What Causes Cold Sores And How Do I Halt The Cold Sore Cycle?
What causes cold sores to attack some people and not others? After all, nearly everyone - 90% of the population - carries this herpes virus.
Let us look at the one big trigger that is responsible for most of these agonizing and feared sores. Discover how you can build such a resistance to
outbreaks that you could easily be cold sore free.
I am sure you are aware that a cold sore is the damage caused by the herpes simplex virus during its process of generating new virus.
Usually, this herpes virus is inactive and hiding in your facial nerve roots. If your body conditions become favorable, it will wake up, travel up the nerve
to the surface and create a huge sore on your face.
Yes, the herpes simplex virus is the base cause of all cold sores. Therefore, to determine what causes cold sores, we need to uncover the ultimate
trigger that activates this sleeping virus.
Often you will hear that stress causes cold sores. It is common for people to get an outbreak when they become ill, suffer an injury or have anxiety
about an upcoming event.
You cannot always reduce or eliminate stress. It is part of everyday life for all of us. You can, however, prevent what it does to your body.
Stress, cold weather and poor intake of vegetables will cause your body to drop into an acid pH level.
When your body has an acid pH, it greatly reduces your resistance to disease and produces the most favorable environment for activating the herpes
virus - or any other virus for that matter. It weakens your immune system and reduces your tissue levels of oxygen.
Your pH balance is quite fragile. It moves quite easily between 6.0 (slightly acid) to 7.5 (slightly alkaline). Your ideal target pH for best health is about
7.3. The lower you drop below 7, the more you invite a virus attack.
Your ultimate cold sore prevention program is keeping your pH above 7. You can easily achieve this with food and supplements.
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