The herpes virus usually lie dormant in 90% of us and diet is one of the factors that determine whether it flares up to trouble us. It was found that adding the amino acid arginine to the herpes virus in cell cultures make it grow while adding the amino acid lysine stopped the growth. Test tube studies also howed that extracts of 8 different kinds of seaweed from the red algae family cause the herpes virus to shrivel and retreat.
Food to avoid are almonds, brazil nuts, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, chocolate, gelatine. Food high in lysine are milk, soybean, meat. Eating seaweed may also help.