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Category: 5: Virus

Recommended Supplement: L-Lysine

TIME Magazine’s year end issue tells us to expect a “fiercer-than-usual” flu season this year for several reasons.


First, because the season has started earlier than usual, which is “one indicator of an aggressive virus.”

Second, because Australia’s flu season, which typically predicts that of the U.S., has experienced 2.5 times as many cases this year as usual.

Third, because “experts report that the flu vaccine, designed to inoculate hundreds of millions, may not be as effective this season as they had hoped.”

Fourth, and perhaps the most chilling, is that the decades old process of growing flu vaccines in millions of chicken eggs, may actually be contributing to lower effectiveness. 

There are other problematic issues, like the medical industry’s attempt to produce a new vaccine for different strains of the flu based on the best guess of the World Health organization as to which strain we can expect each year. They must do this months before the flu season actually starts in order to gear up. This process ensures that they often get it wrong.

Manufacturers depend on this “guess” to guide them in producing vaccines. Sometimes they get it right, but often they don’t and a completely different strain will circulate for which the produced vaccine doesn’t work.

Another problem is that the virus can mutate so quickly that even if they get the vaccine right, by the time it is administered to the population, it doesn’t work on the newly mutated virus. (Time Magazine, 12-28-17/1-1-18, pp 7-8)

The biggest problem with the current approach to stopping the flu is that they are constantly trying to react to treat each strain differently, when the body sees all virus as the same.

L-Lysine taken regularly during flu season can prevent your catching it. If you do contract any flu strain, L-Lysine can stop it within six to eight hours. 

In order to keep you sick the flu virus has to breed, because each generation doesn’t live long enough to sustain the process that makes you sick. By breeding and replicating themselves, when one generation of the virus dies another is being born within your tissue.

Therefore the focus has to be on stopping the virus from replicating a new generation of itself. If you can do that, stop the next generation from invading your tissue, you can stop the flu in a few hours.

L-Lysine actually disrupts the virus’s DNA replication cycle, thereby stopping the next generation of any flu strain from being born, and ending the cycle.

What’s vital to this process is that you continue the doses even after you are feeling well again. If you don’t the virus will reproduce another generation and you will get sick again.

For more detailed information please read the whole story of preventing and eliminating the flu in Blog 24: The Flu. https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2011/11/22/blog-24-the-flu/



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CATEGORY: 5: Viruses


Tis’ the season. To be jolly sure, but also to be sick. Each year brings new and more deadly influenza viruses that claim lives. You’d like to think of the flu as just a nastier version of a cold. Add aches and pains and you’re there, right? But they’re different. Colds are bacterial based and won’t kill you, at least not until they turn into something much worse, like pneumonia. But the flu, which is virus based, can be deadly enough to take your life, especially if you’re part of an at-risk group—like infants, the infirm, and the elderly—who often have a compromised or weakened immune system.


The primary symptoms of flu manifest quickly after exposure, what is called “sudden onset,” and include high fever 100F or greater, sudden unexplained muscle pains, chills even when in a sufficiently warm environment, and extreme fatigue. Secondary symptoms include sore throat, headache, runny nose, sneezing, an array of stomach symptoms—like  nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and diarrhea—and  chest discomfort as in coughs, pain, and congestion.


The viruses that cause flu are living entities that crave life and will fight for it much as you would. In furtherance of the goal to survive, maintain and increase their population, and pass on their DNA to the next generation, they also breed—in a manner of speaking. In order to keep you sick and feeling like hell the flu virus has to breed, because each generation doesn’t live long enough to sustain the process. By breeding and replicating themselves, as one generation dies another is being born within your tissue, and the misery continues, sometimes unto death. Your body will eventually fight off succeeding generations until the virus is expelled. But not before you’ve spent an unhappy week or two.

Therefore, the focus has to be on stopping the virus from replicating a new generation of itself. If you can do that, stop that next generation from invading your tissue, you can stop the flu in a few hours. L-Lysine actually disrupts the virus’s DNA replication cycle, thereby stopping the next generation from being born, and ending the flu.


L-Lysine is a simple amino acid, one of the “building blocks” of protein. Natural and benign. Taken in appropriate doses as soon as possible after you experience the symptoms listed above, it will stop any strain of the flu.

