Saturday, May 27, 2006



Before we talk about the nutritional cold sore remedies, I think it would be good to talk a little bit about what a virus is.

As we speak, your body contains many viruses besides the herpes simplex virus. For example, everyone carries the cold viruses. There are different types of colds just as there are different types of flu. So you may carry 4 or more different viruses that cause a head or chest cold. Each virus has its "specialty". Each virus causes different symptoms and severity of those symptoms.

The cold sore virus, herpes simplex types 1 and type 2 are two different viruses that causes both cold sores and genital herpes. In fact, scientists have discovered 8 different herpes simplex viruses. Thus far, only type 1 and type 2 have been identified as causing cold sores and genital sores.

Viruses are extremely tiny sub-microscopic parasites. They are so small in fact that they can hide inside an individual cell. Fact is, they need a host to survive and reproduce themselves. As a comparison, bacteria do not need a host to reproduce - it just needs food. Bacteria reproduce by inter-acting with each other. Viruses can't do this. Viruses replicate by forcing the body cells, like little factories, to clone it.

Viruses can adapt to chemicals designed to kill it by mutating slightly creating immunity to the chemical. You may have heard bacteria do this too. When penicillin was first discovered, it was a miracle and saved countless lives. But soon the bacteria became immune and new forms of antibiotics were required. Today, scientists can't keep up creating new antibiotics to take care of the fast changing bacteria.

The same is true with viruses, like the cold sore virus. As quickly as medical science comes up with a new anti-viral chemical, the viruses change and become immune. Acyclovir for cold sores and genital sores worked great initially, but quickly became of little value in killing herpes virus. Famvir is another form of acyclovir but is close to being obsolete now. Even when these chemicals worked well, they didn't rid the body of the cold sore virus but at least helped keep the virus in the hibernation stage.

Science has never been able to duplicate what your body can do on its own.

God created our bodies to take care of themselves. Whenever our body is invaded by different strains of bacteria or viruses, it creates anti-bodies that directly attack that particular strain. Each time you get a cold sore, your body creates new anti-bodies to protect you from the alien invader. As quickly as viruses mutate, so does our body create new strains of anti-bodies to attack them.

That is why vaccines have been so successful. Vaccines don't attack the virus directly, but aid the body in creating effective anti-bodies. Vaccines encourage your beautiful body to create its own "medicine" - by far the best medicine for today's many virus threats - like the threatening bird flu epidemic. Example: polio was a terrible virus that maimed and killed millions - until Dr. Sauk created his vaccine. Now polio is beaten.

Your body creates these anti-bodies using nutritional chemicals in food. For the most part we call them vitamins and minerals. There also are many useful natural chemicals in various plants and herbs. Time and time again, science proves what I have always maintained - God created in nature everything we need to live a healthy, happy life.

For every disease known to man (woman) God provides the cure in nature - just waiting to be discovered.

Talk to you next time.
God bless
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