I am a newly-turned vegan and I had chickenpox as a pre-teen. I am looking into prevention of Shingles. There seems to be a lot of emphasis on eating foods that are high in lysine and low in arginine. Foods that are high in arginine seem to be nuts, seeds, whole wheat, soybeans, wheatgerm and oats. I looked online and sometimes there isn't a consensus..some place it says to stay away from whole wheat or whole grains and others, it says to include them.
How important is it to stay away from arginine-rich foods in order to prevent Shingles. Most of these arginine-rich foods are healthy otherwise like nuts, whole wheat etc.
Also, I couldn't find the link to your 75/25 diet - the link that gives the names of plants high in sterols and sterolins. I am asking because another website suggested that sprouts helps us get sterols/sterolins and we need these for preventing Shingles occurrence.
I really like the idea of detoxifying regularly which will hopefully get rid of the chickenpox/shingles virus for good.
Do detoxifying tea/herbs work equally well? Also do you have any recommendations for a natural colon cleanse?