Herpes and Shingles

by Ben Taylor

This Herpes and Shingles Protocol is gathered from various natural healing sources and has been reported to be effective, but is generally contingent upon building a healthy immune system at the same time. Cold Sores, Shingles, and any outbreak caused by a Herpes or Herpes related virus generally stays in hibernation unless the immune system is in a compromised or stressed state. This virus usually remains dormant either at the joint of the jaw in the case of Cold Sores or facial Herpes and at the base of the spine in Shingles and genital Herpes.

The difficulty in completely ridding oneself of any form of Herpes is that rather than traveling the bloodstream to cause an outbreak, it travels nerve routes. This is why epidermal trauma such as chapped or sun-burned lips or even fever can trigger an outbreak in the form of cold sores/fever blisters. Although colloidal silver is effective when applied topically to Herpes outbreaks, when taken orally it is carried by the bloodstream rather than the neurological pathways and therefore has a greatly reduced effect in killing the Herpes virus where it hibernates. For example, the oral Herpes/cold sore virus hibernates in the joints of the jaw and the genital Herpes virus hibernates at the base of the spine. With fever, health stress, and even emotional stress, or physical trauma the virus travels from the hibernation area to outbreaks on the skin.

Regardless of the mechanics and treatments for the Herpes virus, if you don’t correct the issue of a weak or compromised immune system, you may have ongoing issues with Herpes, Shingles, and persistent Cold Sores. Therefore you would do well to address your body’s overall immunity concurrent with healing the immediate outbreak. This may not mean simply taking a handful of supplements everyday, but changing your lifestyle to a healthier diet and drinking habits.

• The first suggestion is to incorporate some elements of this Immunity Booster Protocol and immediately go to a healthier diet with more organic fruits and vegetables, coconut oil, and meat raised without steroids and antibiotics. Eliminate all refined sugar and flour products.

• For any Herpes, Shingles, or Cold Sore outbreak, take ¼-1/2 oz. of Colloidal Silver per day on an empty stomach for 14-30 days while following the procedures below. Hold the colloidal silver in your mouth for as long as you can to absorb as much sublingually under the tongue as possible.• For genital Herpes, apply 99% DMSO mixed 25/75 with colloidal silver to the breakout area, to the soles of the feet, and the small of the back at the base of the spine. (Note: When DMSO is mixed with another liquid it temporarily generates a small amount of heat, so don’t be alarmed.)

• For oral Herpes/cold sores, apply the Silver/DMSO mixture to the joint area of the jaw as well as the lips and the soles of the feet. These areas, the jaw and the base of the spine, are where the Herpes virus hibernates between outbreaks. Do this 3 times per day if possible, for 30 days. (Be sure that any area where DMSO is applied is clean as it is a super penetrating solution and can carry contaminants into the tissue.)

• Use 5-10 drops of Lugol’s Iodine daily on the soft tissue of the inner thigh or stomach and apply a small dab of iodine directly to the herpes sores once or twice a day at different times than the DMSO and silver.

• Take Selenium (an anti-viral) every day (2-3 morning & night) for this same 30 day period. Selenium is not only a great immune booster, but works in synergy with iodine, neither of which can be utilized efficiently with the other.

• Take Vitamin C every 2-4 hours (1/2-1 gram each time) until the symptoms subside or until you start to maintain therapeutic levels of Vitamin C in your bloodstream. Use Vitamin C Test Strips to test your urine every morning as soon as you get up and before any breakfast or drinks.

• Once per day drink 8 oz of pure filtered water (not tap water containing chlorine or fluoride) mixed with 8 drops of FOOD GRADE 35% hydrogen peroxide. Do this for the same 30 days as you are doing step 1 and 2.

• Take Enzymes every day on an empty stomach (3-5 morning & night) for this same 30 day period. This breaks down the virus’ outer wall enabling it to be more readily killed by the silver and oxygen.

• Take Lysine Orotate every day (2-3 morning & night) for this same 30 day period if available.

• Soak in a bath of water 3 times per week mixed with 2 quarts of 35% FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide. Do this during the same 30 days as you are doing the other steps. (Be very careful with this concentration of H2O2 as it is very caustic and can burn you. There are also small ‘sitting tubs’ that can be used, but you must adjust the amount of the peroxide according to the size of the tub.) If you will do this step after a shower and then keep it covered, the mixture may be reused for 2 weeks or so.

• Red Marine Algae has also been used effectively in combating the Herpes viruses. Use it during this same 30 day period if it is available.

Body pH. Your body’s pH can also be a factor. Virus, bacteria, and other one-celled organisms tend not to proliferate as well in a more alkaline environment, so it may be helpful to adjust and then monitor your body pH. Perform a pH  urine test (a saliva test is often inaccurate) first thing in the morning after waking up for three days to get a normal average. A neutral pH is considered about 7.0; acidic is below that and alkaline is above that. In most cases people with health issues tend to be more acidic. If you test in the acidic range, then add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda, not baking powders) to 6-8 ounces of water and drink it once a day for 3 days. Check your pH level again, if it has not increased to a level near 7.4, continue the protocol for another 3-4 days. This should adjust your body toward a more alkaline pH which is a much less friendly environment within which pathogens, tumors, cancers, and other diseases can flourish.

This is not a long-term cure for acidosis caused by a bad diet; it is better to eat adequate organic green vegetables and fruits to ‘naturally’ maintain a proper pH. But this baking soda protocol can help you in the short-term to boost your pH and your immune system while utilizing other elements of this Protocol. The body responds with better health to a pH shading toward the more alkaline, in the 7.4 range. If you are dealing with health issues continue to monitor and adjust the body pH with diet and if need be baking soda.

CAUTION: Becoming too alkaline for too long can also have negative health consequences. If one suspects or has been diagnosed with cancer or a tumor, a pH of 8.0 or higher for a few days can actually trigger rapid tumor breakdown called Tumor Lysis Syndrome. This condition can result in a major organ shutdown (liver and/or kidneys) or other complications such as perforated bowels if the abnormal cell condition is in the colon. It is better to slowly reverse the condition so that the body is able to heal and regenerate normal tissue the same rate at which the abnormal tissue is being destroyed. (Note: Do not take Sodium Bicarbonate with meals or close to mealtimes as it reduces the acidity of the stomach acid needed for proper digestion.)