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Genital Herpes

Also known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), genital herpes is characterised as small blisters that occur around the genitals. It is caught by direct skin contact when the virus is active and said to be incurable as the virus penetrates the nervous system where it lays dormant between attacks. Outbreaks can follow infections, trauma, stress and hormonal changes. The initial outbreak is far more painful than subsequent attacks and lasts from 2 - 6 weeks; outbreaks after this time usually last approximately a week.

Nutritionally there are many things that Nutrition Mission can recommend in the treatment of the herpes group of viruses. Firstly, restriction of high arginine content foods along with an increase in foods containing lysine. These are amino acids that are found in our everyday diets that are similar to each other and by increasing lysine foods we are effectively starving the virus so that it cannot present. By presenting a food diary to your nutritional therapist he or she will be able to determine what balance of these amino acids you are getting and how best to redress the balance. Your nutritional therapist will also determine whether or not you need to supplement lysine in order to reduce the severity and amount of outbreaks that occur for you.
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Before I saw my therapist I was concerned that I would hear lots of "don't eat this etc". I was relieved that the attitude to change was very positive and easy to cope with. The changes I've made have had benefits already and I now feel much more confident about food choices. I would highly recommend the service.
Tracy Cross
04 September 2011