My quest to become more involved, is slowly moving in a better direction. I have been accepted as a Nutrition Advocate, for a 3 year term. It's not a job...but it's an opportunity....to fight for Food Based Nutrition Information, in regards to our health!
My doctor has little input. The fliers and handouts I collect, say nothing of remaining healthier with proper nutrition! Why is it, we must seek out this information alone? If your doctor gives you input and information on the healthiest recommendations for our condition...be sure to thank him/her! Because not all doctors are doing so!
So I'd like to know..
- How many of you get Nutritional Counseling or Recommendations?
- How many of you did your own research?
- Did you look up stuff on the internet? Did you go to the library? Did you ask your doctor?
- Do you know how to read and use the information in your Labs? CD4~ CD8~Viral Load, Lymphocytes.
- Do you know about the Long Term Non-Progressors & Elite Controllers?
I want to see if mis-information and lack of information are the norm.
So what are the recommendations?
Get a book on the Lymphatic System, it's the source of the Immune System.
Get a book on nutrition, get several books and compare information. What builds up health, and what tears it down? What is the needed levels of nutrients necessary for a healthy body? And what if you're fighting illnesses? What nutrients are burned doing so? Stress eats up B vitamins. If you're stressed, you need x-tra B's. AND food is the best source. Not a chemical prefabricated in a laboratory.
Do you feel you are getting good information? or have you been left in the dark.....to find your own way? Seek out the information! Many are doing all natural methods, and having good...if not remarkable...results.
And this includes the people on HIV meds. Find out what nutrients are being depleted, what is counter productive to the meds, and what "may" have interactions.
It's as simple as eating Tabbouleh! Spinach! Kale! Coconut oil! FRESH! Carrot juice! Beets! Variety! and Spices! Spicy food cleans out sluggish lymph nodes and stimulates lymphatic fluids. Get a book or several...and read.
To your best and prolonged health, Linda
And please, if you could, include your area of the world. I'd like to see who is getting the best information.