Managing Herpes Outbreaks

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Managing Herpes Outbreaks

Herpes and the Mind-Body Connection

By Dr. Wayne C. Diamond

For over three decades, I combined my work as a Naturopathic Physician and a Psychotherapist in private practice. In my research, it became apparent that there are very definite psycho-neurological, nutritional, and glandular processes that stimulate the herpes viruses. This research led me to formulate my award-winning Herpanacine Skin Support, by looking at all the issues involved.

Anyone who has ever experienced herpes outbreaks probably realizes that this condition can be stimulated by stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety cause the body to undergo dramatic changes, one of which is the elevation of body temperature. At these times, temperatures can rise one full degree, and this reaction interferes with nutrient absorption.

Excessive heat may cause evaporation of some of the nutrients before being absorbed. It may also cause nutrients to break down so finely that digestive enzymes won’t work on them, therefore the nutrients are not absorbed properly. When deprived of this needed nutrition, the body will elevate acid levels both in concentration and amount. The stomach will have far more acid than needed to break down food, and the excess will be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Once the over-acidic blood reaches the soft tissue of the body, it becomes an extremely powerful irritant, especially in areas where the herpes virus is present. These areas are the mouth, sexual organs, or in the case of herpes zoster (shingles), inflamed or irritated tissue anywhere on the body.

It became clear in my research that there are two types of stress that stimulate the mind-body process:

First, internalized emotions, which is a pattern of not expressing feelings in times of conflict.

Second, indecision or ambivalence will set this mind-body process in motion. Indecision and ambivalence affect people in a different, yet related, way. With my patients I have found that when acid levels do rise, the functioning of the glandular system, which controls immune function, will be greatly reduced. This occurs because the elevated acid levels limit the flow of blood to the glands and limit the distribution of enzymes that activate the immune system. The herpes virus now has an ideal environment to produce an outbreak until Herpanacine Skin Support builds up in the system.

We all have stress at times, but by understanding how it affects us, we can try to reduce its effects, maintain a healthy mind-body connection, and achieve overall mental and physical health. Another aspect in controlling herpes is proper nutrition. It is essential. My research led me to develop a specialized nutritional program for people who have any form of herpes. One of the important elements of this program is the issue of pH (acid/alkalinity). I found when I started working with patients who complained about outbreaks, usually they were consuming large quantities of acid-producing foods. When I saw this occurring with patients, I realized that I had to develop an alkaline-focused nutritional program. Here is a comprehensive program to help prevent herpes outbreak along with my award winning Herpanacine Skin Support System:

Eat plenty of green vegetables, grains, brown rice, pasta (white or pesto sauces – not tomato), yams, salads (small amount of dressing), and non-citrus fruit.

For protein, fish and fowl are preferred, especially in colder weather. Vegetable proteins such as beans, tofu, and tempeh (cultured soybeans) are the best.

Avoid alcohol, white sugar and flour, the seasoning MSG, white potatoes, fried foods, red meat, tomato products, shellfish, eggplant, green pepper, hard cheese, excessive dairy products (more than once a day), vinegar (small amounts), black tea, coffee, and citrus fruit. These foods have a high acid content stimulating the body to produce excessive hydrochloric acid (HCL) to facilitate the digestive process.

Avoid drinking while eating. It interferes with proper digestion and promotes high acid buildup in the stomach.  Another important digestive aid is eat slowly, chew well.

As a naturopathic physician, I work with the whole person, their nutritional needs and the use of vitamin and herb supplements to balance their bodily systems. As I worked with my herpes patients and gathered information on the disease, I began to develop my special formula…Herpanacine Skin Support System. It is an all-natural blend of twelve vitamins and herbs formulated to prevent chronic viral and bacterial skin eruptions. It is an effective way to help supply the nutritional support that can inhibit and overcome devastating skin and health infections and promote continued skin health.

The skin is a mirror of your overall health, and the state of our health is reflected in our lives daily.

Dr. Wayne Diamond has researched and developed other award winning natural formulas, Diamond Etern-L Age Rewind, Diamond MIND, Diamond Eye Health, Healthy Horizons Stress Fighting Multi and Herpanacine Skin Support. For more information, please call (888) 467-4200.

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