Chapter 2 of ebook on herpes simplex virus
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Chapter 2: A Theory About Herpes Simplex Virus
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information shared in this e-book is educational in nature and not intended to replace any needed medical testing or attention. The medical industry says there is no cure for herpes. The holistic practitioner believes that nature provides nutritional support for the body to heal itself of any condition. Making the choice to self-treat requires self-responsibility. If you are not willing to be responsible for choices you make regarding this material, this is not the resource for you. There is a potential for a temporary healing crisis, to achieve core-level healing. If you are not willing to accept this potential, this is not the book for you. And finally, if you have an autoimmune system disorder, you need to check with your doctor before applying this plan to combat herpes.
Here’s a theory, based on all that I’ve read in the past few years from people actually coping with herpes on a day to day basis as well as information gathered throughout my years as a wellness counselor. In writing this eBook, didn’t ignore what the medical profession has to say.
However, I feel that the forums and personal experience documents I’ve read are from those with the most vested interest in finding something, anything, that works are those dealing herpes. I’ve probably pored over thousands of writings at this point in time. Perhaps my studies can save you hours and hours of searching.
The herpes virus is a tricky thing. It retreats into the nerves and hides, sometimes becoming dormant for months or even years. My theory is that herpes may respond best to a continual approach. What I mean by that is by continually supplying antivirals to the body for a prolonged period of time after a prodome or outbreak period and aggressively restarting certain applications at the first prodome symptom that recurs.
I believe repeatedly providing antiviral food to the virus weakens it at each point it comes to or near the surface and leaves less of the virus to retreat. This is a theory. Nothing more. I believe it’s worth a try, if you are living with frequent herpes outbreaks. I hope it works for you.
Please note: The medical association maintains that herpes cannot be cured. I do not so maintain. My view is my own and I do not present it to anyone who is not willing to be responsible for self-treatment. Over time, I believe the herpes simplex virus can be overcome through continual support of antivirals, rotated every few weeks. I’ll be sharing an example rotation schedule after I go over the individual supplements.
In addition, it’s important that the immune system be healthy so I’ll be suggesting some excellent immune building supplements and nutrients. Please note: If you have an autoimmune disorder, this plan may be contraindicated. Check with your doctor.
Two of the best things you can do for your immune system are to eat organic yogurt daily and take sulfur crystals. I‘ll talk more about sulfur a little later in the e-book.
Finally, and most importantly, I feel it is absolutely vital to reduce stress response and reaction, so we’ll be talking about how to better handle what life throws at you, as well as talking a bit about how to deal with the stress of having herpes. For the person diagnosed with HSV-2, the threat of an outbreak is often so strong that it actually causes a lowered immune response that ends up triggering an outbreak. Stress creates a self-fulfilling prophecy.
This idea of changing your thinking may be the hardest attitude shift for someone who has been told they have herpes to make. It is what it is. It exists and it’s here. Hating it, fighting it, dreading it, worrying about it … all these choices further stress and already stressed system. Continually shifting the focus from fear to a more neutral space of observing is helpful. This shift can be assisted by practices such as meditation, walking, prayer and anything that helps you laugh.