Holistic Herpes Newsletter Volume Three, Edition 5
Your Microbiome and Microvirome
As I often do, I am currently sitting back and smiling while observing the scientific community scrambling to catch up to what many of us in the natural medicine community have known for decades or longer- in this case, the importance of the bacteria and viruses that inhabit your body to your health. I will be writing more about this in the coming months and maybe years, but for now, I’ll start by saying that although Herpes has some negative health effects it may also play a big part in defending your body against more harmful viruses and bacterial and may also be playing a positive role in the prevention of some diseases.
The scientific community is only beginning to understand how viruses and bacteria turn on and off our genes and also combat certain invading pathogens. Two examples of how this new understanding of the importance of our microbiome and microvirome is already helping us is in the treatment of C-Difficile with fecal transplants, and the treatment of skin cancer by injecting herpes.
Traditional cultures have recognized and embraced the benefits of bacteria and have led to a longstanding relationship with foods like yoghurt and sauerkraut and kim-chee and the drink kombucha. Many healing traditions around the world have encouraged the eating of “dirt”- which we now understand can contain some of the best probiotics.
Humans and all other animals have been infected with herpes viruses for millions of years and that relationship may not have been all negative. I have written in my book on the role herpes and other viruses have played in human and animal evolution and now it’s seems likely that the virus may also have some health benefits.
According to Dr. Mercola
“Your body’s microbiome—colonies of various microbes that reside in your gut and elsewhere in and on your body—is as unique to you as your fingerprint, and can be rapidly altered based on factors such as diet, lifestyle, and exposure to toxins and antibiotics.
You have approximately 1,000 different species of bacteria living in your body, and these bacteria actually outnumber your body’s cells by 10 to 1. But that’s not all. You also harbor viruses (bacteriophages), and they in turn outnumber bacteria 10 to 1.
So not only is your body the home of 100 trillion bacteria, you also house about one quadrillion viruses. All of these organisms perform a multitude of functions, and need to be properly balanced and cared for in order to maintain good health.”
First successful study of virus attack on cancer
It’s a new weapon in the arsenal of cancer fighting treatments: utilizing genetically modified viruses to invade cancer cells and destroy them from the inside. Now scientists have found that stage IIIb to IV melanoma patients treated with a modified cold sore (herpes) virus had improved survival.
Summer Specials and Discounts
If you are experiencing anxiety or need to reduce your stress and/or sleep better, you can order my Calming Formula for $100 dollars instead of the regular price of $140. Its ta great natural anti-stress anti-anxiety formula, that is as effective as valium while being non habit-forming and without negative side effects.
Some of my patients have asked me to help them with sexual performance and also low libido. I have formulas to improve male sexual performance and also to improve low libido in women. A consultation is required before I can make these formulas for you. Until the 22nd of July you can get both the consultation and the remedies for half-price.
If there’s 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.
Some Tasty and Healthy
Herpes-Friendly Summer Recipes
The Naked Quiche
This quiche also has no pastry so it is easy to make, and you will still feel good naked because it is easy on the waistline.
6-7 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of organic goat feta
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of organic sea salt
Handful of basil
Handful of oregano
1-2 tbsp of Grapeseed oil
3 tbsp of organic Parmesan cheese grated (optional)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the first 7 ingredients into a bowl (except the oil & parmesan) and stir with a fork or whisk. Take a muffin pan and lightly oil each compartment. Then fill up each section halfway with the egg mixture. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese overtop, and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the eggs are done.
Serve with a side veggie or fruit salad.
2 large limes peeled, and chopped into small chunks
1/3 cup very thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 small jalapeno, halved, seeded and very thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 tsp of brown sugar
1 tsp of Sea salt
1 tsp of freshly ground pepper
2- 4 6-ounce sockeye salmon fillets (depending on how many you are serving?)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the salmon filets in a casserole pot or cooking pan, lightly drizzling the pan and the salmon with some oil to prevent it from sticking. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until it is a lighter pink, and flaking. Best not to overcook but it depends on preferences.
While the salmon is cooking you can mix together the oil, garlic sugar, limes, onions, cilantro and jalapenos salt and pepper.
Serve the fillets with the salsa mixture and a salad.
Fried Zucchini with Seaweed
Zucchini is so beautiful in the height of summer! This can be a heavy dish since it is fried. Served with a fresh salad or steamed rice is nice.
1-2 Zucchinis cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup of Whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 cup of flour
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
Handful of Dried bullwhip kelp or Dulse
!/3 cup of Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup of sesame Oil
Depending on how many you want to fry, beat 1 or 2 eggs and put in a small bowl for dipping into later. Then take the bread crumbs, flour, grated parmesean and seaweed and mix together into a large bowl. Then take the Zuchini slices, 1 or 2 at a time and dip into egg mixture then into the flour mixture and put onto a paper towel. Complete all the zuchinini’s you need layering them onto the paper towels or a plate.
Then in a fry pan, cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of the oils. Bring the temperature to just below medium. Let it sit until the pan and oil are hot, then add the zucchini slices. Cook for about 1 minute on each side. If it is taking longer to cook, then you need to turn up the heat a bit.
Once they are cooked on each side, place onto a paper towel to pat down the oils.