Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is an infection very common worldwide that causes herpes. It is categorized into two types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1, oral herpes) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2, genital herpes). Herpes simplex virus type 1 is a cause of cold sores and fever blisters on the mouth and lips, and can be transmitted through kissing or sharing personal items (utensils, etc.). Sometimes herpes simplex virus type 1 can cause genital herpes. Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a cause of genital herpes, and can be transmitted through sexual intercourse.
According to The New England Journal of Medicine, 1 in 5 Americans aged twelve and older have genital herpes and millions more have oral herpes. There is still no herpes cure approved by FDA, but luckily there are many ways to control herpes outbreaks and even eventually stop the virus from reproducing.
Prescribed medications are often not effective against herpes, and many people don’t respond to traditional herpes treatments. Once contracted, the virus stays in the nerve cells. Some people may have one outbreak and then never have another one for many years. It is still unclear what causes herpes to reappear, but many doctors believe that alcohol, stress (both psychological and physical), sunburns and strong sunshine exposure, menstruation, unhealthy diet and foods high in arginine (soy, sunflower seeds, chocolate, etc.) can trigger herpes outbreaks.
In order to control herpes outbreaks it is recommended to keep the body’s pH level in balance, and to eliminate certain foods from the diet (alcohol, sugar, coffee, fried foods, meat, white bread, soft drinks, etc.). Foods that promote a more alkaline environment in the body (fresh vegetables, fruits except citrus, grains, legumes, etc.) prevent the growth of herpes virus.
Few years ago Dr. Christiane Buehlern and Dr. Ken Languin made a breakthrough discovery in the treatment of herpes. Over the course of one year they conducted 479 clinical trials trying to find a way to prevent herpes outbreaks naturally. Soon enough they developed a revolutionary herpes treatment that focuses on separating protein ICP-47 from the nerve cells. Dr. Buehlern and Dr. Languin’s treatment has been very effective in treating herpes.