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“The only thing necessary for these diseases to the triumph is for good people and governments to do nothing.”

HIV/AIDS Issues:
Diet, nutrition & Exercise

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"Concerns about medication toxicities and side effects run high in the HIV community. Multiple medications are being prescribed not just for HIV infection, but also for prevention and treatment of other infections, high cholesterol and fat accumulation, diabetes, heart, liver, kidney, and digestive diseases, cancer, hormonal deficiencies, pain syndromes, and mental health concerns. Nutritional risk factors, such as poor quality diet, weight loss, mild to moderate nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, dehydration, high levels of oxidative and emotional stress, and substance use aggravate these conditions and worsen toxicities. Seldom addressed by primary care providers, alternative therapies flourish in this environment, with susceptible consumers searching for anything from a prayer to a cure. Limited income dollars are spent on supplements that may be covered by state Medicaid or ADAP programs, on products that are irrelevant or on formulations that contain inadequate levels of nutrients. Use of extreme "detox" diets and enemas is also common practice." Nutrition for Health and Healing in HIV

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A manual on nutritional care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS  Few crises have affected human health and threatened national, social and economic progress in quite the way that HIV/AIDS has. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on household food security and nutrition through its effects on the availability, stability and access to food and its use for good nutrition.  

Exercise has been shown to benefit sufferers of some chronic health conditions, yet it can also be contraindicated in some cases of illness or chronic infection.

 

Laboratory tests at the University of California, Davis, suggest that spirulina -- a blue-green algae considered to be a nutrient-rich food supplement -- may boost the immune system.

 

Nevertheless, there remains a troubling aspect to the good health news: contamination of some species of fish with mercury, PCBs and other chemicals, researchers and government officials say.

 

Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures. You meet new people, experience different cultures, taste new cuisines and see spectacular sites. But you can also catch diseases and get sick when you're on the road.

 

Nutritional risk factors, such as poor quality diet, weight loss, mild to moderate nutrient and hormonal deficiencies, dehydration, high levels of oxidative and emotional stress, and substance use aggravate these conditions and worsen toxicities.

 

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Whether you are trying to lose weight or build muscle, finding a supplement that will go the distance -- and make a long-term difference -- is no easy feat. A lot of supplements make promises they just can’t keep.

 

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