If you go and ask google about why cold sores do what cold sores do, you’ll quickly be told that the amino acid arginine is to blamed.
In short, eat less foods that contain arginine and you’ll get less cold sores.
I think it’s a crock, and it’s something I talk about in detail in Cold Sore Control.
Long story short, the reason everybody seems to be hatin’ on arginine is because of a study from 1968 that found that replication of the herpes virus was enhanced by arginine.
What they don’t mention is that the same journal that published that there ol’ study also published a paper in 2011 that found the opposite to be true.
So there. Science seems to have pulled a 180 on this.
Have you actually seen the list of foods that contain arginine? Good luck avoiding it all.
One of the foods that does contain arginine is spinach.
Can you even think of a healthier food? Do you really think that spinach can in any way shape or form be detrimental to your immune system?
Didn’t think so.
So don’t worry about how much of this or that your food contains.
As long as you’re following the one rule I expose in my ebook, it all takes care of itself:
Oh and one more thing. Chocolate contains arginine.
Are you really ready to give that up? Didn’t think so.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller