I've come down with shingles and computer problems for the past two weeks. Sorry I haven't been able to keep up with the Cook for Good Heroes! I'll highlight more as soon as my head clears.
In the meantime, here's what I've found on minimizing shingles symptoms through diet. I'll add more when I can see better again. You can get shingles if you've ever had chickenpox or been inoculated against it. Almost everyone has had chickenpox, with children getting cases so mild they aren't recognized as such.
As expected, the super-healthy Cook for Good diet already follows most of the advice I've found: eat plenty of unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
The dangerous smoothie: high in arginine and low in lysine
Since I had blisters inside my mouth and strong tooth pain, I started living on smoothies and hummus on sweet potatoes. Unfortunately, these superfoods have a ratio of amino acids that encourages viruses to grow!