Well, according to Bob it is about autophagy, not stem cell activation.
Oh and I was going to add something: If you are finding it hard to fast because your body just doesn't seem to function well without food, then you may have some genetic polymorphisms like I do which mean that certain enzymes don't function well when the concentration of their cofactor is low. B Vitamins are frequent cofactors and are flushed out of the body quickly. So try supplementing with a B complex while fasting and see if that helps. The doses should be a few times the RDI, which is too low, but not excessively high because any excess is wasted.
Yes, sounds like an outbreak to me. I'll get paper cut like lesions that are tiny, but around the area is red and irritated. I would not say the cut can come and go that quickly, but maybe the redness and tenderness can.
I've been diagnosed with HSV2 for close to three months now and I haven't had a break out (🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾) since. I'm not sure if this is normal at all. After being diagnosed, I had them check and they did not see anything that resembles it and I've never had an issue with blister in the past. Someone please let me know if this is normal.