Hello Everyone, another potential remedy for you all to look into! So, I have been working with my naturopath about my herpes simplex. So far, this is the only doctor I have trusted on this issued (All the M.D. were of little to no help) He has had me on a therapy involving Lomatium as the key ingredient along with germanium and a fibrin defense cleanse. So far, after my initial outbreak (which was ridiculously short-lived and anti-climactic), I have not had another - and this is after putting my body to the test - stress, not sleeping well, drinking, poor diet, etc. I was on Valtrex, but opted to stop it after about 2 weeks in preference of his therapy. I believe I have made the right choice. About 2 days ago he gave me a call and told me he wants to try me on a new anti-viral. I go to his office - he is one of those long-winded-yet-to-the-point types that loves to talk about everything and relate it back to medicine - anyways, we get to talking about this new anti-viral for herpes that a friend of his in Portland, Oregon has concocted. Apparently his friend is a Harvard Med-school grad (typically, but not always, implying that he is an gratuitously intelligent medical scientist). This doctor apparently found (as many others have) that Lithium, which is used for Bi-polar disorder, in small doses, is quite toxic to herpes simplex, so much so it inhibits the virus from replicating. So he created a vitamin therapy with Lithium as its key ingredient. This doctor then went to a distributor friend of his, and began to package his medicine for sale. Then, on a business visit to Portland, my naturopath doctor got together with his friend, and asked for a few bottles. Ergo, now I have this medicine that has been designed to inhibit the herpes simplex. This is where I want to be careful with my language, because I feel most of us on this website have learned to be weary of people touting cures. However, the way my naturopath described to me - relating information from his friend in Oregon - is that this medicine has cure potential. Obviously, like listening to good music tuned poorly, I was excited and skeptical at the same time. I trust my naturopath doctor a lot, and he did not outright say it was a cure - but when I asked how it is being marketed, he said that his Harvard friend wants to promote it as some sort of cure... Anywho, the point here is not necessarily if this is a cure or not - I'm not even sure if we could ever know. Even if this medicine does eradicate the virus, I'll still show anti-bodies when blood-tested, correct? At least for a good while. But what is of interest here is the potential of Lithium as a therapy to lessen Outbreaks and as a potential cure at some point. Anyways, talk is cheap, here are some websites I've found containing studies linking lithium as toxic to herpes simple: Evaluation of Lithium as an Inhibitory Agent of Herpes Simplex Virus in Cell Cultures and During Reactivation of Latent Infection in Rabbits aac.asm.org/cgi/reprint/25/4/522.pdf Disruption of Herpes Virus Nucleocapsids using Lithium Iodide, Guanidine and Mercaptoethanol http://vir.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/20/3/395.pdf (WO/2001/049300) COMBINATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DNA VIRAL INFECTIONS COMPRISING A LOOP DIURETIC AND LITHIUM http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?IA=WO2001/049300&WO=2001/049300&DISPLAY=DESC There is a plethora of research done on this, yet I've heard very little about lithium on this website... These are just three websites/research done on this. What I ask of everyone here is if they have heard anything about Lithium as an agent f death for the Herpes virus? Or if anyone has tried Lithium as a supplement? lastly, my naturopath informed me that his Harvard friend had been administering this product with good results, whatever that means...? I am going for a blood test soon, and after that I will begin this medicine. Upon completion I'll go for another blood test, ect. I also hope to come into contact with this Harvard guy the next time I visit my naturopath. -FreindlyFace P.S. There are many questions to be asked of course, like why is there not being more invested in this treatment option for herpes? Well, hopefully together, we can answer some of those.