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Natural Cure for Herpes by Dr David Hoggs

Dr David HoggsListen to what Dr David Hoggs said about suffering from herpes: –

Imagine how you’d feel if you never again had to:

  • Run from new relationships like a scared mouse hiding in the corner;
  • Avoid sex with your partner as if you’d suddenly taken vows of celibacy;
  • Endure the side effects of prescription drugs and still have surprise outbreaks…

The Truth about anti-viral drugs and herpes: Drugs can help control the herpes virus… sort of

You see, these traditional medications work by controlling a very specific phase of the virus’ life. Maybe the herpes can’t locate a cell that’ll let them live inside (viruses need to live within cells – they’re like parasites that way) for example.

Problem is, the herpes virus is quick to adapt… meaning that over time, the drugs lose their power. You start having more and more flare-ups as your own personal genital herpes morphs into a drug-resistant super-herpes.

Drugs cause side effects. Even when they do keep that genital herpes somewhat in control, how sexy can you be if you have to (for example) keep vomiting?

Sort of like, “Uh, honey – you’re really hot right now, but I gotta go throw up.”

Other side effects are equally as inconvenient, if not even more serious: dizziness, rash, confusion (“Ummm, why are we in bed and the sun’s shining?”), kidney problems, even seizures and coma.

Drugsare expensive. It’s a whole lot more fun to take your beloved out for a good meal, then a loving roll in the hay together afterwards than it is to pay to pop those pricey anti-herpes pills.

Drugs rob your body of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Lowered resistance = less energy, more sickness. Trade your herpes outbreaks for bouts of flu and frequent colds? Ugh. There’s nothing sexy about coughing up gooey gross crud.

No, drugs are far from the ideal answer.

Over the years, Dr David Hoggs has developed an all-natural program – that does not include drugs! – that teaches people how to create a lifestyle that in some instances is better than when you were limited by genital herpes.

Many patients have benefited from his Stop Herpes Now program.

But there’s a difference between my patients and his online patients: His patients pay him $180 per hour for visiting him.

You can download his program for a one-time price of US$49.95. Talk about saving! But this is JUST AN INTRODUCTORY price because he had just updated it, incorporating even more refinements.

Should You Tell Your Date That You Have Herpes?

By Savannah Francis

So you’ve been single with herpes for a little while, none of your friends are aware of the fact that you have herpes – but insist that it’s time for you to get out and start dating again. Being the caring friends that they are, they set you up on a blind date. Now in your mind, this is the worst thing that could possibly happen – however you decide to go on this date anyway as to not embarrass your friends. The date seems to be progressing well, but now you are faced with one question – should you tell your date that you have herpes?

First, let’s get a few herpes facts out of the way:

1. Herpes is spread through skin to skin contact, this includes kissing as well. If you have herpes of the mouth, you can spread it by kissing.

2. Herpes can be spread even when you show no outward signs of an outbreak.

3. Herpes of the mouth can be transmitted to the genitals during oral sex.

Now that you have been reminded of how herpes is spread, let’s answer the question of how and if you should tell your date. Although the herpes virus poses no threat to life, the disease is still very much misunderstood and demonized. Herpes is often the butt of the joke amongst the younger generations and this can make disclosing your status very uncomfortable. Unless and until you are very comfortable with the fact that you have herpes, it is not necessary to out yourself on the first date.

Before you consider telling a potential new partner about your herpes status there are a few things that you may want to think about:

1. Trust: Can you trust this person? No matter how comfortable you are with your herpes situation, not everyone needs to know that you are infected with the virus. If you tell this person, can you trust that they will keep it in confidence and not try to humiliate you amongst mutual friends or strangers?

2. Is there a future: Even though it’s just a first date, you have to ask yourself if you really see any future dates with this person. If you’re pretty certain that there won’t be any more dates, then save yourself the trouble. However if you believe there will be multiple dates afterward know that you will eventually need to tell your new friend about your oral or genital herpes.

