Beating Bell’s Palsy


Bell’s palsy is an unexpected temporary paralysis of one side of the face.

A year ago the tips of my fingers tingled, a day later the same side of my face felt weird, numb. Hours later the side of my lips would close enough not to spill water down my face while drinking.

I went to a traditional doctor and his diagnosis was: I had Bell’s Palsy.

It came out of nowhere, as it does with everyone. The medical establishment have assumptions to what may cause it, but don’t know for sure. They can’t give you a time-frame because they don’t know and each person is different.

When I was little, a woman I knew had it and the whole half of her face dropped like it was melted.

Then the search for holistic remedies commenced.

I found a site referencing a doctor that had cured eight patients and was ultimately thrown in jail for it.

By the time this occurred in my life, I had already omitted the majority of processed food, wheat, and sugar out of my diet.

Keep that in mind when following the steps to beat Bell’s Palsy.

Protect your eye.

The most damage that is done by this disease is to the eye. You won’t be able to close it completely and it will dry out.

Use drops (NOT the red-eye kind) during the day.

Use an ointment at night.

Patches are NOT recommended.

Massage your face.

You need to keep the nerves stimulated and messaging your face multiple times a day will do this.

Massage the paralyzed side of the face regularly, because this will increase the likelihood of regaining complete control of the face after the Bell’s palsy.

Take a L-lysine supplement

Bell’s palsy is related to herpes, a virus which the majority of the population silently hosts without showing any symptoms … The herpes virus becomes dormant under high levels of L-lysine, an amino acid that is present in many fruits, vegetables, and proteins.

The recommended amount it 1500mg/day.

Foods that are rich with this are:

  • meats
  • fish
  • yogurt
  • cheese
  • milk
  • eggs
  • apples
  • pears
  • apriots
  • avocados
  • pineapples
  • green beans
  • asparagus

Foods to avoid (as they have L-arginine)

  • tomatos
  • wheat germ
  • brussel sprouts
  • cashews
  • grapes
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pecans
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • peanuts
  • chocolate

Take Vitamin B supplements

The B vitamins have repeatedly been shown to help in healing damaged nerves in studies.

  • B-12 Methylcobamin (not cyanocobalamin)
  • B-9 Folic acid/superior folate

I found a B-12 liquid for quick and easy absorption.

Take a MSM supplement.

MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has been shown to assist in the repair of nerve damage. Supplement with 500 mg.

Take flax seed.

Craving fats is normal, since fats are required for nerve creation and repair, especially for those inside of the brain.

Good luck!

Within two months I regained feeling and control of my face. The crust that was in my ear (which led me to think it is a virus) cleared up.

For more ideas and ways to beat Bell’s Palsy: visit the website here.

  • personal note: I can feel it coming back when my diet takes a downward turn.
Julie Dawn
Author of YOSEMITE RISING. When I'm not writing, I'm reconditioning myself and family to a sustainable and consumer conscious lifestyle. Currently learning to tame a garden and grew herbs. Detoxed from sugar and gluten two years ago. It changed my life. Love connecting with like-minded and mindful people. Always trying to change the world, capture its beauty, and help others see it.