Holistic Herpes Newsletter Volume Four, Edition 2

The Number One Death Bed Regret: “I wish I had taken better care of this body”.

Where there is life there is hope. I recently listened to a radio interview of a woman who has made a career being a chaplain in various hospices and she was speaking about her experiences with the dying. Contrary to my expectations, the most common death bed regret wasn’t wishing they had loved their families more, or spent more time with them, or regretting not undertaking more adventures, or letting that special person get away, or pursuing a different career. What people reported regretting most was not taking better care of the body that had served them so well.

Our bodies are miracles, spectacular feats of engineering, evolutionary wonders far beyond my ability to describe, and we still know so little about them.

Those of us fortunate to still be alive have the time and opportunity to take better care of our bodies if we so choose.

It doesn’t require drastic and revolutionary measures per se. Little baby steps are often the surest and most sustainable path.

I’m resolved to take even better care of my body and I hope you are too.

I wish you a happy and fulfilling and healthy 2017.

Christopher Scipio
Herbalist
Holistic Viral Specialist
www.natropractica.com

The First clip on television that actually discusses herpes in a positive way:

You Probably Have Herpes and That’s Okay

Adam explains why it’s much more common than we think and why it’s not worth worrying about.

http://www.trutv.com/shows/adam-ruins-everything/videos/you-probably-have-herpes-and-thats-okay.html

Adam explains why it’s much more common than we think and why it’s not worth worrying about.

Bikini waxing linked to higher STD rates

Brazilian bikini waxing and similar forms of personal grooming may heighten the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease, new research suggests.

The study found that frequent groomers of pubic hair are three to four times more likely to contract a sexually transmitted infection, such as herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) or syphilis.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bikini-waxing-higher-std-sexually-transmitted-disease-infection-rates/

Herpes, not quite so species specific after all

Date:
November 8, 2016
Source:
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
Summary:
A new study challenges the tenet of herpes viruses being strictly host-specific. Scientists have discovered that gammaherpesviruses switch their hosts more frequently than previously thought. In fact, bats and primates appear to be responsible for the transfer of these viruses to other mammals in many cases.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108073142.htm

Towards a cure for herpesviruses: Targeting infection with CRISPR/Cas9

Most adults carry multiple herpesviruses. Following the initial acute infection, these viruses establish life-long infections in their hosts and cause cold sores, keratitis, genital herpes, shingles, infectious mononucleosis, and other diseases. Some herpesviruses can cause cancer in man. During the latent phase of infection, the viruses remain dormant for long periods of time, but retain the capacity to cause occasional reactivations, that may lead to disease. A study published on June 30th in PLOS Pathogens suggests that attacking herpesvirus DNA with CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology can suppress virus replication and, in some cases, lead to elimination of the virus.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160630144357.htm

Top Ten Reasons to take My Immune Strengthening Formula Daily

1. Helps prevent herpes outbreaks
2. Helps prevent viral shedding to reduce risk of infecting others
3. The new formula has a coffee-ish taste that many enjoy as a coffee substitute
4. Three teaspoons daily greatly reduces the risk of getting a cold or flu
5. Reduces pain and inflammation
6. Kills parasites
7. Is anti-fungal
8. Is an anti-oxidant
9. Fights candida and other yeasts
10. Helps protect against syphilis and gonorreah

If You don’t currently have any of my New Immune Strengthening Formula, ask me to make You some!

If there are any other remedies you might need for herpes or any non-herpes related health conditions please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll either hand-make something for you or let you know some safe and effective remedies that can be store bought.
Yogurt with a Kick

Cardamom is great for stimulating the digestive system and your metabolism.

1-2 cups of plain Organic Yogurt
1 orange peeled and sliced
1-2 tsp of honey
1 tsp of cardamom
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Place the Yogurt into a bowl, sprinkle the spices, orange overtop and then drizzle the honey overtop.  You could also put it into a To-Go container and take it to work for a late afternoon snack.

Immune Boosting Salad

Mixed lettuce (spinach, kale, romaine,??or whatever you prefer)
Chick Peas
Tomatoes
Spring Onions
Goat Feta
Green Beans?
Blueberries
Basil

Dressing
5-6 cloves of finely chopped Garlic
1-2 tsp of Ginger finely chopped
1/2 cup of Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup of Olive Oil

Fiesta Stew

This stew has great colours as well as lots of nutrients!

3 tsps of olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 scallions, sliced, white and green parts divided
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 ear of corn, husked and cut into 4 pieces
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, scallion whites, carrot, jalapeno, salt and pepper to the pot and stir to combine. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the vegetables begin to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Uncover, add cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, tomatoes, corn and the cooked chicken; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a slow simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in scallion greens, lime juice and cilantro.

Eggplant, Melon and Okra Saute

1 small Bitter Melon (chopped and pitted)
Japanese Eggplant ( chopped)
Okra (cut in halves)
Fresh Cilantro (optional)
2 cans of Crushed Tomatoes
2-3 tsp of Thyme
1 tsp of Sea Salt
2 tsp of Pepper
1/2 cup of Vegetable stock

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté onions and garlic until soft on medium heat.  Add the okra, eggplant and bitter melon and cook for another 5 minutes.  Then add the tomatoes, and spices and cook for another 5 minutes on medium low.  Next, add the veggie stock and cover for another 10 minutes, until you have a rich stew.  Serve with fresh cilantro.
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