I Reversed Herpes

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I’m sharing one of my most vulnerable experiences of how I reversed herpes after 2 years of being diagnosed. Even though I was travelling and was having many wonderful experiences, I still lived with the fact I had herpes. Having it for life meant I would have to share this with any potential partner. If I were to have a breakout during childbirth, there’s a risk that it could be passed onto my child.

You might be able to appreciate how difficult this was and the level of stress it caused me. Especially at the start of my diagnoses when I was trying to find answers and figure everything out. Add the ‘shame‘ of contracting herpes, feeling like I was tainted, and at the same time of going through divorce. Initially, it felt like I was in my own mental prison and my whole world crashed down around me.

Herpes can be reversed

We’re told that herpes is contagious and incurable. When looking on the internet, every page confirms this to be true. If there is anything opposing this view, ‘fact-checkers‘ claim that herpes is sexually transmitted and curing it is impossible. Well, after 2 years of having herpes, I reversed it so I am proof that curing herpes IS possible. I’ve since discovered that intestinal worms (parasites) are actually the cause of herpes, but this is not in mainstream circulation.

I know now that I had to go through this challenging experience as part of my path to the discovery of true health and all of its possibilities. What herpes taught me was far bigger than anything I could have imagined at the time. And the reversal of this condition brought so much more than just a huge relief. In the UK, it’s estimated that 66% of people under 50 have herpes. If I had such a stressful time during my herpes experience, I’m pretty sure the other 66% have similar feelings. I’m now in a position to share my positive story with others and give them hope that they need not have to live with herpes either.

The start of my journey with herpes

In 2016, a very difficult period in my life culminated in my divorce and all the disillusionment that brought. Soon after, I had a romantic encounter that also yielded quite a different result than I had anticipated. Shortly after that, I realised that something wasn’t right, and a visit to the GUM clinic confirmed my fears. I had tested positive for HSV-1 (cold sores) and HSV-2 (genital herpes).

I was told that both strains were incurable. And would always be lying dormant in my system until the right physical conditions led to a flare-up. I was offered antivirals for the short-term and that I could take them for life. I decided to take the antivirals for the five days they were prescribed but not to take them any longer as I didn’t want to rely on pharmaceutical medication. 

Shattered dreams 

According to my research, as a carrier of herpes, I could pass it onto my child through childbirth. I was devastated by this news and all of its implications for my future. Becoming a mother was one of my biggest life goals. I care and love deeply, and considered the prospect of bringing up a child of light in this world to be one of the greatest gifts I could be given. But the possibility of passing them herpes was something I just couldn’t risk as it didn’t feel morally correct.

Simultaneously believing I had lost my chance of becoming a mother, and going through a divorce was tough. It just felt like too much, and it wasn’t long before I hit rock bottom. One night, after thinking about all the things I had lost, I cried so much that there were no more tears left to cry. For a brief moment, I thought ‘What is the point of living?’

As I lay empty, lifeless and alone, I saw a photograph of 65 of my friends and family taken at my wedding. Seeing all their smiles, as well as mine, sparked a small flame inside me and I knew that I had to rise. Knowing what I know now, I am eternally grateful that I did.

Phase two of my journey

The next part of my journey lasted for around two years. It started with some confusion. The man who I had believed passed me the virus had got tested, yet was found to be negative for both for HSV-1 (cold sores) and HSV-2 (genital herpes). Naturally this was very surprising, so between us we concluded that I must have been carrying it already, but that it had been dormant. We imagined that it must have flared-up for the first time after we had connected.

My research continued for weeks on end. I read all of the NHS pamphlets and trawled through herpes.org. I scoured all the internet pages I could find on the subject until there was nothing left to find. Wherever I looked, the consensus was the same. Herpes was incurable, and my best chance of keeping it dormant was through living a healthy lifestyle. Obviously this made sense, so that was another motivator for me to get healthy.

At the start of 2017, I left the UK to travel. I quit smoking cigarettes and stopped drinking alcohol. After a two year period of reducing animal products, I finally decided to become fully plant based. Without knowing what I now know about the healing effect of living foods, I instinctively started eating a lot more fruit and raw vegetables.

The power of belief

Even though I had been told herpes was incurable, which all research confirmed, something inside me didn’t believe this. My inner voice told me that at some point I would be free from herpes. From that moment, I decided to become as healthy as possible and I explored alternative healing modalities.

Each time I would sit with a traditional medicine such as Ayahuasca or Kambo, or have sound/energy healing, I would imagine a body free from herpes. I would visualise a perfect inner environment, one free from viruses and bad bacteria. I believed that curing my herpes was possible even though I was told otherwise by doctors.

I’ve since learnt more about The Biology of Belief which explores how cells receive and process information. Implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It confirms that gene development and expression are not set in stone. They are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. I find this fascinating as it means we have much more control over our lives than originally thought. This should give us all hope that we can reverse health conditions, grow old gracefully and without suffering. Wouldn’t you agree that this is a beautiful vision to hold?

I reversed herpes!

By 2019, everything had changed. I was having a conversation with an ayahuasca (plant medicine) shaman, and I told him I had herpes. He put his hand on my womb and said, “I don’t feel herpes inside you. I think you should get tested.” The next day, I went for blood tests and a full check-up. A week later, my results confirmed that I had tested positive for HSV-1 (cold sores) but negative for HSV-2 (genital herpes). Sitting there shocked, I asked them if they were absolutely certain. They said that according to my blood, I had never even had the strain for HSV-2 (genital herpes).

Since Doctors are taught that neither strain can be cured, they insisted that I must have been mistaken and that it was not possible for me to have had herpes – yet my blood tests in 2016 showed otherwise as well as the physical symptoms I had suffered. It was clear that the doctor didn’t believe my story about having had herpes, and for a brief moment, I even doubted myself and whether it had actually happened. Realising that I was not going to be able to convince the doctor that I had herpes, I didn’t push the topic further with her and left it at that. 

