away cold sores
are easy to ignore until you bite into something hot, spicy or
acidic (like an orange). Then you really know that you have a
canker sore. When cankers are on the outside, like cold sores
(herpes simplex), they become both irritable AND unsightly. As
I have found out almost every year, the solution can be as close
as your refrigerator. Certain foods that you eat will boost your
immune system, encourage intestinal flora (good bacteria) and
inhibit the herpes virus. Keep in mind that the herpes virus thrives
with the amino acid arginine, but not with lysine. Therefore,
it is important to lower your intake of arginine and increase
your intake of lysine when you have canker or cold sores.
a.. Fresh Vegetables
and Fruits except Brussels sprouts and corn (high in arginine).
c.. Calf liver (once a week) or desiccated liver tablets
d.. Eggs (poached or soft boiled, but not fried)
e.. Fish (baked, poached or broiled)
Minimize or Omit
a.. Refined carbohydrates
b.. REFINED SUGAR
c.. Fried foods and fatty meats
d.. Cookies, cakes, ice cream
e.. Gelatin (High in arginine)
g.. Nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts)
Lysine 1,000 mg. (Most
Beta Carotene 20,000
Vitamin C 2,000 mg.
Zinc (Citrate) 30
Selenium 200 mcg.
Vitamin E 250 IU
Bromelain 500 mg.
Griffith, R.S., DeLong, D.C.
and Nelson J.D., (1981) "The Relationship of Arginine-Lysine
Antagonism to Herpes Simplex Growth in Tissue Culture." Chemotherapy
Setter,B.H.E. (B. of Human Ecology), is a personal trainer
and nutrition consultant. A former welter-weight kick-boxer
and U.N. peacekeeper, he runs courses and workshops on fitness,
martial arts and self-defense. He is the author of One Less
Victim. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. (204)