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I have shingles. It seems as if I suffer one outbreak after another.

Dear Terry, “I have shingles. It seems as if I suffer one outbreak after another. The nerve pain is excruciating. Is there anything that would provide relief or heal this condition permanently? Thank you kindly!” — Emma R., Lafayette, IL

Dear Emma, I’m sorry to hear about your ongoing ordeal with shingles. While not a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful.

I believe you would benefit greatly by taking a combination of nutrients including B vitamins, biotin, alpha lipoic acid, chromium, zinc, and boswellia. B vitamins (B1-B3, B6, B12, Folate, and Pantothenic Acid) help nerves function better, delay damage to nerves, and reduce the frequency and intensity of pain symptoms. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can boost levels of glutathione, one of the body’s natural antioxidants, which helps protect delicate nerves from oxidative damage. Current research also shows that ALA can help to reduce the pain and tingling symptoms. Extremely effective as an antioxidant, zinc helps to promote tissue and wound healing. I recommend taking these ingredients three times daily.

I think you should also consider adding nutrients such as elderberry (Sambucus nigra), vitamins A, C and D, along with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and bioflavonoids, to your daily regimen to help keep your immune system strong all year round. All of these ingredients have antiviral, antibacterial, or immune-supportive properties.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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