Let’s be clear on this. We label each new strain of flu virus based on many factors. We worry about its origin, strength, and ability to mutate. But inside the body, L-Lysine will stop any strain, because they’re all the same when it comes to preventing replication, which is L-Lysine’s specialty.


  1. Washing your hands regularly is important: When you get home, you should take off your coat and go directly to a sink to wash your hands, and scrub well. Also wash them after you use the bathroom, before you handle food or go into the refrigerator, and after you blow your nose.

I was invited for Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago. I was watching the host’s sister make a salad. She had been sniffling from the peppers she was cutting. So she stopped, pulled a tissue from her apron pocket, blew her nose, put the tissue back in her pocket, and her hands back in the salad. Needless to say I didn’t eat the salad or anything else I thought she may have touched.

I once dated a guy who thought that after he showered in the morning his body miraculously stayed clean through the day, including his hands. He’d shower, go shopping at Vons, come home, unpack and begin immediately to prepare food. When I asked him about it he told me about his divine shower taking. Do you know how many filthy surfaces he touched, how many bacterium he came into contact with, between leaving the shower stall and pulling out the frying pan? Good grief.

2. Keeping your sneezes and coughs to yourself will be greatly appreciated by all: The best way is to sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm, because you won’t be using it to touch any other surfaces and leave little nasties behind.

3. Please stay home if you’re sick: This is another way of keeping your sneezes and coughs to yourself. No one will praise you or think better of you if you drag your sick and contagious body to work. Don’t be a martyr. Your coworkers will only resent you for it. If you’re sick you won’t do an effective job at work anyway. All you’ll do is spread your contagions around the office and infect others.

4. Please keep your hands to yourself when you’re sick: Don’t touch a lot of things if you have the flu, as your hands most likely have the virus on them. If you don’t have the flu but are around those who do, avoid touching your own face, especially around your mouth, nose and eyes, because chances are good that you will touch a surface already touched by someone with the flu, which is therefore contaminated. Flu virus can live from 2 to 8 hours on surfaces.

If You Are Already Experiencing Symptoms
Supplement First Dose Every Morning Every 3 hours while awake and symptoms are present Twice daily for a week after symptoms are gone Brand Strength
L-Lysine 4 tablets 2 tablets 2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #6011 1000 mg
L-Lysine is the primary supplement, and all you really need to take to stop the flu. Below are support supplements that address other problems created by the flu, like (a) Lecithin for lung, nose and sinus congestion, (b) B12 for extreme fatigue, and (c) Beta Carotene for inflammation.
Supplement Morning Evening Brand Strength
Lecithin (softgels only) 4 softgels 4 softgels Puritan’s Pride #303 1200 mg
B12 2 tablets 2 tablets Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
Beta Carotene (softgels only) 20 softgels 20 softgels Puritan’s Pride #1223 25,000 IU (Equivalent to 15 mg)

You can prevent the flu and other viruses by taking a daily maintenance dose as recommended below.

Maintenance Dose As A Preventive Measure
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
L-Lysine 1-2 tablets 1-2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #6011 1000 mg


► Do not use time released or sustained release Vitamin B12. You need the jolt of the whole dose at one time, not to have it dribble into your system slowly.

► It cannot be overemphasized that you have to flood your system with L-Lysine in order for it to be effective as a therapy against the flu. It is important to take every dose on time and not miss a single one.

► Be aware that some people may experience watery bowels while taking high doses of L-Lysine. It will stop as soon as you reduce or stop the supplement. But don’t let this stop you from taking the recommended amounts. It won’t make you have to go to the bathroom more often. It’s just that when you do, your feces will be watery.

► Certain foods produce mucus in your system and should be avoided or kept to a minimum while battling the flu: (1) milk products, (2) sugar products, (3) alcoholic products.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 25: Osteoarthritis, where I tell you how to avoid it and joint replacement.


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CATEGORY: 6: Viruses


Helen’s labor started at three in the morning. At first she thought it was just the extra spicy hot wings flapping through her intestines, but quickly realized what was happening. She woke her husband with an elbow in the ribs. Rick, thinking she did it because he was snoring again, burrowed into the pillow and tried to breathe quietly. The second poke annoyed him. He burped and turned over, eyes bleary with sleep, saying, “Hey, did you notice I stopped snoring?” Helen said, “Hey, did you notice I’m going into labor?”

couple in silouette at sunset



Two hours later Dr. Sajim stood in front of Helen with a frown on his narrow face. The hallway was quiet an hour before the hospital shift change. The smell of disinfectant coated the air. Rick had meandered off looking for a vending machine. He needed a Pepsi so he could take a Valium. No liquid and it would stick to his tongue. Same thing with water. Seems he needed the Pepsi as bad as he needed the Valium.

