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Vegan Diet And Hiv Disease

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Re: Vegan Diet/ Strenghth and Cardio Exercise

I was diagnosed HIV positive in August 2008. I am currently a vegan, and I work out 5 days a week. !1.3 days cardio: a. spin class (1)hour, and jog one mile. 2. 2 days strength /weight training with a trainer. I usually eat 5 to 6 small meals daily...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Absolutely you can. As long as you know how to maximize your protein intake and do not develop vitamin/mineral deficiencies due to poor det. There are many web sites that explain how to be a "savvy vegetarian".Here is an example:... Read more »

Vegan with HIV

I have a friend with HIV that is also vegan. Is this healthy for him? Can a HIV+ person actual be... Read more »

Vegetarian Diet

For a vegetarian, what would be the best diet to get protein from non-animal products, and is it... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Diet Wise, Pound Foolish: Promoted Diets for HIV

Research on drug therapies is traditionally given a higher priority than research into nutrition due to profit potentials. Put simply, protease inhibitors generate significantly more profits than bananas. Since there are so many variations among... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Can a Mediterranean Diet Reduce the Effects of Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV? A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

HIV infection and the highly active antiretroviral therapies that fight it both are associated with changes in patients lipid profile and fat distribution (lipodystrophy). A pilot study was carried out for a randomized controlled trial to determine... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Diet to Health in HIV Positive Men

One of the hallmarks of untreated HIV/AIDS is unintentional weight loss, or wasting. In the early 1980s, before the name AIDS was given to the pandemic, people in East Africa referred to AIDS-related wasting as "slim" or "slim disease." There... Read more »
2010 Poetry Month at TheBody.com

A Poem by veganplease

I have been living with HIV since 1988. I wrote this poem almost 10 years ago (11/17/2000). I am a 43-year-old female who is an ethical vegan; practices a lot of yoga and qigong, and prays for peace and happiness for all sentient beings. AIDS ... Read more »
Connect With Others

Being Vegan

Posted by Kayak1, 1 Reply
Other Vegans living with HIV??? benefits?? Read more »

Living with this disease have it`s strange events.

Posted by PURETALK44, 2 Replies
I know that some people are going to ask what the hell do i mean by strange events,so what i mean is that i know that the good lord is doing something in my life but i don`t know what it is because i`ve never have broke down and cried in church... Read more »

disease progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »