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Dealing with Herpes and Cold Sores
Beth Ley Knotts, Ph.D.

This stems from a virus (Herpes Simplex I and II) which is highly contagious when the virus is active (breakout). Many people have the virus and it lies simply dormant until it's not... Stress is the most common cause for breakouts. So why breakouts do not occur every time one experiences lots of stress?

This brings us to the spiritual root: Fear of Rejection.
Keep in mind that stress and fear are the same thing. But, not all stress specifically is fear of being rejected. Fear of rejection would include unworthiness, shame, etc. If you entertain or come into agreement with the thought that you are anything less than what God things of you (You are His favorite, btw), this is what opens the door for a spirit of infirmity.

So... take each thought captive into the obedience of Christ. Meaning, if a thought does not line up with what the Word says about you, it's a lie! Stop believing lies! 2 Corinthians 10:5

INSTEAD focus on scriptures that remind you of WHO YOU REALLY ARE! Write them down and tape them to your mirror, fridge, steering wheel, etc. and recite them out loud as often as possible.

I am beautiful.
Isaiah 62:3 ESV "You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God."

I am God’s Masterpiece.
Ephesians 2:10 – "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."

I am forgiven.
Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”

How to keep your immune system strong and resistant to breakouts. Here are some of my top picks. (See links below for products)
1. Alpha Lipoic Acid, 600 mg, 2 capsules twice a day.

2. Zinc. 15-25 mg daily

3. Olive Leaf Extract. 1-2 capsules, twice daily. Olive Leaf extract is very good the the immune system. One study found that olive leaf extract's antiviral and antimicrobial factors reduce the ability of the herpes virus to invade surrounding cells.

4. L-Lysine, 1,000 mg, 2 capsules twice a day (does not seem to work for everyone, but worth a try.)

5. Keep your urine pH alkaline, which makes it much more difficult for viruses to thrive in.

Here are more scriptures to meditate on. https://www.takebackyourtemple.com/who-i-am-in-christ/