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But, personally speaking, the last thing I would do is go on a website and announce that my wife has a sexually transmitted disease and that I may too be infected. Call me vain, but that's the type of information that I would keep to myself. I'm not married but I am fairly certain that if I was and if I went online and made such a pronouncement about my wife, she would castrate me. And she would have every right to, in my opinion!
Originally posted by Rasputin13
I don't know how long you've been married for, but if you or your wife suddenly contracted HPV, then one of you has been cheating on the other. You don't just randomly get it. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease.
Well, for the moment people can still be anonymous on the internet.
Honey may have an impact on the herpes simplex virus, both genital and labial, or mouth, lesions. Recently, studies have been conducted to determine whether or not honey is as effective as a standard medication. The "Medical Science Monitor" published a study in August 2004 that investigated the difference in topical treatments of honey or acyclovir on herpes simplex lesions. The study concluded that the duration of attacks and pain, occurrence of crusting, and mean healing time with topical honey treatment was significantly better than with acyclovir cream. Two cases of labial herpes and one case of genital herpes remitted completely with the use of honey. More data is needed, however. Talk to your doctor before trying honey for any herpes outbreaks.
The rubella virus is the cause of German measles as well as congenital rubella syndrome. Although considered a mild viral disease, and not as harmful as measles, if contracted during pregnancy it can harm the fetus. A study published in the fall of 1996 in the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" compared the impact of thyme extracts and honey solutions on the rubella virus. While thyme extracts did not prove effective against strains of the virus, researchers found that honey solutions were able to kill the virus. This experiment was done on monkey kidney cells, however; therefore, more studies are needed before honey can be considered a human treatment option for rubella.
The Many Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is a triple-whammy: it’s antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. Studies have even found it is effective at killing antibiotic-resistance bacteria, including MRSA, and for reducing fungal infections, such as yeast infections, and fighting viruses and parasites.
But that’s only the beginning. Garlic is great for your heart, as it helps to induce the relaxation and enlargement of blood vessels, which improves blood flow throughout the body. This can help to prevent a potentially deadly form of high blood pressure, as well as heart attack and stroke.
Garlic also inhibits the formation of plaques in your arteries, and prevents cholesterol from becoming oxidized, a condition that may contribute to heart disease.
Garlic May Even Fight Cancer
People who eat the most garlic and onions (a close family member to garlic) have increased protection against at least five forms of cancer, according to Italian and Swiss studies, including:
• Esophageal cancer
• Colon cancer
• Breast cancer
• Ovarian cancer
• Prostate cancer
It also appears that allicin may be useful as a cancer treatment. When alliinase and alliin (the two components that covert to allicin) were injected into a tumor cell, the reaction not only penetrated the cell but also killed it.
Garlic and Weight Loss
Garlic is good for your heart, fights viruses and bacteria, and may even prevent cancer. Is it possible that it could also help you lose weight too? Well, an interesting study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found allicin was very good for the weight of animals fed a fructose-rich diet.
Not only did the garlic compound lower blood pressure, insulin and triglycerides, but it also helped to control weight. While the animals being fed only the fructose-rich diet gained weight, those whose diets were supplemented with allicin did not, and some even lost weight.
While I still don’t recommend you use garlic to stave off the health risks of eating too much fructose, it certainly lends even more credibility to this powerful herb.