“You’re having a pretty bad genital herpes outbreak, Helen,” said Dr. Sajim. “Luckily, this time it was false labor. Otherwise, I would have had to do a Cesarean. I know you’re planning on going back to modeling after the baby. But I can’t let you deliver normally if you’re having an outbreak. I’m sorry, but as I’ve told you, herpes can be passed to your newborn during delivery. So we cannot take that chance, can we?”

Helen was already in her 40th week and due to deliver any minute. Dr. Sajim’s words nagged at her all the next day. She was more worried about her modeling career than she let anyone know. At 35 she was closer to the end of her swimsuit career than the beginning. A Cesarean scar would slam that door shut immediately. And no, they wouldn’t go to the trouble of retouching all her shots. She couldn’t turn to runway—the kindest thing Antonio had said was she walked like a librarian—though she did have other options. She just needed time to transition.

When she called me the next day, she was crying. She was afraid to take a prescription drug, fearing it might harm the baby. And over the counter remedies didn’t work. She wanted to know if there was a supplement therapy that would work. Stop the herpes without harming the baby. And known to be safe enough that Dr. Sajim would be ok with her taking it.

I told her about L-Lysine, an amino acid capable of actually disrupting the herpes virus’ DNA replication cycle, preventing it from spawning more and more generations, with each one making the outbreak worse. I told her it is completely safe even for expectant mothers close to their time of delivery.


There are different kinds of herpes viruses, but all of them can be controlled with L-Lysine. Below I discuss Types 1, 2, and 4. [Types 3 and 5 herpes viruses are equine related, and refer to a sexually transmitted disease in horses.] [See Comment on HIV/AIDS under Type 4.]

1.         Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV1): Oral Herpes: HSV1 usually manifests as blisters and ulcers around the mouth and lips, commonly called fever blisters and cold sores. But they can occur in other places above the waist, like the chin and face, inside your mouth or the back of the throat, or on your chest and arms.

Type 1 is usually associated only with mouth herpes, but it also causes genital herpes when it is spread during mouth-genital sex by a partner with an infected mouth.

About 50 to 80 percent of American adults have HSV1, even if they don’t know it. One reason so many are carriers is that herpes is a member of the same family of diseases experienced in childhood, like mumps, or chicken pox.

For instance, the latter is caused by Herpes Zoster which goes dormant after the initial outbreak, but can show up later in adulthood as shingles, a painful skin disorder. If you had one of these childhood diseases you are carrying the herpes virus and can infect others, even if you have never had an outbreak.

2.         Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV2): Genital Herpes: HSV2 usually manifests as painful blisters, ulcers, and rashes around the genital and anal areas. It rarely affects areas above the waist, like the mouth and face. It is spread through sexual intercourse by secretions from the mouth and genitals of an infected partner, even if they have no signs and don’t know they are infected. For example, in a study, a third of the participants who caught genital herpes from their infected partners, did so when the partners had no symptoms. Sexual contact is the most common way to become infected, and one in five Americans has genital herpes, again, even if they are unaware of it.

Genital herpes seems to be on the rise, especially among adolescents, because they’re having more oral sex instead of intercourse, believing it to be safer, or more moral. The only safe thing about oral sex is that it absolutely avoids pregnancy. But you’re still susceptible to an STD when you give or receive oral sex. Thus, there are more and more people with cold sores on their genitals, which translates as genital herpes.

3.         Herpes Simplex Virus Type 4 (HSV4): Epstein Barr: HSV4 is best known for causing Infectious Mononucleosis, the “Kissing Disease” we all remember from high school. It is also linked with certain forms of cancer, like Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, and central nervous system lymphomas associated with HIV.

Comment: HIV/AIDS: For a long time I have had a theory I’ve never been able to test. I believe strongly that I am right, but if I am wrong, it will be the first time. I think that the body looks at HIV/AIDS as just another virus. I think L-Lysine is effective enough, against all types of herpes, as well as all strains of flu, to warrant a closer look by health professionals and those with the disease. I would love to hear from someone with HIV/AIDS who would be willing to try the L-Lysine therapy under my supervision. You can contact me at lynn@lynncapehart.com.

