For rapid healing of cold sores, canker sores, oral viral lesions:
Cold sore and canker sore lesions are typically caused by virus penetration of weakened mucous membranes. Some patients find taking lysine will help since the viruses don’t do well in the presence of lysine.
We find the most effective way is to strengthen your weakened surface tissue membranes so the virus can’t enter. It helps to understand that the surface tissues depend on calcium and essential fatty acids to make a solid armor resistant to viral and bacterial invasion.
Dr. Royal lee, founder of the standard process company many years ago discovered that calcium lactate combined with magnesium citrate in a five to one ratio provided a quick uptake calcium that was readily used by the surface tissues and when that was taken with readily absorbed flaxseed, the tissues lining the body would be very strong.
During times of high stress, calcium levels in the lining tissues tend to be depleted and virus or bacteria can gain entry. Stress can be emotional or caused by lack of sleep, biochemical, or nutritional factors. Heavy chemicals and antibiotics disturb the bowel which can create yeast problems. Citrus fruit, especially grapefruit, tends to create strong acidity in the mouth, and surprisingly strong alkalinity in the stomach which interferes with needed calcium absorption.
Soda pop, sugar, caffeine, candy, junk food create an acidity that will lower the body's 7.4 ph needed by the blood creating a calcium deficiency. Strong acidity in the urine irritates the kidneys, which cause the body to send calcium to neutralize the acidity. Christmas, Easter, Halloween bring out a lot of canker sores.
Frequently, northerners going to Florida during the winter experience a sudden exposure to the sun, the increased vitamin D causes cold sores if they are short on calcium because the vitamin D sends the calcium to the bone rather then the soft tissue. This is why you see the very brown people with skin that looks like leather. They are short of the omega 3 fatty acids which need to be present for the calcium to be carried to the surface tissues.
To solve these problems one can take 4-Standard Process calcium lactate tablets along with 1 complex F (omega 3 fatty acids). Do this one, two, or three times a day till sores go away and then you can reduce the frequency as needed.
Alternatively, a bottle of good chelated calcium (Carlson) and a bottle of chelated magnesium and take one tablet of calcium and break the tablet of chelated magnesium so it is about a fifth of a tablet. Take them together with some flax oil or cod liver oil. One capsule will do.
A good probiotic can also help especially if one has been on antibiotics.
Milk is not a good answer because it is too high in calcium (and mucus) and too low in magnesium.
Robert J. Rothan, D.D.S. - 944 Hempstead Drive - Cincinnati, Ohio 45231