Canker Sores & Cold Sores & Chapped Lips

What are they? What can you do?

Canker sores

Also known as “Aphthous Ulcers”, Canker sores are small, painful crater like sores (ulcers) that can appear on the tongue, the lips, the gums, or the inside of the cheeks. A canker sore begins as a red, ulcerated spot with a yellowish border. The ulcer then becomes covered by a yellowish mixture of fluid, bacteria, and white blood cells. Canker sores do not form blisters as cold cores (fever blisters) do.

Canker sores range in size from as small as a pinhead to as large as a quarter. They appear suddenly and often leave suddenly, usually lasting from four to twenty days.

Helpful Nutrition:

Vitamin C

Eat plenty of salad with raw onions. Onions contain sulfur and have healing properties.
Avoid sugar, citrus fruits and processed or refined foods

For a good Daily Vitamins made from food – Daily Nutrition For Optimum Health

RECOMMENDED:

Natural remedy for canker sores on the mouth and tongue

Supplements Calcium, F and D – Listen to: The Best & Worse Calcium for why you’d want these supplements.

Vitamin F

In order for calcium to be used by the body, it needs vitamin D to absorb it and Vitamin F to move it around. If Vitamin F is not present, the calcium remains in the joints, blood vessels (plaque), etc.

Where can you get Vitamin F? Essential fatty acids – Omega 3 Fish Oil

Vitamins F, an essential fatty acid, is composed of two fatty acids—linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (LNA)—with linoleic acid being the most complete fatty acid. There are two basic categories of EFA’s (essential fatty acids)—omega-3 and omega-6—which include linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid.

We recommend the Cold Water Fish Oil. When the fish comes from deep cold waters, it doesn’t have pollutants.

For more information about Cold Water Fish Oil

Cold Sores

Also called fever blisters, they are caused by herpes simplex virus I (this is not Herpes Simplex II which is the sexually transmitted disease). They first appear three to ten days after exposure and may last up to three weeks. The virus then remains in the body, and repeated outbreaks may be triggered by fever, a cold or other viral infection, exposure to the sun and wind, stress, menstruation, or suppression of the immune system. These sores are very contagious.

The first sign of a developing cold sore is local tenderness with a burning or tingling sensation and with a small bump. Then comes the blister, and there may be more tenderness in the area. The adjacent lymph nodes may become swollen and tender. In some cases, pus oozes from the blisters, which makes eating difficult. Fortunately, there is always less discomfort with recurrences of cold sores then the initial outbreak.

At the first sign of an outbreak zap it with a high dose of vitamin C. As soon as you get the burning and tingling take Vitamin C and Calcium Magnesium

Recommendations:

Eat plenty of raw vegetables as well as yogurt and other soured products.

Do not eat chocolate, peas, cereals, peanuts, beer, gelatin or raisins. They contain arginine and the virus needs a certain amount of arginine to grow. You might try limiting these foods if you are prone to cold sores and eliminating them during a breakout.

If cold sore outbreaks occur often, check for low thyroid function.

Supplements Calcium, F and D – Listen to: The Best & Worse Calcium for why you’d want these supplements.

Vitamin F

In order for calcium to be used by the body, it needs vitamin D to absorb it and Vitamin F to move it around. If Vitamin F is not present, the calcium remains in the joints, blood vessels (plaque), etc.

Where can you get Vitamin F? Essential fatty acids – Omega 3 Fish Oil

Vitamins F, an essential fatty acid, is composed of two fatty acids—linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (LNA)—with linoleic acid being the most complete fatty acid. There are two basic categories of EFA’s (essential fatty acids)—omega-3 and omega-6—which include linoleic acid and gamma-linoleic acid.

We recommend the Cold Water Fish Oil. When the fish comes from deep cold waters, it doesn’t have pollutants.

For more information about Cold Water Fish Oil

Chapped Lips – Here is an infographic of the nutritional causes of Chapped Lips

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