Not every date leads to a relationship or intimacy, so you should not feel compelled to talk about herpes until you have really confirmed whether or not there is any long term potential. If the idea of dating outside of the herpes community scares you – there are dozens of online herpes dating sites available. Visit herpes dating advice today for more tips.

Additional Reading:

Positive SingleSupport site for herpes members.

Stop Herpes Now and From Coming Back For Good by Dr David Hoggs

Dating Someone With Herpes – The Issue of Awareness and Ignorance

By Andy Clerk

Dating someone with herpes might be a little off particularly to those who do not have herpes at all. But how do you exactly know if you have herpes or not? According to studies, almost 90% of herpes infected individuals do not exactly have the awareness that they already incurred the disease. Since mild herpes do not actually have symptoms, unless the outbreak comes out or you have yourself tested, this will be the only time you will know you have one.

As herpes can be transmitted in many different ways, the big question falls on this? “Is it safe to date someone with herpes”? In actual fact, dating someone with herpes requires the identification of the severity of the disease itself. Although it is awkward to ask someone concerning this type of infection, a thin line between taking heed and curing herpes and those people that do not provide treatments at all will all determine the disparities.

If someone you are dating has herpes for a long period of time and is undergoing medical treatments, doing the deed with a protection will somehow make a difference weigh against sleeping with someone who doesn’t have an inkling of having herpes and definitely is not doing anything to cure it.

Dating someone with herpes need not be a big issue. Even if this disease is tagged along with a dim-witted stigma for it being a form of a sexually transmitted disease, do you think you have laid yourself open to greater risk without the discernment between sleeping with a person curing herpes and the one who have unconsciously acquired the disease without providing any treatments at all? You choose.

Additional Reading:

Positive SingleSupport site for herpes members.

Herpes Outbreaks – Is it Coffee

By Nanci Elliott

I have been conducting a tremendous amount of research on the causes of herpes outbreaks in the past few years and I am now at the point where coffee is looking like a serious culprit. I could not find any medical studies directly linking caffeine to herpes outbreaks (and as there is no money to be made from linking the two, I am not sure who would ever fund this study), I did find a significant amount of data regarding coffee and the adrenal glands.

Coffee and Exhaustion: When you drink coffee, the caffeine will begin by enhancing neuron activity in your brain. This increased neuron activity sends a message to your pituitary gland to secrete a hormone which in return, sends a message to your adrenal glands to release adrenalin. Adrenaline is an important factor in the, “fight or flight” response which puts your body under great stress. Adrenaline is very important if we are being chased in a dark alley or preparing for an athletic event, but at our work desk each morning? Not so important.

Exhaustion and Herpes Outbreaks: This constant flooding of unnecessary adrenaline, coupled with the sharp drop in adrenaline as the hormone wears off, depletes our adrenal glands and can cause fatigue, headache, irritability and/or mental confusion. Continuing with the cycle for years can leave one in a state of complete exhaustion, and it is this exhaustion that in my opinion can lead to chronic herpes outbreaks.

Caffeine; where is it? I have identified coffee as a major source of caffeine but it is vital to recognize that caffeine is found in abundance in chocolate, tea (black and green), and soft drinks. If you think you are consuming too much caffeine or would like further ideas on the source of your herpes outbreaks, Nanci Elliott and her research can be found at The Herpes Blog. Nanci Elliott has been studying female genital herpes for over 20 years and her written work can be found on her blog, as well as on several other herpes information and support websites.
Additional Reading:

Stop Herpes Now and From Coming Back For Good by Dr David Hoggs

Positive SingleSupport site for herpes members.

Life goes on for Celebrities with Herpes

Herpes is a taboo for many people who is suffering from it. Many chose to hide themselves far from the madding crowd, distancing themselves from their loved ones and closing their hearts to making new friends. The singles were especially affected. They lived in a shattered world, believing that they will forever live a single life, with no friends or life partner.

Must it be so?

