Tag: arginine

Almonds: Cold Sore Trigger Or Cold Sore Killer?

A forum poster asks… “I read this article recently claiming that almond skins fight off virus including herpes […], but it’s listed as a very high arginine/low lysine food in the lists of foods to avoid for people with herpes..any thoughts?” Well I knew almonds were good for you, but

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The chocolate cold sore myth

If you listen to many people’s advice online about chocolate, they recommend that you avoid it like the plague because it is sure to trigger cold sores. Now because I’m kind of a pig when it comes to tasty foods, I didn’t like the idea of giving up chocolate. In

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The raw truth about arginine and cold sores

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

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