Natural Remedies and Foods That Fight The Herpes Virus

Just the other day, I was discussing about the natural remedies for herpes with a natural doctor friend and learn that there are foods that are helpful to those suffering from this condition.

Herpes outbreaks can be uncomfortable and painful and in some case, embarrassing and inconvenient. Most times, herpes patients require prescribed medication to control the flare ups. But with some natural and alternative therapies, we can add some of these superfoods to our diet to help the body fight off the herpes virus.

1) Broccoli is known to fight cancer, heart disease and other serious conditions. These green florets are high in vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system. Broccoli may also inhibit the herpes simplex virus from reproducing.

2) According to recent research, cranberries may help to fight infection by the herpes virus, one of the most common viral infections. Cranberries are already known to prevent urinary tract infections by reducing the power of certain E. coli bacteria to stick to the urinary tract walls, and recent studies suggest that cranberries also significantly suppressed herpes type 2 by preventing the virus to attach to and penetrate the walls. HSV-2 or herpes simplex infection is responsible for cold sores and genital herpes.

3) Another superfood to watch for is kelp. Kelp is a nutrient-dense sea vegetable that can also help eliminate herpes outbreaks. It is also known as Laminaria and it works as a blood purifier. You can take a kelp supplement or add it in foods and salads.

Other superfoods that can help strengthen the body’s immune system to fight the herpes simplex virus are those that are high in vitamins B, C, and E, as well as lysine, an amino acid. Fish, bean sprouts, fruits, vegetables, and whole grain complex carbohydrates are all great sources for these. You should avoid refined sugars, stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, excessive sun exposure, and smoking, as these all have the ability to deplete energy stores which can in turn compromise your immunity and your ability to fend off infections.

As far as natural remedies are concerned, you need to know that stress is a major cause for herpes outbreak. So you should do whatever you can to minimize stress in your life – get plenty of sleep, take time out to relax, and get plenty of fresh air and exercise. How about relaxing over one of Gatlinburg vacations to eliminate stress and be recharged!

Herpes Treatment

You may also want to check out this natural treatment that can eliminate Genital Herpes and Cold Sores. This is a two fold genital herpes treatment program. H-Away is formulated specifically for herpes outbreaks. This formula is proven effective in treating genital herpes as well as oral herpes (cold sores, canker sores and fever blisters). The product has been formulated with the highest quality anti-viral essential oils. H-Prevention is a daily maintenance herpes preventative program which controls your recurring outbreaks. This special formula also comprises of the highest quality anti-viral essential oils.

foods for your skin health

The last few days had been hectic for me as I was busy over our last mega project of the year. As such, I was suffering from a flu that led to a throat infection then fever and chills. I’m glad the fever and chills are over. As a result of the haze and stress, my skin is suffering a little too.

One the most important components of skin health is vitamin A, and probably one of the best sources of it is low-fat dairy products. It could be said the health of our skin depends on vitamin A. Low-fat yogurt is not only high in vitamin A, but also acidophilus, the “live” bacteria that is good for intestinal health. Turns out, it may also have an impact on the skin, since it aids in digestion.  Other good sources of vitamin A include cod liver oil, sweet potatoes, carrots, leafy vegetables, and fortified breakfast cereals.

It’s important to also make sure you’re eating foods rich in antioxidants, such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and plums. The benefits of these foods for healthy skin are plentiful. The antioxidants and other phytochemicals in these fruits can protect the skin cells, so there is less chance for damage.  This in turn guards against premature aging, and keeps skin looking younger longer.  Other fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants include artichokes, black, red, and pinto beans, prunes, and pecans.

For a good skin moisturizer, you may like to check out Purely Shea, an organic Shea Butter skincare.

foods for sinusitis

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If you are suffering from sinusitis or rhinitis like me, this article may be of some help to you. Sinusitis simply means inflammation of the sinuses, but this gives little indication of the misery and pain this condition can cause. Chronic sinusitis, which is sinusitis that persists for at least 3 weeks, affects an estimated 32 million people in the United States and Americans spend millions of dollars each year for medications that promise relief from their sinus symptoms. And this number is growing everyday!

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