It is interesting and inspiring to note that life goes on for celebrities who have herpes. Just look at David Beckham, who was alleged to have herpes. if he did, he is still making headlines everywhere he goes, even though his halo effect seems to have dimmed quite a bit. Still, he is still making good money endorsing product besides kicking balls, and often seen dressed to the nine with that glamorous wife of his. That should be the way for all people with herpes. There is still life after herpes. LIFE GOES ON.

If you or someone whom you know have been keeping your own company and don’t know how to start a life because of herpes, don’t dismay. One quick solution, which I believed might also be the easiest way, is to get to know people who are in the same boat. An understanding friend who know your inconvenience and suffering is an excellent aid to help you rebuild life. Just think of the things you’re missing out if you go on victimizing yourself. Usually your doctor and medical adviser will recommend you to join as upport group.  If not, go online and find a herpes support group that suits you.

Live life to the fullest, don’t let a disease dis-ease you,

Additional Reading:

Stop Herpes Now & From Coming Back for Good by Dr David Hogg

Bee Pollen Heals Wounds from Herpes & Slows Down Aging Process

Micheal Thomas has written a wonderful article on the wonders of bee pollen and how it can help to minimize the discomfort for people suffering from herpes and also help to slow up the aging process… Here’s what he said:

Bee pollen and herpes, what do they have in common? The pollen from the bee actually has a component that speeds up the healing of wounds from the herpes condition. Herpes is a widely spread sexually transmitted disease in adults caused by the herpes simplex virus or HSV. The symptoms include blisters and ulcers on the mouth, face, genitals, and around the anus area. Once a person is infected with herpes, he or she remains infected for life. There is no known total cure for herpes, just some minor treatment for the wounds or blisters caused by it.

Bee pollen and herpes patients have gone along well through the years because the ingestion of pollen makes the symptoms disappear for long periods of time. So what exactly is in the pollen that cures the herpes’ painful symptoms? The answer is the Pantothenic acid, a part of B vitamin complex family that effectively speeds up the cure of herpes wounds.

The bee products with propolis, a powerful natural antibiotic from bees, are more effective against the herpes simplex virus. This is because of the high concentration of flavonoids and luteolin in propolis that are very efficient in reducing pain, itchiness, and inflammation in herpes patients.

What are the other things herpes patients can expect from taking in bee supplements?

By taking in daily bee pollen products, one’s body will experience an outstanding increase in natural energy. This is one reason why there are a lot of athletes who include a bee product in their daily diet. It has also been found to increase mental functions and concentration in adults as well as aid in young children’s IQ development. Adults are able to think clearly, even if they are in their senior years, and children are able to learn and comprehend lessons in school fast.

One of the best health benefits is its ability to slow down the aging process of each individual. This is due to the fact that it restores vigor and enhances cell regeneration processes. This health benefit from the pollen is commonly observed on the skin of a person taking bee products daily. They appear younger compared to their actual age and their skin is supple, soft, smooth, and almost wrinkle-free.

The pollen from the bee also normalizes chemical imbalances in the human body. These chemical imbalances often affect one’s metabolism resulting in various weight problems like overweight and underweight. Metabolism in overweight people will be increased resulting in faster fat burning and a flushing process due to the high lecithin percentage in the pollen. Overactive metabolism causing underweight in some people will also be normalized by a bee supplement. It can also suppress food cravings to help one reduce some of the unwanted weight and be able to eat healthier selection of food groups.

There are more health benefits from the pollens that we haven’t mentioned here. The important thing is for herpes patients to know that there are natural sources, like these pollens, that can help them with their painful symptoms. Bee pollen and herpes are indeed lasting. When the pollen is improperly stored and handled, it will lose up to 76 percent of its nutritive value within twelve months. The only way to preserve the high potency of pure pollen is the method of freeze drying.

Freeze drying bee pollens maintain its freshness and preserves all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients intact. Other bee pollen collectors do not handle their bee pollens very well and even subject their bee pollens in the heat drying process, the fastest way to dry out the product but the worst way in trying to preserve the bee pollens’ potency. Bee keepers in New Zealand see to it that they harvest bee pollens at least twice a week because they know the exceptional nutritive value of bee pollen freshness.

Additional Reading:

Stop Herpes Now & From Coming Back for Good by Dr David Hogg

Quick Answers to Herpes Query

These are some common questions and I’m sure anyone who’s keen to have the answers will have to read several websites to get the answers. A reader of this site highlighted to us that HerpesLiving had summarized the answers to these 16 questions in it’s website.

1. What is herpes

2. What are the types?

3. What are the symptoms of herpes?

4. Does man and woman have the same infection pattern?

5. Is there any indication of a herpes outbreak?

6. Is herpes transmitted via sexual intercourse only?

7. How is herpes transmitted?

8. What will confirm a herpes infection?

9. After being infected with the herpes virus, how soon will the sores appear?

10. What causes herpes flare-ups or recurring outbreaks?

11. Does herpes make me prone to acquire other sexually transmitted diseases?

12. Do pregnant women with herpes transmit the virus to their baby?

13. What are the symptoms of herpes inflection of a newborn child?

14. Are there any cure?

15. When was herpes first known?

16. Are there herpes community that I can seek out friendship?

Additional Reading:

Stop Herpes Now & From Coming Back for Good by Dr David Hogg

Chocolate is a Trigger for Herpes

Chocolate could have an influence on women herpes symptoms. Several articles published recently claim that chocolate is a health food superior even to green tea. A study in 2003 suggested that eating chocolate regularly could prolong your life span, and other studies suggest that it protects blood vessels.

Chocolate may be an antioxidant and contain lots of polyphenols, but for people with herpes, chocolate is often a trigger. For more information, click this article entitled Herpes, Women and Chocolate.

Additional Reading:

Stop Herpes Now & From Coming Back for Good by Dr David Hogg

Herbs for Herpes

Before anyone use herbs to treat body and skin diseases, they must remember that herbs contain active substances that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements or medications. As such, herbs should be consumed and used under the supervision of a practitioner knowledgeable in herbal medicine.

At Health and Age, there is a list of 6 common herbs used to improve herpes conditions. I have extracted some of the more commons ones here:

1. Aloe (Aloe vera)
Preliminary evidence suggests that aloe gel used topically may improve the symptoms of genital herpes. Whether this same use of aloe will apply to oral herpes lesions is not known, but it may be worth trying in order to reduce the length and severity of your symptoms. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of using topical aloe vera for herpes lesions.

3. Lemon Balm (Melissa officianalis)
Some studies suggest that topical ointments containing lemon balm may help heal herpes cold sores. In one study of 116 people with HSV, for example, those who applied lemon balm cream to their lip sores experienced significant improvement in redness and swelling after only two days. Although other symptoms (such as pain and scabbing) did not improve, both the participants and their physicians reported that the lemon balm ointment was highly effective. Several animal studies also support the value of topical lemon balm for oral herpes lesions. Continue reading

Life after Herpes

Herpes is a common viral infection. There are oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters) and genital herpes (genital sores or sores below the waist).

There are two herpes simplex viruses: Herpes Simplex Type 1 HSV-1and Herpes Simplex Type 2 HSV-2. These viruses look identical under the microscope. Either type can infect the mouth or genitals. Most commonly, however, HSV-1 occurs above the waist, and HSV-2 below.

Herpes is estimated to affect some 80 million people in America. At least one in five adults in the United States has genital herpes. Some folks after learning they have herpes, chose to stay home and kept to themselves. They minimized social contact with outside world and terminated sexual intimacy with their partners. Life will be tough but it is not the end of the world. Folks who suffer from this no-cure disease knew the pain and that probably explained why there are many online communities supporting sufferers and their families/friends. I believe many sufferers will appreciate the anonymous support. I’m quite sure these sufferers will gain support and strength from the online community to eventually return to their real life community.

The site I chanced upon is called positivesingle. It claims that “This is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDs. Here you can get on with your life and meet new friends, partners or potential spouses, or learn about STD medical information. If you just need to find someone to talk to or give them help or advice, this is the best place. Never feel lonely again!”

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