Shingles: Lysine-rich foods such as cheese, fish and eggs and seaweed shown to help

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“Eating seaweed may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles,” said

A study published in 2002 investigated people suffering from various herpes infections and were given about two grams a day of pure powdered wakame, which is equivalent to about a quarter cup of seaweed.

“All fifteen patients with active Herpetic viral infections”—including herpes virus 1, the cause of oral herpes, which causes cold sores; herpes virus 2, which causes genital herpes; herpes virus 3, which causes shingles and chicken pox; and herpes virus 4, also known as Epstein-Barr virus, which causes mono— “experienced significant lessening or disappearance of symptoms,” concluded the study.


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