How do I find a good diet to help me with my herpes outbreaks? I have had herpes for 3 year and on valtrex. I also have a lot of other meds I have to take due to my health. Just had major surgery on my back and working on getting off the pain meds.

Having herpes has been a long depressing battle for me but I am starting to accept it. The Talk has really helped me.

8 Answers

ardent_aline
Answered 5 years ago    reply

Hi yvonne, any good, healthy diet is going to help you with you HSV, as does regular exercise.

My recommendation would be to look for foods that are higher in Lysine and lower in Arginine. Lysine is known to help in slowing the replication of the virus which causes reactivation. High Arginine diets increase the replication of the virus thereby causing more 'outbreaks'.

For me, good, clean foods such as veggies and fruits, nuts, lean protein is best for my body, not because of my herpes, but because it is just good for my body .


Altagracia.FALSE
Answered 5 years ago    reply

That's good to know Aline I've had the herpes for 28 years and never educated myself on the diet. My outbreak always seemed to happen due to stress - I'll be picking up of Lysine today.


ardent_aline
Answered 5 years ago    reply

hehe. me too, 28 years!


ardent_aline
Answered 5 years ago    reply

I never 'ate' to help with my herpes, I eat to be healthy but it turns out it is good for our herpes too


Deckard.grouchy
Answered 5 years ago    reply

i think nuts along w gelatin are high in arginine. say it aint' so about the nuts!


ardent_aline
Answered 5 years ago    reply

lol Stephnie, that does not mean that your HSV is bothered by Arginine or any of the food triggers, mine isn't, I can eat anything I desire with no worries about hsv. There are those who do have to watch what they are eating but you may very well not be one of those


j_ault
Answered 5 years ago    reply

There are lots of lists on line. Here's one:http://www.traditionaloven.com/tutorials/l-lysine_rich_foods.html


j_ault
Answered 5 years ago    reply

I go to this website when I want to look up a particular food and see how much lysine & arginine it has: http://nutritiondata.self.com/


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