Having herpes has been a long depressing battle for me but I am starting to accept it. The Talk has really helped me.
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 .
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.
hehe. me too, 28 years!
I never 'ate' to help with my herpes, I eat to be healthy but it turns out it is good for our herpes too
i think nuts along w gelatin are high in arginine. say it aint' so about the nuts!
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
There are lots of lists on line. Here's one:http://www.traditionaloven.com/tutorials/l-lysine_rich_foods.html
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/