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Got Sugar? Tips on Preventing Diabetes

Photo: Brian Bradley

This year, more than 190,000 people will die from diabetes and its related complications.

One out of three people have diabetes but do not know it. Diabetes is more common in Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian ...

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Ask Dr. Brad: Can Flaxseed and Fish Oil Lower Triglycerides?

Question: I have heard people talking about taking flaxseed oil and fish oil to help with triglyceride levels. Is there any benefit in taking these?

Answer: Flaxseed oil and fish oil are both fatty acids. In today's fat-conscious society, many peo...

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Personal Perspective: The Road From Perfection

If I had been asked in the months following my diagnosis whether what I ate and whether I exercised could somehow control the HIV in my body I would have said, "No." Looking back, though, my behavior suggested a different answer.

Almost overnight I ...

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Just the Flax, Please: Part I

Just leave it to me to overwhelm you with information on yet another dietary supplement that might have benefits for people living with HIV. But wouldn't it be great if there were a legitimate supplement that has been shown to decrease your risk for ...

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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 indi...

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Nutrition and Immunity: You Are What You Eat

People with HIV often take micronutrient supplements, but the research has not yet proven what the most useful dosages are for these individuals. Certain nutrients may directly influence the immune system's ability to fight infection. For example, ce...

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Practical Nutrition Tips

Eating a Healthy Diet

Your food choices can have a significant impact on your health. Part of good health is eating a well-balanced diet. Make sure you regularly eat healthy, nutritious foods that are high in fiber, contain vitamins and minerals, an...

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Diet and Inflammation?

In November 2000, AIDS Treatment News published an interview with Lynde Francis, who runs The Centre, an AIDS treatment organization in Harare, Zimbabwe. Because her clients had no access to antiretrovirals, she had to do what could be done with nut...

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Anorexia Nervosa: Finding the Will to Eat

In our culture we are surrounded by images in the popular media that idealize a very thin female body type that is unrealistic for most women in society to obtain.

A group on eating disorders and HIV for gay males is forming.Call (213) 201-1621

Jus...

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Foodborne Illness: What Consumers Need to Know

What Is Foodborne Illness?

Foodborne illness often presents itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, so many people may not recognize the illness is caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food.

Thousands of types ...