“We have a plethora of residential viruses. They’re normal inhabitants of our body, they live around the nerves, around the spine, around the sympathetic ganglia and they usually sleep, unless we wake them up, when we overdo citrus, nuts, fruit and the grains. They come out of their little homes and they cause problems,” Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride said at the Certified GAPS Practitioner gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota in November of 2017.


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As the microbiome becomes imbalanced, there is often inflammation. Sometimes there is puss and sometimes there is bleeding. Different yeasts grow to maintain the balance and different viruses do the same. 

The NIH says, “Herpes simplex virus 1 infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. For some the virus produces painful and unsightly cold sores, or fever blisters, that last for a week or more, usually in or around the mouth. The symptoms gradually fade as the virus retreats into the facial nerves beneath the skin. But stressors—like emotional upset, sunlight or fever—can reactivate HSV-1 later and lead to new sores in the same location as before.”

Stress reduction methods are supportive, but often not sufficient. 

McBride goes on to say, “L-lysine is quite powerful at stopping,(it) – if you start taking 3 grams, 5 grams for an adult – as soon as a cold sore appears, as soon as shingles appears, or genital herpes, or any other problem. It’s quite good to (take) 2 gram of L-lysine or even 1 gram per day prophylactically. You can just chew it, there are tablets that you can chew, or in a powder form, or in a capsule form. Rich stews and soups usually chase the viruses back into their homes.” L-lysine can also be found in stick applicators or cream form to apply directly on the lip.

Some viruses can be lifted out of the body, others are resident viruses of the body, normal inhabitants. McBride says, “Papilloma virus is a normal inhabitant of the human body. I’m now coming to the conclusion that hepatitis B is a normal inhabitant of the body. Not hepatitis C but hep. B., Large numbers of people are infected with it. Our mainstream medicine thinks this is almost like leprosy.”

The Russian journal Voprosy Meditsinskoi Khimii found in a rat study, “The expression of viral antigens of herpes simplex virus type-1 was inhibited by L-lysin-a-oxidase at a concentration 0.7 mg/ml.”

The Annals of New York Academy of Sciences  says, “Oxidative stress is implicated as a pathogenic factor in a number of viral infections.” They took mice and nutritionally induced oxidative stress in them. Their study found, “Oxidative stress can have profound effects, not only on the host, but on the pathogen as well.”

Methods to flush oxidative stress are supportive. Taking antioxidant support, like this, is recommended to continually take the one tablespoon dose every hour, until loose stool develops. 

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. becky.nourishingplot@hotmail.com

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