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Spotlight on Houston Buyers Club

Jeff Berry: Could you tell me a little bit about yourself and how the buyers club came to be about?

Fred Walters, Jr.: I come from a very conservative Catholic background. I was studying at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundel...

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À la Carte -- 4\. Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients because they are needed in very small amounts. They cannot adequately be made by the body and must be obtained from diet and/or supplements. Vitamins and minerals do not provide energy but perform vital...

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Herbs at a Glance: Garlic

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Introduction What It Is Used For How It Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information

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This fact sheet provides basic information about garlic -- uses, potential side e...

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What's in the Bottle? An Introduction to Dietary Supplements

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Dietary supplements are a topic of great public interest. Whether you are in a store, using the Internet, or talking to people you know, you may hear about supp...

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ARV Update: Micronutrient Deficiencies Less Common in Patients on ART

A study team has found several vitamin and mineral deficiencies, noted as common before the widespread use of antiretroviral drugs, to be much less common in patients on antiretroviral therapy. They also found these deficiencies to have relatively li...

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Get the Facts: Herbal Supplements -- Consider Safety, Too

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Herbal supplements are a type of dietary supplement that contains herbs, either singly or in mixtures. An herb (also called a botanical) is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, and/or ...

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Nutrition and HIV

Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function, maximize the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy, reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as diab...

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Cell Protection: Antioxidants and Your Health

You may have heard the terms antioxidant and free radical before, but you may not know exactly what they are and how they relate to HIV and your overall health. In simple terms, free radicals are highly reactive, unstable molecules that are roaming...

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Using Natural Therapies to Make HIV Treatment Even More Effective

Antiretroviral therapy has changed the face of HIV over the last decade and a half. Patient life expectancy has increased tremendously and we no longer associate many of the opportunistic infections as early-onset symptoms. Drug regimen pill burdens ...

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Milk Thistle

® 2004 Horticopia, Inc. Photography by Robert E. Lyons

Introduction What It Is Used For How It Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information

Introduction

This fact sheet provides basic information...