One in three people have herpes. It is a very common condition.
Some people with herpes get very fixated on the lysine: arginine ratio in their diet.
If we look at lysine, we know it is found in high protein foods. We also know that eating a high lysine diet inhibits viral replication. Vitamin C also interferes with the replication of the herpes virus. You need to take two to three grams of vitamin C per day to make lysine more effective in an anti-herpes protocol.
Core arginine foods are nuts and chocolate. When you go vegan, it’s often a real challenge. You will to get your protein from non-meat sources which are nuts. Many vegans snack on chocolate and lots of carbs and these foods can really aggravate herpes. Still, you don’t need to get too overly concerned about the high lysine, low arginine diet when it comes to herpes unless it is seriously out of control. If the herpes is so severe that you can’t function normally, then I can understand getting fussy about your diet.
But the biggest aggravator of herpes is stress. Stress really aggravates herpes because it increases your cortisol level. Cortisol can result in immunosuppression which allows the herpes to spread like wildfire. In most cases I think that stress is far more important that arginine/lysine ratios when it comes to preventing herpes relapse.
What you don’t want to do is become obsessed and anxious about food. I find that many people are like that when they go hard core vegan. They become so focused on food that they forget everything else in life. In fact, being vegan becomes an enormous source of stress and anxiety. The truth is, some of the happiest people I know have the worst diets. Some of the sickest, unhappiest people I know have amazing diets.
It’s not always what you eat that’s going to create good inner health. It’s how you feel about your life, your lifestyle, and how you feel about yourself in general.
There is so much contradicting information on which veggies are high in lysine, and nuts and seeds and gelatin are high in arginine.
Every time I eat very healthy for my digestion, it triggers promodrome syndrome, nausea, burping, neck, lower back pain, nerve pain, feber, abdominal pain, which I always attributed to Candida or Sibo, but over the years I think it is the herpes virus going active.
I was following a high fiber, plant-based diet with a little meat, but it’s hard to get enough calories without nuts, seeds, or starch. I only weigh a 100 pounds and have a high metabolic rate. I’m not crazy about eating meat and dairy – high lysine. I digestively feel much better eating bananas, sweet potatoes, beans, lentils, rice, salads, but its hard to keep balance with the herpes, amino acid ratio in check.
I always feel like I am choosing between my herpes viral load, or eating the way I feel I should. And can a virus cause strong flu like systems and even burping if you are in arginine overload?
Cutting back on meat and dairy makes me feel so much better, more energized and alkaline but I wonder if Sibo or parasites cause the burps and nausea when I eat the natural sugars and starches.
Raising my stomach acid with apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes doesn’t even touch the burping. Then it will go away randomly.
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One in three people have herpes. It is very common. But I don’t get 30% of my videos being herpes related videos.
Most people tend to get on with their lives and stop being anal and focused on this particular thing. You don’t need to get too overly concerned about the high lysine, low arginine diet when it comes to herpes unless it is seriously out of control.
If the herpes is so severe that people can’t function normally, I tend to get extremely fussy about the diet, for particular reasons. But in most cases I assume your herpes is not to the point that you are contemplating suicide. It sounds like you have obsessions about food in general.
You need to be careful with this kind of dietary approach, because you are pigeon holing yourself, You’re pushing yourself into a corner that’s going to create significant eating problems for you.
With a high metabolism and only weighing 100 pounds, it sounds to me like you have a high degree of anxiety or stress. More than anything, this needs to be worked on.
One of the most important foods for your to eat would be the chill foods, the relaxing foods. What I’d like you to do is see someone about your lifestyle in general, because I think there is more here than meets the eye.
I think you are very food focused and obsessed. I also think you need to take a step back and look at the big picture, not just what you eat.
I find that many people are like this when they go hard core vegan. They become so focused on food that they forget everything else in life. In fact it becomes an enormous stress and an anxiety problem eating like this. Some of the happiest people I know have the worst diets. It’s tru. Some of the sickest, unhappiest people I know have amazing diets.
It’s not always what you eat that’s going to create good inner health. It’s how you feel about your life, your lifestyle, how you feel about yourself in general.
If we look at llysine we know those are the high protein foods and we know that it inhbits viral replication if you eat more llysine. But so does vitamin C. So you need to take two to three grams of vitamin C per day to make lysine more effective in an anti-herpes protocol.
Arginine is nuts and chocolates – those are the two core things. When you go vegan, it’s often a real challenge. And you’re going to get your protein from non-meat sources which are nuts, and many vegans snack on chocolate, and also a lot of carbs and these foods can really aggravate herpes.
But the biggest aggravator of herpes is stress. Stress really aggravates herpes because it increases your cortisol which can induce immunosuppression and allow the herpes to spread like wildfire. I want you to think about stress, how youc an counter it, rather than looking at the arginine/lysine ratios which aren’t as important as what I can see.