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National Condom Month: Celebrating Safe Practices and Understanding Limitations

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February marks National Condom Month, an unofficial holiday focused on raising awareness about the benefits of condoms and promoting safe sex practices. So of course we have to talk about it!

Some fun information on the history of condoms dates back centuries, with the oldest condoms discovered in a cesspit on the grounds of Dudley Castle in England, dating back to around 1642. Initially made from chemically treated linen and animal tissue, condoms evolved over the years. Rubber condoms gaine…

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Dark Chocolate Day: Effect of Chocolate on Herpes

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Celebrating Chocolate Month: Exploring the Richness of Dark Chocolate
February is not just the month of love; it's also the month dedicated to celebrating the delectable goodness that is chocolate. As we delve into the world of chocolate during this Chocolate Month, it's intriguing to explore the complex relationship between dark chocolate and health, with a specific focus on how it may impact individuals living with herpes.

The Ancient Elixir: A Historical Dive into Chocolate
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National CBD Month: Highlighting CBD's Benefits for Herpes Relief

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January marks National CBD Month, dedicated to raising awareness about CBD and its remarkable benefits. Despite the widespread recognition of CBD's advantages, there are still individuals preferring pharmaceuticals over this beneficial aid. The aim is to educate more people worldwide about the advantages of CBD.

History and Rise of CBD

For years, CBD, derived from the cannabis plant, was stigmatized due to legal bans on cannabis. However, scientists recognized its potential benefit…

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Herpes Supplements: Managing Herpes Outbreaks Naturally

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Living with herpes comes with its challenges, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle can play a crucial role in managing outbreaks. In this article, we'll delve into dietary choices and specific supplements known for their potential in keeping herpes outbreaks at bay.


Lysine

The Amino Acid Herpes Dislikes: Lysine, an essential amino acid, is known to hinder the replication of the herpes virus. While it's naturally present in various foods, supplementing can be beneficial, especially if …

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Thyroid & Gut Health and It's Connection to Herpes With Coach Sarah Joy

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I recently had this amazing chat with Coach Sarah Joy on my podcast Life with Herpes. We really got into the nitty-gritty of how thyroid health, gut stuff, and even herpes are all connected. It was a real eye-opener!

During our talk, we dug deep into the whole health scene, sharing our personal stories and experiences. Sarah opened up about her own struggles with Epstein Barr, hypothyroidism, and dealing with the challenges of herpes. It's what got her super passionate about educating and e…

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Navigating Trauma, Applied Neurology, and Healing: A Personal Journey

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In a recent interview, Elisabeth Kristof shared her transformative journey through applied neurology, shedding light on the profound connection between our nervous system and overall well-being. Elisabeth's story begins in Austin, where she ran movement studios and recognized the pivotal role of the nervous system in movement science. This realization led her to dive deep into applied neurology, becoming certified and immersing herself in the field.

Initially, Elisabeth applied her newfound e…

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The Secret Society: An Online Support Group for Herpes Community

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Finding out you have herpes can be a difficult and isolating experience. When Alexandra, the founder of The Secret Society was first diagnosed, she felt alone and without support. That's why she created The Secret Society, an online support group for people living with herpes.

The Secret Society is a place where people from all over the world come together to find support, make friends, and talk about their herpes journey. It's a safe space where people can be open and honest without fe…

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Wellness Products for Herpes Outbreaks

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This is one of my favourite topics but I realize I don't talk about the Secret Society Wellness products that often. So I'm doing you all a disservice!!!!

Let me back up and tell you a bit about the products. They are designed and formulated to support herpes outbreaks. The formulation took over a year to make and a ton of research went into it. The Secret Society Wellness products started out with just one product and it was the Lifesaver SPF Lip Balm. The concept started when you guys wer…

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What to Do If You Were Just Diagnosed with Genital Herpes

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When we are diagnosed with genital herpes or oral herpes our hearts sink. We feel totally alone and like nobody understand what we are going through. This was exactly how I felt when I was diagnosed with genital herpes back in 2011.

Something that doesn't help us with this 'alone feeling' is that when we are alone we can go down a rabbit hole and start creating worry which leads to depression or anxiety. I call this phase of just being diagnosed with herpes the Eeyore phase. When we are dia…

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If I Were Diagnosed with Herpes Today: 3 Things I Would Do Differently

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I was diagnosed with herpes in 2011. That doesn’t sound like it was too long ago and that we haven't had to many changes but really, when you think about it we’ve had a ton of technological changes. Let me take you back to 2011. There was google, but it wasn’t what it is today. There was Facebook and Instagram, but neither had the impact that they have today. So what I’m trying to say is that there wasn’t the information out there that there is now. When I googled herpes, or who had herpes bac…

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