Cold Sores. Fever Blisters. Call them what you want, but they are one in the same and caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus.
"(herpes febri´lis a variety of herpes simplex usually found on or around the lips and nostrils but occasionally on other mucoid tissues. It is generally caused by human herpesvirus 1, although occasionally it may be caused by human herpesvirus 2. It is usually a concomitant of fever, but may also develop in situations of other stresses without fever or prior illness. The virus is carried by most people but usually lies quiescent. There is no cure for the condition, but some medications increase comfort. Antiviral medications used in this way include acyclovir and valacyclovir. Called also fever blisters and cold sores.)" -Read more about it HERE
What can I do now?
Any virus is going to be happier in a nutrient deficient host. The more unhealthy you are, the more prone you will be to any virus.
Dr. Fuhrman writes in his book Super Immunity: "A good example is a recent study that investigated the nutritional status of patients who developed neuropathy (nerve damage) after a viral illness. Those people who nervous system was damaged by the virus were found to be deficient in riboflavin, vitamin E, selenium, alpha- and beta-carotenes, and lycopene. When patients were supplemented with these nutrients, the disease began to subside, suggesting that the pathogenicity of a particular virus- that is, the ability of a pathogen to produce an infectious disease- is dependent on the nutritional status of the host.
As the data suggests, a nutritarian diet is an effective intervention for viral diseases such as HIV, mononucleosis, herpes, and influenza, because viral mutations will be suppressed, limiting disease-causing potential and virulence.
Unfortunately, most of the food that the majority of American's consume weakens rather than strengthens their normal resistance to simple viral infections."
Try consuming these foods daily:
Red Grapes Peanuts Red Berries Lemon Ginger
Most folks haven't heard of this phytochemical before, unless they've been cruising the wrinkle cream section of the department store.
It is found in the red skins of berries, red grapes and peanuts among other foods. It suppress's inflammation and (BONUS) may help slow the aging process. It has been shown to prolong the life of worms and fruitless... as for humans, there's only one way to find out.
Studies also show that resveratrol inhibits relocation of the herpes simple virus (HSV) 1 and 2 at the early stages of replication.
Now before you go running out to buy some in a bottle; Eat2Live has yet to find a PRODUCT that meets our very high standards. Better to save your money and just eat right AND help cure the Herpes Simplex Virus at the same time.
3. Herbs and Supplements
So maybe you haven't caught on that eating clean will help you immensely, and you're still in the early stages. That's okay friend. Most American's are raised to believe in what Eat2Live terms as the "1 pill solution". They believe that they just "take a pill" and they'll feel better, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Those "solutions" are just what has been sold to you by the pharmaceutical industry. We see commercials on TV for drugs that literally have a potential to kill you or stop your heart suddenly; all while telling us to "talk to our doctor" before starting a vegan diet or a work out regime. Why?
Do we need their approval? Are we not our own? And thus far, most people I talk to aren't happy with the drugs and treatments they receive, or at minimum, the cost. So why do you keep playing the game? If your reading this now then I know your ready to be in control and not a pill popping guinea pig.
Eat2Live HIGHLY recommends getting your micro-nutrients from real live food. Not frozen. Not canned. Not freeze dried. Not in powders, liquid concentrates or other non "real" versions.
Your body doesn't just need ONE nutrient; it needs an array of them, furthermore your body needs them in varying combinations. You are a living being and require living nutrients. That being said, here are the Top 3 Herbs and Supplements that will help with Herpes or other viral immune issues.
Echinacea Elderberry Licorice
Linda Lavender writes articles to help folks with Auto Immune Disease, Depression, Anxiety and other health related illnesses.