine 2014:v2(q4);p1

  4. Conference: Vaccines—The Truth: International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine in Barcelona 2016

  5. Tutorials: AntiViral Strategies and Immune Nutrition: Antiviral Nutrition (video, 2014) 

If you want an independent view of some of these topics, the best article that I could recommend for you would be this one from British Journal of Nutrition 2007, “Selected vitamins and trace elements support immune function by strengthening epithelial barriers and cellular and humoral immune responses.” So if you want kind of an independent view of some of the things we're going to talk about today, then you might look at that article, British Journal of Nutrition, 2007 October.


So when we talk about viral infections which is mostly what we're talking about, we're going to talk about viral infections—a particular viral infection called HPV: human papilloma virus—and its relationship to vitamin D status and response to vitamin D supplementation.


So again, kind of laying the foundation and putting all of this in a reasonable context, when we talk about the treatment of viral infections, we have to have a comprehensive way of looking at that, not just talking about virus here and virus there. As you can imagine, with the book, I've developed not simply an antiviral strategy but also a more cohesive and comprehensive way of looking at viral infections and their clinical complications.


So as I said, in 2014, I'll state it again here, if you don't have a structured understanding of a good, comprehensive antiviral strategy, then you really don't have either an understanding or a strategy. And I can say that, after having gone through three different doctoral programs: we never learned an antiviral strategy, we never learned how to understand viral infections in a comprehensive way that would really leverage the clinical tools that we have for optimal effectiveness. And when you look at my strategy, you get to see some ways that you can intervene and understand how these viral infections progress and how the body responds and that provides you some insight into ways that you could treat these virus-infection-related diseases, whether those are acute infections or persistent infections that go on to have other complications. So at the very least, let's touch upon these major four categories.

1. Antiviral: Starting with antiviral interventions, we can target the virus itself.

2. Antireplication: We can use antireplication intervention, so that is targeting the machinery of viral replication, we can attack that process as well.

3. Immunonutrition: We can use immunomodulation and immunonutrition because obviously, the immune system does usually a very competent job, protecting us from these viral infections. So let's optimize immune function and that usually means nutritional supplementation.

4. Cell and systemic support: We can also use cell and systemic support to mitigate some of the consequences of viral infections and of course, I'm talking about inflammation, oxidative stress and of course, mitochondrial dysfunction which accompanies many viral infections.

So when we start to deconstruct this phenomenon of viral infections and we look at each of these components, we can intervene at each of these levels/layers and provide better treatment, whether we're treating ourselves or whether we're treating our clients. So today, we're going to talk about vitamin D in the treatment of a very common type of viral infection and most of that work is going to put us here in this third category of immunonutrition, but also, you'll see some implications for this antireplication category as well. (See book and video for explanatory diagrams:


So let us go ahead and start taking a look at this article that we're going to focus on today which is “Effects of Long-Term Vitamin D Supplementation on Regression and Metabolic Status…&rdquo