Diet herpes - how necessary to comply with it
January 14, 2014
A balanced diet is the human factor that contributes to the healing process. Diet for herpes should be directed first and foremost to ensure that activate the immune system and prevent further viral replication. Eating certain foods should be an integral part of a comprehensive treatment of herpes infections.
What products can harm
During the active phase of herpes you need to pay more attention to nutrition. Not all products can be used in this period. The nature of supply will depend on how the illness. From the diet should be deleted following products:
- coffee, strong tea
- fresh baked goods, flour products (from white flour)
- grapes, raisins
At the use of these products in the period of acute herpes is a significant suppression of the immune system
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, The virus is actively multiplying. During an appearance on the skin and mucous herpes sores it is especially important to drink fluids in sufficient quantities. It is recommended to drink clean water or herbal teas. For the preparation of tea you can use mint leaves
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, Chamomile flowers, oregano. Herbal teas to drink instead of the usual black tea that will have a healing effect on the body as a whole.
If a person during an illness will not adhere water-drinking mode, it may lead to deterioration of the general status due viremia (the presence of herpes virus in the blood). It is a good remedy is a decoction of rose hips. This amazing plant has unique properties on the content of an important vitamin C surpasses even the famous citrus fruits (lemon). The broth can be prepared in a thermos and drink it throughout the day for one-third cup. Restrictions on the use of rose hips are diseases of the digestive tract in acute (eg, gastritis against the backdrop of changes in the acidity or peptic ulcer)
Key points to be aware of
The basic rule of dieting herpes
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It is the refusal of sugar. It can be difficult to completely abandon the use of carbohydrates, so you should severely restrict their use. Power herpes must be complete, containing meat, fish and seafood. Meats and fish should choose low-fat, it is important to cook them in the oven, steamed or boiled. It is not recommended to fry, and this rule should be followed in the future. We must try to reduce the intake of fried foods to a minimum.
Great importance is given to the maintenance of normal microflora in the gut. Dysbacteriosis develops on the background of the processes of decay, fermentation at the wrong diet. The normal work of the digestive tract will contribute milk products, vegetables, fruits, so they should be sure to include in your diet. If the gut flora is not broken, it will lead to the full functioning of the entire immune system. The intestine is part of a complete protection of the organism, since the cells of the immune system is in the intestine.
Throughout the period of acute herpes can not be on a strict diet that prescribe strict limitation on the use of food. This type of diet can be recommended to people who have no comorbidities, as the diet may be a precipitating factor for the exacerbation of the disease. Diet herpes should provide the necessary supply of food ingredients, so the use of rigid version of the diet is invalid.
The primary goal of diet during the HSV infection is not the destruction of the virus, and a change in the activity of the virus. The man is a carrier of the herpes virus for life, to get rid of the virus completely impossible, therefore, properly organized nutrition can be a powerful healing factor. In contrast, the situation may arise when some purged power to exacerbate viral disease.
The association between herpes and the amino acid lysine
Scientists had found a close relationship between the content in the body of amino acids lysine and by periods of exacerbation of herpes. This statement applies equally to herpes, which affects the mucous lips and genital herpes. Lysine does not lead to the complete elimination of the virus from the body, but it increases the duration of the "light" intervals when a person does not form an active herpes. Raise the amino acid content in the body by using special additives containing lysine and eating those foods that are rich in lysine.
In the period of acute herpes need for amino acid increases many times, it is 1200 mg. If a person receives lysine as a supplement, the capsules should be taken on an empty stomach. One capsule contains 500 mg of amino acids per day can therefore take an average of two, three capsules. The daily dose of lysine doctor must determine that there is no excess of the recommended dose. It is important to increase the content in the diet of dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs), meat, fish, soybeans, spinach.
