It’s no secret, the holiday season is often a major cause of unhealthy eating, excess alcohol consumption and good old-fashioned stress. This is the perfect combination to invite back our old friend, Mr. Herpes Outbreak. So if you really don’t want Miss Blister and Mr Sore tagging along with Santa this Christmas, read on.
When you’re under stress, with lots to do and a lot of chocolate, cakes and sweets just asking to be eaten you put yourself at risk of having a major outbreak. Sugar, alcohol and stress all lower your immune system. Chocolate may also be a big herpes trigger. I know it is one of mine, and eating lots of meat will give the herpes virus energy to replicate itself.
So how do you do to go through this Holiday Season smoothly? You prepare. I have always been a strong advocate of taking remedies, no matter which treatment at trigger time. What I mean by that is that you don’t wait for that familiar tingle or rash. You take those herpes remedies when you think you have a strong probability you might have an outbreak. I’m not going to go into more detail here. I give all details in my new program Herpes Antidote. If you apply this basic principle, you are much more likely never to experience any outbreak or to experience something so mild it will be gone in a few hours.
Here are some of the things I recommend you do. Drink a lot of water – not fruit juice, tea or coffee – plain water. Take 4g of vitamin C per day in 1g dosage throughout the day until the end of New Year and a few days after that. Take a multi-vitamin supplement daily as well. Try to find one that is not made out of synthetic vitamins. I always think it is best to get a natural based one. If you have lysine at home, take it as if you were having an outbreak. I know, I usually don’t recommend it, but I think lysine is OK in the short-term and I know a lot of you are taking it or have tried it so there is a fair chance you may have some lying on the shelf somewhere. Scientific studies indicate that it works better if used before any herpes symptoms appear. Don’t go out of your way to buy it specially, but if you have it at home take at least 2g a day and double that if you feel the slightest tingle. Stop taking lysine around the 6th of January.
I’m not going to tell you to try and stay calm and get some rest because I’m sure you already know that is what you really should do and I’m equally sure that you probably won’t be able to do that before the end of the season. However, one simple thing you can do is to calm yourself down with this cool little technique.
Put your hand on your heart. Close your eyes. Breathe in to the count of six. Breathe out to the count of six. You can start at a lower number if you’re stressing out. Repeat that a few times. It will calm you down in a very short time.
I wish you a wonderful time, shared fun, love and warmth. If this is not a holiday time for you and your family, you can always go back and read this article when it is.