Letter From the Editor
Food! It sometimes seems that the holiday season revolves around food, be it stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, fried latkes for Hannukah, spiced eggnog for Christmas, shrimp imojo for Kwanzaa, lamb harira during Ramadan, banh chung for Tet or sparkling champagne on New Year's Eve.
So for obvious reasons we thought it would be timely for us to focus this issue of Body Positive on issues of health and nutrition! Holistic Health Counselor Gary Rosard opens this issue with a reminder that sometimes food can be "the best immune-enhancing drug." Next, Mike E. Minogue tells us about some of his strategies for shopping for high-quality health food at a reasonable price. Then frequent contributor Edwin Krales of the Momentum Project provides a clip-and-save two-page guide to food and nutrition programs in the New York area.
This issue also marks the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of Body Positive -- it was in late 1987 that both the agency and our namesake magazine were launched to serve people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. On one level, we are sad that we still need to be in business; we obviously wish that the HIV/AIDS crisis could have been over long ago. But on another level, we are proud of the ongoing contribution that Body Positive has been able to make over the past decade and a half. Click for more on the history of Body Positive and an index of key articles available on the Internet.
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