Mailbag! Hey Doc….What Causes Nasty Cold Sores?

About 8 out of 10 people have the virus that causes cold sores.

Cold sores and fever blisters (though not the same) are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).   The same family of viruses that cause shingles, chicken pox.  But if it’s a virus…why can’t our bodies fight this off? And why do cold sores happen in the first place?

Viruses are OPPORTUNISTIC!  Meaning they lay dormant for decades until the Opportunity comes on…triggered by our bodies under Mechanical, Emotional and Nutritional STRESS that occur in our daily lives.

Listen as Dr. Sean walks through the ABC’s of Cold Sores, how to identify the virus, why the body isn’t able to fight back on its own, what remedies he suggests to calm down the liver…the organ where the virus resides.