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March 2018

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    Don’t Let A Cold Sore Keep You Down

    Stress And Cold Sores

    It’s not something most of us like to talk about, but the fact of the matter is 90 percent of all adults get at least one cold sore in their life. I get them when I am stressed to the max, but you don’t have to let a cold sore keep you down.

    Be Proactive

    Managing stress is the first step in the right direction, but we are human and stress will arise. Taking a daily L-lysine supplement or eating a diet rich in foods with L-lysine (ADD) can minimize your outbreaks and shorten the frequency. Also, keep your preferred method of treatment on hand—maybe even in your purse or laptop bag.

    Explore All Of Your Treatment Options

    There are some truly amazing over-the-counter and prescription options, that greatly reduce the severity and length of the outbreak. At the top of the list are Abreva, Carmex cold sore treatment, anti-viral patches, and prescription Valtrex. Use these at the first sign or tingle, and your cold sore may not ever be visible to anyone other than you.

    Last but not least, identify the source of your cold sore. It is often stress, or as Louise Hay suggests in her book Heal Your Body A-Z—you may have words left unspoken.

  • Is Sleeping In A Hammock More Comfortable?

    Is Sleeping In A Hammock Really More Comfortable?

    Hammocks are something most of us only enjoy when camping, on vacation, or in our yard during the warmer spring and summer months. Often associated with leisure or vacation—there’s a huge…

  • Should You Google Your Date

    Should You Google Your Date?

    It’s so hard not to, but just because you can doesn’t mean you should. It’s easy to convince ourselves that due to safety, or to weed out someone who isn’t a…

  • How Do You Use Your Personal Journals

    The Many Types Of Personal Journals

    Personal journaling is on the rise, both handwritten and electronic. There are many types of journals you can keep, well beyond the catch-all diary. Goal Or Tracking Journal If you have…

  • Exercise Like A Minimalist

    How To Exercise Like A Minimalist

    Minimalists are all about quality, not quantity, which is a concept you can adopt in your workout routine. It’s a misconception that workouts need to be time-consuming to be effective, but…