So today we continue our conversation about how to disarm a virus so it can't "replicate" and wreak havoc on our body.
One way to help disarm a virus . . . as we've spoken before . . . is to "eliminate" some of the "extra" arginine we put into our body on a daily basis.
So now . . . I'm sure you're wondering . . . what foods are high in "arginine"???
Well . . . that would be . . . nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds, cashews and brazil nuts. Now . . . we also need to know that the "arginine" in nuts is what makes them high in protein, and nuts are also a great source of fiber and essential vitamins.
Hold on . . . you'll see where I'm going with this in a moment.
Seeds also have a significant amount of "arginine, with pumpkin seeds being the highest amount. Other seeds being watermelon, sesame and sunflower seeds.
Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese are all sources of "arginine", with dairy also supplying the body with protein, calcium, magnesium, folate, B1, B2, B6 and B12, vitamin A, D, and E.
Another source is meat, with white meat having the highest amount of "arginine".
And finally whole grains . . . such as oats, corn, buckwheat and brown rice
Now . . . as you can clearly see . . . all these foods are nutritionally sound. And if you are healthy without a "virus" lurking deep within you . . . you need to consume these healthy foods in your daily diet.
But if you have herpes, shingles, influenza or even this virus . . . you need to eliminate and/or reduce them from your daily intake, so they don't promote virus "replication".
Okay . . . so there's one more element to this equation. And that would be our saving grace. . .
The amino acid called "Lysine" . . .
You see "excess" amounts of "arginine" can also "block" the production of "lysine".
Now . . . "lysine is an essential amino acid, meaning it is necessary for human health . . . BUT the body cannot make it on its own. Therefore . . . we must get this amino acid from our daily intake of food or supplements.
"Lysine" is one of the building blocks of protein. And these proteins help produce hormones, immune cells and enzymes for optimal health.
"Lysine" is also present in the hair's root, and it is responsible for the shape and volume of the hair. And with a combination of excess "arginine" and lack of "lysine" . . . we are sure to have thinning hair and/or hair loss.
This is just one simple way to determine if you may be deficient in "lysine".
While sharing many common properties with "arginine" . . . "lysine' is a basic amino acid that "does not" function as a substrate for "nitric oxide". Meaning . . . "lysine" doesn't convert into "nitric oxide" and it actually has the ability to "decrease" nitric oxide.
So tomorrow, we'll finish this conversation and discover how "lysine" boosts the immune system and can help fight off viruses.
Tomorrow is "need to know" information and very important, especially in this time of uncertainty with this virus called the "corona"!!!!
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