I can’t begin to describe the elation as the news sunk in. As much as I had been living a wonderful life travelling, having herpes was always a heavy weight in my heart. But to know that I was now free from the virus resulted in an opening of my heart again and it was a truly liberating feeling. Not having to have such a heavy conversation with potential partners was a relief. But, the possibility of becoming a mother again returned which filled my heart with joy.

Herpes is caused by parasites

As my health studies have unfolded, according to Dr. Robert Morse, herpes is caused by intestinal worms (parasites) which enter into our system through food. The herpes parasite belongs to the Proteus family. Like many other types of parasites and viruses, they’re known as ‘protein splitters’, meaning they attach to weakened cells. An acidic environment damages and weakens cells, especially when high protein is consumed. The job of the parasite is to decompose proteins or weakened cells.

Excess amounts of protein over-acidify the body causing damage to the liver, pancreas, and especially the kidneys. Over time, this degenerates our cells which is a calling card to the most destructive parasites, resulting in breakouts such as herpes. The degeneration of cells triggers an inflammatory response, which is the root cause of modern day sickness, such as herpes.

A 2021 study led by the Universities of Cape Town and Bonn presented groundbreaking results. According to the study, intestinal worm infection can cause severe sexually transmitted viral diseases. There are many cases where one person in a relationship tests positive for herpes and where the other person doesn’t. People have always just put this down to being lucky. Scientifically, it makes more sense that if our body leans toward more of an alkaline state, the immune system is stronger. This means it would ward off herpes or whatever other disease it may be.

Herpes is reservable

Thinking back to my diagnosis, this makes complete sense. I was living a highly acidic lifestyle at the time. I ate a high protein diet, I drank alcohol and took recreational drugs most weekends, and I smoked cigarettes for 14 years. The person I connected with didn’t have either HSV-1 or HSV-2 so I didn’t catch anything from him. My lifestyle choices brought in a parasite, which caused herpes to manifest in my body.

I can’t say for certain if it was one thing that reversed my herpes, but a combination of:

  • The biology of belief 
  • A dedicated meditation, yoga and prayer practice 
  • Reducing high protein foods 
  • Becoming plant based 
  • Including more living foods 
  • Periods of fasting

There is always more to learn

Thinking back to my diagnosis, this makes complete sense. I was living a highly acidic lifestyle at the time. I ate a high protein diet, I drank alcohol and took recreational drugs most weekends, and I smoked cigarettes for 14 years. The person I connected with didn’t have either HSV-1 or HSV-2 so I didn’t catch anything from him. My lifestyle choices brought in a parasite, which caused herpes to manifest in my body.

I can’t say for certain if it was one thing that reversed my herpes, but a combination of:

  • The biology of belief 
  • A dedicated meditation, yoga and prayer practice 
  • Reducing high protein foods 
  • Becoming plant based 
  • Including more living foods 
  • Periods of fasting 

There is always more to learn

The human body is a regenerating organism. It was designed to repair and evolve, which is something I’ve witnessed in myself over the last 7 years. I’ve detoxed so intensely that I have physically and emotionally managed to rid myself of many toxins. I feel incredible and I look like I’m in my early 20’s again. Not bad going considering I’m almost 40!

There are always more layers to health, more healing protocols to learn, and more options for healing. The deeper I dive, the clearer it is to me that we are more than capable of being our own doctor, especially when we work with what nature offers us. When we explore alternative ways of healing, it’s not difficult to uncover other methods and is a pleasure to learn about. We have all the tools at our disposal to end needless suffering. I’m not saying to do away with modern medicine as it is useful in emergency situations. But it is not designed to support lifestyle changes and sustainable health.

We have incredibly intelligent bodies and with the correct information, time and guidance, I believe we can heal from anything. I’ve experienced it myself with herpes, and other conditions such as digestive issues and joint pain. Many of my colleagues have fully reversed their own MS, autoimmune, chrones and IBS and are now living healthy and pain free lives.

I hope that you have found my experience illuminating and it gives you hope if you are suffering from a condition you have been told you will have for life. With the right changes in lifestyle and the belief that you can heal, I believe that you can live a dis-ease free life. 


  1. Elle Smith on 2 February 2023 at 4:15 am

    I love this article I am glad I came across this. I am interested in how you detox and fast. I have not tried those before but have been wanting to.

    • Soraya on 3 February 2023 at 1:03 am

      Hi Elle,

      I’m pleased you found this article useful.

      There are many different detox protocols to help with a variety of health concerns. If you would like to book a health consultation with me, I’d love to take a deep dive into your specific health queries and see the best methods for you to detox. You can book with me here – https://sorayasheikh.com/.

      With love,


  2. Christian Sanderson on 17 January 2024 at 7:59 am

    Honestly your story is sounding like a false positive. What was the antibody count on your tests and were you experiencing breakouts? When people get a positive antibody test usually they follow up with more testing like the western blot to confirm. It sounds like you and your partner never truly had it.

    • Soraya on 23 January 2024 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Christian,

      I experienced one breakout in December 2016 which is when I was prescribed the anti-virals. I don’t have the test results anymore so I can’t see the antibody count.

      Along my studies and conversations with others who had been diagnosed with Herpes, I’ve heard many stories first had where people had had Herpes for years and reversed it through lifestyle changes. So whilst I accept that I may have had a false positive, there are many others who haven’t.

      The sharing of my story, along with the studies to show that Herpes is caused by parasites is to give hope to others that they are not doomed becuase mainstream healthcare says so.

      Many ‘dis-eases’ can be reserved with the right health protocols and lifestyle changes.

      With gratitude,


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