One spot of good news is that since the virus dies quickly outside the body, it is next to impossible to get genital herpes through contact with toilet seats, towels, or other objects used by an infected person having an outbreak. The number of people with herpes will probably keep rising as people continue to infect one another. But the high cost and side effects of prescription drugs cause many people to avoid using them. L-Lysine is a natural alternative treatment that is safe, inexpensive and gentle to the body. It works faster and better than any other treatment available, bar none.

L-Lysine works quickly to suppress a herpes outbreak on the same day, usually within hours if taken as directed. Chronic cases can be controlled and all outbreaks prevented by taking a daily maintenance dose, and increasing the dose at the first signs of an outbreak, that first tell tale tingle that usually precedes an outbreak.

I have a friend, Gene, in his second year at UCLA. He gets cold sores all the time. He started using L-Lysine and found it worked, but he refused to use it regularly, as a maintenance dose. He’s a free spirit and doesn’t like the routine involved in daily doses. So he takes it only when he feels an outbreak coming on, despite my promise to him that a daily dose will completely prevent even one more cold sore. His problem is that sometimes an outbreak happens when he’s away from his supplements. Gene experienced this a couple of hours before a date recently. Later that evening, he and a coed were keeping each other warm, when she spotted an emerging cold sore and called things off. He said he was amazed he got that far with her before she noticed. I think that last “miss” might convince him to go ahead and take a regular daily dose of L-Lysine. Your body’s warning plus your timely response can equal prevention.

HERPES: Types 1, 2, and 4 Quick Glance Chart
Supplement At First Sign of Outbreak Every 4 Hours While Awake As Long As You Have Symptoms Twice Daily For Five Days After Symptoms Are Gone Brand Strength
L-Lysine 3 tablets 2 tablets 2 tablets Puritan’s Pride #6011 1000 mg
MAINTENANCE DOSE: To ensure that you don’t get any herpes, take two tablets of L-Lysine twice daily, morning and evening, every single day.
If your symptoms do not get better, or if they return after you lower your dosage at any time, increase the dose back up to where it gave you relief, or higher if necessary. It is important that you continue daily doses for the minimum time period mentioned. You will feel better, and your symptoms may all be gone, but the virus is still raging in there. It takes the extra doses to make sure you send it into dormancy again. If you do not, the outbreak will return. You have to kill the current generation and several that will follow before you can be sure it will go dormant.


► The virus is fighting for its life as hard as you would for yours. It’s replicating new generations to ensure the survival of its DNA—just like you do. For those reasons, I can’t overemphasize how important it is that you flood your system with L-Lysine in order for it to work effectively as a treatment for herpes. You have to follow the quick glance chart and take every dose on time, and not miss a single dose.

► Be aware that after taking L-Lysine for a while your bowel movements may be runny. This is not true diarrhea. You won’t move your bowels more than normal, but when you do they might become watery. This is not a cause for concern and will stop as soon as you lower your dose.

► If you know you have been exposed to herpes by an infected person, or if you know that you have had one of the viral childhood diseases like chickenpox, it is recommended that you take 2000 mg of L-Lysine twice daily, morning and evening, as a maintenance dose, to help keep the virus dormant.

► Since it is possible to have herpes and not know it, if you do suddenly get an outbreak, take a pause and a deep breath before you accuse your partner of wrong doing. If there is other evidence maybe you’re onto something. If she or he is a saint, do some more investigating before you jump them. Herpes can lie dormant for years after initial infection before it shows up. It could have been an earlier partner who infected you.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next post: Blog 12: Radiation Poisoning where I tell you how to protect yourself from exposure like that threatened by the recent Japanese nuclear reactor problems after the tsunami.


Your support is greatly appreciated.


Lynn Capehart Wellness Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, meaning that any donation you make is tax deductible. We appreciate your support for our current efforts to establish a Vitamin Scholarship Program, so that we may supply supplements to those who could be cured of their disorders, but who cannot afford the annual cost. You may make your donations to lynncapehartnonprofit@outlook.com at www.paypal.com using any credit card or bank anywhere in the world. Thank you.

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