The cells can occur as a result of a decrease in stocks of amino acids influence the stressful situation. Against the background of stress
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Herpes virus is activated, which clinically manifested bright simtomatiku exacerbation. Any stressful situation is a precipitating factor for the emergence of symptoms of herpes, while the lysine content will determine the degree of protection of the body due to the presence of this amino acid have pronounced antiviral properties. Together with vitamin C, lysine, has a therapeutic effect, so throughout the period of acute viral illness should be sufficient to maintain their content in the body.
Diet for otitis media - especially food
May 28, 2014
Diet with otitis is an important step in the treatment of the disease, so do not neglect it. What are the eating habits during the illness otitis?
A diet with allergic otitis
Food allergy is one of the most common causes of recurrent otitis media in adults and children. Very often a cause allergy products from cow's milk. Certain proteins in its structure for reasons yet to stimulate an immune response and lead to inflammatory processes in various parts of the body; Sometimes the inflammation affects the outer ear canal or middle ear. These proteins are found not only in conventional dairy products such as cheese or yogurt, and in baking, which is used for the manufacture of milk, as well as infant formulas based on cows' milk.
Other common allergens that can cause an allergic otitis, are wheat, corn, eggs, potatoes, sugar and oranges, artificial colors, preservatives and other food additives
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Patients who know their allergens, simply avoid them, and eventually otitis pass. If you do not know what foods cause a negative reaction of the immune system, can be tested for food allergies or allergens to identify yourself. To do this, in turn exclude products that can induce an immune response (start with the most common allergen) from your diet, at least for one week, and then, one by one, to include them in the diet, and to monitor the reaction of the organism. If, after you have started to eat this or that product, you have suffered an episode of otitis media, apparently, this is your allergen. In the future, avoid any food, which is composed of the product. For example, if you are allergic to wheat, should be excluded from the diet any baking of wheat flour.
Diet in infectious otitis
Infectious otitis media caused by bacteria or viruses, in contrast to the allergic, does not require any major changes in the diet. However, it is desirable to consume as much as possible products that enhance immunity
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. This is especially important for those who suffer from chronic otitis, or who is more than four episodes of otitis media annually.
Mothers of children under a year is recommended, if possible, to breastfeed - proved that it helps children's body recover faster from illness and reduces the risk of recurrent episodes of otitis media. Breastfeeding also reduces the likelihood of developing allergies in children.
The diet of older children and adults suffering from otitis media, must include foods rich in vitamins A and C, and zinc.
For example, citrus fruits contain a lot of vitamin C, so it should be with otitis often have tangerines, oranges and drink warm water mixed with fresh lemon juice. It is rich in vitamin A helpful tomatoes and carrots. Onions and garlic contain many nutrients that help the body to quickly deal with infections. The disease otitis - a good reason to forget about the bad breath, and there are dishes with fresh onion and garlic
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several times a day. They are also often recommended for chronic otitis use
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- They are well strengthen the immune system, and increase the effectiveness of drugs, which in this case a violation prescribed by a doctor.
Drink lots of fresh vegetable juices - they have a very high concentration of a variety of vitamins and minerals, and may replace some vitamin supplements.
Sweet tooth is highly recommended to limit the consumption of sugar. Studies have shown that the use of more than 100 grams of sugar per once weakens the immune defense of approximately 50%, and this effect lasts up to five hours. Thus, if a person regularly abused sugar, it becomes more vulnerable to infections, and if he falls ill, his body more difficult to cope with the disease. This effect excessive consumption of sugar, usually becomes particularly prominent with age, or when the person develops chronic diseases that weaken the immune system also.
On the other hand, be avoided with otitis low calorie diets. Generally, any illness (with the exception, perhaps, obesity and some related disorders) - not the best time to lose weight. The body strength needed to fight infection, and low-calorie diet is usually poor, not only calories, but also vitamins. Make sure that your diet consisted of representatives from all the food groups (carbohydrates, proteins, fats). More often eat soups and broths, adding hot spices in them - many of them have antimicrobial action. And, of course, do not forget to drink plenty of water and tea - with otitis consumption of sufficient amounts of fluids plays a smaller role than in other infectious diseases.